Michael Worthington owns and operates Soundworthy, a music mastering and film sound studio in Ballina.
Michael spent his early years in electronics and as a guitarist doing gigs, which lead him to pursue his interest in sound.
Michael migrated to audio engineering in live and studio sound, working as a FOH and studio engineer in Brisbane, Queensland, during the 80’s and 90’s. Over the last twenty years Michael has honed his art at various locations, Recording, Mixing and Mastering. most notably as Mastering Engineer at Rockinghorse Studios, Byron Bay, and working from his home studio, Soundworthy.
Having a love for Cinema and Film, Michael focused his interest on surround sound in the mid 90’s, experimenting with, and researching industry practices in, surround sound in both film and music. After completing a degree with First Class Honours in Contemporary Music majoring in 5.1 Mixing, Michael has embarked on research for a PhD exploring the compositional aspects of film and music production in surround sound.
Michael’s talent has attracted composers and directors to engage him into sound design and 5.1 mixing from across the globe, a combination of creative elements Michael refers to as Surround Design.
When not in the studio Michael shares his extensive knowledge in sound theory through his teaching positions at the School of Audio Engineering (SAE, Byron Bay) and Southern Cross University (Lismore).
1997-00 Rockinghorse Studios – Mastering Engineer
Registered Business “Soundworthy”
Recorded & mixed over 80 Albums
Mastered over 700 Albums
Contract with AIM Records for Re-Mastering Re- Releases over 100 Albums
Film Post SoundDesign & Mixing in 5.1 surround & stereo
Music mix in 5.1