Sound Design for the Marching Arts


Experience

John Kammerer's sound design and live ensemble engineering has been heard in professional drum corps and top BOA-ranking high school marching bands across the nation.

From 2014 - 2017 he acted as sound designer and live audio engineer for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, and regularly provides ensembles of all sizes and genres with creative sound design solutions.

If you are interested in a consultation concerning sound design and soundscaping, sound system engineering, soloist amplification, and front ensemble live sound setup for your organization, or if you simply have some questions, please contact John using the form below, or email directly at: jdksounddesign@gmail.com


Services Offered

  • Samples, effects, and soundscapes tailored specifically for your ensemble
  • Pre-show and movement transition composition
  • Sample and sound effect implementation
  • Front ensemble amplification setup and engineering
  • Soloist live effects design and amplification
  • Synthesizer programming
  • Mixer programming and setup
  • Live sound engineering
  • DTX and sample player programming

If your ensemble is in need of any or all of these services, or if you simply have some questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! I'll be happy to provide you with the information you need.


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Photo by Thomas Hammond (website)

Photo by Thomas Hammond (website)

Testimonials

John’s artistry, knowledge, and originality will take the pageantry activity into the next phase of innovative entertainment. Combining storied traditions with unique textures makes his work truly stand out in a league by itself.
— JD Shaw - Music Arranger, Santa Clara Vanguard
This was the first year we used a sound designer for our marching band. John’s sound design not only enhanced our production but it also helped communicate the storyline to everyone that watched our band perform. John’s attention to detail is impressive!
— Anthony Gonzales - Director of Bands, Plainview Independent School District

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