AES Member Profile

Rick Snoman

Rick Snoman

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Producer
  • Author/Journalist/Technical Writer
  • Educator
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Mixer
  • Recording Engineer


Rick Snoman is an EDM producer, remixer, engineer, and author.

An iTunes certified mastering engineer with a PhD in audio technology, he has close to 30 years of experience working in both private and commercial studios world-wide. Specializing in electronic dance music, he has remixed numerous artists under various guises and released music under names such as Phiadra, Aeon Soul and Red5. His ghost production work for international DJ's have earned millions of views on YouTube and his recording studios — Altar (based in a converted church) -- regularly ghost produces, engineers, and masters music for a variety of electronic dance music artists signed to Armada, Spinnin' Records, Hospital Records, Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Future Sound of Egypt, Mau5trap, ToolRoom, Warner and Polydor.

His textbook, the Dance Music Manual (first published in 2004 via Focal Press), has won awards, critical acclaim, and accolade across the electronic music industry. Translated in five languages, it is recognized as the industry standard textbook and was shortlisted as "outstanding book of the year 2019". It is required or recommended reading at many international educational institutions across the globe including Harvard, Yale, and Cambridge.

Rick is also co-chair of Electronic Dance Music for the Audio Engineering Society, a member of the A.E.S Education Committee, and curated the Audio Engineering Society's first-ever EDM event in 2021. He regularly talks at colleges, universities, and at A.E.S conventions worldwide, was a keynote speaker on EDM at NAMM 2020, and DJ for the After Party Tec Awards in L.A (2020).

Education Background

Audio and Music Production BSc (Hons)
PhD Music Technology and Production

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