About
Every job is unique. And while we may have years of experience, that doesn’t mean that new and fresh approaches are out. Our goal? Great sound at every stage of the process.
The key to a good recording?
Start with great gear, from some of the industry’s most coveted microphones and pre-amps to our custom-built digital audio workstation and 96 channel mixing console. Our clients cover a broad range of segments within the media business, from major film studios like Sony Pictures and Universal Studios to local and regional advertising agencies, like Brunner and the Gatesman Agency to in-house media specialists such as Dick’s Sporting Goods. Some pretty diverse needs — but we love a challenge!
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OWNER – OPERATOR
Dan Ferraro
My Background
I was born in Erie, PA to a loving family that always filled our home with music. My grandmother was a piano teacher for one of the city’s most popular music stores and my parents played everything from Coleman Hawkins and Stan Getz to Korsakov’s Shahrazad. On one side of my brain, I learned what good pitch tone and rhythm meant. On the other, my father inspired me with his mastery of all things electrical, building his own amplifiers and speakers. Fast forward to my teen years and you’d find me on stage, playing acoustic guitar anywhere and everywhere. This led to me connecting with a progressive rock band and helping them build their own sound system, as well as mixing their live sound. These large and sophisticated PA’s led to my first business as a member of Raven Sound. I mixed shows for everything from rock shows to big bands and symphonies, learning microphone placement and problem solving skills that I still use today. However, studio work was my real passion. I answered an ad in Mix Magazine and started an intensive twelve week program at the Center for Audio Studies in Red Hook, NJ. Studying under audio guru David Moulton, I took my self-taught audio skills and refined them I tried to devote myself to further studies, but I’d been out in the real world as a roadie too long and had a vagabond soul — one that took me all the way to Pittsburgh, PA. Starting at Pro Coms studio facility Audio Innovators as an audio engineer, I fell in love with both audio production and the Steel City. Working with old friends Mark Valenti and Pat Padovan from my days at Pro Com and Phil Popotnik from Raven Sound, I put together Suite Sounds, a full service audio production company primarily serving advertising and corporate communications clients. The company grew and soon joined forces with friends in the video business to form Post Modern (PMI). I moved on to join Market Street Sound with a partner, cultivated a new market niche formed by the increasing popularity of films being shot in the ‘Burgh. ADR (automatic dialogue replacement) became a regular offering for the studio, giving me the chance to expand my filmography and work with some of the industry’s foremost actors and producers. In January 2017, I decided to start a new challenge and formed Dan Ferraro Audio, located at 100 Ross Street Suite 310 in downtown Pittsburgh. This move has reinvigorated me, as well as allowed me to offer a high standard of audio quality and a level of service that I believe my clients and friends truly deserve. Well, that’s my story. Here’s hoping that I can lend my experience and talents to become a part of yours!
our services
Audio restoration
Audio restoration
Whatever source your audio comes from, whatever condition it’s in -- we can improve its vocal intelligibility and overall fidelity.
ISDN to Source Connect bridging services
ISDN to Source Connect bridging services
Does your talent only have ISDN connectivity? No problem. We have bridging services at the ready to make the connection seamless. All with no added fees on our end.
Sound design
Sound design
We offer an abundance of sound effects -- and ways to manipulate these elements -- to make the soundtrack of your commercial, video, film or theater piece really sing.
Time code synchronization over Source Connect
Time code synchronization over Source Connect
We’re proficient when it comes to providing SMPTE time code over channel 2 of a stereo SC connection for distance video lock. Plus, our secure Source Connect configuration meets the protocol for many of the film industry's’ standards.
Sound file format conversions
Sound file format conversions
Need a file to match the requirements of your web, phone system or interactive program requirements? We’ve got you covered.
Video conferencing via Skype
Video conferencing via Skype
Need a video link while you’re here, such as one between your talent and a producer/director? No problem.