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Owosso Audio Productions

Audio Engineer - Production Management - Equipment Rental


Joseph N. Hamady
5310 N. Poplar Drive
Muncie, IN 47304

Office: 765-287-8288
Cell: 810-813-7239


Left: Joe - Right: Ted Nugent


I am the owner of Owosso Audio Productions, and I have vast experience in "state-of- the-art" audio production, as well as experience as a production manager and audio engineer. I am available for hire as a production manager and/or FOH engineer and/or can function in a supervisory capacity with production personnel, for the set-up and operation of sound, lighting, maintenance, and repair of equipment.


I am an accomplished professional in the music field, as an Audio Engineer and a Production Manager and musician, with significant real life experience in this business. I am positive in attitude and even-tempered with a great sense of humor, making me easy to get along with in dealing with a variety of temperaments when it comes to artists/musicians. As a businessman, I am organized, reliable and methodical in my work, and it is very important to me that all equipment be handled with respect to maximize your sound experience.

I relocated to Munice, Indiana from Michigan in 2003. As an audio engineer I have worked in various musical venues: Civic Theaters (drama & musicals), Churches, Orchestras, High Schools, Choirs, Fairs/Festivals and Concert Lounges. I have run sound for a wide variety of types of music; Country Western, Classic Rock, Rap, Gospel, Metal, Big Bands, Blues, Christian, National Bands as well as church services and programs.

In the past 8 years, I have supplied production, managed production and/or run sound for over 1200 National acts. For a list of some bands I have worked with, or supplied production for, and/or run sound over the past two years see below.

Also ran FOH for the opening band on the current Guns and Roses Tour.

  • Owosso Audio Productions has available for your audio needs, our "state of the art" audio equipment. We can integrate systems and/or supplement house equipment with our rental gear, providing the highest quality audio/visual reinforcement for varied events, including mixing for live concert productions. We can also design and implement audio system upgrades through rental of equipment or make recommendations for acquisitions for your venue.

  • Audio Engineer - I have run FOH, or monitors and I am able to operate and maintain sound systems; sound boards, speakers, amplifiers, microphones, cables, troubleshoot etc, as well as lighting systems, and determine necessary equipment for local and touring shows.

  • Production Manager - I have had experience in advancing over 1200+ national shows and demonstrated the ability to implement technology based audio and lighting solutions for artists, entertainers and musicians in many genres. I maintain the inventory and equipment, including the maintenance, repair, set up and operation of the sound, lighting and staging equipment.



  • Piere's Entertainment Center - Ft Wayne, IN
    Production Manager & Audio Engineer
    6 Years

    5 nightclubs, 2 banquet rooms - 60,000 sq ft venue
    Trolley Bar - Upper scale dining facility with entertainment

    Flashbacks - 80's disco club

  • Responsibilities:

    Audio Engineer
    Advance all national shows - 70-90 per year
    Supervise national and regional productions
    Supervise full & part time crew
    Manage audio and lighting equipment including:

    operate, maintain, repair sound systems; sound boards, speakers, amplifiers, monitors, microphones, cables etc.

    > 7 sound systems
    > 12 mix monitor systems
    > FOH in main room (1800 sell out) (40,000 watts)
    > Line up crew for shows
    > Intercom system
    > Light Show
    > Phone system - bar to bar
    > TV monitors

  • Accomplishments at Pieres:

    > Organized 3 tech rooms
    > Inventoried all equipment and repaired as necessary
    > I went through every PA & repaired those that had not worked properly in years.
    > Cut budget for speaker repairs from $1,300-$1,500 per month
    ($15,600 - $18,000 a year) to less than $100 per month ($1200 yearly)
    > Implemented PO system on all repairs & supply orders
    > Started maintenance record reports

Quote: Todd Smith - General Manager of Pieres Entertainment Center*

"You're the best production manager and FOH guy we've ever had in the 18 years we have been here !"

Under my direction, Piere's accomplished the following:

*2005 - Piere's came in 6th in the world in 21 and over concert venues in Pollstar Magazine.

*2006 - Piere's came in 4th in the world in 21 and over concert venue - Pollstar Magazine

: Doc's Club - Blues Venue/Restaurant (400 capacity) Muncie, Indiana

Due to my previous background in the wholesale food and restaurant business and owning my own Audio/Lighting Reinforcement company, I was hired at Doc's Club to reorganize this venue from a business standpoint and upgrade the sound system, to turn it around and to make it profitable.

Manager and Audio/Lighting Engineer


> Manager - Supervised 12 employees
> Booked bands
> Hired staff
> Inventory and ordering
> Set up payroll and filing system for office
> Dealt with employment security commission
> Dealt with ASCAP issues - fees substantially reduced
> Remodeled kitchen
> Moved & remodeled the bar to increase visibility, traffic flow and output
> Designed new menu and pricing

Club was losing $5000-$7000 per month and I turned that around to make a profit within 5 months. At which time, I left on good terms to
secure a position at a larger venue.

Audio/Lighting Engineer - maintained, repaired and ordered equipment and ran sound/lights for regional/local acts.


OWNER - Owosso Audio - Owosso Michigan/Muncie, Indiana (20 YEARS)
Sound and Lighting Reinforcement Company
Owner - Operator
Rental of PA & Lighting - National, Regional, Local acts
Limited Installations

Michigan Sound Reinforcement - Flint Michigan
o Crew Chief
o FOH engineer
o Monitor engineer

PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN - drums/vocals - successful regional bands


2009 - present - Owner/CEO First Choice Natural - a family e-commerce/retail business

Former Owner/Operator: Food Distribution Business meat packing plant, grocery store and family restaurant


Some of the bands I worked with:

Mega Death, Ted Nugent, Alterbridge, Seven Dust, Disturbed, Jackyl, Dope, Lamb of God, Seather, Silvertide, Anthrax, Popa Roach, Drowning Pool, Submersed, Soil, Government Mule, Tesla, Saliva, Lisa Marie Presley, Eddie Money, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Social Burn, WASP, Shinedown, Sponge, Midnight Star, Sugarland, Ohio Players, Loverboy, Michael Tolcher, Ingram Hill, Crossfade, Theory of a Dead Man, Life House, Joe Bonamasa, 112, Collective Soul, Chevelle, Shadows Fall, Mushroom Head, Bowling for Soup, Static X, Ra, Violent Femmes, The Urge w Steve Ewing, Keith Anderson, Ratt, Warrant with Janie Lang, Institute featuring Gavin Rossdale, Soul Fly, Clutch, DeFault, Smile Empty Soul, Cold, Dark New Day, Gary Hoey, David Allen Coe, Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Steven Pearcy (Ratt), Uriah Heap, Tap Root, Kings X, New Generation and more.

Rap Show: Two Live Crew, Young Buck, Young Jeezy, Too Short, E-40,Tony Yayo, Pitbull, Three - Six Mafia, Lloyd Banks,D12, Notorious BIG, Ying Yang Twins



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