1:1 session

Rob Byers: Private Session (60 mins)

Session Details

  • 60 minute mentorship session via Zoom
  • Rob is typically available on some weeknights as well as Saturdays and some Fridays.
Rob is an audio engineer, educator, and consultant with a wealth of experience in audio production. Skilled in the technical aspects of audio storytelling, such as field recording, DAWs, mixing, editing, workflow, and sound design. Rob is a great mentor for those interested in improving their use of sound to tell a story, improving their technical abilities, or furthering their career in audio production. An AIR mentor for many years, Rob loves helping people get better at their craft and removing barriers to helpful resources.

About Rob

Rob Byers (he/him) has recorded in a variety of environments and documented world-changing events like the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He has led live international broadcasts from foreign soil and recorded the music of artists like Lizzo and Yo-Yo Ma. He is the director of Broadcast and Media Operations at American Public Media, where his engineering contributed to a Peabody Award. He is also co-founder of the creative audio-storytelling post-production team Final Final v2. Rob has educated audio producers across the country with NPR Training and wrote educational guides for producers of all experience levels, including The Ear Training Guide for Audio Producers, The Audio Producer’s Guide to Loudness, and The Producer’s Handbook to Mixing Audio Stories. He also mixes the Radiotopia podcast Criminal.
Patrick Jones - Course author
MENTORSHIP

How does it work?

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  • Book your calendar slot
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  • Email soundpath@airmedia.org if you have any problems

Rob was a really encouraging mentor. He helped me sharpen my technical skills, gave me great gear recommendations, and always had smart advice on navigating the world of freelance. He graciously helped me expand my network and welcomed any questions I had. Rob always went above and beyond during our meetings and continues to support my career growth.
Veronica Simonetti, Audio Engineer and Sound Designer
It's no understatement to say Rob changed everything about the way I approach mixing. His mentoring greatly improved my Pro Tools skills, from session organization to compression and incorporating music into narrative podcasts.
Zach Dyer, Senior Producer, Just Human Productions