We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Goehner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandon, why did you pursue a creative career?
At an early age, I found myself enthralled with the science behind audio. Always taking apart and rebuilding amplifiers, building a guitar amp for science fair and always hypnotized by various VU meters.
It only made sense for my first job, to skip the fast food circuit and go straight into production. Luckily, my father’s friends ran a live-sound and lighting company.
At age 15, I found myself doing all the grunt work; wrapping cables, building speakers and dusting off all the components. At the same time learning so much about analog and digital equipment.
Before too long, I was already running my own live sound setup; Working at various music venues, festivals, concerts and parties. At the same time, I was becoming more and more involved with multi-track recording. Using various analog mixing desks and random tape machines. (This was before ProTools was so common). Before long, I was recording myself as well as various bands around town.
Fast forward, I attended MCC for audio engineering as well as the Conservatory of recording arts and sciences in Tempe. I found a love for creating music, capturing soundscapes and cannot imagine myself doing anything else.
You asked me why I chose an artistic career? It’s what I love, and I’m very passionate about engineering and production. My accolades will speak for themselves…
In 2020, I took home two Telly Awards For my sound editing position for a popular series on Amazon prime.
I continue to thrive and strive for audio engineering/production work and projects; always trusting, do what you love and the money will follow.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m proud of all of my work, from the past, present and looking forward to the future. Perseverance, hard work, dedication and following your dream is all I can say.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?Downtown Phoenix! It still has the culture, a wide variety of places to eat and drink and definitely, the best place for live music.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to thank all the unique and very talented artists and musicians I’ve had the chance to work with over the years. You’ve taught me all so much, various styles of music, genres and recording techniques to capture their visions.