Cedrick Courtois

Instructor Oceanside

After graduating from high school, Cedrick enrolled in The University of Rennes studying Biology and Chemistry with the intent of becoming a Marine Biologist and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1994.

However his passion for music lead him to a new career path and earning an Associate’s Degree in Audio Engineering at ESRA Institute in France.

After interning at various studios in Paris, he then decided to move across the pond and landed in Houston, Texas where he ended up First Engineer at Sunrise Sound Studios, working with the likes of Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, Ludacris, Chris Walker (Al Jarreau), Lenny Kravitz, Michelle Williams, Earshot, Scarface, Marcel Khalife, and Solange Knowles.

He then moved to Hollywood to engineer the soundtrack of the rock opera “Repo! The Genetic Opera”  an eclectic and challenging project, from tracking vocals with Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head and Paris Hilton, to mixing tracks featuring Ray Luzier, Blasko, David J, Danny Lohner and Richard Patrick.

From there, Cedrick worked as a Music Editor on an independent film called ‘Montana Amazon: The Adventures of the Dunderheads’, featuring Olympia Dukakis, Haley Joel Osment, and Alison Brie, eventually earning him his first Re Recording Mixer credit.

You can also hear some of his Sound Design work on  action sports feature films such as ‘The Windsurfing Movie II’ by Poor Boyz Productions, Red Bull’s  Formula One viral videos, Red Bull’s GRC features and trailers, Monster Energy’s SuperCross commercials, Travelin’ Sal ‘s opening theme as well as commercials for Polaris’RZR.

Today Cedrick freelances out of his own studio , The Castle,  where he shares time between Music Mixing and Sound Design/Audio post. He also writes music for TV Licensing ( workout products commercials such as ‘Beach Body’ and ’10 minute Abs’ to name a few).

Some of his clients include Keri Kelli ( Alice Cooper ), Tim’Ripper’ Owens ( Judas Priest, Malmsteen ), Brentt Arcement ( Live, Fiona Apple ), The New Black 7 ( www.thenewblack7.com ), Tom Curren ( 3x Surf World Champion ), RedBull Media House, Monster Energy, Mad Media ( www.madmedia.com).

To check some of his latest work, go to www.cedrickcourtois.com