Sonic Union welcomes Dean Metherell
Sound designer and mixer Dean Metherell joins Sonic Union.
Most recently an audio engineer with TA2 Sound + Music in Toronto, Metherell is excited to join the creative sound roster and explore the industry from his new home base of New York.
“Dean is a wonderful combination of being confident in his skills and humble about the work,” comments Michael Marinelli, Sonic Union Partner. “He has experience in everything we do, from podcasts to broadcast, and his sound design chops are stellar. And although he’s just joined us, he’s immensely likable and easygoing so it feels like he’s been here forever.”
Born in Canada but raised in southern California, Metherell decided at the age of 17 that he had had enough of the good weather in SoCal and returned to his frigid hometown of Toronto. After studying audio engineering both in Toronto and Glasgow, he spent a decade working at some of the top audio post facilities in Canada, engineering on hundreds of ad campaigns, audiobooks, podcasts, and TV series.
For Metherell's first project with Sonic Union, he was tapped to mix the viral Arnold Intelligence campaign out of Orchard Creative. His strong work ethic was instilled at an early age, and this - along with a strong sense of creating audio landscapes, quickly caught the attention of clients and colleagues alike.
“I was introduced to Sonic Union through TA2 Sound + Music in Toronto, when Mike and I did some patch sessions, and immediately developed a rapport,” Metherell relays. “When the opportunity came up to move to New York, I was happy to reconnect and meet even more of the team. Among the things that make Sonic Union stand out are the diversity of work and the strong spirit of collaboration and ideas exchange that is supported and encouraged.”
Metherell is deeply passionate about how music and sound can help elevate storytelling, and is always looking for an opportunity to curate and edit music in his work. In his free time he has been involved in community radio, formerly helping run Toronto Radio Project, which was named North America’s best online radio station by Mixcloud. He is also a collage artist whose work has been featured in galleries, print media, album artwork and more, and is excited to merge these creative realms in the vibrant city he now calls home.