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Experienced Audio Engineer And Producer Joins SAE As New Head Studio Supervisor

Micah Livesay, SAE Auckland's new Head Studio Supervisor.
Musician, audio engineer, producer and gear wizard, Micah Livesay, joins the SAE Auckland team as the new Head Studio Supervisor.


SAE Creative Media Institute is pleased to welcome audio engineer and producer, Micah Livesay, to the SAE team.

Since graduating with a Bachelor in Audio Engineering, Micah has worked at York Street Studios, NZ Rock Shop, and run his own audio and producing company, Supreme Audio. He will continue to freelance as a producer and audio engineer alongside his role as Head Studio Supervisor at SAE.

Well experienced in the music industry, Micah has worked with the likes of Shihad and Phil Rudd (the former drummer for AC/DC). He produced and engineered Hunter’s first EP, which made it to the Herald top 100 EPs in 2015.

His musical tastes are wide ranging; he has enjoyed working on Hip Hip, Rock and Alternative Pop records. His latest project is engineering and producing an EP for Wellington Band, GirlBoss, which he describes as ‘dreamy lo-fi pop.’

Hailing from Wanganui, where his family still live, Micah grew up around music. His mother is a classical opera singer, his sister is a classical pianist and there are other notable musicians in his wider family.

‘Sing-a-longs around the piano tend to be next level in our family,’ he says with a smile.

As Head Supervisor at SAE, Micah looks after the running of the studios and the studio supervisor staff. His role is instrumental in keeping the studios running and maintaining and keeping track of gear.

Of his career, Micah says: ‘I want to work with passion projects, people who inspire me.’

That includes SAE.

‘I loved my time studying at SAE. After being in the industry I felt I had something I could come and give back. I have enjoyed my time on the SAE Industry Advisory Committee and it’s great to now be on the staff. I look forward to working with the students here.’

Micah spent his first few week on the job getting stuck in by overhauling the gear booking systems, moving everything to a new space on campus. He also catalogued everything.

SAE Campus Director, Dr Suzette Major, is pleased to welcome Micah to permanent team.

‘Micah has already made significant positive changes. It was incredible to come back from our summer break to a transformed gear storage space. It’s fantastic to welcome him to the SAE whanau.’ 

Further information: 

About SAE

SAE Auckland offers world-leading government accredited courses in creative media across two discipline streams – audio and film. Internationally, SAE is a leading global educator, operating 53 campuses in 27 countries. Originating as an audio engineering institute in 1976, SAE has evolved to offer world-class qualifications in animation, design, digital journalism, film, games and web & mobile. SAE is a part of the Navitas group. Further information about SAE is available at

About Navitas

Navitas is an Australian global education leader providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 100 colleges and campuses in 27 countries. Navitas is an ASX Top 200 Company. Further information about Navitas is available at

Contact details: 
For further information contact: Heidi North SAE New Zealand M: (+64) 22 0283579 E:

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SAE Auckland

8 Mar 2018