THE HEARTWOOD EXPERIENCE

Heartwood Soundstage is a live performance soundstage that integrates state of the art audio and video production.   We invite the public to be a part of the recording process through our listening room and live streaming platform.  We have striven to build a venue that honors the performers and that showcases the nuance and the power of their musical performance.   By connecting artist and audience in a shared experience we make space for magic.

THE HEARTWOOD TEAM

Dave MeloshDave Melosh  Owner-Manager  has been recording and producing music for over 15 years. Over the last 5 years he has branched out to commercial Video Directing and Producing. Dave recently directed Cypress Sessions, a 6 part live music television program. Dave has scored numerous projects including the full-length martial arts film The Prodigal and the documentary “Civil Indigent.” He’s a student of Bruce Swedien, Michael Jackson’s longtime engineer, and Dave says that Bruce’s philosophy of “music first” has been a guidepost throughout his career.

 

 

 

PaulPaul Pavelka/Owner has spent most of his career working in California in audio post production for the film industry. A graduate of the University of Florida, Paul is adept in the technology of sound, from acoustic design to complex circuitry design. Having honed his skills designing sound stages and state-of-the-art Motion Picture Academy theaters in the greater LA area, Paul is responsible for the acoustic perfection of Heartwood.

 

 

 

 

Hoch ShitamaHoch Shitama/Owner studied philosophy at Penn State and UF before his love of turning wood into beautiful functional art led to his founding of Akira Wood, one of the top wood-crafting companies in the Southeast. Akira’s beautiful work is on display in hotel lobbies and corporate offices from New York to Indianapolis to Miami, and is evident in Heartwood Soundstage from the rescued river cypress entrance to the sweet gum cylindrical diffuser columns that define the stage. Hoch’s love of music was shaped by the British Invasion and the Woodstock era (both he and Bob attended that seminal event) and plays guitar and sings with the band The Shambles.

 

 

 

Dave MeloshYasmeen Benhallam-Creative Director. studied philosophy at Penn State and UF before his love of turning wood into beautiful functional art led to his founding of Akira Wood, one of the top wood-crafting companies in the Southeast. Akira’s beautiful work is on display in hotel lobbies and corporate offices from New York to Indianapolis to Miami, and is evident in Heartwood Soundstage from the rescued river cypress entrance to the sweet gum cylindrical diffuser columns that define the stage. Hoch’s love of music was shaped by the British Invasion and the Woodstock era (both he and Bob attended that seminal event) and plays guitar and sings with the band The Shambles.

 

 

Dave MeloshDavid Levesque Audio/Video Produceris a multi-instrumentalist, composer and audio video producer. An accomplished songwriter and producer

 

 

Dave MeloshWes Wheeler  Event Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

Dave MeloshJarel Wanton Audio Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

Dave MeloshEliza Goldstein Video Producer/ Editoris a photographer, video producer and editor.