AES Milan 2018 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Addicted to Music Studio - Warsaw, Poland
Maro Music, (real name, Marek Walaszek) is a prolific DJ, producer and mix engineer. For more than 20 years, he has DJ’d at major nightlife venues throughout Europe. As a music producer and sound engineer, Maro Music has worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, reggae and electronic music, including Dominique Young Unique, Wu-Tang Clan, Sizzla, Redman, Bang La Decks, DJ Kazzanova and others. Sought after by the biggest international brands – Coca-Cola, Absolute, Jaguar, BMW among them – to create music for their advertising campaigns. His mixes and production earn certified Platinum and Gold albums and his production youtube views are counted in tens of millions. His studio and record label, Addicted To Music, maintains a heavy schedule crafting original productions and doing mixing and mastering work for internationally recognised artists. The studio regularly produces Polish artists for Warner Brothers as well as for the bigger Polish record labels.
Marek Walaszek is in high demand on the lecture circuit, widely sought by universities to speak about music production. He has served as a judge for the Audio Engineering Society’s modern music and sound engineering contest at the annual AES conventions in Berlin, Hungary and Warsaw. He was also featured in Luca Pretolesi “Fly on the wall” youtube series.
In 2011, Walaszek founded Bettermaker, an award-winning, critically acclaimed manufacturer of professional-grade mixing and mastering hardware and software built for professional musicians and audio engineers. Bettermaker is used by a who’s who of studio professionals, including the GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated mix engineers, Dave Pensado, Jimmy Douglass, Luca Pretolesi and Greg Wells.