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Meet Ronald Prent, one of our honorable judges of Category 3: Modern Studio Recording of the Student Recording Competition at AES138 in Warsaw.
Almost thirty years ago, Ronald began his career as an inexperienced assistant engineer at Wisseloord Studios. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most accomplished and innovative mix engineers in the world working for renowned artists such as Rammstein, The Scorpions, Simple Minds, Live, Within Temptation, Manowar, Alain Clark, Peter Maffay and The Common Linnets, just to name a few. While happy to work in stereo, Ronald specializes in the area of surround sound - not only mixing, but also playing a key role in the conceptualization and development of new technology for working in 5.1 and other progressive formats. In the very early years of surround audio development, Ronald became a “test pilot” for Sony and Philips’ DSD/SACD format and many of the projects that he mixed in those days are still held up as benchmark examples of creative surround mixing. He’s now added several ground-breaking projects in 9.1 Auro3D to that list, for artists such as Ozark Henry, Mando Diao, Peter Maffay, and Tiësto.
Ronald currently serves as the technical director of Wisseloord Studios, as well as continuing to work his magic behind the mixing console.
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Established by Steven Slate and Fabrice Gabriel in 2008, Slate Digital strives to produce innovative products of exceptional quality. The Slate Digital line combines revolutionary ideas and concepts for the future of the pro audio industry with the complex DSP algorithms. Known for its digital emulation of analogue circuitry, Slate Digital's products include the FG-X Mastering Processor, Virtual Console Collection 2.0, Virtual Tape Machines, Virtual Buss Compressors, and the new Virtual Mix Rack. Steven Slate is also known for his award winning drum products Trigger 2 Drum Replacer and SSD 4 Virtual Drum Instrument. To accompany those, Slate offers extensive drum sample add-ons co-created with well-known engineers and studios: Chris Lord-Alge drums, Terry Date drums, David Bendeth drums, and the all new Blackbird Studios drum expansion. Last but not least in the Slate arsenal is the Raven MTX MKII and Raven MTi Multi-touch Audio Production Systems. All of these products combine to form the complete production toolkit for the modern producer and engineer.
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015
Meet Mandy Parnell, one of our honorable judges of Category 2: Traditional Studio Recording of the Student Recording Competition at AES138 in Warsaw.
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 30 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, Herbert, Frightened Rabbit, Sigur Rós 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 silver, gold, platinum and grammy status around the world, as well as winning for the second time this year the prestigious MPG Mastering Engineer of the Year award.
Recently Mandy has been working with Annie Lennox, mastered Aphex Twin's first release in 13 years 'Syro', Jungle, Philip Selway, Glass Animals, Ghostpoet, Jóhann Jóhannsson's soundtrack for the films "Prison" and "Theory of Everything", Ólafur Arnalds' sountrack for the TV series "Broadchurch", and Björk's critically acclaimed Vulnicura. Further Mandy has been featured on the BBC, Resolution magazine, Sound On Sound, Prosound news, NME and Audio Musica & Technologia.
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.
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015