AES New York 2017 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: M Works Studios/iZotope/Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA, USA
Secondary Affiliation: M Works Mastering
AES Member Type: Member
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Education DIrector at iZotope Inc in Cambridge, MA and Professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Jonathan has taught hundreds of students about the practice of audio mastering at the Berklee College campus in Boston, and via the online course he co-authored with Marc Dieter-Einstmann for Berkleemusic’s online school. He authored ‘Audio Mastering: Essential Practices’ release by Hal Leonard/Berklee Press.
He has trained numerous assistants and interns at M Works Studios in Cambridge, MA, several of whom have gone on to become successful mastering engineers in their own right including Adam Ayan at Gateway, Jett Galindo at The Mastering Lab, Michelle Mancini and others.
Jonathan began his career as a Mastering Engineer in 1985 as the compact disc was becoming a reality. He studied digital mastering with one of the pioneers in the field for 5 years prior to establishing M Works Mastering. His credits range from the extremely well known (James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Kiri Te Kanawa), to the more idiosyncratic and independent artists/labels (Aimee Mann, Tiny Tim, Rahsaan Roland Kirk). In 2005 Jonathan received a Grammy nomination for producing a long form concert video program with orchestra entitled Invention and Alchemy that aired on PBS nationally. He has several firsts/superlatives to his credit including mastering the first interactive CD Game (Play It By Ear, Rykodisc), the first recorded opera (Madame Butterfly recorded 1912 by the BBC). His skills extend forensic and restoration work.
More Info: http://www.m-works.com
TW03: Disruption: MIDI—Machine Learning looking Back and Looking Ahead (Chair)
Oct 19: TW06: Levels, Loudness, Perception, and the Aesthetics of Music Production and Distribution (Chair)
Oct 21: TW09: Paths to Being/Becoming a Pro (Chair)