I’m a sound designer, mix engineer and artist. My work explores how sound is used to create social and political meaning. I’m fascinated by the interaction between sound and storytelling; how sound can build immersive worlds and create space for reflection and critical thinking.

I’ve sound designed and mix engineered podcast series for Audible, Wondery, TED, Radiotopia and the Guardian. I’ve also worked as a producer, co-creating and executive producing Bad Taste for SBS, and producing documentaries for the BBC, ABC RN, NPR, CBC and KCRW. 

My passion for working with sound, listening and creating community led me to create the sound art collective Constellations, which curates a podcast, live events and community listening. 

You can read more about me on my about page.

Current work:

     sound designing and mixing for ESPN’s 30 for 30 and Campside Media

Recent work:
You know Bruce Springsteen, but did you know that he is a queer icon? This series is presented by Jesse Lawson and Holly Casio that uses Bruce Springsteen as a lens through which to explore queer history, identity and politics.
Mix engineer.
This deeply researched yet tongue-in-cheek five-part podcast series investigates who screwed young Australians out of affordable housing, education and secure work, and why inequality is rising in Australia
Producer and mix engineer.
What really happens when stories about people’s lives are collected, edited, and consumed? Shocking, Heartbreaking,Transformative is a four-part non-fiction series created by Jess Shane, about the nuts and bolts of documentary storytelling.
Sound designer and mix engineer.
Medical journalist Laura Beil unfurls the story of one doctor’s horrific behavior and the ensuing cover-up. It’s a story of power: who has it, how they use it, and what it takes to get it back.

Sound designer and mix engineer.
Black girls and women disappear every day, but not without a trace. Follow along with this neo-noir, true crime podcast as we search for Tamika Huston, a 24-year-old Black woman from Spartanburg, SC who went missing in 2004.
Sound designer.
Everybody eats, but who gets to define what good food is? In this podcast, join food writer Jess Ho on a journey through their pantry to dissect how Australian palates came to be. 

Co-creator and executive producer.
© Michelle Macklem 2024