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Konrad Strauss

Konrad Strauss

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Broadcasting - On-location
  • Broadcasting - Internet Distribution
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • Engineer

About

Konrad Strauss is a Professor of Music and chair of the Department of Audio Engineering and Sound Production at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. While at the Jacobs School Mr. Strauss built a new curriculum centered around current audio production techniques and technology and designed and oversaw the construction of a major new recording studio. His research interests include the art of record production, archiving and preservation, and the use of new media to disseminate live musical performance. He continues to produce and engineer recordings for artists from around the world. Prior to joining the faculty of IU he worked as an independent producer/engineer based in Chicago, served as chief engineer for Classic Digital Inc, and as a staff engineer at the Chicago Recording Company.

He has recorded and produced records for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Seattle Symphony; Itzhak Perlman, and Daniel Barenboim; record labels such as Teldec, Atlantic, Geffen, RCA Red Seal, Naxos, New World Records; and many others. Studio work has included projects for the Cirque du Soleil, Mannheim Steamroller, and Dave Brubeck; television and radio commercials for United Airlines, McDonalds, and Allstate; and television projects for ABC, and CBS, and HBO.

As a mastering engineer, Mr. Strauss specialized in independent rock for labels such as Drag City, Touch and Go, and Thrill Jockey. His recordings have won numerous awards including Emmy awards, Grammys for best chamber music record and Best Gospel record, a Hugo award for best children's programming, and accolades from publications such as Rolling Stone, Fanfare, Gramophone, American Record Guide, and Stereophile.

Mr. Strauss has been a member of the Audio Engineering Society since 1989 and has regularly presented at international conventions and conferences on the subjects of recording and production, archiving and restoration, and education. He served as paper co-chair for the 2018 conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration. He serves on the AES Education Committee and is a member of the Recording Academy and The Association for Recorded Sound Collections.


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