Jesse Naus – Owner/ Engineer
Starting his music career as a performer Jesse was trained on piano, drums, and Saxophone from an early age. While never losing his love of playing his focus did move to music/sound engineering in 2001. After receiving his BM in sound recording from Duquesne University Music School, he started his professional career working for Digital Dynamics Audio Inc. In 2007 he purchased the company from it original owners and turned it into what it is today (Red Caiman Media, Inc.). Jesse is now a full time engineer at Red Caiman Media Inc, an adjunct professor of audio at Duquesne University, and The Director of the City Music Center Technology program.
Lee Hintenlang – Engineer/Manager
A graduate from Duquesne University’s Music Technology program, Lee’s infatuation with recording began (like so many others) in the basements of high school rock bands. Taking the role of both talent and engineer molded his perspective on the recording process. After attending Duquesne and obtaining his Bachelors in Music, Lee continued his education and went on to graduate with his Master’s in Multimedia from Duquesne University.
Lee’s passion for music and recording brought him to Red Caiman Media where he continues to explore experiences from both sides of the glass. He performs and records with the local Folk Rock band City Dwelling Nature Seekers as well as the newly formed Silencio. This group has been learning and performing musical works from David Lynch films as well as creating original music. His familiarity with different musical styles, music theory and different recording techniques makes him a valuable asset to Red Caiman Media.
Mike Hammer – Engineer
Mike has a passion for music that has expanded to all aspects of the audio industry over the last 15 years. He has played multiple instruments in several bands and has released 4 albums. His passion became a career when he was hired at World of Music in Erie, PA to head up their Recording and PA department. After 2 years he moved to Pittsburgh where he spent the next 4 years honing his skills at Pianos N Stuff in the Recording and PA department. Now Mike works as a full time engineer for Red Caiman Media where he has completed projects ranging from electronic music to live bands to sound and music design for film and everything in between. He is also currently the Front of House engineer for the national act Rusted Root. With this band he has mixed and recorded over 250 live shows including multiple radio shows, news broadcasts, live televised events, and even a Pittsburgh Steelers Halftime Show. Mike is not afraid to tackle any audio project or genre and he enjoys facing the challenges that an ever-changing music industry provides.