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Award-winning Audio Book Soundtrack
Microsoft's HALO 2 game soundtrack
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“Petersburg”
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“Eye on the Sandman”
Film Foetus
“Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River”
Hornbill Films
“Get a Life”
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Client Testimonials
Kevin Maci, Producer at 312 MEDIA, Chicago, IL
“There’s no other sound engineer I’d rather have working with me on Satellite Media Tours (TV & radio) than Tom Krol. He’s a true professional.”
Firstline Media, Atlanta, GA
“Tom’s audio mix for our SMT was the best I've heard coming from another broadcast studio.”
Q Creative LLC for Accenture, St. Charles, IL
Tom earned a Q Center Service Spot Award in 2010 presented by John Haney. “Tom really hustled and went way out of his job description to do an important task quickly.”
Walgreen Company Meetings and Media, Deerfield, IL
“Level 10 Sound products are of the highest quality available in professional audio production. We enjoy working closely with Tom, but many times our hectic schedule has not allowed us to monitor the production personally. This is where Tom’s strength as a producer comes in. We have done business with Tom Krol since 1994, and I know that when I leave a project in Tom’s hands, it will be done on time, on budget, and to the highest quality standards.”
B&B Business Media Productions, Inc., Chicago, IL
“At B&B we pride ourselves in delivering quality business to business media productions coupled with the very best customer service...but we can’t do it alone. We continuously turn to Tom at Level 10 Sound for our voice over production as well as audio sweetening. Tom delivers not only on-time, on-budget and on-the-mark quality audio productions each and every time but he also does it with an un-relenting passion for customer service.
Tom at Level 10 Sound therefore makes our videos and multimedia programs sound and ‘feel’ better with what seems like a wave of the TK Audio wand...but we know it’s really just Tom’s magic at work.”
StoryTel Foundation, Omaha, NE
“Relentless Pursuit of Quality is exactly what I want my company to become known for, and that can only happen by always working with artists and craftsmen, like Tom Krol and associates of Level 10 Sound, who adamantly refuse to go any other way.”
Walgreen Company Systems Training, Deerfield, IL
“Based on the experience I've had along with my co-workers at Walgreens, we highly recommend Tom Krol for audio production. He's a great VO producer. He is very attentive and a very quick editor, for which we named him 'flying fingers' Krol. He's been great at recording sessions; correcting words that were mispronounced and understanding which words should or should not be stressed. He had a great rapport with the talent and our department and was considerate to all parties involved. The accuracy of the proofing and filenames was always excellent. We've always been confident that we would receive great quality sound, and the turnaround time met our deadlines every time. He is pleasant to work with and his knowledge of Spanish was also very helpful for Walgreens multimedia training.”
"Truth & Life" Audio Book, Bmedia, East Dundee, IL
Award-winning soundtrack mix for the dramatized Audio Bible New Testament "Truth & Life" audio book. As "rerecording sound engineer," Tom was the final step in the production process, mixing The Word over sound effects, dialog and music and then mastering for CD. Amazon.com gave this product mixed by Tom 5 stars, stating that it "elegantly blends voices, sound effects and original music," with celebrity voices including Stacy Keach, Michael York, Brian Cox, Sean Astin, Neal McDonough, Kristen Bell, Malcolm McDowell, John Rhys-Davies and more.
Earl Greenberg, owner/producer at Chicago VideoWorks, Northbrook, IL
“We’ve hired Tom a number of times to do sound engineering for multi-camera shoots and commercials. The best thing about having him around is that I never have to second guess or ever check the sound while dealing with visual-related things. He has the equipment, the skills and he knows how to use them both, all above and beyond the call of duty. I'd also recommend him to anyone who needs an electrician or a classical guitarist who sings very well.”
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Chicago, IL
“Tom at Level 10 Sound has assisted Neal Gerber Eisenberg with several projects and we have been pleased each time with the quality product and exemplary customer service. This is what keeps us going back to Level 10 Sound for all our audio production needs. In particular, Tom Krol is so easy to work with and provides excellent client service with a dedication to producing the highest quality project, while still turning projects quickly.”
McDonald’s Corporation, Oak Brook, IL
“Thank you for the outstanding job you did on the arrangement and recording for our presentation. Your music was received with great enthusiasm from the audience. I also appreciated the speed and professionalism with which you did the track and the exceptional quality of the job.”
Abbvie, Abbott Park, IL
While I continue to be a valued supplier for Abbvie, it is against Abbvie company policy to offer their vendor a testimonial.
Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL
While I continue to be a valued supplier for Abbott, it is against Abbott company policy to offer their vendor a testimonial.
"Spotlighters at the Mette," Wilmette Theatre, Wilmette, IL
“Thank you so much to Tom for a job well done. I appreciate the guidance he provided to me in the selection of the new microphones, plus he saw to it that the sound was just perfect for our Spotlighters. It gave me great comfort to work with Tom, knowing that our sound was in such capable hands. Kudos to him.”
Dick Neff, independent producer
“Tom Krol has two of the best ears in the business. His technical abilities and attention to detail are second to none. And he's one of the best arrangers I've ever worked with.”
Lionbridge, Waltham, MA
“The voice syncing on the video is excellent. The talent and studio really matched the cadence and character of the English talking heads very well.”
Don Johnston Inc., Volo IL
“The high-quality audio work from Level 10 Sound has helped us to be more competitive in our market. I was very pleased with both the voice and your original music. They really capture the message we’re trying to convey.”
Microsoft’s Bungie Studios, HALO 2, Seattle, WA
“We liked your guitar tracks for HALO 2 so much that we made a separate music mix for the game’s soundtrack featuring your guitar instead of those from Steve Vai.”
Sidney Friedman, composer and songwriter, Chicago, IL
“I’ve used Tom at Level 10 Sound numerous times over the years. I admire his ears and skills with Pro Tools. He has a quick ear and is amazingly fast on Pro Tools. Tom is no ordinary sound engineer. He’s a musician who brings a lot of musical knowledge to my projects.”
John Lawler, musical artist, Chicago, IL
“Tom Krol has an inherent understanding when it comes to recording acoustic music. Tom, having studied music (both acoustic and otherwise) is undoubtedly the reason why I can make this comment. After having recorded my first CD at Level 10 Sound, I’m returning to record my second CD there as well.”
Film Foetus, Chicago, IL
“The original music, audio sweetening and sound design for my film were outstanding. I was very impressed with Tom's ability to convey my ideas, but more importantly, he took them to the next level, which led to a killer score that has exceeded my expectations for the film.”
Hornbill Films, Chicago, IL
"The mixing and sound sweetening performed by Tom Krol with his special audio magic talents has raised the bar a notch or two. Without him, we would have no film. A consummate professional with an ear for just the right kind of needed improvements."
Eddie Caldwell, songwriter and music producer, Chicago, IL
“Tom has always kept a competitive rate for the studio for me. He’s the fastest guy on Pro Tools out there! His intuitive ears make my job easier. He does a lot of creative things with editing and mixing too.”
Music sounds only as good as its engineercan make it sound
Plays 5 instruments and sings professionally
Met in the studio: Frank Sinatra, James Earl Jones, Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Ramsey Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Baxter (The Doobie Brothers) and The Dells.
Met & recorded Marion Brooks (NBC), Zoriada Sambolin (NBC), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, WBBM's Felecia Middlebrooks, His Excellency Paul Kagame - President of Rwanda, Chicago Bears Matt Forte, Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs Javier Baez, MLB Ryan Dempster, Fox Sports Troy Aikman, Victoria's Secret supermodel Karlie Kross, Tiffani Thiessen (90210, Saved by the Bell, Cooking Channel), S Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order, Chicago Med, major movies), Bill Rancic (first season winner on "The Apprentice"), Giuliana Rancic (E! news), Monica Pedersen (HGTV), WNUA's Denise Jordan Walker, Dr./Fr. Michael Pfleger, Dominic Capone (great nephew of Al Capone), Abbott CEO Miles White, Marcelo Balboa (US Soccer Hall of Fame), Elimar Ugueto (Univision, ESPN), Steve Downes of WDRV "The Drive," children's book authors Ridley Pearson and Tom Watson, Top Chef Stephanie Izard, Chef Raghavan Iyer, Ty Pennington, Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling, and Archbishop Burke of The Vatican.
Played guitar on the HALO 2 soundtrack to complement guitar tracks by Steve Vai, as well as guitars on countless national commercials and for Atlantic Records. Performed guitar live on WFMT.
Solves Rubik's cube
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