STIR Post Audio, the full service audio post and sound design resource with locations in Streeterville and Theatre District, has promoted associate engineer Matt Holmes, to sound designer/mixer. Holmes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Arts from Indiana University’s Jacob’s School of Music, and has been an integral part of STIR Post’s creative team since joining the company for launch last June. Commercials he has mixed to date include projects for Lay’s, Bud Light, Ziploc, Hunt’s Sauces and Hebrew National.
“The promotion of Matt perpetuates our vision for STIR Post to be a creative hub fueled by innovative and forward-thinking talent,” said David Kaplan, executive producer and one of three partners in STIR Post along with Mindy Verson and Greg Allan. “With his great ears, easy going manner, and technical proficiency, Matt, in a very short time, has become an in-demand team member who adds value to our client’s sound design and mixing projects.”
A multi-talented instrumentalist, who plays drums. guitar, bass and piano, Holmes also mans the drum chair in the indie acoustic band, Valaska, with whom he has recorded two CDs, and also regularly gigs around Chicago with at the Beat Kitchen and Schubas, as well as other venues in the Midwest and nationally. In 2013, the band released its first CD, “Natural Habitat,” and, earlier this year, followed up with “Thing,” which Matt also recorded and mixed.