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Meet our team.

AudioCipher is a small group of designers and developers.  We fell in love the with idea of text-to-music and decided to create a MIDI plugin that would deliver that experience in the DAW. This has taken us into the world of emerging AI music software, due to the popularity of existing text-to-image services. 

Interested in partnering or collaborating with us? 

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Ezra Sandzer-Bell

CEO / FOUNDER / PROJECT MANAGER

Ezra is a musician, copywriter, and digital marketer. He studied music philosophy and wrote two books on esoteric melodic theory before developing AudioCipher. His goal with this software is to create a workflow tool that inspires musicians and removes creative blocks. He bootstrapped the company in 2020 & launched in 2021. Manages all partnerships, advertising, and web dev.

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Stevie Parris

LEAD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Stevie is a motivated software developer who loves writing, producing and performing music. Based in Philadelphia, PA he connected with Ezra online and joined the team in early 2020. AudioCipher was built in the JUCE framework, which Stevie has since become adept in. When he's not working on the app, you can find him playing Fortnite. 

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Carisa Lolmaugh

PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD / ART DIRECTION

With over a decade experience in design, Carisa was brought onto the team due to her unique artistic vision. From the plugin interface to our product trailers, motion graphics and web design, her aesthetic choices define the visual identity of our brand. She played a critical role in early market research and helped us make sure we were building something that people actually use.

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Kimberly Dunivan

ASSISTANT PRODUCT DESIGNER

A talented and detail-oriented designer, Kimmy contributed the initial layout designs for AudioCipher and assisted several times throughout the project to polish and fine tune the plugin layout. She's armed and dangerous in Adobe Illustrator. 

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Chris Gruchacz

VIDEO GAME MUSIC COMPOSER / ABLETON PRODUCER

Chris Gruchacz is a composer based in the Pacific Northwest. As a multi-instrumentalist he specializes in video game music composition and video content creation. Chris has become one of the driving forces behind AudioCipher's video tutorial content, producing dozens of examples across a broad spectrum of genres. 

Some of his most popular contributions to date include a seven day Cyberpunk synthwave challenge, "Cats in Space", time traveling, and rescored trailers for current films like Godzilla Vs Kong.

 

Chris is a composer for hire, so if you need someone who can produce high quality music and sound design content for your game or short film, definitely reach out! 

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Avery Berman

MUSIC PRODUCER / INSTRUCTOR / CONTENT CREATOR

Avery is a composer and producer.  On any given day he is writing music for TV, Games or Brands. He is the winner of the Artists In Music Awards “Best Electronic Artist” and “Producer of the Year” awards. 

 

He co-owns "Elevate Audio,” a music production company that has had it’s music used in over 9,000 project with brands like Uber, Tesla, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, RIOT Games and more.

Interested in upping your production skills with private lessons from Avery? Reach out to us via email or the SoundSponge Discord channel to learn more.

BEATMAKER / COMMUNITY FOUNDER / PODCAST HOST

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Cir Crawford

Cir is an experienced beatmaker and podcast host from Portland, Oregon. As founder of SoundSponge radio and its Discord community, he is dedicated to providing a space where producers can share ideas and learn from each other.

 

When AudioCipher initially launched in January 2021, Cir put together a team of beatmakers and formed the Cipher Circle. They were some of the first producers to use audiocipher for hip hop tracks.  

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