Mark Waldrep, aka Dr. AIX, has been producing and engineering music for over 40 years. He learned electronics as a teenager from his HAM radio father while learning to play the guitar. Mark received the first doctorate in music composition from UCLA in 1986 for a "binaural" electronic music composition. Other advanced degrees include an MS in computer science, an MFA/MA in music, BM in music and a BA in art. As an engineer and producer, Mark has worked on projects for the Rolling Stones, 311, Tool, KISS, Blink 182, Blues Traveler, Britney Spears, the San Francisco Symphony, The Dover Quartet, Willie Nelson, Paul Williams, The Allman Brothers, Bad Company and many more. Dr. Waldrep has been an innovator when it comes to multimedia and music. He created the first enhanced CDs in the 90s, the first DVD-Videos released in the U.S., the first web-connected DVD, the first DVD-Audio title, the first music Blu-ray disc and the first 3D Music Album. Additionally, he launched the first High Definition Music Download site in 2007 called iTrax.com. A frequency speaker at audio events, author of numerous articles, Dr. Waldrep is currently writing a book on the production and reproduction of high-end music called, "High-End Audio: A Practical Guide to Production and Playback". The book should be completed in the fall of 2013.

4 thoughts on “Nick of Time: Bonnie’s Masterpiece

  • Jon Urban

    Great article, Mark. And of course, this title is (was) available as a terrific sounding DVD-Audio from Capitol with a very good 5.1 mix that really lets you hear the detail and quality of the performance.

  • “The engineers and producers of today…and the want to be engineers of tomorrow…would do well to explore this album.”

    Isn’t there some way to incorporate something of this in the classes you teach?

    Her followup album, Luck of the Draw, wasn’t to shabby either

    • I try to explore the work of past producers and engineers in my teaching but find that most students are looking at the current aesthetic as their goal. It’s really all they know.

      • Dave Griffin

        It’s your class and you should set the agenda. I noticed there’s a tendency in UK universities to pander to what the student’s do and don’t like about a course – when I was doing my research our institute was asked to set up a Nanotechnology MSc course “but to leave out the maths as the student’s don’t like it”. Needless to say, given mathematics is fundamental to nanotechnology that course never got off the ground. If the the students don’t like it they shouldn’t be doing it.


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