MEET THE TEAM

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OUR MISSION

AudioCipher was created by musicians, for musicians. Our goal is to inspire and empower producers, so you never run out of inspiration or raw musical material. Here is a little more info about each member of our ever-expanding team. 

Interested in partnering or collaborating with us? Shoot us a message here!

Ezra Sandzer-Bell

CEO / FOUNDER / PROJECT MANAGER

Former math rock songwriter, video game music composerpublished author, and music theory instructor, Ezra first learned about musical cryptograms in 2007. He bootstrapped AudioCipher and launched the company in 2020, in an effort to make the concept more accessible to every day producers and beat makers.

Carisa Lolmaugh

CO-FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR / LEAD DESIGNER

As Creative Director of AudioCipher, Carisa developed the brand and product aesthetic. From the plugin interface elements, motion graphics/VFX for our trailer and demos, website design, and merch, her sensibilities as a Graphic & Motion Designer continue to define the visual output of the brand. Originally from the Sacramento, California area, she left NYC as a New York Fashion Week stylist and fell in love with Portland, OR in 2011. Carisa made the city full-time home in 2017, and met Ezra that year. In 2020 she worked with Ezra to get AudioCipher off the ground doing market and product research reports, and eventually made the concept designs behind the app and brand design going forward.

Stevie Parris

LEAD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Highly 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. His development skillset and personal dedication continues to amaze us. We hope to continue our collaboration into the future as new features are introduced.

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. She and Stevie are a powerful design/developer combo integral to the team.

CONTENT PARTNERS

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! 

Avery Berman

MUSIC PRODUCER / INSTRUCTOR / CONTENT CREATOR

Ezra and Avery met while they were teaching music at Pyramind, a music production school located in San Francisco.

 

You can find Avery's contributions to AudioCipher on our homepage and across our various social media channels.

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.

Cir Crawford

BEATMAKER / COMMUNITY FOUNDER / PODCAST HOST

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. 

To ensure that AudioCipher users have a community to ask questions and compare notes, Cir and Ezra have developed a dedicated AudioCipher channel at the SoundSponge Discord. 

When you purchase a copy of the app, you will receive instructions on how to access and participate in the Discord channel. You'll find over 100 music producers in the space, ensuring that you always have a place to go to connect and grow as an artist.