Lakewood Sound’s owner, David M. Boothe, CAS, has nearly fifty years experience in audio for recordings, television, radio and web. His creativity and leadership have been proven by several awards and elections to the Cinema Audio Society as a full member. He retired in 2020, though still does some music recording.
- Daytime Emmy (Sound Mixing)
- Five Emmy Nominations
- RIAA Platinum Album
- RIAA Gold Albums
- PBS Technical Excellence Award (Team Award)
- Cinema Audio Society
(Elected Member, retired)
- Audio Engineering Society
- National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Inactive)
- West Texas State University
Bachelor of Music, 1973
- Baylor University
Post Graduate Studies. 1973-1975
- Institute of Audio Research
Technical Courses, 1975
Owner · 1984–Present
Provided audio mixing and supervision for client companies including: CBS Sports (national locations), Touchstone Pictures (Los Angeles), Van Cliburn Competition (Fort Worth), HCJB (Quito), and Grayson-Hollingsworth (Dallas). Mixed television broadcasts with top artists and/or orchestras. Recorded and mixed several albums, including some with full orchestra. Designed the live mixing system, pre-production tape playback portions, rented and installed the equipment and supervised the audio for the live broadcast of the Miss Louisiana Pageant and Miss Mississippi Pageant. Recorded numerous classical music concerts on location.
Hope For The Heart, Inc.
Senior Producer & Chief Engineer · 2004–2020
Manage all aspects of state-of-the-art recording and broadcast studio for this radio ministry. Edit and mix broadcast product heard internationally.
BPS Technologies, Inc.
Vice-President of Product Development · 2002–2004
Developed the concept, designed, managed development, and oversaw testing of a hotel guest room electronics system together with the management and administrative systems. The system provides video-on-demand, high speed Internet access, and electronic resource guide. Selected and implemented technology platforms. Oversaw business functions such as budgets, IP licenses, hiring and managing personnel. Awarded US Provisional Patent 60/575,459 dated 5/28/2004 (US patent pending).
Director of Video Operations · 2001–2002
Planned and managed technical operations for a sports broadcasting company. Produced broadcasts of professional, international sporting events for live pay-per-view Internet broadcasting (streaming) and various pay-per-view television platforms. Produced in Windows Media format live broadcasts, and video-on-demand highlight reels for Internet delivery. Planned, maintained, and administered technical facilities. Pioneered development of a unique, branded application for delivery of syndicated, pay-per-view streaming media through multiple distribution partners (large sports destination web sites). System included e-commerce (including micro-payments), user and geographic authentication.
The Lyons Group
Audio Director · 1994–2000
Managed production and post-production of various broadcast and home video programming for a company best known for the development of PBS programs Barney & Friends®, Wishbone®, and the five hour documentary, Vatican II. Managed all aspects of the audio portion of Barney & Friends® (PBS) from program concept and systems planning, through production, post-production, domestic release and preparation of tracks for international distribution. Directed and scheduled all work completed at the company’s two facilities. Scheduled contract editors and/or mixers as needed to fill requirements. Designed and prepared audio products for Internet-based delivery formats MP3 and RealAudio®. Provided sound effects design for web pages and Shockwave® games, using various hardware and software including Csound.
Rainbow Sound, Inc.
Chief Engineer · 1978–1984
Recorded and mixed over 500 multi-track albums, many with full orchestrations.
Engineer · 1975–1978
Recorded and mixed many radio ID jingles and commercials, with professional musicians.
Baylor University · 1973–1975
West Texas State University · 1971–1973
Student Recording Engineer
Recorded or oversaw recording of all faculty and student concerts and recitals. Baylor position was a paid graduate assistantship, which also included an organ teaching assistantship.