This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Greg Mackender. Greg is the associate professor of sound at the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he teaches Hard Disk Recording and Sound Scoring. Professor Mackender has a long history of music, audio exploration, and being at the breaking edge of audio innovation where he was one of the early implementors of digital audio.
- Greg works primarily in theatre as a Sound Designer
- Started out with a love for science that turned into a love for audio
- Early implementor of digital audio
- You don’t always need college or a training program to learn audio.
- It’s often better to buy the right gear initially to create better work.
- Maintain a creative dojo where you hone your craft.
- Sometimes you need to step away from your craft in order to rejuvenate your creativity
- You’re only as good as the weakest link in your signal chain.
- The readiness is all. Be ready.
Greg’s recommended book: Genesis Of A Music: An Account Of A Creative Work, Its Roots, And Its Fulfillments by Harry Partch
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