Michelle Macklem

audio producer, artist and engineer

Hi! I’m an audio producer, artist and mix engineer. I live and work in Narrm (Melbourne, Australia) as an uninvited settler on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people, to whom I pay my respects and my rent. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Using audio as an interlocutor, my work is concerned with the politics of land, voice and atmosphere. My work uses sound – stars and stone, hands and wings, tables and trees – as a connective tissue between our bodies and the environment.

I’ve produced audio work for the BBC, CBC, ABC RN and NPR. I currently works as a producer on Australia’s top daily podcast 7AM and as a sound designer for a forthcoming Transmitter Media project with Mona Chalabi. Prior to that before moving to Australia in 2018, I worked as a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp at CBC podcasts where I produced the Webby award-winning podcast The Fridge Light, and Sleepover with Sook-Yin Lee. I’m the co-founder and creative director of the sound art project and community Constellations.

My podcast documentary work has been a NPR 1 One Editors’ Pick, was named as one of Vulture’s Best Podcasts of 2019 and Stereogum’s Best Music Podcasts of 2019. My work with Constellations has been written up in the New York Times’ “A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Into Podcasts”. I’ve been interviewed by the BBC, and profiled on Hot Pod. In 2018 I presented “The Art of Noise: A history of experimental radio” at the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

I regularly sound design and mix for podcasts including the BBC, NPR, CBC, Broadwave and TED Audio Collective.

I‘m currently available for post production, sound design and mixing work from September 2021.


- Pro Tools 2021.3
- Reaper 6.34
- Ableton Live 11
- RX8 Advanced by Izotope

Post Production Equipment:

- 6301N Active Monitors
- Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO headphones
- RME Babyface Audio Interface

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