Best Studio Sound Engineer
2018 The Best of the Beat Business Awards
Mike Harvey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, with a concentration in violin, and a Minor in Business from Loyola University - New Orleans in 2001. He has had formal instruction in studio recording and MIDI production, including training in Digital Performer and Pro Tools. He worked as a teacher assistant for Electronic Music, Music Technologies, and Recording Techniques classes at Loyola University. Mike has worked at other local studios including Stonee’s Studio and Down ‘N’ Dirty Records Recording Studio. In 2010, Mike earned He Master of Fine Arts degree in Jazz Studies at The University of New Orleans, where he was the Basin Street Scholar. His wide variety of work experience includes classical music, jazz, heavy metal, hip-hop, indie rock and film sound, holding various roles in the production process, including recording, editing, mixing, writing, arranging, and producing. He has run his own studio since 1998, always actively keeping up with the latest technological developments in the industry. Mike performs frequently as a violinist and guitarist, with his own gypsy swing ensemble, Mike Harvey’s Hot Club, and with country band, Marshland. He can also be heard with Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, and as a musician for hire in various other projects. He has also been a lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for an original rock band, Dayjob. Along with audio engineering and performing, he teaches a handful of guitar and violin lessons privately.