Russ Hamm founded SonicPresence® in New York City in 2015. He has more than 40 years of experience working in studios and on film sets – recording top musical artists, producing sound for films and developing leading-edge technology solutions.
Hamm founded Qmedia, a milestone provider that leveraged broadband opportunities for media customers using the newly built national fiber infrastructure, establishing network technology that is currently used by ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN and FOX. Prior to that, he collaborated with Bell Labs on large-scale digital systems for music and film, and was president of Gotham Audio Corporation and G Prime Limited, a leading distributor of professional audio products. Hamm has led media industry engineering and technical organizations and twice received the Audio Engineering Society Board of Governors award for outstanding service. He is a member of the Recording Academy, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Chris Van Deusen co-founded SonicPresence® in 2015, bringing with him 10+ years of creative and industrial design experience. He oversees company branding, marketing, and press inquiries. Van Deusen also played a large role in developing and refining the form factor of the company’s flagship SP15 Spatial Microphone. On the weekends, he plays guitar and performs in the NYC-based rock band, Animal Reporters
Mike Dvorscak joined Sonic Presence in late 2018 after a chance encounter at AES NY. As Principal Sound Engineer, Dvorscak plays a critical role in product development, acoustics research and prototype assembly. He also creates and edits video and sound compositions for the company’s online presence. Dvorscak has a degree in Studio Production and Audio Engineering from SUNY Purchase.
In 2019, he co-founded Beachball Records – a music collective and creative studio based out of Brooklyn, NY.
Alex Hernandez joined the team in 2019 after meeting in Anaheim, California for Vidcon. His background is in augmented and virtual reality, web design and development, and has a passion for products like the SP-15 that break the mold and can make the internet more human. At Sonic Presence he is the lead designer, focusing on our online branding and strategy for the years to come.