AES New York 2018 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: University of Miami - Coral Gables, FL, USA
TOM MITCHELL was smitten with audio, the saxophone, and jazz by age 12. After studies in Studio Music & Jazz at the University of Miami, Mitchell became immersed in a vibrant Haitian music scene in Miami. This led him to tours of the Americas and Europe, and residencies in Port-au-Prince and finally New York. While in New York, he worked first as an instrumentalist and arranger and then, after studies at the Institute of Audio Research in NYC, as an engineer and producer.
Tom was staff engineer at Data Bank Studio in NYC for 6 years, then co-founded and ran K Studio in Brooklyn from 1993-2001.
Through the 1980s and 90s he worked extensively in NYC studios, in highly creative situations, on both sides of the glass.
After 12 years playing and arranging horns as a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, Mitchell felt an urge to further his fascination with the mathematical underpinnings of everything, and to interact with the next generation. Mitchell returned to the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 2014 and now holds a Master of Science in Music Engineering Technology (GMuE) degree from UM. Since graduation he has worked for Chautauqua Institution as Senior Staff Audio Engineer, and for the Palm Beach County School District as an Artist in Residence, while seeking a permanent position in the audio industry or academia. Particular areas of interest include education and public contact, spatial audio, archiving and preservation, acoustics, signal processing, and analog audio.
Tom continues to tour with Haiti's legendary Tabou Combo.
Other performance and recording credits have included Little Feat, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Joe Walsh, Clint Black, Slide Hampton, Terence Blanchard, Douglas J. Cuomo,
More Info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-mitchell-music/
P03: Recording and Production
Characterizing the Effect on Linear and Harmonic Distortions of AC Bias and Input Levels when Recording to Analog Tape (Author)