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Immersive Audio Album Features Ronald Prent

Q&A WITH IMMERSIVE TRAILBLAZER RONALD PRENT

Over the past 40 years, Ronald Prent has established himself as one of the most accomplished and innovative mixing engineers in the world.


Over the past 40 years, Ronald Prent has established himself as one of the most accomplished and innovative mixing engineers in the world, specializing in surround sound and immersive audio. His long list of clients includes Celine Dion, Simple Minds, Freddie Mercury, Dire Straits, The Police, Simple Minds, David Knopfler, Rammstein, The Scorpions, Mink DeVille, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Tina Turner, Queensryche, Def Leppard, Udo Lindenberg, Herbert Grönemeyer, Peter Maffay and Manowar.


Over the past two decades, Prent has created dozens of excellent 5.1 mixes for Super Audio CD, DVD-Audio, and Blu-Ray Audio releases. Key examples include Simple Minds’ Once Upon A Time, Hooverphonic’s No More Sweet Music, Mando Diao’s Aelita, Lori Lieberman’s Bricks Against The Glass, and Kane’s So Glad You Made It, which earned him a Horizon Surround Music Award in 2003. In 2018, he received a Grammy nomination in the category of “Best Immersive Audio Album” as producer and mix engineer for Symbol, his collaboration with Prash Mistry’s Engine-Earz Experiment.


We had a chance to chat with Ronald about his early career, how he became involved with immersive music, and how he thinks the new object-based immersive formats will shape the music industry in the years to come.


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