Our Credentials

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Dwight Cook – CEO

Dwight has been an audio engineer for over 35 years. He served as Chairman of Only in Houston for 5 years and on the AAF-Houston board for 4 years. He is currently CEO of Soundworks, Vividmix Creatives, and sits on the board of Retrunuvo Media.

CREDITS:

Clio and Addy Award winning Sound Recording Engineer with extensive experience in sound design for film, video, television, radio, legal, web, broadcasting, acoustics and multimedia. Member of the Society of Professional Recording Services. Served as President of SPARS and from 1992 – 1993.

 

Here is a partial list of media companies for which I have recently performed audio services:

Fox
Disney
Discovery
ABC
CBS
NBC
Dreamworks
SyFy
LucasFilm
CNN
Warner Brothers

CLIENTS: (partial list):

ExxonMobil Corporation, Halliburton, Vallourec, Burleson LLC, Vinson & Elkins, Gardere Wynne Sewell, Union Pacific, Jim Adler, Kathrine Scardino, Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Gary Tabakman, EEOC,  Washington & Ernster, and GALLOWAY, JOHNSON, TOMPKINS, BURR & SMITH.

CAREER:

  • Built a functioning radio station at 14 years old
  • Acquired a Frist Class Radio Telephone license at the age of 15
  • Began as licensed audio engineer in Sarasota, Florida – with responsibility of broadcast equipment including the transmitter, announcing, writing and producing commercials
  • Employment progressed to Tampa, Miami, Chicago and then to Houston in 1972.
  • 1972 – Joined KRBE Radio as their Production Director with responsibility of  an in-house studio/production center and also did announcing.
  • 1982 to present – Developed and formed my own audio multifaceted production company with radio, TV, feature film, multimedia, legal and Internet divisions.

 

 

EDUCATION

College level engineering classes in Sarasota for First Class Radio Telephone License from the FCC (1969)
Sarasota High School (1970)
Sarasota, FL
Radio

Some College:
Broward Junior College
Chicago University

Synergetic Audio Concepts
– Acoustics
– Critical Listening
– Audio Engineering

 

LEGAL

Sound Works provides professional audio services for the TV, radio, feature film and advertising industries, as well as the legal profession. Sound Works pioneered the digital transmission of audio from Houston to other facilities worldwide. Sound Works has, for over 25 years, provided audio forensics legal services.

Dwight enhance recordings for law firms nationwide and completes over 75 forensic projects yearly. In 2008, I decided not to seek the role of expert witness at trial.  Prior to 2008, I testified in County, State of Texas and Federal Courts. Last testimony was in Ft. Bend County in 2013.

 

ENHANCEMENT

 

One of the best kept secrets: Media for Legal and Sound Works has been doing forensic media and expert witness services for many years.  We restore noisy recordings and can tell if recorded evidence has been tampered with, which can be important in a trial.  The same technology used in audio forensics to make a recording more intelligible allows us to reduce background noise and enhance the voice in video and film production.

 

Over the years we have cleaned up corporate video, film projects and re-mastered music.  This technology is amazing.  We have successfully peeled away background noise, a chirping bird, tape hiss, vinyl or record surface noise, airplanes, motors, air conditioner, hum and other noises from recordings.

 

Our process is non-destructive.  The audio is loaded into a digital workstation and processed with specialized software by a skilled operator. No audio or video is removed or changed in the process, merely enhanced.