President's Letter

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Toby Seay

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Seay, T. (2018). President’s Letter. International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Journal, (49), 9–10.
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Toby Seay, Department Head - Arts & Entertainment Enterprise, Drexel University

Toby Seay has a long career in the music industry as a musician, recording engineer, technical consultant and audio preservationist. As a recording engineer, Toby was based in Nashville, TN and recorded artists such as Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Delbert McClinton, Ringo Starr, David Wilcox, Kirk Whalum and many others. Toby has worked on numerous Gold and Platinum Certified recordings as well as 8 Grammy winning recordings.

Toby’s research interests include audio preservation practices and standards, specializing in multi-track audio formats and how these resources can be put to use within audio production education and research. With regards to audio production research, Toby deconstructs record production techniques within the field of musicology and sound studies, which looks at social and participant dynamics within the recording studio environment and the effects of workflow and recording techniques on musical production outcomes.

Toby is the Project Director of the Drexel University Audio Archives, which is home to the Sigma Sound Studios Collection.

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