Welcome! All Around Audio is owned and operated by myself (Steve Simonson), and has been incorporated for more than 15 years. I am an independant Audio Engineer and Producer, Sound Designer, Educator and Live Sound Technician. I began playing drums at age 10 and started recording and performing professionally at 13, playing festivals and weddings. Later, since I had the station wagon to haul my drums, I also hauled the PA gear, and it soon became my job to hook it all up! From there I began dabbling in recording with 'shoebox' cassette decks and my neighbors reel-to-reel machines.
My formal percussion education was classically based, starting with private lessons, public school groups and several summers at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. After graduating High School, I enrolled at Michigan State University as a music major, studying Performance and performing in the MSU Marching Band, Concert Band and Orchestra, and Hockey Band.
After a short time away from college (pursuing a career as a "Rock Star"), I returned to MSU and became a Telecommunications Major. My interests and studies focused on Broadcast Production (TV & Radio) and Mutli-track Music Production. I was the Production Director at MSU Student Radio
when it transitioned to FM from carrier current AM, and won a MAB Best Production Award in 1988.
After graduation from MSU, I began working at Harvest Productions (Now Harvest Creative Services
) and I have been actively producing, recording, running live sound and performing in the Lansing area (and beyond!) ever since. In 1996 I began working at Lansing Community College
as a part time Instructor and Supervisor of the LCC Audio Production Labs and Studios. It has become my passion to teach what I know, and to learn what
to teach by working with my professional clients.
In the course of my professional life, I have done thousands of performances, shows and recordings. I invite you to look over these pages and explore a small sample of my work, a virtual demo of what I do everyday. I have every confidence that I can help you reach your creative and aesthetic goals, on time and on budget! If you'd like to see or hear more of what I have done (or what I can do for you NOW!), please contact me via email at TheSteve@AllAroundAudio.com
. I have the knowledge and experience you need to tame your Media Circus, and to help you fully realize your artistic ambitions!