Who We Are
Heard Audio, LLC is a design and consulting firm consisting of artists, engineers, and technicians dedicated to collaboration and providing clients and audiences alike with incredible experiences.
We are a production company specializing in audio production of all shapes and sizes: sound design, engineering, and consultation, while also providing video production and production management support. Heard Audio has strong roots in New York City and Seattle and we consistently work on projects around the globe.
What We Do
We can do virtually anything involving audio production. The majority of our experience and expertise falls in the fast-paced and high-pressure world of live performance. From Broadway musicals to large outdoor music festivals to immersive experiences, we love the big and complicated. Sound design for any project can range greatly in its complexity and we can do it all: system design and integration, soundscape and sound effect design, composition, and everything in between. Our team also designs sound and video systems for installation in theatres, music venues, bars and nightclubs, and more. Recording studio work and post-production are also services offered.
With a strong network of industry professionals, our team can effectively manage projects of any scale, outsourcing to the best in the business.
Art Meets Technology
Technology is exploding at an exponential rate. Our tools are expanding and changing literally daily. Heard Audio is committed to staying on top of the game and using every resource available to create and fully realize transformative experiences.
Good sound design is all about choosing the perfect gear tailored to the application. To ensure that every audience member has a similar experience, there is real art in sound system design. We use Broadway-standard, top-of-the-line equipment wherever budgets allow. The difference is huge. Unfortunately, good sound equipment is never inexpensive.
Kevin Heard is the proprietor of Heard Audio, LLC. Born and raised in a small mining town in western Montana, Kevin's love for live performance began at an early age. While in high school, he provided live sound reinforcement for theatrical performances and large outdoor music festivals. He also worked consistently with two radio station clusters—Butte Broadcasting, Inc. and Cherry Creek Radio—where he produced commercial content and worked as an on-air talent.
Kevin moved to Seattle after high school to attend the Art Institute of Seattle (where he received his degree in Audio Production) and begin his career in the arts. He spent several years in Seattle and has worked with just about every theatre company in town as well as several live music venues, live production companies, and recording studios. Notably, Kevin spent three years as the Head Sound Engineer in the Leo K. Theatre at Seattle Repertory Theatre and one year as the Resident Sound Designer and Sound Supervisor for Teatro ZinZanni, a cirque-meets-cabaret whirlwind immersive experience set in an authentic 1910 Belgian Spiegeltent.
In early 2014, Kevin set up shop in New York City to further expand his opportunities to create live entertainment experiences. His first production in NYC was working as the Associate Sound Designer for the Broadway production of All The Way starring Brian Cranston. Currently Kevin travels nationwide and around the world working in many aspects of production — from Broadway and Off-Broadway to regional and cabaret theatres, nightclubs, and live music venues.
(This biography is not approved for use in theatrical programs or any other promotional materials. Please contact Kevin for a bio tailored to your project.)