About Alphonso Soosay
Audio Recording, Sound Mix Engineer & Home Theatre Consultant
Born in Singapore, migrated to Australia In 1981.
Alphonso Soosay designed and built the first floating Audio Recording Studio in Singapore named “Audio Visual Workshop”. His article is in the Singapore Straits Times, 30 July 1981 page 4, titled as ‘Floating Idea Man’. A Review by Kannan Chandran.
Alphons‘s achievements and experiences are:
- 2002 Written articles for i-Audio magazine (Singapore) about Home Theatre, Speakers and Room Acoustics. Volume 3, 13/09/02 & Volume 30, 21/09/04.
- 1965 – 1969: Musician (Drummer) performed with Naomi & The Boys in Singapore and other Asian countries. They were a household name and one of the popular and successful Pop Band in Singapore and Malaysia.
- 1982: Engineered the Multi-Audio tracks for talking tabloids for Sentosa Wax Museum Singapore at “Audio Visual Workshop”..
- 1982 – 1985: Written songs for recording artistes in Singapore & Malaysia for WEA Records.
- 1983: Engineered ‘Live Concert’ Audio Reinforcement for the 3rd Annual Asean Popular Song Festival in Indonesia.
- 1974 – 1985: Manager for popular Singapore pop group, Gingerbread.
- 1983: Engineered and Produced an Album that went Gold for the popular Singapore Pop group, Gingerbread.
- 1985: Invited as a Judge for the finals of the Asia Pacific (ABU) Song Festival in Singapore SBC.
- 1982 – 1985: Worked as a live concert engineer and sound-mixed many of the bands in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Perth shows. Organised audio-visual systems for presentations to large corporate conventions such as Rank Xerox in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangkok.
- 1985: Audio engineered the first Police Live Rock Concert for the youths in Singapore at the Police Academy. In attendance were Singapore’s President Wee Kim Wee, Home Affairs Minister S. Jayakumar and Commissioner of Police Goh Young Hong.
- 1986: Engineered and Co-Produced a Rock Album in Perth called ‘Symbiosis’ which was claimed as ‘The Best from the West’ by Sydney’s Juke Magazine 1986.
- 1989 – 1991: Worked as an Operations Manager at then Lombardo’s Entertainment Complex. Managed the nite club and made arrangements for the music entertainment and performances schedule on a weekly basis.
- 1995: Commissioned as a freelance acoustic consultant to provide acoustic sound treatment in the then called Cargos Nite Club. Now the club has changed name to Metropolis. Also performed as a freelance acoustic consultant to provide acoustic sound treatment to “Douglas Hi-Fi” Home Theatre showroom in Murray Street. Perth.
- 2000 – 2006: Worked as a freelance consultant for West Coast Hi-Fi to commission home theatre home systems for their customers.
- 1993 – to-date: Currently working with Edith Cowan University Perth responsible for the multi-media and audio-visual needs.