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Mark Mynett

Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Production
Huddersfield University

Mark Mynett is a Record Producer, Recording-Mixing-Mastering Engineer, Author & Senior Lecturer in Music Technology & Production at Huddersfield University, England. As both musician and producer he has over 20 years experience in the metal genre; has written numerous heavy-music production articles for leading magazines; gained the world’s first PhD in Contemporary Metal Music Production in 2013; and owns his own studio ‘Mynetaur Productions’ (www.mynetaur.com).

Subjects: Audio, Music

Biography

I am a record producer, engineer and mixer, as well as live music engineer, and I have been a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Production at the University of Huddersfield since 2006.  

I have had an active interest in music since witnessing my first gig at the age of 12, swiftly followed by taking up the guitar and joining my 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 in Europe, including support slots with Slipknot, Megadeth, Machine Head, Fear Factory, Anthrax, Soulfly, Type O Negative. A natural progression of my long held passion and interest in the recording and production side of the industry saw me engineer, produce and mix the last two of these albums. From here, a 10-year career as self-employed record producer within the metal genre commenced (see discography below), initially combining this work with gaining a BSc in Popular Music Production from Manchester University.

I have recently collaborated on a number of projects with distinguished world-class Swedish producer Jens Bogren, and alongside these commitments to music production am frequently invited to write articles on the subject for various music technology publications. These include Sound on Sound, for which I wrote November 2009’s cover feature, as well as Guitar World (U.S.) and Computer Music.

In recent years, I have additionally increased my involvement within the live music arena. Highlights of 2010 included an engagement as front-of-house sound engineer at the Download Festival, Donington Park, England.


Discography

Produced, engineered and mixed by Mark Mynett unless otherwise stated

Kill 2 This – Mass Down Sin Drone – Plastic Head Records/USA; Abstract – 2003
Psylence – Through Distorted Eyes – Casket Music – 2004
Everything for Some – A Thought Refused – In at the Deep End Records – 2005
Kaizen- Sink – Sony – 2005
InSilence – InSilence – Self Released 2005
Thousand Points of Hate – A Scar to Mark the Day – Casket Music - 2006 - Mix
Head On- XXL –Universal - 2006
Everything for Some – Identity – Casket Music – 2006
Gone Til Winter – Demo - 2006
Utopia – Upon Reflection – Self Released - 2007
Chaos Blood – Fragments of a Shattered Skull – Siege of Amida Records – 2007
Siren Lake – Stars and Silver Lined Clouds – Self Released – 2007
City of God – A New Spiritual Mountain – Requiem Digital Media - 2007
Roy Bennett – On Top of the World – Self Released - 2008
For Untold Reasons – Oubliette – Self Released – 2008
Paradise Lost – The Anatomy of Melancholy – Live DVD and double CD boxset – Century Media - 2008 – Additional Engineeering and Recording
Godsized – Brothers in Arms – Self Released – 2008
Run the Division – Demo – 2009
Godsized – The Phony Tough and the Crazy Brave – Self Released – 2010
NG26 – Open Your Mind – Holier Than Thou Records – 2010 - Co-Mixed with Steve Fenton
Resurrection Band – Labyrinth Demo – 2010 - Mixed
Creation’s Tears – Methods to End it All – Cure For Poison – 2012 - Drum Engineering and Recording
A Deeper Dreed –Masquerade – ADD Records - 2012 – Mix
Godsized – Berzerkus – Jaegermeister Records - 2013
The Caulbearers – Demo – 2013
Nothing Gained – Cryogenic – Plastic Head Distribution – 2013
Young Peculiar – Demo – Self Released - 2012
Motherload – Black and Blue – Plastic Head Distribution - 2015
Evocation –天靈靈地靈靈 – Self Released – 2015 – Mixed
All That Fall - By Any Means – Self Released – 2015

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Producing, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering. Live Music Production. The Business of the Music Industry

Personal Interests

    Ultimate Frisbee, Dogs, Walking, Bjork, Elephants, Penguins, Single Malt, Travel

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Mynett - Metal Music Manual - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

University of Huddersfield

Contemporary Metal Music Production


Published: Mar 07, 2015 by University of Huddersfield
Authors: mark Mynett

PhD Thesis in Contemporary Metal Music Production

News

Metal Music Manual; Release date 27th March 2017!

By: Mark Mynett
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Audio, Music

Metal Music Manual; Release date 27th March 2017!