Eleven’s Founder/Mixer/Sound Designer Jeff Payne has once again promoted from within his talented audio post company, naming Melissa Elston as the team’s new Executive Producer. Payne also unveils a series of renovations and upgrades for the downstairs mixing studios at Eleven for Mixers/Sound Designers Ben Freer and Mike Franklin, as well as a newly renovated kitchen and lounge area.
“Over the past six months, we’ve implemented many substantial technical upgrades and improvements at Eleven to enhance the client experience,” notes Jeff Payne. “Both Studio A and B’s audio systems have been upgraded to match Studio C and D’s systems with Avid S6 consoles, Pro Tools HDX systems running Pro Tools 12HD, all utilizing audio over Ethernet Red Net Bridges using BSS monitoring hardware controlled by Crestron touch panels. In addition, we’ve designed and constructed a new kitchen and lounge that reflects my passion and love of design. It’s not only beautiful, but very functional for our clients.”
Eleven’s new Executive Producer Melissa Elston is a Santa Monica native. She joined the Eleven team in 2015 following her tenure producing private events with the City of Santa Monica and the California Yacht Club. Her experience in event sales and coordination combined with her M.A. in Counseling give her the oh-so-harmonious balance needed for the Executive Producer position. Her philosophy is to turn every session into a unique and creative experience.
“What an exciting time to be at Eleven!” says Elston. “I’m thrilled and honored to step into the Executive Producer position joined by the most top-notch and sought-after audio talent in postproduction. I’m so lucky to have such an amazing team along with the best clients in the biz. All of the Mixers here at Eleven are homegrown. They’ve been trained by the best and are masters of their craft. They have a unique skill set which includes precision, speed, and versatility.”
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