Lenise Bent is one of the first women audio engineers & honed her skills on many iconic records including “Aja” by Steely Dan and “Breakfast in America” by Supertramp. She is the first woman engineer to receive a platinum album for Blondie’s “AutoAmerican” album which includes “The Tide is High” and the very first hit rap song with music, “Rapture”. Lenise is also a post-production audio professional, specializing in recording and editing foley sound effects for many films and animated series and has traveled the world for Dreamworks supervising the foreign dialogue recording and producing the vocals for such animated features as “Shrek”, “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron” and “Shrek 2”. She also archives and repairs audio, and instructs and consults for singer/songwriters. Lenise is a long-standing member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, and a voting member of NARAS. She is also a proud member SoundGirls, Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), Women in Music, the prestigious Hollywood Sapphire Group, The Blues Foundation, IASA (International Association of Sound Archivists), and ARSC (Assoc. of Recorded Sound Collectors). Though primarily working in digital recording formats, Lenise recently produced and engineered an all-analog recording with blues/rock/Indy band Primal Kings, recording to 2” tape, mixing to 1⁄2” and cut to vinyl from tape, all analog and entirely out of the box. To know more about Lenise Bent go to her website at www.lenisebent.com

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SoundGirls Living History Project Lenise Bent Part 1 https://youtu.be/lNM6seMROaI

SoundGirls Living History Project Lenise Bent Part 2 https://youtu.be/0hCLBaqz51s

Interviewed by Aline Bruijns Aline Bruijns (MPSE) Aline has a never-ending drive to create sound design that enriches a soundtrack and that elevates the story. As a jazz vocalist (and multi-instrumentalist), she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at the Conservatory in Enschede (the Netherlands) in 2004. She continued at the HKU (School of the Arts Utrecht) in Hilversum and got a Master of Arts Degree in Sound Design in 2007. Having experienced and been educated in so many layers of music and sound has enhanced her work and ability to collaborate and work within all audio postproduction departments. She has been the founder and sound designer of the audio post-production company AudioRally Sounddesign since 2009. In 2019 she was admitted as an International Member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors organization (MPSE), board member of the VCA (dutch film audio society), and became co-chapter head of SoundGirls Netherlands. For more information about Aline www.audiorallysounddesign.com

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