Joe Leonardo is an audio engineer and SAE NY graduate (valedictorian) with years of experience working in podcasts, post production and music. He is an Avid certified Pro Tools user and also proficient in iZotope RX (production suite), Logic, Ableton, Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, and knowledgeable in music theory. Joe was a featured speaker at The Next Web Conference (May 2018) in Amsterdam regarding innovations in emerging technologies.
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Joe's main work as an audio engineer is with podcasts. His experience ranges from conversational entertainment to businessy straight-forward interviews and delivery. Joe has had a multitude of roles in the podcast realm from recording engineer and editor, to show runner and producer. Here are examples of the wide variety of podcasts he has worked on.
"1000-lb Best Friends Podcast" from TLC/Discovery.
"The Stream Queens" from The Forever Dog Podcast Network.
"How To Launch An Industry" from Marcu & Arora.
"Tipped" from Square.
"The Edge" from Skillsoft.
"Indivisible" from Indivisible Media.
Post Production Work
At Baboon Animation, Joe syncs, edits and mixes dialogue audio for multiple children's shows including Super Wings and Kuturi. He also voice-directs and records child actors in Baboon's recording studio as one of their recording engineers.
Video Editing Examples
Along with being an audio engineer, Joe co-hosted a popular tech-comedy podcast called "Funny As Tech" that discussed thorny issues in technology from AI to private data use. Joe was also a house-team improv performer at The UCB Theatre in NYC where he gained a lot of experience on stage, behind, and in-front of the camera. Here are a few videos Joe wrote, filmed and edited:
Mixing and Mastering Music
Joe has also worked with a variety of musicians. His DAW of choice is Pro Tools, but Joe also has experience with other popular DAWs like Logic, Ableton and Adobe Audition (along with their suite of apps). Here are a few examples of tracks he's mixed and mastered:
Beginner's Guide to Simply Edit Your Podcast in Pro Tools
I made this tutorial on how to simply edit a podcast in Pro Tools. This is for beginners who don't necessarily need an audio engineer yet, but still want to have a decent sounding podcast as they grow their brand/company. These steps translate to any DAW, even freeware like Audacity.