Founded by USC School of Cinematic Arts alum Madison McGaughy, mad4sound, located in the heart of Hollywood, is a boutique sound house dedicated to delivering stellar on set and post production audio.
Members of the mad4sound team were trained by top industry professionals and award winning filmmakers. We have actively worked in every facet of film and television production, both on set and off - from camera, art, and post - to writing, producing, and directing films of our own. This knowledge allows our team to understand the needs of our clients and fellow crew members, which is key in creative collaboration.
Our experienced sound recordists and engineers love a good challenge. We have successfully recorded in complex locations such as helicopters, laundromats, and distilleries, as well as unpredictable situations involving children and fussy babies, loud music, and recording in foreign languages. We always capture and create the best audio possible.
Our clients can trust that no matter the size of the production, every project is treated with the same care, skill, and eye (or ear) for detail. Our goal is to provide an excellent product while making everyone's job - from the director, to camera department, and beyond - as easy as we can; that includes rarely hearing the words "Hold for sound".
Based in Hollywood and San Diego, CA. Available for travel worldwide.
Owner and chief sound engineer A native San Diegan, Madison always knew she wanted to be in the film industry. She discovered her love of sound while attending USC. Upon graduating, she founded mad4sound and has collaborated with high-profile talent and crews, locally and internationally. When not on set or in the studio, she enjoys the domestic arts of sewing and cooking vegan cuisine.
Sound recordist and designer Originally from the Philippines, Nix is now an independent filmmaker in San Francisco. She finds sound recording quite meditative and loves getting immersed in a world full of puzzles when she sound designs.
Sound editor and designer Born and raised in Toronto, Bridget moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream and career in filmmaking. She graduated from USC with her degree in Film and Television Production. Along with her passion for sound design, she is also a music enthusiast, an occasional gym rat, and an LA foodie. She is currently working as a sound editor and designer in Toronto.
Sound recordist, designer, and boom op Born and raised in Hong Kong, Emily was tired of the noise pollution and moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to begin her studies at USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she majored in Film and Television Production and specialized in sound. Besides working on set and in post, she loves to take a recorder and capture the sounds of the city.
Sound editor, designer, and mixer Originally a San Diego DJ, Michael has a long time love of sound. During his time at Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, he was nominated for the Cinema Audio Society’s Student Recognition Award for sound mixing. His experience is in designing and mixing features, TV shows, and video games.
Sound designer, foley artist, and mixer Originally from San Diego, Dakota is a musician who developed a passion for sound and the process of audio post-production. He has years of experience providing live sound reinforcement and lighting design for theater performances, and is now a producer of several nationally syndicated radio shows.
Crew Cat Billy Wilder - aka BiWi - brings his own unique talents to the mad4sound studio. His purrfectly pawsitive cattitude and exuberant energy never fail to inspire.