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My name is Alex Haralson and I'm a sound mixer born and raised in East Tennessee. Working since the mid-1990s in sound for TV and film, I have over 25 years of experience in production. Network credits include Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, DIY, Hallmark Channel, PBS, C-SPAN, and ABC News. Along with broadcast and cable networks, I have credits in short films, feature films, and documentaries, and have worked on plenty of corporate and non-profit projects over the years.
I fell in love with sound recording at the age of 5, when I received a cassette recorder for Christmas. For the first time, recorded sound wasn't just something that arrived on the radio, television, turntable, or 8-track deck (yes, 8-track). It was something that I could create.
In high school, as I was learning to play banjo and guitar, I received my first 4-track cassette recorder. That opened up an entire, new world of sound recording and inspired me to learn and grow in my knowledge and experience. I wasn't just recording sounds and playing them back; I was shaping them and layering them and learning how to create more complex soundscapes.
A few years later, I landed my first full-time job mixing sound for live broadcast at the local NBC affiliate, and a career was born.
Along with production sound work, I have experience in audio post and sound design. Having been on both sides, I understand the needs and the challenges of post and I always strive to provide the best production sound possible on any project, big or small. After all, "fix it in post" only goes so far.