AES Member Profile

Maureen Droney

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Archiving/Restoration
  • Broadcasting - On-location
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Consumer - Home
  • Consumer - Portable
  • Other: archiving and restoration

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  • Corporate Manager
  • Author/Journalist/Technical Writer
  • Educator
  • Engineer
  • Producer
  • Studio Manager
  • Other: executive management


A former recording engineer, Maureen worked on GRAMMY winning recordings for artists including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Santana—as well as well as on numerous other projects, including two Billboard Number One Dance songs. She has a degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from California State University, San Francisco, and has taught seminars on the theory and practice of recording for companies including ABC and CBS Television. She has also worked in both artist and studio management, was the longtime Los Angeles editor for Mix magazine, and has published three books related to recording. Her most recent, co-written with its subject, is Al Schmitt on the Record: The Magic Behind the Music, chronicling the life and career of the most awarded recording engineer in history

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