Jones Audio Productions was founded by producer/engineer Michael Jones. Educated at UNCA (BS) and NYU (MMMT), Mike has worked in the audio production industry since 1987. He began his recording career by playing in bands and engineering at studios in North Carolina and New York City.

In 1995 he served as the Radio Officer and 3rd Mate of the Research Vessel Heraclitus for most of that year. While aboard, sailing from Miami to Crete, Greece, he conducted research for his master's thesis on underwater sound recording.

Upon his return to NYC he began to focus on audio post-production, honing his editing, mixing and mastering skills. Then in 1999 he spent a month in Cuba as sound recordist for the documentary film "Sin Embargo" and his love for the genre was forever cemented.

Currently, Michael is the Chief Audio Engineer and Co-Producer of PRI's "Afropop Worlwide." He was also the Chief Audio Engineer and a Producer for NPR's "Latino USA" from March 2012 - March 2014. In addition he works in the international film and television industry as a location sound recordist & post-production engineer - specializing in documentary films. He was the main sound recordist for Charles Ferguson's film "Inside Job", which won the 2011 Oscar for Best Documentary (Feature). He was also the sound recordist for "The Queen of Versailles" which premiered opening night at the 2012 Sundance Festival and won Lauren Greenfield The U.S. Directing Award for Documentary.

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Mike has recorded music and production sound in Cuba, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Senegal and throughout the US and EU. In addition to cinematic releases, his work has been broadcast on HBO, CNN, The National Geographic Channel, PBS, The Discovery Channel, A&E, The Food Network, and the Franco-German network Arte among others.


"Mike Jones is one of my favorite people to work with. He was the main audio engineer on "Inside Job," in which he can be seen on-screen miking people up in the title sequence! During production, he was so thoughtful about every set-up, approaching each one as its own sound universe and never defaulting to any one technique. At the end of production, we needed an interview done in Iceland, and could only afford to send Mike and a DP there. I trusted him so much at this point that I asked him if I could hire him to perform the function of a producer as well as being an audio engineer that day. He said yes and took care of everything. Mike is also extremely likable and has great taste in music. I plan to keep working with him as long as I work in film."

Audrey Marrs
Inside Job

"Mike Jones has been the Chief Audio Engineer for our nationally syndicated public radio program, Afropop Worldwide, for nearly fifteen years. He has an outstanding ear for music and voices as well as strong skills in all phases of production. Mike has a very strong commitment to excellence of the final product and professional pride that shows itself over and over again. That means I as the producer can relax and focus on what I need to focus on. Since joining our team in 1993, he has never missed a deadline. Mike is more than an engineer. I value his judgment and he participates in the creative choices we make during every mix."

Sean Barlow
Executive Producer
Afropop Worldwide and afropop.org

"I worked with Mike Jones over the past three years on the documentary "The Queen of Versailles". Throughout it all, I could always rely on Mike to come prepared with a solution to any sound recording need. In addition to his great work ethic and his depth of expertise, I was consistently impressed with his ability to always have his head in the game, putting the production first. He was a pleasure to work with and a true professional. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best sound recording artist and a great guy."

Rebecca Black
The Queen of Versailles

"Mike is a professional, period. When you work with him you get the best possible results and never have to think twice about the integrity of his work. He's extremely detail oriented and deeply reliable. He's a one of kind rising star in the sound world, I would work with him any day."

Bradley Levin
Director/Co-Executive Producer
The National Geographic Channel's "Repossessed!" and "Amish: Out of the Order"

"Mike Jones is one of the best mix engineers I've worked with. Time and time again he's proven to be the finest person for the job. Artful, intelligent mixing that exceed our expectations every time! Working with him is like having a good friend patient enough to listen to all your needs, in this case an anxious producer needing to meet the highest standards for broadcast that millions will hear. I trust his ear, I trust his advice, I trust his craft, and I trust Mike to be honest, professional and'top quality. Furthermore, Mike is attentive and gives productive feedback when his opinion is asked. He's also a wonderful and pleasant person to work with. I love the results and we’ll keep working with Mike, as he never fails to deliver!"

Sanda Htyte
Associate Producer
Radio Rookies

"Mike Jones is our go-to person for all sound needs. He's a consummate professional and a joy to work with. We can't imagine working with anyone else."

Lisa Ades
Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker
Orchard Films

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