Martin is the sweetener of sound. He tweaks concert recordings with echo so they sound like what you hear on the radio.
“It’s a standard,” he said.
“What we’re used to hearing in recordings is a certain amount of reverb just by being raised in the states and the recordings we listen to,” he said. “It sounds a little fancier.”
Martin Klemm, a broadcast engineer at WMUK/102.1 FM on campus, produces, records and troubleshoots audio production at the station. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in audio.
At 30 years old, he’s at his first career job. He’s still learning a lot by looking back at his years at WMU.
“Try to minimize your debt,” he said. “Money can kill the spirit, a lack of it.”