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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #8: Mandy Parnell

Meet Mandy Parnellone of our honorable judges for Category 3: Modern Studio Recording.

Award winning Mandy Parnell became interested in recorded music at the age of 5, listening to records on a portable Dansette player - the iPod of the time. 

She studied music and music technology through her school & college years, trained and worked in recording studios until landing an internship, which led to her becoming a world renowned mastering engineer. Mandy then decided to launch her own facility  - Black Saloon Studios.

Mandy Parnell’s 24 years of experience have allowed her to discover and develop her philosophies in analogue and digital audio, while working with an amazing array of artists including Björk, Feist, The XX, Frightened Rabbit, Sigur Ros and Brian Eno. 

Mandy’s unique style as a mastering engineer has afforded her respect from all areas of the industry. She has mastered countless records that have achieved gold and platinum status around the world.

As a firm believer in educating the next generation of producers and engineers, Mandy frequently lectures on mastering and the music industry at universities, colleges and organizations. 

Recently Mandy has been featured on the BBC, Resolution magazine, Sound On Sound, Prosound news, NME and Audio Musica & Technologia.

 

Links

http://www.blacksaloonstudios.com

https://www.facebook.com/mandyparnellmasteringengineer

https://twitter.com/blacksaloon


Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #8: Barry Marshall

Meet Barry Marshallone of our honorable judges for Category 2: Traditional Studio Recording.

Experienced, dynamic and creative as a performer, musician, songwriter and record producer, Barry Marshall is all of these and more as an educator. He started the critically acclaimed student record label, Naked Ear Records, at New England Institute of Art, where he is an Associate Professor and helped develop the audio and music business program and curriculum. Since 1999 he has also been teaching at Emerson College, where his classes include Recording Industry as a Business, and History of Media Arts.

In addition, he has toured and recorded all over the world as both a musical director for The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame’s LaVern Baker, and as a record producer  for Baker, Peter Wolf, and Ben E. King. He was a songwriting partner to the late Doc Pomus, and he’s shared the stage on gigs with everyone from Paul Shaffer to Bonnie Raitt to B.B. King.

Most recently Barry has produced three albums for Cape Verdean artist Dany Silva and is the Musical Director and Audio Producer of the One Planet Education Network, currently developing content for museums and video games. He also has become a respected lecturer/presenter at Audio Engineering  Society conferences and conventions, including at AES Budapest in 2012, AES NYC in 2013, and  AES London in 2010 and 2011. He was awarded his Doctorate in 2013 from Argosy University.


Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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AES 136 - Meet the Judges #7: Mark Drews

Meet Mark Drewsone of our honorable judges for Category 4: Sound for Visual Media.

Mark Drews is director of music production and recording studies at the University of Stavanger, on Norway’s southwest coast. He began his professional recording career in 1983 recording classical music and jazz for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company. From 1984 thru 1995, he was senior audio engineer/lecturer at the Syracuse University School of Music and was an active independent recording engineer and musician in Central New York. He is author of New Ears: The Audio Career & Education Handbook.

Drews has recorded thousands of concerts and other music performances in the United States and Norway for radio and commercial release. He also has designed and installed a variety of audio facilities for music recording and sound for picture.

In addition, he’s had a senior Fulbright research fellowship to Norway, an audio research residency at the Banff Centre’s music and sound department in Canada and an international visiting scholar position at the University of Michigan’s School of Music.

Drews has been involved with AES student activities for years having been on the first panel of judges at the Amsterdam convention in 1998 and several others since then.  

An advocate for the support and advancement of audio education, Mark is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services. He also is a board member of the Norwegian Institute for Recorded Sound.

In his spare time, he is busy with family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic, he is musically active as bassist in the Stavanger Big Band. Just by coincidence, his wife’s name is Tone.


Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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