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Level 10 Sound Services
Featuring Tom Krol as Sound Engineer, Composer, Musician, Vocalist, Project Manager, sound support and technician
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Professional Audio Recording, Editing and Mixing
Not just a sound engineer, but experienced ears with attention to detail and perfect musical pitch. Creativity from a pro musician.
Old-school trained and professional experience since the days of analog at Universal Recording in Chicago. Precise and speedy editing from over 22 years experience with Pro Tools. MAC-based Pro Tools HD2 and TDM systems with an arsenal of DSP processing power, Hardy mic pre-amps, isolation booth and insulated studio in quiet and beautiful Wilmette.
Top-of-the-line field audio equipment.
Spanish and Foreign Language Production
A mastery of English grammar & diction. Tom conducts recording sessions of Hispanic voice talent while conversing in Spanish. He can easily proof script reads and suggest foreign language edits and script adjustments for timings. Tom’s synchronization of foreign dialog to picture has been hailed as second-to-none!
He also has experience recording and editing French, Polish and Chinese Mandarins.
Sound Design and Dialog Sweetening
Expert and speedy repair of location audio. Sound design of vocal noises (mouth clicks) through his knowledge of vocal acoustics and vocal perception. Repairs of noisy or damaged audio. Vocal noises can be removed from mixed soundtracks.
Soundtrack Mixing for Film and Audio CD
5-star review of soundtrack mixing from Amazon.com for 18-CD set of "Truth & Life" audio book that employed many celebrity voices.
Expert repair and sweetening of location audio using discreet Pro Tools automation with loads of audio processing power.
Foley recording as well as stock SFX to build soundtracks.
Attention to detail.
Vocal noises removed from mixed soundtracks.
Dolby 5.1 surround mixing and encoding.
Several films mixed by Tom Krol are available at Blockbuster Video.
Custom Music Production and Scoring to Picture
Commercials, industrials, music CD’s, films and sound-a-likes. Tom is a composer and also a music producer and session musician for other songwriters. Credits include guitar for HALO 2 video game music soundtrack, many national commercials, Nashville and Atlantic Records.
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Field Audio Recording and Mixing
Sound engineer and technician at corporate meetings and video shoots. Producers enjoy working with Tom's cool head, expertise, attention to detail, and flexibility. Knowledge of National Electric Code for safe tech setups.
The preferred sound engineer for senior executives.
Top-of-the-line field audio equipment.
Plentiful Post-Production Resources
143 CD’s of music library and still growing!
Large talent pools of professional English and Hispanic voice over actors.
Hispanic voice talent pool rivals rosters from local voice talent agents.
Video Editing, Conversion, DVD Authoring
Readily available for client convenience.
After Effects, DVD Studio Pro and Final Cut Pro on MAC PPC.
Flexible Production Rates
Different production rates offered for different levels of audio product usage: demos, internal usage and broadcast.
DSP Processing Power
Pro Tools HD2 featuring plugins from McDSP and Bombfactory
5 24-bit MIX cards and 2 SampleCell II cards
Equalizers from Focusrite, mcdsp, Bombfactory Pultec, Waves, TC
Compressors from Bombfactory, mcdsp, Focusrite, Drawmer, Multiband Dynamics Tool, Waves
Reverbs from LexiVerb, Waves, TC,
Limiters from Waves, Bombfactory, Drawmer
Analog tape emulation from DUY
Digital noise reduction from BNR
Pitch processing and digital delays from Autotune, Waves, Digirack and DPP (both plugs and outboard boxes from Eventide, Roland)
Chorus/Flanger, Leslie, Vibrato from TC, Voce, Moogerfooger
Waves PAZ audio analyzers
SansAmp and AmpFarm, Lo-Fi, Sci-Fi, MaxBass
Dolby surround
Wiring and Cabling
Licensed electrician in Illinois. Dependable. Experience as cabling technician at Devonshire recording in Los Angeles, at AnswersMedia in Chicago and at Universal Recording in Chicago.
Wiring and Cabling
Experience as cabling technician at Devonshire recording, Los Angeles and at Universal Recording, Chicago. Illinois licensed electrician. Dependable.

























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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