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My name is Mark Franco and I was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. All my life I have been involved in music. I began writing music at the age of 5 and recorded it on my little voice recorder. In 6th grade I picked up the Saxophone and never let it go. I was in Symphonic band, Jazz band, had a stint in Marching band. After high school reality hit me hard when I found out there are not a lot of jobs out there in music. That was until I found the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences. I began my first internship at Master Status Studio in Gilbert, AZ. After my completion I started interning at Crush Recording Studio in Scottsdale, AZ where I received most of my experience. I was made assistant in 1 month and then staff engineer in 3 months. But as I came to realize, there was plenty more I needed to learn, and now I’m here at Berklee looking to improve my skillset.
My entire life’s mission is to create music that will leave a legacy for my family’s name. I am super passionate about music and feel there is no other industry I belong in. I am looking to make a move out to California and work my way up from the bottom all over again.
Experience & Education
Staff Engineer for Crush Recording StudioFebruary 2010 to January 2011 (about a year)
I ran numerous sessions here and produced my first album here. Studio maintenance, mixing, and tracking were some of my roles. Along with Marketing and troubleshooting.
Assistant Engineer for Master Status StudioFebruary 2009 to November 2009 (9 months)
My first studio gig. I ran numerous vocal sessions for local rappers and singers. My first national act was DTP Def Jam artist Willy Northpole. I ran the sessions for his mix-tape. I was also in charge of interns and their schedules.
Certificate in Audio Engineering at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences2008 to 2009 (1 years)