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Eleven Celebrates Mixer Ben Freer's 10th Anniversary & Jordan Meltzer's Promotion To Mixer(September 11, 2017)
With almost two decades of audio postproduction under its belt, boutique studio Eleven has made its mark as an industry leader in sound mixing for commercials and other media. A plethora of factors contributed to its success, but the most significant are its people -- among them, Mixer Ben Freer who celebrates a milestone 10th anniversary with Eleven this year, and Jordan Meltzer with a promotion to Mixer.
A Manchester-native with a California upbringing, Freer occupies a space between artist and scientist, using his skill to asses the harmonic structure of sound to enable them to fashion highly complex projects. Freer was inspired by all things sound from a young age and was first introduced to Eleven as an intern in 2007, mentored by Eleven Founder/Mixer Jeff Payne and quickly climbing the ranks to become an official staff member the same year. Freer has mixed for renowned clients in the advertising and multimedia industries, including Toyota, GMC, T-Mobile, Nike, H&R Block, The Weeknd and Lorde.
"When I first met Ben 10 years ago I got a sense of his strong character right away," recalls Payne. "From the beginning, he showed talent and dedication in learning the craft and creating a great experience for all who enter his studio."
"When I started at Eleven, I didn't know much about audio mixing, I just knew that I wanted to immerse myself in it," says Freer. "Working with the industry's best and eventually getting my own mix room has been an incredibly humbling experience. I feel so lucky to have been able to cultivate my career at one of the top LA studios for so long!"
A Los Angeles native, Jordan Meltzer got hooked on sound and began gravitating towards the craft after seeing The Who perform at the Hollywood Bowl at age 9. He played in bands while growing up in the San Fernando Valley, eventually completing his BA in Audio Post Production from Emerson College. After joining Eleven as an intern, similar to Freer, he climbed the ranks and took on a newfound role as Assistant Mixer, building his portfolio on a variety of films and commercials with clients HP, Dodge, Disney, FitBit & Sam Smith. Meltzer's remarkable contributions lead him to a recent promotion as Mixer and Sound Designer.
"Jordan is truly one of the most talented and creative people... period!" shares Eleven's Executive Producer Melissa Elston. "His skill and ability is beyond that of many industry veterans, yet he remains humble and hungry to be better than the best. With his keen ear, creative mind and artistic style, prepare to be impressed. His cool & casual demeanor rivals his perfectionist personality, so much so that you're guaranteed to leave your session with the best audio mix while having shared a few laughs in the process."
"Climbing the Eleven ladder has been fulfilling, satisfying, and challenging," shares Meltzer. "I remember sitting in the studio as an intern with Ben and Jeff, trying to learn and absorb it all. I always saw myself sitting in the chair and it's truly an honor to now be recognized as a mixer at such a warm, supportive, and creative company!"
Eleven is a boutique, audio postproduction studio in the heart of Santa Monica, California, designed to serve the advertising community. Revered by top advertising agencies and editorial shops for its commitment to creativity and client service, Eleven has a long standing reputation as an industry leader in sound mixing for commercials and media. Eleven's clients are drawn not only to the unparalleled talent of its Mixers, staff and technology, but also to the culture and intimate vibe that the atmosphere of the studios and facilities provide. Reflecting the humor of its Founder/Mixer Jeff Payne, Eleven was named as an homage to "Spinal Tap." (Not familiar? Do a little research).
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