One of the founding members of Sandblast, Mike is an award-winning sound designer and audio-post mixer who, as a jazz trumpeter, multi instrumentalist, and composer, has received acclaim throughout his career for his unique blend of technical skill & innate musicality.
Mike has mixed and sound designed TV shows, promos, commercials, documentaries, animated specials, Up Fronts, indie films, & marketing tapes and still has time to play tennis every now and then cause he gets up real early.
His mixing & music have been heard on a wide variety of projects from cartoons like the original ThunderCats to the NFL’s documentary on the making of 2015’s SuperBowl Half Time Show with Katy Perry to the Degree and Axe spots for Mindshare World Entertainment that aired during the same.
Over the years Mike created sound design and mixed the launch campaigns for network launches and reboots for The History Channel, TV Land, Nick at Night, Noggin, Syfy Network, USA, Sprout, PBS Kids, and Logo as well as program launches like Spike’s Ink Master, Bar Rescue, and Premier Championship Boxing and Nick’s Peter Rabbit, Bubble Guppies and Ben and Holly.
Michael wrote the theme for The Phred on Your Head Show, Girls versus Boys, PBS Kids, Stick Stickly specials and has written and produced music for many Sesame Workshop DVDs, including their most popular DVD of all time, Elmo’s Potty Time, and the series Sesame Beginnings. He also wrote and produced the Magilla the Gorilla Rap and is still waiting for the royalty check to come in after 3000 plays on Boomerang and the Cartoon Network and over 3 million hits on YouTube.
As an ethnomusicologist, Michael works with instruments from the most ancient in the world (didgeridoo) to those not of this world (Paiste’s planetary gongs.), and along with his wife Maren Good has created sonic baths for meditations and ceremonies for such luminaries as visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey, cymatics philosopher and teacher Jeff Volk, philosopher and author Graham Hancock as well as performed at New York’s Hayden Planetarium and The Open Center.