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Jonathan Wyner

Position
Professor
Telephone
617-747-3130

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Jonathan Wyner is the chief engineer at M Works Studios in Somerville, MA, professor of music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music in Boston, past president of the Audio Engineering Society, and former education director for iZotope. He combines a focus on production, engineering, and education with experience as a product design consultant. His work includes leveraging technology and product innovations to create engaging experiences to creative and technical users. A producer, engineer, musician and performer, he's mastered and produced thousands of recordings during the last 35 years. He remembers, very clearly, the time before the look ahead limiter/compressor changed the sound of music. Driving CV triggers on an ARP 2600 from his French horn in 1977 set him on a lifelong journey to discover how technology can expand our creative vocabulary.

Career Highlights
  • Instruments include the French horn, trumpet, and tuba
  • Performances and appearances with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Deborah Henson-Conant, and Marvin Hamlisch
  • Recordings with Jean-Claude Risset, James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Kiri Te Kanawa, Aimee Mann, London Symphony, Miles Davis, Semisonic, Thelonius Monk, Pink Floyd, Cream, Bruce Springsteen, and Nirvana among many others
  • Publications include Mix Magazine, Studio Sound, and REP 
  • Live recording and mix of WGBH's inaugural webcast
  • Audio for interactive CD-ROM game Play It by Ear
  • Surround mix/master for Disney and Weather Report
  • President of the Audio Engineering Society, 2021
  • Authored 'Audio Mastering: Essential Practices' published by Hal Leonard/Berklee Press along with undergraduate and graduate courses for Berklee Online.
Awards
  • Recipient of a TEC Award for Best Educational Software
  • Grammy nominee for Invention and Alchemy in the Best Classical Crossover Album category, 2005
Education
  • A.B., Vassar College
In Their Own Words

"I want students to come away from my classes with renewed enthusiasm for the art and craft of music production along with the ability to listen better and hear more and the tools to help marry their technological vocabulary to their creative vocabulary."

"I am a musician first who happens to love what technology offers the creative. I have been a student, teacher, and working professional my entire career, and the shared experience that comes from not yet understanding something gives me empathy for the student's journey."