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Chad Helmonds

chad.helmonds@mcnallysmith.edu

Chad Helmonds

Born and raised in the Bay Area of California, Chad complete his first degree, a BS in Journalism and Mass Communication, at Humboldt State University in Northern California. He then moved to Minneapolis to attend IPR. After graduating as valedictorian, earning the ICON award and becoming Pro Tools and Logic certified, Chad set out on a series of internships and freelance work before opening up his own professional studio Black Apple Productions/Studios.

Chad is a producer, engineer, musician and songwriter with a strong engineering background and production skills to match. He has worked with both national and local artists in various styles of music. “Music is one of the most powerful entities in the world. It is one of the few things that have the power to invoke emotions within millions and millions of people. As a producer and engineer, I am given the honor and responsibility of capturing and preserving an artist’s musical and emotional integrity, essentially for a lifetime. This is something I take to heart and never take lightly.” Chad greatly enjoys being a studio owner and having the opportunity to work, produce and write with diverse musicians all across the country.

Outside of his recording life, Chad enjoys writing his own music and filling in as a musician for various bands. He is also the master of knowing how to fast-forward through commercials and hit the STOP button on his TIVO right before the show comes back on. He is also working hard toward earning his Pro Card as a competitive Strongman and Powerlifter.