STIR Post Audio, the award-winning, full service audio post and sound design resource with locations in Streeterville and Theatre District, today announces the promotion of associate engineer, Matt Holmes, to Sound Designer/Mixer. Holmes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Arts from Indiana University’s prestigious Jacob’s School of Music, and has been an integral part of STIR Post’s creative team since joining the company for launch last June. Commercials he has mixed to date include projects for Lay’s, Bud Light, Ziploc, Hunt’s Sauces and Hebrew National.

“The promotion of Matt perpetuates our vision for STIR Post to be a creative hub fueled by innovative and forward-thinking talent,” says David Kaplan, executive producer and one of three partners in STIR Post along with Mindy Verson and Greg Allan. “With his great ears, easy going manner, and techinical proficiency, Matt, in a very short time, has become an in-demand team member who adds value to our client’s sound design and mixing projects.”

A multi-talented instrumentalist, who plays drums. guitar, bass and piano, Holmes also mans the drum chair in the indie acoustic band, Valaska, with whom he has recorded two CDs, and also regularly gigs around Chicago with at the Beat Kitchen and Schubas, as well as other venues in the Midwest and nationally. In 2013, the band released their first CD, “Natural Habitat,” and, earlier this year, followed up with “Thing,” which Matt also recorded and mixed.

“Matt’s background as a musician and a member of a band affords him the ability to work well in a team structure and percolate ideas that help the client’s work reach its highest potential,” says Verson. “We see him as someone who will grow and thrive within the vision we have for STIR looking ahead.’

“Wise beyond his years, dedicated and extremely talented, we depend on Matt to be right there and on mark with fresh ideas and his great willingness to put his ideas forward whenever they’re needed,” Allan goes on to say. “He has been mixing for us over the past year and the response has been so positive, we decided to make his move up official.”

"This opportunity gives me the chance to use my personal sonic toolset to contribute to the success of our client’s projects by being right there with them from the ground up, as well as being part of the topnotch STIR Post team.,” says Holmes. “We all thrive on finding fresh solutions and imaginative approaches for every project that comes through our doors and I look forward to continuing to grow with the company.”

About STIR Audio Post
Launched in June 2014, STIR Post Audio is a full-service, award-winning audio post and sound design resource with twin studios in Theatre District and Streeterville. Stir Post Audio imported top-level sound design personnel from Los Angeles, and designed incredible studios that cater to the comfort of their clients without losing sight of the need for a productive workspace. Stir Post Audio has been amazingly well received by the creative community, not only for the immediately award winning level of creativity displayed in the work, but the superior client service of the engineers and staff.

Headquartered in Chicago with two locations and three studios, Stir Post Audio is staffed with imaginative audio talent—engineers, mixers, sound designers and producers—whose diverse backgrounds, attention to detail, keen ears and unparalleled musicianship transform audio mixes into sonic power shots that grab the ears and win awards.

Partners and industry veterans David Kaplan, Mindy Verson and Greg Allan collectively boast years of hands-on experience teaming with ad agency clients with the sole goal of making their project shine across all media platforms. 

STIR Post Audio has created national and global commercial campaigns for many of the top advertising agencies including the current global campaign “Life Happens in 5” for Wrigley’s 5 Gum (EnergyBBDO),  Ford Transit (Team Detroit), US Bank (BSSP), and Re-Max (Leo Burnett), to name a few. 

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