Alan Zapata is a New York City based audio engineer, editor and producer with more than 17 years of experience working in television, film and music. As an audio engineer he has mixed numerous live national broadcasts including Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly and ABC's prime time news and special events. He has mixed shows ranging from major international events like ABC's coverage of the British royal wedding in London and fan favorite shows like Watch What Happens Live for Bravo.
While studying engineering in college, he enrolled in an audio engineering and television class. Realizing this was what he was searching for as a combination of his passions for science, engineering, sound and music, he pursued a degree in the recording arts. While still in school he began freelancing in New York City and quickly gathered a long list of clients including ABC, A&E, HBO, PBS, IFC, Buena Vista, Bravo, Bloomberg and numerous independent producers and companies.
In addition to mixing and engineering, Alan scores movies and documentaries, shoots and edits short form documentaries and experiemental films and provides studio design, construction and installation services. He has played drums, bass, and guitar with numerous bands in the NYC area, and works with local bands as an engineer and producer. His electrical and mechanical engineering knowledge are often put to use building custom drums, experimental guitar pedals, circuit bending toys and designing problem solving devices for the studio and live performance.
For the entire time he has been developing his audio skills, Alan has been pursuing new media and internet based applications. Webdesign, graphics and computer music are a few of the areas he has covered, with a strong grounding in IP based audio/video delivery and development. Recently he has been involved in the design and construction of mobile studios for the webcasting of music and entertainment programming.