Steve Payne

Commercial Audio Engineer


Graduated Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. Nearly ten years studio and production experience – including major label and Independent music, TV, film and commercial work. Mixing and recording experience on large and small format consoles, both analog and digital. Music composition for a number of ad campaigns. Proven leadership and troubleshooting skills.

Professional Experience

2011 – Present            DACAPO Productions Commercial Audio Engineer            Winnipeg, MB                                    

  • Voice recording, audio and audio post-production
  • Mixing and mastering for television, theatre and internet use
2009 – 2011           Empire Sound – Co-Owner/Head Engineer            Toronto, ON
2008 – 2011           Recording Arts Canada – Teacher            Toronto, ON
2004 – 2008           Bumstead Records – Tour Manager/Bassist            Toronto, ON
2002 – 2005           Phase One Studios – Engineer            Toronto, ON
2001 – 2002           Cherokee Studios – Plant Operations            Los Angeles, CA


2001            Musician’s Institute            Hollywood, CA

  • RIT
  • Journeyman’s Certificate
  • Recording Engineering

1998            University of Manitoba            Winnipeg, MB

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major English, Minor Music

Select recent DACAPO credits

Film, Television and Game Audio Work

TV: The Pinkertons (26 Episodes) ADR Recordist

TV: Balloopo (52 episodes) Mix Engineer

TV: The Professionals (NHK) Dialogue Recordist

Game: Clandestine Anomaly (AR) Sound Designer

Game: Warhammer 40,000: Drop Assault Sound Designer

Film: Heaven is for Real ADR Recordist

Game: Cosmo Camp (App Series) Dialogue Recordist

Film: Indie Game: The Movie Mix Engineer, 5.1 Surround Mix

TV: Lake Winnipeg Documentary (Hydro) Mix Engineer

TV: Todd and the Book of Pure Evil ADR Recordist

Game: Star Wars the Old Republic ADR Recordist

Film: Moneyball (Sony Pictures) ADR Recordist

TV: Revolution (NBC) ADR Recordist

TV: Pour Un Soir Seulement Mix Engineer

Game: Tayo’s Space Adventure Dialogue Record and Mix

Game: WowWowWubbzy Dialogue Record and Mix

Advertising Work

McKim Communications, Winnipeg Jets – Recycle Everywhere

Direct Focus, Safeway – Special Olympics Radio

Generator Strategy, TbayTel – NFL Sunday Ticket

Chess Communications, Cambrian Credit Union – The Unfee

Communications Services, Province of MB – Health E Living

Fusion Communications, Assiniboine Credit Union – Mortgage Campaign

Centric Productions, Travel Manitoba – Visitor Information Centre

Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Hydro – Power Line Technician Recruitment