Chicago Sound Recordist & Location Sound Mixer

As highly experienced production sound mixer (often referred to as a sound recordist, or location sound), Battle seasoned and armed with an arsenal of gear to bring your production level up. Chicago is the largest production hub of the midwest; As a result, I have worked for quite a number of Chicago video production houses & creative agencies. Though my local city is Cleveland, I can work in Chicago for shoots with travel & accommodations provided.

Must be considered non-local hire for all video productions in Chicago Illinois

Location Sound Mixer

As a location sound mixer on a Television, Documentary Film, or Commercial Shoot, I have a lot of jobs; From Cleanly Recording Dialog, Micing Talent with Lavaliers, Recording Location Ambiences, & Production Foley Sounds, to Logging Sound Report Information, Keeping Camera & Sound In Sync, Mixing Audio to Camera, and much more. Having spent the last 10+ years of my life recording sound, I have the experience to ensure it gets accomplished correctly.

I’m love exceeding my clients’ expectations by providing top tier on set production sound services… Recording audio isn’t something simply I fell into, it’s something I’m passionate about. Starting with a home studio recording setup in 2006, I soon found myself working out of a commercial recording studio called Bad Racket. In 2015 I got hired as a boom op, and worked the union feature film, Dog Eat Dog. That was my first production job and I never looked back. Since then I have become one of the most in demand mixers in the midwest. Drawing on my varied experiences in sound & deep knowledge of recording techniques, I deliver every time for my clients, bringing up the quality of on set sound in every production.

I have experience with nearly every style of shooting, and would love to talk about your video production:

  • Commercial
  • Narrative
  • Documentary
  • Reality
  • ENG / Electronic News Gathering
  • Corporate
  • Live Television
  • Musical Performance Recording
  • Event Coverage
  • Comedy Specials

Working In Chicago Illinois

I love go to Chicago, and have quite a number of clients based there. Working as a sound recordist or production mixer in Chicago, I am considered an out of town hire, and will not work as local. Working in Chicago I will need to have travel, mileage, lodging, & per diem compensated. Contact me for a custom quote based on your needs.

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Why Henri Rapp Recording for Production Sound?

My work shows my passion for high quality sound, I love deploying creative solutions & overcoming challenges to deliver quality audio despite each shoot’s unique challenges. Drawing on more than a decade of audio production experience, I bring a depth of knowledge more extensive than run of the mill sound mixer. Drawing on my experience in recording studios, with post-production, classical music recording, live sound reproduction, & much more. I love unique projects and the challenges that come with them.


Ultimately I let my work speak for itself. Here’s a selection of projects with largely different workflows:

Production Sound Gear

Every video shoot has varied sound requirements, I offer field multitrack recording packages tailored to the needs of your production. Ranging from lightweight bag based sound equipment packages to a cart based sound recording system ready for complex workflows with a full team that includes a Sound Recordist, Boom Operator, & Utility. Every equipment package is different based on the needs of your video production.

From Large Multi-Camera Shoots to Small Lightweight Crews, I have done it all. Having worked with most cameras on available (Including Red Dragon, Red Gemini, Red Helium, Red Monstro, Arri Amira, Arri Alexa SXT, Arri Alexa Mini, Sony F55, Sony F5, Sony FS7, Canon C300, Panasonic Varicam, & Panasonic EVA1, etc), and know how to set them up properly for any audio & timecode workflow requirements.

Now matter what gear you need, I’ve got an equipment package to suit your needs:

  • Multitrack Field Recorders
  • Wireless Lavalier / Talent Mics
  • Boom Microphones
  • Stick / Handheld Mics
  • Studio Microphones for Instruments
  • Timecode Sync Boxes / RF Master Clock
  • Timecode Smart Slates
  • IFBs / Comteks
  • Camera Hops
  • Playback System

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Henri Rapp - Production Sound Recordist & Location Sound Mixer