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Ian Corbett

Kansas City Kansas Community College
United States
Dr. Ian Corbett is the Coordinator and Professor of Audio Engineering and Music Technology at Kansas City Kansas Community College. He also owns and operates “off-beat-open-hats LLC,” providing live sound, audio production, recording, and consulting services to clients in the Kansas City area. He has mixed FOH, and occasionally monitors, for many headline artists at venues around the USA. Throughout his career he has balanced education with professional employment in a wide variety of audio industry fields, including theater sound, television and radio, location concert recording, live sound reinforcement, and forensic audio evidence recording. As the co-founder and technical director of Electronic Music Midwest he enjoys multichannel sound and presenting immersive concert experiences. An internationally recognized author and educator, the second edition of Ian’s book, “Mic It! – Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final Mix” was published by Routledge/Focal Press in 2021, and he has also written articles for Sound On Sound magazine.A highly active Audio Engineering Society member, Ian recently served as the AES Vice President – Central USA & Canada. He has presented tutorials and workshops at local, regional, national, and international events throughout the USA, Central and South America, and Europe. He is a frequent judge of AES student recording competitions, and organizes and hosts the Student Mix Critique sessions at AES events worldwide. Ian travels internationally to give presentations and workshops at colleges, universities, and to student and professional groups, and also frequently serves as an external examiner, moderator and program evaluator in the USA and Europe. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Audio Engineering Society's Education Committee (as well as several other AES committees), and has also been a member of the Producers & Engineers Wing of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Ian holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition, and has been known to play saxophone in Kansas City’s jazz clubs and restaurants.

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