Hello, and welcome to my blog!
My name is Jaehyeon Kim, and I am an audio engineer from South Korea.
To start with my background, I was born in Chuncheon-si, a small city in South Korea. I spent most of my childhood here, but also in New Zealand and China. After finishing grade school, I moved to the United States. This was when I began to play bass clarinet through the influence of my mother, and was actively involved in school band and orchestra. When I turned 16, I discovered the field of audio engineering and realized this was my path.
I started studying at Berklee College of music in 2012, and received a Bachelor of Music degree with Music Production & Engineering major and Acoustics & Electronics minor.
Currently, I am:
- FOH engineer at Immanuel Church of Boston
- Intern at Sounmirror, Inc.
- Studio Supervisor at Berklee College of Music
- Freelance audio engineer
This blog is a place where I keep an archive of my thoughts, experiments, and pieces of my life, both big and small. It is not intended for professional purposes, just to keep records and freely share my thoughts.
The name of this blog “Selah Sound Lab” has a special meaning to me. Since I was young, spiritual hymns were biggest influences of my life. My mother used to play an album called “Be Still My Soul” by a group named “Selah” (for more info, click here). Even today, I listen to this album and meditate occasionally.
The hebrew word “Selah” is used 74 times in the Bible, mostly in the book of Psalms. Although the meaning of the word is unknown, it was probably used as a musical mark or instruction which can be translated as “stop and listen,” “pause and think of that,” or “forever.” When I worked at a radio station during college years, I had a radio show called “Selah” which was a time for me to “stop and listen” in the midst of busy life. This is where the first part of the name came from. I would like this blog to be that; a place for me to take a break, think, and experiment creativity.
The second half of the name is “Sound Lab” because I am constantly experimenting sounds of the future with microphones, recording techniques, musicians, performance, and communication. Recently, I have been researching in the area of immersive audio (channel-based and binaural) and its application, especially in classical music.
I hope you enjoy pieces of me, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.