Michael has spent the past fifteen years scoring music for TV and radio, producing self-guided audio tours for museums and attractions, and acting as Sound Supervisor for many feature length film and television projects. A partial listing of Bard’s credits follows on page 2.
StudioBard was the first all digital recording facility in the Northwest, and is currently part owner of WaveFrame Software Group , which designs and manufactures audio products specifically targeted to the film and television industry. Michael works closely with software and hardware designers to guide the development of digital audio production tools into the future.
StudioBard regularly teams up with partners Rob Arbittier and Gary Adante at Noisy Neighbors Productions in Sherman Oaks, CA to complete long-form film projects for L.A. based clients who prefer to stay in L.A. and mix on the Noisy Neighbors 48-fader D-Control console.
Before finding himself on the other side of the console, Michael Bard released four jazz albums. The first, on the RCA label, with the band he co-led called "Matrix". The next three records were with the "Simon and Bard Group" and included guest appearances by guitarists Larry Coryell and Ralph Towner. Bard's professional music career includes multiple tours of the U.S. and Canada with an appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival. From 1977 to 1978, he toured North America as Stan Kenton's lead saxophonist.