Bradly Miranda

Sole Proprietor, Bradly Miranda LLC
The Art Institute of Seattle

Bradly Miranda headshot

The technical knowledge [I gained in school] was extremely important because being fast at running software and recording is the key to [keeping clients happy]. Bradly Miranda , Sole Proprietor, Bradly Miranda LLC 2015 , The Art Institute of Seattle

Bachelor of Science, Audio Design Technology, 2015

Produces, Records, Mixes, and Masters Audio for Artists and Bands

Bradly Miranda is the sole proprietor at Bradly Miranda LLC. He produces, records, mixes, and masters audio for various artists and bands. “I have recently pursued commercial licensing, so I write songs for weddings and commercials,” he says. Prior to starting his own business, Bradly worked at Rammstein, MxPx, Emarosa, Jesse Lawson, and Amber Pacific.

His typical day includes eight hours of recording, mixing records, and marketing. “I spend 95% of my life dedicated to my business and career path. I am thankful I have a wife who understands my late hours and constant work. I have an unofficial manager, but I mainly try to do everything myself.”

Bradly adds that it’s important for current students to understand the challenges of an audio career. “There are times when I feel like I am working [non-stop]. But I need to work even more. It’s what separates the best [from the rest] of the bunch.” He strives to help every musician to sound their best by maintaining a creative and calm environment in the studio. “Being an engineer involves customer service. I’ve had clients write me thank you notes or tell me that I have made their dreams come true. That is the payoff for me.”

The biggest challenge he’s faced is client budgets. “Everyone wants to pay the least amount, especially when it comes to music. I solved [that issue] by having a few records under my belt. That led to other musicians wanting to work with me. Experience is key. He adds that networking is important in building a successful business. “It was hard from the beginning, and it never gets easier. My first goal was getting my foot in the door. I always thought that would be it. I am friends with the community of local engineers. It doesn’t change the fact that I have to keep work coming in.”

Bradly, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Science in Audio Design Technology from The Art Institute of Seattle, says that his instructors were knowledgeable professionals who helped to guide him. “The technical knowledge [I gained in school] was extremely important because being fast at running software and recording is the key to [keeping clients happy]. I am very glad I took marketing classes—in the audio industry, that is half of my job.” He stays current by studying different recording and mixing techniques—and referring back to the books he used in school. “There are no limits here, and I always have believed that there is room for improvement.”