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My name is Paul Broussard. I have been Owner and Chief Engineer here at Leap Studios since 1996.
With nearly 20 years experience, I've had the opportunity to become fluent in virtually all audio recording set-ups. Working with many different genres of music over the years, from rock to metal, funk to jazz, I have immersed myself in the technical science and art of audio. Whether it's understanding the ins-and-outs of signal structure, using software to its maximum potential or setting up audio gear to get the very best sound, I am in my element. My clients often find they can use me like an extra right audio arm, (and I'm happy to oblige). My goal for each and every project is to capture the sounds my clients create and present them so they are as beautiful and full as they envisioned upon their inception. My clients tell me that my input and experience also often adds to what they've envisioned as well, bringing out the song or project's highest potential. While recording the complex nature of music is my passion, I am also well-versed in all methods of audio recording from VO's and commercial mixing to industrials and ADR for film and television. My studio is equipped with a full Pro Tools system, a 400 square foot tracking room, high-end microphones and pre-amps and a highly musical environment. It's never a surprise when musicians end up meeting in passing at Leap Studios and fostering a future partnership or friendship.
I was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and come from a very musical family. My first musical experiences were in groups I formed along with my younger brother, Ben, and some school friends. For more than 20 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed playing in several different bands, and immersing myself in the world of music. My love for recording began with a wish to document the music created by my bands, but quickly grew into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, my interest in the technical side grew as well, and I've continued to learn and broaden my experience as the years have passed. There is never a week that goes by where I am not learning something new, learning how to do something a little bit better or fine-tuning my expertise in the recording arena. And of course all the while nurturing the musician that inhabits my soul.