Background and Experience
Caleb Ingersoll grew up surrounded by music, microphones and speakers. His father, Monte Ingersoll not only taught him to play the drums in 5th grade, but brought him along to gigs and events where Caleb learned the ropes of live sound. He ran AV for weddings at his church, ran spotlight at big rock concerts and recorded his high school band with a DIY setup in his friends basement. With already so much experience in audio it was an easy decision for him to study recording arts in college at Citrus Community College in Southern California.
Following college Caleb opened a DIY music venue in Kennewick, Washington called, The Red Room where he single-handedly booked, managed and ran sound for several years. Nationally celebrated acts like Josh Ritter, My Brightest Diamond, The Helio Sequence and more performed at The Red Room and were amazed by the quality of sound and positive environment.
In 2013 Caleb took his sound design dreams to the next level by building a venue from scratch using all his skills and ideas. The Bartlett in Spokane, Washington is now one of the premiere small indie music venues on the West Coast and has brought in acts like Future Islands, Angel Olsen, Shovels and Rope, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Typhoon, Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas and more. The sound quality and environment are superb and completely hand-crafted by Caleb himself.
2012 through 2014 also brought opportunities for Caleb to run sound for nationally acclaimed Seattle Soul-Garage band, Pickwick. Mixing for Pickwick at festivals like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Chinook Fest and at venues like The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, The Nuerolux in Boise and The Doug Fir in Portland gave a wide range of new experiences of running live sound.
In addition to high quality live sound, Caleb has years of experience engineering, mixing and mastering all type of recording projects. He spent 2 years working for ILF media as a sound designer for film and radio projects and has worked on a dozen or so music projects over the years. His philosophy for recording is a blend of nuance, sensitivity and pursuit of perfection. Each take and each mix is handled with harshly critical ears for pitch, rhythm and feeling.
To keep costs low, Caleb operates recording projects in a modest home studio. with enough gear to track a full band live.