Welcome to Levels
The finest sound and post production
in a luxurious atmosphere you won't want to leave.
State-of-the-Art FacilityNo expense was spared in collecting the finest workstations, consoles and software tools in our array of sonically pristine rooms.
Award Winning WorkWe don’t like to brag, but our attention to sonic detail has rewarded our work with a fair amount of Emmy gold.
An Unbeatable TeamGreat gear doesn’t mean much without the finely tuned ears and careful craftsmanship that our mighty team brings to every project.
Luxurious EnvironmentGet the results you dream about in an atmosphere of elegance, convenience and luxury.
14k Square Feet of Technology & Talent
Are you ready to take your sound to the next level?
A Few of our Amazing Projects
"In addition to being one of the most comfortable settings in the country to record, the studios are completely state of the art. The whole experience is nothing short of perfect."− Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
"After mixing at Levels, I can’t imagine wanting to post anywhere else! Never have I had such hands on, personal and creative service in my career as a filmmaker."− George Hickenlooper, Director
"Thanks to the Levels Audio team, our shows sound amazing."− Mark Burnett, Executive Producer
"The number one shows need the number one audio facility. That’s why we rely on Levels."− Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer - American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance
"Beyond Just great sound work, Brian and the Level-errr’s have always made our features, episodic and reality shows better than we ever thought possible."− Troy Miller, Director/Producer, Dakota Pictures
"The Levels Audio team led by Brian is amazing at handling difficult network specifications while always focusing on the very best audio. An absolute pleasure!"− Gary Epstein, Dolby Laboratories
"I love working at Levels. From music to television – anything you need to do, they can do it. It’s a great facility. Rockin!"− Henry Rollins, The Rollins Band
"The work you did on our HBO series was pure magic."− Jason Harkins, Associate Producer – Flight of The Conchords
"Brian and his team continually make my shows sound incredible. Levels is, and will continue to be my first choice in sound and sound design."− Jesse A. Ignjatovic, Executive Producer - Den of Thieves
"There are very few mixing facilities in the world that can match Levels' abilities as a one-stop shop for mixing both music and post."− Rich Nevens, AVID Technology
"There is simply no better sound facility in Hollywood than Levels. I can relax, knowing that my program will be broadcast with the best sound quality possible."− Ken Warwick, Executive Producer - American Idol, America’s Got Talent
"No matter how complicated a project, no matter how tight the turnaround, I know I will always send it down to Levels and I’ll have no worries."− Zach Jarosz, Executive Director of Post Production, Fremantle Media North America
"Brian and his Levels team did a fabulous job for us on our very complicated film; in a nutshell, they’re as good as it gets."− Peter Bogdanovich, Director
Meet Brian Riordan
A 19 year veteran of the music, sound design and post production industry, Brian has spent over a decade building Levels into what it is today – the absolute finest audio post production and sound design studio in the industry.
The Levels Team
Conner MooreRe-Recording Mixer
• Favorite Color, Blue • Favorite Song, Little Wing (Stevie Ray Vaughn Version) • Favorite Tequila, Clase Azul Reposado• Favorite TV Show, Yours!
Troy SmithRe-Recording Mixer
After 23 years at The Post Group, Troy joined Team Levels and has never looked back. He is a perfect addition to our best of the best talent pool.
Adrian OrdonezRe-Recording Mixer
A man with two jobs, one as a mixer and one as an exotic dancer, on a quest to get into ballet school.
Ryan YoungRe-Recording Mixer
Fixing frankenbytes since 2005. Likes guitar solos. Loves pizza.
Phil DeTolveRe-Recording Mixer
Phil’s passion for music and audio brought him to Hollywood from the Great Lakes in 2009. He has become a valuable member of the Levels family and in 2013 he won his first Emmy as Post Music Mixer. Since then, Phil has expanded his skill set into scripted and reality post-audio mixing.
Matt SlivinskiRe-Recording Mixer
Originally from Southern California, Matt began his sound career in Chicago IL and studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Emmy award winning, he also plays drums, guitar and keyboards. He also likes photography and is a technophile.
Jamie LednerRe-Recording Mixer
After nearly 35 years of mixing, Jamie must still be enjoying it. Otherwise, why would he still be making that long drive in from Malibu.
Ryan AdamsRe-Recording Mixer
Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and educated at the Berklee College of Music, Ryan has been plying his trade in Los Angeles since 2006. When not in the studio he can be found playing hockey, golf and making his own records.
Barry Weir Jr.Re-recording Mixer/Sound Designer
Barry likes to make things go boom!
Derrek JonesLead Recordist/Assistant Engineer
Blown in from tornado swept Moore, Oklahoma, Derrek moonlights as a professional bedroom guitarist while spending his days as a Machine Room Op with a background in Voice-Over Recording and Sound Editing.
Jason ColemanFoley Mixer/Assistant Engineer
After years of working in major Chicago music studios, Jason packed up and headed west to pursue a passion for post production. After a few years in the post trenches of LA, he's happy to finally call Levels home.
Peter MullenSupervising Sound Editor
Peter’s love for music composing/engineering paved the way to becoming a sound designer. When he’s not digging for, manipulating and creating cool sounds at Levels, you can find him writing ambient tech house, walking the dog or keeping up with his favorite NFL team, the Washington Redskins.
Graham BarclaySound Editor
An avid bike rider and 'proper' football fan. The only thing this English gentleman likes more than sound editorial is scotch. Cheers!
Aaron CrossSound Editor
Sound Editor on the graveyard shift and the most heavy metal guy in the facility.
Jim CashmanGeneral Manager
A sports junky, native valley boy whose led teams in all facets of the entertainment industry and is now living the dream with his family on the outskirts of L.A.
Erica PotterVice President of Scheduling
Erica ('the Colonel') has an eye for making order from chaos. She captains the daily activity at Levels as well as client relations and operations. Prior to Levels, Erica worked in the Independent Film world in marketing, advertising and publicity. Out of the studio, you can find her out with her horse or training/competing with her agility dogs.
Christine FernandezVice President of Finance/Human Resources
'Christine is amazing.'
Avo MardikianProject Manager
When he is not meditating to sound waves flowing through his full-range monitors, he will be found surfing the waves in his hometown, Redondo Beach.
Danielle MaceNumbers Specialist - Asst. to VP of Finance
'Crunching numbers one episode at a time' - A Los Angeles native, Danielle is a fan of loud music, books and bourbon.
Maria MarkarianOperations Coordinator
At 4’11” ¾ , Maria is the world’s most prominent petite model. When she’s not walking the runway with Gisele and Coco Rocha she’s hunting down work orders at Levels, getting tattooed, talking Trek, advocating for women and minorities, and building big scale art for Burning Man.
Brian OrtizMachine Room Technician/Assistant Engineer
Hailing from Orange County, Brian has a love for all things audio (and food). After teaching high school percussion for five years, he made the jump into audio post, finally landing at Levels in 2015.
Ryan GerleMachine Room Technician/Assistant Engineer
An Arizona transplant since 2008. Ryan spends his days as a CMR operator and his nights digging for rare vinyl and sequencing drums.
Spencer LundeMachine Room Technician/Assistant Engineer
Spencer loves fast motorcycles and sunny days at the beach. He found a passion for audio engineering and never looked back.
Kaleb KlinglerMachine Room Technician/Assistant Engineer
Kaleb finds solace in the sweet sounds of a healthy audio mix. He also enjoys seeing the spark and passion in other's eyes as they listen to the angelic music coming from his favorite synthesizers.
Michally KaiyaletheDirector of Client Services
5’10 in heels.
5’8 without heels.
Nick AnsbaughProduction Assistant
Nick is a graduate of Full Sail University and a native of South Bend, Indiana. He enjoys 80's thrash metal, face melting Thai food, and Hockey. Currently Nick is the second most metal guy at Levels Audio.
After several years of hopping trains and dodging cops, Sophie Snowflake left the hobo life for the west coast. Her acting career stalled before it started, but she found refuge at Levels Audio, as well as plenty of wires to chew on.