Pro Audio and Lighting


As leader of the Pro Audio & Lighting education initiative, Erik Ladendorf is no stranger to the inside of a studio, Erik’s studio work started at the young age of 17.

In 2006, Erik graduated from The Recording Institute of Detroit majoring in Recording, Engineering & Producing. In the studio, Erik is multi-faceted working in a multitude of genres including Rock, Hip-Hop, EDM, Folk & Jazz and holding certifications in Pro Tools, Logic & Reason production software suites.

Erik’s audio experience landed him a position as an Elite National Trainer with Beats by Dre, working directly with Jimmy Iovine & the Beats corporate team. While at Beats Erik represented the brand at trade shows, producing training videos & working one-on-one with recording artists.

After leaving Beats, Erik accepted an offer as Academy Director at Axis Music Academy Birmingham. As Academy Director Erik worked closely with both instructors and students, creating educational programs & special events.

During Erik’s time as an educator both at Axis Music and Beats he saw a growing need for an  educational program for Pro Audio & Tech and began to develop that program with the team at Pro Audio & Lighting, a recognized leader in the retail, rental & install industry. Outside of educating & work, Erik’s passion lies in high end and vintage audio – with vast experience in analog & digital recording techniques.

Pro Audio & Lighting is proud to welcome Erik to the team.


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