LOCAL Houston | The City Guide May 2017 - Page 56

THE ART OF SOUND BRIAN BAKER GIVES US AN EARFUL By Carla Valencia de Martinéz | Photography by Collin Kelly You could call the sounds we hear daily the soundtracks to our lives. This fifth sense of perception – hearing – has the ability to make us feel a plethora of emotions with a single sound. But as we take these sounds for granted, from music to commercials to background noise, people like BRIAN BAKER propel them to an art form. Baker is a recording engineer, producer, director and consultant. As he shows me around his small, yet organized studio, I notice clusters of equipment, including decades-old, fi ¹•±ä)•¹¥¹••É•µ¥Ì쁍±…ÍÍ¥Œ•¹‘•È°5…ÉÍ¡…±°…¹Y½à…µÁÌ쁅¹„¥…¹ÐÍ½Õ¹‘‰½…ɐÝ¡•É”) …­•Èµ…¹Õ…±±äµ…­•Ì¡¥Ìµ…¥Œ¸)½Õ¹‘•‰äµÕÍ¥¥…¸)•™˜]•±±Ì€¡½˜Ñ¡”‰…¹Q•µÁ•ÍЁ…¹ …ɉ…É„A•¹¹¥¹Ñ½¸ …¹¤¥¸„)‰Õ¥±‘¥¹œ½™˜5…¹Õ´°Ñ¡•¸µ½Ù¥¹œ¥¸€ÄääȁѼ¥Ñ́ÕÉɕ¹Ð±½…Ñ¥½¸½¸]•ÍÑÙ¥•Ü°M=U9)IQLI =I%9¡…́‰••¸ÕÑÑ¥¹œÉ•½É‘́ͥ¹”€ÄäÜи …­•ÈÍ…åÌ°ƒŠq$…±µ½ÍЁ݅¹ÐÑ¼…±°)Ñ¡¥ÌÑ¡¥¹œÝ”‘¼¡•É”Áɽ‘Սѥ½¸Í¥­¹•Í̸=¹”å½ÔÍхÉЁ‰Õ¥±‘¥¹œ°å½Ô©ÕÍЁ­••À‰Õ¥±‘¥¹œ)…¹‰Õ¥±‘¥¹œ¸%ЁÍхÉÑ́ݥѠ½¹”Á¥•”½˜•ÅÕ¥Áµ•¹Ð…¹µ½Ù•ÌÑ¼ÑݼÁ¥••Ì½˜•ÅÕ¥Áµ•¹Ð)…¹µ½Ù•ÌÑ¼Ñ¡É•”…¹‰•™½É”å½Ô­¹½Ü¥Ðå½Ô¡…Ù”É½½µÌ™Õ±°½˜ÍÑՙ˜…¹å½×ŠeɔÑÉ她œÑ¼)ÑɅ‘”Ñ¡¥¹Ì½Õа…±Ý…ǻÑÉ她œÑ¼™¥¹Ñ¡”¹•áЁ‰•ÍЁѡ¥¹œÑ¼µ…­”Ñ¡¥¹Ì‰•Ñѕȸe½Ô‘¼Ñ¡¥Ì)™½È±½Ù”µ½É”Ñ¡…¸™½Èµ½¹•ä°‰•…Õ͔…±°å½Õȁµ½¹•ä½•Ì‰…¬¥¹Ñ¼¥Ð»Št)Q¡”Á…ÍÍ¥½¸¥¸ …­•ËŠéٽ¥”¥ÌÁ…±Á…‰±”¸=É¥¥¹…±±ä™É½´ ½ÉÁṌ ¡É¥ÍѤ°¡”É•µ¥¹¥Í•Ì°ƒŠq]¡•¸)$Ý…Ì€Ä؁啅É́½±°$‘•¥‘•$Ý…¹Ñ•Ñ¼µ…­”É•½É‘́…¹$Ý…±­•¥¹Ñ¼!…¥•¹‘„‘½Ý¸)Ñ¡•É”ƒŠLÑ¡”‰¥œMÁ…¹¥Í ±…‰•°ƒŠL…¹¡¥Ð¥ÐÝ¡•¸Ñ¡•ä¹••‘•¡•±À¸$ÍݕÁЁѡ”™±½½ÉÌ°É½±±•)Ñ¡”…‰±•Ì…¹±•…ɹ•Ñ¡”ÑɅ‘”¸)!”±…¹‘•¥¸!½ÕÍѽ¸¥¸€ÄääĸƒŠq%Ё݅́„‰ÕÍäÑ¥µ”‰…¬Ñ¡•¸¸I…Àµµ1½ÐI•½É‘́݅́‘½¥¹œ)„Ý¡½±”‰Õ¹ Ý¥Ñ Õ̸Q¡”Ý¡½±”¥¹‘ÕÍÑÉäÝ…́¡…¹¥¹œ™É½´É½¬Ñ¼H™…¹¡¥Àµ¡½À)…¹ÍÑՙ˜±¥­”Ñ¡…и$µ•ÐÍ½µ”½½±¥•¹Ñ́ݡ¼­•ÁЁµ”Ý½É­¥¹œ…¹$­¥¹½˜‰•…µ”„)Ñ¡¥¹œ¡•É”°Ñ½¼»Št)]•±±ÌÁ…Í͕…݅䁥¸€ÈÀÄĸQ½‘…䰁 …­•ÈÉչ́ѡ”Í¡½ÜƒŠL…¹¥Ì„É…É¥Ñ䁥¸Ñ¡”™¥•±¸!—ŠeÌ)„‰É¥‘”½¹¹•Ñ¥¹œÙ¥¹Ñ…”Ñ…Á”É•½É‘¥¹œÑ•¡¹¥ÅՕ́½˜å•…É́Á…ÍЁѼÑ½‘…çŠéѕ µÍ…ÙÙä)½µÁÕѕȁ݅å̸¹¥¸…‘‘¥Ñ¥½¸Ñ¼¡…Ù¥¹œ„µ…ÍѕÉ䁽˜Ñ¡”•ÅÕ¥Áµ•¹Ð°¡”¡…́…•Í́Ѽ)Ñ¡”‰•ÍЁх±•¹Ð¸ƒŠqA•½Á±”½µ”Ñ¼µ”Ý¥Ñ „Í½¹œ…¹…ͬ°ƒŠa]¡…Ё‘¼å½ÔÑ¡¥¹¬ü!½Ü…¸)$‘¼Ñ¡¥ÌÿŠd…¹Ñ¡…ÓŠéݡ•¸$•Ð¥¹Ñ¼µä‘¥É•Ñ½È…¹Áɽ‘Ս•Èµ½‘”°…Í͕µ‰±¥¹œÑ¡”‰•ÍÐ)Á±…å•É́¥¸Ñ½Ý¸¸$•Ð½¸Ñ¡”Á¡½¹”…¹Í…ä°ƒŠa]¡…Ё…É”å½Ô‘½¥¹œÑ¡¥ÌÝ••¬ÿŠd$­¹½Ü¡½Ü)Ѽ•Ð„‰…¹Ñ½•Ñ¡•È‡Št(ÔØ)0< 0)ðµ…ä€ÄÜ