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History: Audy Kimura began his engineering career
at Sounds of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii with his first client, Don
Ho. At the time, Allen Sides (Ocean Way) was a frequent visitor
and mentor as was Bill Putnam (UREI) who was his first audio instructor.
has won the 1st Place in the U.S. International Film & Video
Festival Award, 8 Awards as a composer and artist from the Hawaii
Academy of recording arts, 2 Telly Finalist Awards, and has been
honored with a resolution from the full Hawaii State Senate and
House of Representatives commending him for his work. He has produced
and engineered projects for Amherst Records (Glenn Medeiros), Epic/Sony,
Universal Music (Polydor) Japan, 7-Eleven Japan, Dentsu, Toyota,
NEC and others. He also serves as the
1994 to 2002 Kimura was the "Audio/Acoustics Consultant"
for the Hawaii Convention Center and was retained by the State of
Hawaii for the design, construction and certification of the $350
million facility until completion of the project. Kimura is also
a respected guitarist, currently sponsored by Godin. He composed,
produced and engineered TV jingle and news music package for CBS
Hawaii (KGMB TV), 2 TV shows on Fox Hawaii (KHON TV), station jingle
package for KORL 99.5 FM, jingle package for Verizon and numerous
CD and video projects.
He also did national TV commercials
for 7-Eleven, NEC, Toyota in Japan and theme songs for FM-Yokohama,
and FM-TokyoKimura recorded one of the world's top classical guitarists,
Barbosa-Lima (Concorde Records) for an upcoming CD project.
to provide the music for CBS Hawaii TV and for 2 TV shows on Fox
Hawaii TV, commercials for The Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii's largest
daily owned by Gannett Corp.), New Wave Broadcasting, The Hyatt
Regency Waikiki and others.
An avid user/fan
of Radar 24 technology, Kimura is also Radar 24's official dealer
in Hawaii and offers "Special
Pricing" for Studioexpresso members. For interested parties,
Audy can arrange a demo session in Hollywood. "I started
as an analog diehard and reluctantly started using some digital.
Radar 24 gave me the best of both. The great sound, resolution AND
reliability of analog but with the power of digital, all in a package
which was designed for the user. What a concept! No crashes, no
freezes, no tape wear and painless to use so you can concentrate
on making music." Kimura is specially satisfied with iZ Technology
(makes Radar 24) support: "I will tell you that iZ Technology
has toll free, free, unlimited Tech. Support and has the best support
I have ever received from any company in any industry - another
reason I'm sold on Radar 24. I have yet to be put on hold or wait
more than seconds for answers to my questions. That's the kind of
customer service I can rely on," says Kimura.
The land Has Eyes
Audi Kimura co-wrote and co-produced the original score for The
Land Has Eyes which was selected for the 2004 Sundance Film
Festival, Montreal, NY, Brisbane, Shianghai, Hawaii, Rotterdam,
Maui and Singapore film festivals among others.
The Land Has Eyes is the first Fijian film to be submitted for nomination
for an Oscar.
Contact: Audy Kimura