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Bruce Tambling
Curriculum Vitae

458A Reynolds Circle

San Jose, California 95112


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Qualifications Summary

Award-winning recording engineer and composer with experience producing more than 200 albums for world-class artists on major record labels. Proven track record as an educator with more than 15 years upper-division college-level teaching experience. Founder of Northern California's first Digidesign Authorized Pro Tools Certification Training Center; first individual to be certified as Pro Tools Expert-Level Instructor for Music and Post by Digidesign. Familiar with all peripheral software (Reason, Ableton Live, and third-party plug-ins). Expert with online education and Internet delivery systems for streaming audio and video media.


Pursuing Master of Science in Education (expected completion: Spring 2020)
Bachelor of Science in Music Technology, Charter Oak State College (2007)
Audio Arts Certificate, Recording Connection (1989)
Music and Sound Therapy Practitioner Certificate, Institute for Music, Health & Education – School of Therapeutic Sound and Music (1993)


Pro Tools Expert Instructor Certification, Digidesign, 2003 (First non-Digidesign employee to achieve expert certification in world)
Pro Tools Expert Certification in Music, Digidesign, 2003
Pro Tools Expert Certification in Post, Digidesign, 2003
Pro Tools Instructor Certification, Digidesign, 2002
Pro Tools Operator Certification in Music, Digidesign, 2002
Pro Tools Operator Certification in Post, Digidesign, 2002
Waves Certification Level A, Waves Inc., 2007
Waves Gold Level Certification, 2013

Teaching Experience

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA, 2005-Present
Instructor – Music Technology

Expanded curriculum with streaming audio and video content. Provided technical support for large network arts lab and dedicated audio/video recording and production studio. Initiated, negotiated and installed software plug-ins for media lab from McDSP. Created new curriculum, "Mix It Like a Record," in collaboration with Grammy award-winning engineer Charles Dye. Scheduled industry professional guest speakers, and facilitated field trips to professional recording studios and industry events.

Classes Taught:

MUS 66A Introduction to Electronic Music: Composing with Pro Tools
MUS 66B Introduction to Electronic Music: Production
MUS 80 Recording Arts I: Sound Reinforcement
MUS 81A Recording Arts II: Digital Audio Production
MUS 82A Recording Arts III: Mixing & Mastering
MUS 82B Recording Arts III: Pro Tools 101 Certification

Cogswell Polytechnical College

Sunnyvale, CA, 2001-Present
Instructor – Digital Audio Technology

Developed new curriculum in digital audio technology, including distance learning courses with streaming multimedia content. Supervised senior thesis and portfolio projects. Established Cogswell College as Digidesign authorized training center. Serve as Academic advisor for Music Producers Club. Designed and managed facility upgrades: control rooms and studios, wiring, acoustics, equipment purchases, and hardware/software installations.

Classes Taught:

MU480 Music Business
DA330 Film Composing
DA440 Digital Sound Design
DA450 Foley/SFX/ADR
DA200 Audio Recording I
DA300 Audio Recording II
DA401 Advanced Audio Recording
DA215 Portfolio Preparation
DA491 Portfolio I
DA492 Portfolio II

Audiome (Digidesign Authorized Pro School)

San Francisco, CA, 2005-Present
Pro Tools Instructor

Teach the highest levels of Pro Tools Certification to industry professionals and teachers seeking Instructor Certification at San Francisco’s state of the art audio post production studio, “One Union”.

Waves, Inc.

Israel, 2006-Present
Instructor – Waves Certification Program

Curriculum development consultant and beta test site instructor for the leading third party plug-in developer for Pro Tools and all digital audio workstations. Teach Waves Certification Level A course.


Daly City, CA, 2002-Present
Pro Tools Trainer

Train Digidesign employees, including technical support, sales, and marketing department personnel, and upper level management executives.

Career Connection

Hollywood, CA, 1992-Present
Director of Curriculum Development

Design curriculum for nationally accredited recording arts program that prepares students for careers in the broadcast and digital media industries. Distribute course materials to hundreds of teachers and thousands of students across the nation. Developed online version for “on demand” Internet access.

Future Rhythm, Llc (Digidesign Authorized Pro School and Apple Training Center)

San Jose, CA 2002-2005
Chief Instructor / Founder / President / Co-Owner

Established the first Digidesign Certified Pro School in Northern California offering the highest levels of Pro Tools Certification for Music and Post Production. Expanded to include Apple Certification: Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro and DVD Pro classes. Hired, trained and supervised teaching faculty. Designed and constructed state of the art class room facilities. Maintained tech support and hardware/software upgrades for three large audio/video labs. Trained university professors from all over the United States and abroad. Achieved approval from the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary & Vocational Education. Developed new curriculum for music and post production. Created new classes featuring Reason software. Designed and created all website content. Created business plan, marketing and advertising, accounting, budgeting, legal contracts; organized and presented public seminars.

Classes Taught:

Pro Tools 101
Pro Tools 110
Pro Tools 201
Pro Tools 210M
Pro Tools 210P
Pro Tools 310M
Pro Tools 310P

Community School For The Arts

Mountain View, CA, 2002-2004
Instructor – Music Technology

Develop new curriculum and provide tech support in learning lab. Taught Audio Recording, Music Production, Pro Tools, and Reason courses.

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA, 1990-1995
Instructor – Audio Arts and Music Composition

Create new curriculum to compliment Music Department program.

Classes Taught:

MUSIC 001 Recording Engineering A
MUSIC 111 Recording Engineering B
MUSIC 014 Electronic Composition A
MUSIC 114 Electronic Composition B

Showcase Music Institute

San Jose, CA, 1985-1990
Music Instructor

Directed group ensembles and organized concerts. Taught Afro-Brazilian Percussion, Synthesizer Programming, Piano, and Electronic Music Production courses.

World Of Music

Cupertino, CA, 1973-1984
Private Music Instructor

Taught Drums, Guitar and Piano to 60 students/week. Organized, rehearsed and conducted ensemble performances and recitals.

Piedmont High School

Piedmont, CA, 1974-1976
Percussion Ensemble and Drum Line Instructor

Professional Experience


1998-Present Consultant / Beta Tester

Owned, operated and tested every software and hardware product released since the company's inception.

Suspect Studios

Co-Owner / Chief Audio Engineer

Refurbish and update commercial recording facility. Install new equipment. Manage studio bookings, provide customer service.

Future Rhythm Studios

President / Co-Owner / Chief Audio Engineer

Multi-room professional recording facility specializing in music production and audio post production for film and television. Hire, train and supervise employees.

Financial Freedom Society, Inc.

Multimedia Producer

Created educational content for Certified Financial Planners and their clients. Responsible for writing, producing and encoding audio and video content for Internet distribution. Delivered weekly programs to over 100,000 paid subscribers in over 50 countries. Initiated cutting edge streaming technologies in many formats including Real Media, Windows Media, Quicktime, Flash and mp3.

Tambling Sound Recording Studios

Owner / Head Engineer

Create business plan, raise capital, marketing, and accounting. Engineered and produced projects for Motown, Windham Hill, Sony, MCA, BMG, Atlantic, Tommy Boy, Warner Brothers, Giant Records, 20th Century Fox, New World Pictures, KQED, CNN, Apple Computer, NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, MTV, Time-Life Books, Sun Microsystems, Turner Broadcasting, and Citicorp.

Engineering And Production Credits - Artists

Miles Davis Band Madonna Gloria Estefan Stevie Wonder Band Chick Corea Band
Quincy Jones Doobie Brothers Carlos Santana Boyz-II-Men Journey
Tower of Power Jefferson Starship Todd Rundgren Yellow Jackets Huey Lewis and the News
Eddie Money MC Hammer Sammy Hagar Jan and Dean San Francisco Symphony
Silvester Dave Wekl E-40 Acoustic Alchemy Jon Anderson of YES
Jimmy Carter Sally Fields Bill Gates Anthony Gilmore Andrew Seidel
Fat Sack Grant Reeves Big Ed Moore Ben Ross Edwin Hawkins Singers
Eric B and Rakim Ed Goldfarb Garth Webber Tom Kennedy San Jose Symphony
Lyle Workman WhoRiddas Myron Dove Sylvia Brown Lilly Knauls
Jack Welsh Prairie Prince Bruce Kaphan Charles Dye John Lee Sanders
Iasos Soulstice Thai Pop Sukuos Stars Kingtech and Sway
Martha Stewart Kosmik Musik Samba Ngo Irene Sazer Camper Van Beethoven

Engineering And Production Credits - Studios

Fantasy Studios The Plant LA Studios Sony Music Different Fur
Music Annex Coast Recording Live Oak Studios Ocean Way Lucas Skywalker Ranch
The Site Wavegroup Skyline Studios Cello Studios Capital Recording Studios
The Enterprise Wilshire Studios Village Recorder Conway Recording Gryphone Recordings
Westbeach Recorders Post Logic Studios Lyon Recording Studios Outpost Sound Mixing Company Chick Corea's Mad Hatter Studios

Studio Design

Provided acoustical and ergonomic design, equipment specifications and purchasing and equipment installation.

Cogswell College Studios – Sunnyvale, CA, 2006
Studio B – San Jose, CA, 2005
Suspect Studios – San Jose, CA, 2005
Share the Sound – Princeville, Kauai, 2003
Studio Mandala, Quebec – Canada, 2002
His Folks Home Studio – San Jose, CA, 2001
His Folks Home Studio – San Jose, CA, 2001
Kosmic Studios – Madras, India, 2000
Tambling Sound – San Jose, CA, 1990
Future Rhythm – San Jose, CA, 1999

Honors & Awards

Best Selling New Age Record, "Love Divine," Patrick Bernard, 2002 (mix engineer)
Best Christian Rap/Hip Hop Album, "Soldier of War," MC Hammer, 2000 (recording engineer)
Gold Record, "Thank You," Boyz-II-Men, 1999 (recording engineer)
Best Album, Hawaiian Music Awards, "Island Riddim," 1999 (recording engineer)
Outstanding Teacher Award, Career Connection, 1999
Best Contemporary Gospel Album, "Family Affair," MC Hammer, 1997 (recording engineer)
Best New Age Album, "Sonic Sacred Tools," Iasos, 1997 (mastering engineer)
Best New Age World Music Group, Soulstice, 1994 (keyboards and drums)
Best TV Commercial, BPG Awards, 1993 (composer)
Best Album Nomination, Source Magazine Hip Hop Awards, Big Ed Moore, 1992 (recording engineer)
Best Soundtrack, Joey Awards, San Jose Film and Video Commission, 1992 (composer)
Genesis Award for Outstanding Documentary Film, "When the Bay Area Quakes," Doug Prose 1992 (composer)
Silver Award, Best Feature Film, Chicago International Film Festival, "Man Called Rainbo," 1990 (composer)
Silver Award, Best Feature Comedy, Worldfest Houston,"Man Called Rainbo," 1990 (composer)
Korean Film Awards, Best Action Feature, Serpent Warriors, 1985 (composer)
Bammie Award (Bay Area Music Award), Best New Rock Group, 1985 Phoenix (keyboards)
Best of the Bay Award, KOME Radio, Phoenix, 1984 (keyboards)
Best of the Bay Award, KOME Radio, Protegy, 1982 (drums)

Selected Music Composed For Film, Television And Radio

Composed, Engineered, Produced, Mixed and Mastered

NFL Live, Sony Playstation Video Game, Original Music, 2000
San Jose Airport Campaign, local agency, 1999
Tectonic Plates, Documentary, US Geological Survey, 1997
Oakland A's Theme Song (featuring Mickey Thomas/Jefferson Starship), 1993
Apple Computer- National TV Spot, Apple IIci Campaign, 1992
When the Bay Area Quakes, Documentary, PBS, 1992
The Voyager Mission - Documentary Film, NASA, 1992
Borland International- Custom Music Score and Sound Design, 1991
Nissan- National TV Spot, Chiat Day Mojo, 1991
BMW - National TV Spot for Chiat Day Mojo, 1991
Sun Microsystems, Corporate Logo, 1991
Use it or Lose It, Documentary, PBS, 1991
A Man Called Rainbo, Feature Film Starring Sylvester Stallone, 1990
Broadcast Production Group - Corporate Logo, 1990
Hewlett-Packard, Industrial Trade Show, James Daniels Productions, 1990
Sun Microsystems, National TV Spot, 1990
The Vineyard, Feature Film, Starring James Hong, 1989
Strategic Solutions, Corporate Theme Soundtrack, 1989
Serpent Warriors, Feature Film, Starring Ertha Kitt, 20th Century Fox, 1988
Breakthroughs in Technologies - Nationally Syndicated News Show, CNN, 1988
Ninja Grand Masters of Death, Feature Film, 1986
Crater Creepers - Children's Cartoon Show, Theme Song, 1985
Birds of Prey, Documentary, National Geographic, 1985
Eastern Media - Corporate Logo, 1985
Mob Busters, Feature Film Starring Richard Keil, 20th Century Fox, 1985
KFRC Radio, Custom Music Library: Composed and produced over thirty 60 second spots, 1983

Professional Presentations

DigiWorld Convention, San Francisco, Pro Tools Certification Training Overview, 2006
Audio Engineering Society Convention, San Francisco, Pro Tools Master Class, 2006
Vietnam Cinema Department, Hanoi, Vietnam, Pro Tools for Film and Video, 2006
Conservatory of Music, Hanoi, Vietnam, Digital Music Production, 2006
Crea TV, Saigon, Vietnam, Pro Tools for Television Production, 2006
Northern California Pro Tools User Group, Sunnyvale, CA, How to Succeed in the Music Business, 2006
Northern California Pro Tools User Group, Sunnyvale, CA, Pro Tools Master Class, 2005
Montana University, Creating Soundtracks with Reason Software, 2005
Mitty High School Summer Music Camp, San Jose, How to Produce an Album, 2004
Audio Engineering Society Convention, San Francisco, Pro Tools Master Class, 2004
Audio Engineering Society Convention, San Francisco, Educational Advisory Panel, 2004
DigiWorld Convention, San Francisco, Pro Tools Certification Training Overview, 2004
Apple Store, San Jose, Desk Top Audio Production with Pro Tools, 2003
National Music Conservatory, Phnom Penn, Cambodia, The Future of Audio Production, 2002
School of Audio Engineering, Bangkok, Pro Tools Mixing Master Class, 2001
Kosimik Musik, Madras, India, Analog and Digital Audio Integration, 2001
Recording Connection, Miami, Florida, Digital Technology in an Analog World, 2000
Recording Institute, Manila, Philippines, Introduction to Pro Tools, 2000
Recording Connection, New York City, Mixing in The Box, 2000
International Colloquium on Sound Healing, New York City, Music of the Spheres, 1994
San Jose Film and Video Commission, Composing for Film and Television, 1992
Federation of Musicians, San Jose, CA, Contemporary Music Production Techniques, 1991
Federation of Musicians, San Jose, CA, Composing for Film and Television, 1990
Showcase Music Institute, San Jose, CA, Frequency Modulation Synthesis-Programming the Yamaha DX7, 1985

Published Interviews And Citations

Pro Sound News, Educational Innovations, 2005
AudioMidi, Pro School Feature Article, 2005
Pro Sound News, "Mix It Like a Record!" featuring Charles Dye, 2005
Audio Media, "Recording Studio Practices," 2003
Digizine, "Future Rhythm Pro School" Feature Article, 2002
AES Journal, "Audio Education Options," 2002
EQ Magazine, "Studio with a VU," 1999
Mix Magazine, "Bay Area Studios," 1998
Metro Magazine, "Sounding Off in San Jose," 1996
MTV, "Artist Capital Tax," 1993
Tambling Sound Newsletters, "Dolby SR," 1992
David Letterman Show, Artist Misa, 1990
Arsenio Hall Show, Artist Misa, 1990
Bam Magazine, "Recording Studios," 1989
Oakland Tribune, "Bruce Tambling, Film Composer," 1986
San Jose Mercury News, "Tambling Family Band," 1975

Professional Memberships

The Society for Ethnomusicology
Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI)
American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS)
Electronic Music Foundation
The Recording Academy, Producers and Engineers Wing
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS)
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
Northern California Pro Tools User Group
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)

Selected Performances

Drums, Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer

Soulstice, "Warrior's Journey,” multimedia theatrical production, 1994-1995
Phoenix, Rock Band, San Jose Civic Arts Center, 1984
Palace - toured Japan, Great America, San Jose Palace of Fine Arts, 1984
Messenger, Rock Band, - Oakland Coliseum, Cow Palace, 1983
Protegy, top jazz group in Bay Area, 1979-1983
San Jose State Afro Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, featured soloist, 1977
San Jose City College Jazz Band, 1976
Santa Clara Vanguard, Drum and Bugle Corp. 1975-1976
American Gospel Singers, director, 1972-1976
Jubilation Dixie Jazz Band, 1975
Leratones, Big Band, 1974-1976

Principle Teachers

Drums and Percussion

Anthony Cirone, M.A., San Jose State University
Billy Cobham, Recording Artist
Narada Michael Waldon, Producer/Recording Artist
Daniel Sabanovich, M.A., San Jose State University


Don Haas, M.A., Jazz Piano
Aiko Onishi, M.A., Classical Piano, San Jose State University
Don Harris, Recording Artist


Lynn Shurtleff, Ph.D., Santa Clara University
Randolph Masters, M.A., Santa Cruz University
Dan Wyman, D.M., San Jose State University
Ed Goldfarb, B.A., UC Berkeley
Alan Strange, M.A., San Jose State University

Recording Arts

Dave Shogrun, Doobie Brothers
Bruce Kahan, Talking Heads, Jewel
Iasos, Recording Artist
Nathaliel Kunkel, Sting, Barbara Streisand
Charles Dye, Bon Jovi, Julio Iglesias,
Tony Shepard, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones
Fabrice Duppont, Paris, France

Music Therapy

Tom Kenyon, M.A.
Don Campbell, Ph.D.
Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D.
Reinhard Flatischler, M.A.

Music Business

Ned Hearn, Attorney
Tod Gascon, Attorney
Kashif, Recording Artist, Author

Selected Pro Bono Work

Music Camp International

Edited and mixed music DVD for orphan children in Romania, 2006

Charlotte Maxwell Medical Clinic

Produced "Guided Imagery and Pain Management" CD for low income cancer patients, 2006

World Trade Center Memorial Foundation

Produced CD featuring children whose parents were lost in the 9/11 plane crashes, 2002

Planetary Peace Movement International

Produced Meditation Compact Disc, 2000

San Jose Family Violence Center

Produced Hip Hop Compact Disc with abused children. Instructed kids how to record and perform in the studio, 1999

The Rhythm of Life Foundation

Compact Disc Production for non-profit community drum circle gatherings, 1999

San Jose Police Department

Forensic and audio restoration work for victims of crime, 1998

American Holistic Health Association

Produced Compact Disk Series "The Nutrition Seminar" featuring Dr. Tim O'Shea, 1998

Feed the Hungry Foundation, Inc.

Produced Compact Disc Fund Raiser, 1996

Websites Constructed


Scott Church, B.S.
Digidesign Product Manager, Music Creation
Ed Goldfarb, B.S.
Award-winning producer and composer
Theo Lipfert, M.A.

Director and Cinematographer

James Petulla
The Career Connection, Inc.
Patrick Bernard
Award-winning recording artist
Devi Communications Inc.
Nancy McGinnis, J.D., M.B.A.