Ty Ford on the set of ‘Hot Flash’ (photo credit: Tom O’Connor) Ty Ford
Engineer/Mixer, Studio and Location Audio
Ty Ford was born with gifted hearing; including an extended frequency response that allowed him to hear ultrasonic motion sensing devices in commercial buildings and at traffic lights. He credits his mother, Julia, for putting him on his audio path. Observing his capabilities, she bought him his first tape recorder when he was nine.
After acquiring a First Class Radio Telephone Operator’s license from the FCC, he began his career as a production director and announcer for major market radio stations. During that time, he also started producing local bands. He first reviewed pro audio gear for Radio World in 1987 after being recognized for his expertise at an NAB audio production workshop in Los Angeles. He continues to write for Radio World, Pro Audio Review, TV Technology and is currently an audio forum leader on creativecow.net.
In addition to his studio work, he works as a location audio recorder and mixer for film and video and consults with equipment companies, studio owners and production companies. His first book, Advanced Audio Production Techniques, is in rewrite. His second book, Ty Ford’s Audio Bootcamp Field Guide, targeting location audio recordists, is in its third edition and has sold to every continent with the exception of Antarctica. He has been asked to update the microphone chapter for the last two editions of the weighty NAB Engineering Handbook. He may be reached at tyford.com.