Co-Owner, Engineer, Music Producer, Composer
Brad is an audio engineer, music producer, and composer. Brad graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in business and a minor in music. He also extensively studied acoustics and electrical engineering. His love of technical design and building stuff, combined with a passion for music production, has made the studio his natural habitat for over 30 years.
His first studio was built in his home where he recorded artists from all genres. One of those projects was with composer Phil Aaron and launched a long-term partnership creating original music for film and TV. In 1995 Brad collaborated with Bill Juntunen to build an audio post facility adjacent to Juntunen Video in Downtown Minneapolis. In 2002, Brad, his wife Heidi, and Phil merged their audio post and composing services to form Aaron|Stokes Music + Sound.
For Brad, Aaron|Stokes is a creative workshop where he can build and play with his toys. He likes to share them with other musicians and creatives to create great soundtracks. Brad, Heidi, and their Staffordshire bull terrier "Rocco" live in South Minneapolis (except in the summer when their houseboat on the St. Croix becomes their home). Their adult son, Christian, is a molecular biologist living in Denver.