Andrew WalkerAudio Engineer
Certified Audio Engineer (CAE)
Andrew Walker is a Floridian to the core. He received his education from Gemini Elementary School; Hoover Jr. High School; Melbourne High School; and graduated from Brevard Community College. He moved to Orlando, Florida to attend the University of Central Florida. While at UCF, he became interested in Audio Engineering. He attended the Audio Recording Technology Institute (ARTI); graduating in 2007. Andrew is also certified in Logic Pro by Apple.
Andrew moved to Atlanta to pursue an internship and to delve into the professional audio world. He worked in Atlanta for a couple of years before returning home to Indialantic, Florida. He worked for Mark Brasel; did live productions with Jack Link and Associates; Space Coast Sound Productions; and The Zone Productions recording studio. He eventually obtained a contract where he recorded and mixed for TWITCHY; a band, whose members consist of the Florida Tech President, Anthony Catanese and Florida Tech Faculty. He did this at The Zone and ended up contracting a second album as well. Three and a half years later, he was hired as the Assistant Manager at FIT’s Gleason Performing Arts Center. As a volunteer WFIT staff member, Andrew has helped finish building the new Performance Studio, and currently runs all of the live recording sessions.
Andrew is also a musician. He has played the guitar since he was 8-years- old and took lessons from local legend Paul Chapman for years. Andrew studied music in school, where he picked up the trumpet; and then studied theory and practice in College. He has played in many rock bands across Brevard county; Orlando; and Atlanta. Currently he hosts Mainstreet Pub’s Acoustic Showcase every Tuesday night. He also plays bass guitar, djembe, and is currently learning to play the drum set. He is also organizing “Florida Tech’s School of Rock” with friend and colleague Kyle Knappenberger. The school pilot will run from July 13th - July 16th, 2015. The “School of Rock” is designed to help Middle and High School students interested in playing guitar; bass; drums; keyboard; and vocals.
Within the first 8 months of operation, WFIT’s Performance Studio has hosted national acts such as Jacob Hemphill and Trevor Young from SOJA; International guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel and local bands such as The Knick Knacks, Honey Miller, Monday's Mona Lisa, Big Kettle Drum; The Wallies, Lights Out Project, Dead Serios; and many other local talents who are highlighted on our station website at WFIT.org. Andrew looks forward to being an integral part of the local music scene, and welcomes you to come take a tour of our new facility. Stay tuned for upcoming events at WFIT 89.5FM’s PERFORMANCE STUDIO!!!
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