April has worked in Los Angeles for 15 years in post-production sound for television, film, new media, and marketing/advertising. She has been described as a “Jane of all trades,” performing nearly every major role in post-production sound over her career (Foley and ADR mixer, dialog editor, music editor, sound designer, sound supervisor, re-recording mixer). She started as a PA at a studio (picking up lunches and answering phones) and worked her way up to re-recording mixer.
April has mixed major television network series with some audiences over 10 million viewers. Her film work has been seen at major festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, SXSW and Tribeca. April’s clients range from major studios and corporations to indie filmmakers and composers.
She has been nominated for three Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards. April’s creative sound design and mixing has been apart of many Clio and Promax award-winning promos.
April grew up in Greeley, Colorado, where she excelled in music and math. She discovered audio engineering in college and was immediately hooked. April holds two degrees in sound (Master’s Degree in Sound Recording, McGill University; Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production and Technology, University of Hartford) and a certificate of Business Entrepreneurship from Santa Monica College. Early credits are listed as April Cech.
- Re-recording mixer for FX Networks On-Air Promotions
- Author of a textbook for Routledge tentatively titled “Business Essentials for the Emerging Audio Professional.” (Scheduled release 2022)
- Co-producer and researcher of Living Sound, a documentary about Ethel Gabriel. Ethel was the first female record producer for a major record label
- April also blogs about sound for kids at soundisfun.com. Sound Is Fun covers topics such as sound safety, science, and activities for young and older kids relating to sound.