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Emmy-Winning Mixer Josh Morton Joins Levels Audio
- Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023
Five-time Emmy Award®-winning Re-Recording Mixer Josh Morton has joined Levels Audio, the award-winning audio post-production and sound design studio. Morton’s many television credits include the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards broadcasts as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, and numerous music and comedy specials. His most recent Emmy win came in 2022 for the CBS special Adele: One Night Only.
“I’ve admired Josh’s work for years and have hoped that one day we’d join forces,” says Levels Audio Founder and CEO Brian Riordan. “He has a tremendous following and is a great fit for our tight-knit team. We’re excited to have him and look forward to doing a lot of great work together.”
Morton, who has been one of the top mixers in television for more than 20 years, says that he was attracted to Levels Audio by its stellar reputation, technical excellence and creative environment. “This facility is extremely proficient at delivering high quality television,” he observes. “The mixers are amazing—true ProTools geniuses—I am thrilled to be working alongside them.”
Morton began his career as a mixer with Sound Design Corporation in 2003, earning his first credit on the comedy special Richard Pryor: I Ain’t Dead Yet. He developed an affinity for variety, comedy, music and awards shows, tallying hundreds of credits. He has been part of the Grammy Awards sound team for more than a decade and has a similarly long-standing role with other major awards broadcasts. Along with Adele: One Night Only, his Emmy wins came for Aretha: A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul, The 59th Annual Grammy Awards and The 84th Annual Academy Awards. He has four additional Emmy nominations.
“I love working on variety television, where shows are audience-based,” he says. “I enjoy filling the room with sound.”
Morton’s background complements Levels Audio’s broad expertise in television sound. The studio’s work encompasses scripted and unscripted series, variety shows, game shows, animation, documentaries and other programming, including work for HBO, Netflix, Disney, Apple, Amazon, Showtime, Hulu, Prime Video, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, VH1, CMT and ESPN. Some recent credits include The Voice, The Amazing Race, America’s Got Talent, Shark Tank, American Idol, MTV Video Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, iHeart Radio Music Awards, and ABC’s Beauty and the Beast: Riordan is a 3-time Grammy Award winner and 4-time Emmy Award winner, and has received a staggering 20 Primetime Emmy nominations.
“Clients come here for high-end sound and high-end service. It’s something we pride ourselves in,” says Riordan. “The talent, the technology, the environment are all designed to provide a first class experience.”
About Levels Audio
Levels Audio is the industry’s most luxurious post production facility. Headquartered in the heart of Hollywood, with a state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot facility, Levels offers the finest talent and equipment available. At Levels, clients can perfect every aspect of their project’s sound in a comfortable, productive environment.
Levels Audio was established by musician/producer/recording engineer Brian Riordan in 1999 and quickly became known as the destination of choice for producers seeking the best in audio post service.