In an era of digital soundtracks and streaming services, which sound engineer should you choose?
If you want to listen to your favorite movie, TV show or podcast, then you need a professional sound engineer.
But if you want your next project to sound as good as a studio recording, then an engineer can make a huge difference.
We looked at all the audio professionals who have worked on soundtracks for movies, TV shows and documentaries, and compiled the best sound engineers in the business.
And if you’re ready to invest in a studio sound, then we’ve got a whole host of pros who can help you get your music on the air in no time.
Read on for our list of the best audio engineers in Hollywood.
Michael Giacchino and Michael Giaco Jr.
Michael Giacchi is known for his work in the TV series “CSI,” as well as his work on the “Catch Me If You Can” and “Fargo” television shows.
Giacchio was a producer on the first season of “CSi” and directed the first episode of “Carry Me.”
Giacchini has worked on shows such as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Narcos,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “Homeland,” “Criminal Minds” and the upcoming “Game of Thrones.”
He is currently the Sound Engineer on the upcoming season of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
Tom Hopper Tom Hoppers has worked with numerous actors, including Jennifer Garner, Matthew Modine, Matt Damon and many others.
He is the sound designer on “Gravity Falls,” the “Frozen” movie and the soundtrack to “The Hunger Games.”
Hoppers’ credits include sound design for “The Bourne Identity,” “A Christmas Carol,” “The Godfather: Part II,” “Sicario,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and many more.
He has worked as the sound editor on many other films and television shows, including “Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Lost,” “Dancing with the Stars” and much more.
David Silverman David Silverberg has worked in sound design and music since he was a child.
He was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in New York City.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in composition from the University of Chicago, and a master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Silverberg received a master of music degree from UC Santa Cruz, and was an accomplished composer and conductor, having produced scores for television shows like “The Brady Bunch,” “Beverly Hills Cop” and other shows.
Tim Ristow Tim Ristsow has been a sound designer for the music of “Gangnam Style,” “Wedding Crashers” and more.
His credits include composing for “A Mighty Wind,” “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” “Rampage” and others.
His sound design credits include the music for “Gummo” on Nickelodeon, and for “Bones” on the Disney Channel.
Josh Fricke Josh Frieke is a sound design veteran who has worked for such film directors as Quentin Tarantino, Quentin Tarantini and James Cameron.
His film credits include “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Inception,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Deadpool” and even “Duck Dynasty.”
Andrew Doman and Andrew Jarecki Andrew Domen is a composer and audio engineer who has collaborated with such artists as Miley Cyrus, Tom Petty, Bruno Mars, and many other artists.
Domen worked on several episodes of “American Idol” and has also worked on episodes of shows such “Bachelorette,” “Family Guy,” “Touched by an Angel,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Roseanne,” “Parks and Recreation,” “M*A*S*H,” “Empire,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Hannibal” and numerous others.
John Schumacher and John Schusselman Schumachers music career has spanned decades, spanning across many genres, from classical to hip-hop.
He worked on tracks by artists including George Strait, John Legend, R. Kelly, Lil Wayne and others as well.
His work has included the music from “Hallelujah” by the Rolling Stones, “All the Way” by The Kinks, “Love Me Like You Mean It” by Beyoncé and “Love Yourself” by Taylor Swift.
Robert Kopplin Robert Kapplin is the music editor for the National Geographic Channel’s “Planet Earth II.”
His credits also include “Planet of the Spiders