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Toby Seay

Toby Seay

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Archiving/Restoration
  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration

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  • Educator
  • Mixer
  • Musician/Talent
  • Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Sound Contractor/Installer


Dr. Toby Seay is the Director of the Drexel University Audio Archives, which houses the Sigma Sound Studios Collection, and a Professor of Sound Recording and Music Production at Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA. As a recording engineer, he has recorded artists such as Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Delbert McClinton, Kirk Whalum, and many others. He has engineered multiple Gold and Platinum Certified records as well as eight Grammy winning recordings. Dr. Seay's research interests include audio preservation practices, specifically magnetic tape-based media, specializing in multi-track recordings. Additionally, Dr. Seay studies production practices as they relate to sonic signatures in recorded music.

Education Background

Ph.D. Kingston University London
M.S. Drexel University
B.M. James Madison University

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