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Biography

Mark Mynett has been lecturing at the University of Huddersfield since 2006, where he is Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Production and admissions tutor for the Sound Engineering and Music Production course. 

He has had an active interest in music since witnessing his first gig at the age of 12, swiftly followed by taking up the guitar and joining his first band shortly after. This eventually resulted in an extensive career as professional musician with six worldwide commercial album releases working with renowned producers Colin Richardson and Andy Sneap, and several years of high-profile touring. A natural progression of his long held passion and interest in the recording and production side of the industry saw Mark engineer, produce and mix the last two of these albums. From here, a six-year career as self-employed record producer within the indie, rock and metal genres commenced (see discography below), initially combining this work with gaining a BSc in Popular Music Production from Manchester University.

Away from lecturing and his work at Huddersfield, he has continued producing, engineering and mixing, and has recently collaborated on a number of projects with distinguished world-class Swedish producer Jens Bogren. Alongside these commitments to music production, Mark is frequently invited to write articles on the subject for various music technology publications, including Sound on Sound, Guitar World (U.S.) and Computer Music. Additionally, he is the author of Metal Music Manual, released in 2016 and published by Routledge; the world's first book on producing, engineering, mixing and mastering modern metal music.  

Mark is also a front of house engineer for live music. Highlights of 2010 include Download Festival, and Bloodstock Festival, as well as numerous shows in mainland Europe to 2/3,000 capacity venues.

Mark is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a PhD in engineering, producing and mixing the contemporary metal genre. 

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Research Output

Maximum Sonic Impact: (Authenticity/Commerciality) Fidelity-Dualism in Contemporary Metal Music Production

Mynett, M., 6 Feb 2020, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production. Zagorski-Thomas, S. & Bourbon, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Bloomsbury Academic, (Bloomsbury Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Defining contemporary metal music: Performance, sounds and practices

    Mynett, M., 1 Sep 2019, In : Metal Music Studies. 5, 3, p. 297-313 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Heaviness in three dimensions: the use of sonic space in Contemporary Metal Music production

    Mynett, M., 4 Jul 2019, The Art of Record Production: Creative Practice in the Studio. Zagorski-Thomas, S., Isakoff, K., Lacasse, S. & Stévance, S. (eds.). 2 ed. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, Vol. 2. p. 66-79 14 p. (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • The distortion paradox: Analyzing contemporary metal production

    Mynett, M., 22 Mar 2016, Global Metal Music and Culture: Current Directions in Metal Studies. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 68-88 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Crosstown Traffic

    Rupert Till (Organiser), Toby Martin (Organiser), Jan-Peter Herbst (Organiser), Austin Moore (Organiser), Mark Mynett (Organiser), Lisa Colton (Organiser), Catherine Haworth (Organiser)
    3 Sep 20185 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    The use of click tracks for drum production within the Extreme Metal genre

    Mark Mynett (Speaker), Jonathan Wakefield (Speaker)
    13 Nov 2009

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Huddersfield Uni Leads a New 'Breed' of Tech Education

    Mark Mynett

    22/08/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment