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Ufuk Onen

Ufuk Onen

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Designer


Ufuk ├ľnen is a music producer, audio recording engineer, consultant, author and educator. He has produced and recorded more than 50 albums, EPs and singles in Turkey, his native country, and has worked as a composer, engineer and sound designer on more than 200 Turkish, European and North American audio-visual projects. His work has appeared in international films festivals, and he has recorded and toured with Hazy Hill between 1988-2000.

Known for his tenacity, drive and passion for delivering exceptional work, Ufuk has become a trusted partner and consultant, contributing to numerous audio, sound reinforcement, cinema sound installation and electroacoustic projects.

Ufuk is also the author of Audio Recording and Music Technologies, the first reference book in the Turkish language covering the fields of audio recording and music technology. Today, this book is standard required reading used in numerous universities and schools throughout the country. A prolific writer with a love for sharing his passion with others, he has published three other books, 40 articles and 150 blog posts.

Ufuk is the co-founder of Audio Technologies for Music and Media (ATMM), a trilogy of international conferences dedicated to audio and music technologies. The conferences took place at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The first of its kind in Turkey, ATMM brought together professionals, academics and practitioners and students, coming from eleven different countries.

Ufuk is a member of the AES since more than 10 years. He is currently the Vice President of the AES responsible for the Southern Europe / Middle East /Africa region. He helped founding the Nigerian Section. He serves in the Board of Governors, and also in Awards, Convention Policy and Education committees of the AES.

Ufuk holds B.A. in Linguistics and M.A. in Communication and Design. He is a graduate of Los Angeles Recording School and has a PhD from The University of Salford, United Kingdom. He teaches sound design, sound synthesis, and music and media courses in the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Education Background

BA - Hacettepe University
MA - Bilkent University
PhD - University of Salford

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