Ron Jarvis Sound Design, Composition, Audio Production, Education         







Custom Recordings for Theme Parks and Musical Theatre



Custom Music for Special Events



Macaw: American Worldbeat Music Band


Andy's Hat

MFA Thesis Project: Musical Composition and SFX Show Control



Booking and Entertainment Consulting



Student Success



Sound Design and Musical Composition for Dance


Traditional Theatrical Sound Designs


Sound Reenforcement for Musical Theatre










Music Production Methods


  • MIDI - musical instrument digital interface. A communications protocol originally developed to control musical instruments

  •  MIDI sequencing - a recording of events rather than sounds that is then used to play and otherwise control musical instruments through MIDI protocol

  • Digital sampling - a digitally recorded sound that is usually then integrated into a musical instrument for playback

  • Software based synthesizers - musical instruments that use digital samples and are internal to the computer itself usually controlled by computer sequencer

  • External hardware synthesizers - outboard tone generators external to the computer itself that are controlled either by keyboard or computer sequencer

  • “Acidized” audio loops - short (usually one or two measures) audio Wave files that are pitch and tempo intelligent. They are used as “building blocks” for musical composition

  • Digital audio processing - the effecting of audio files through computer manipulation

  • Digital Audio recording - the digital recording of acoustically produced sounds (voice, non-electric instruments). Within the confines of Sonar, they are used for synchronous playback with sequences.


  • Most of the audio production work on Andy’s Hat was done in Sonar XL.