Rick Snoman is a producer, remixer, engineer and award winning author.
With nearly 30 years experience working in both private and commercial studios world-wide, he specialises in electronic dance music production. He has remixed for some of the biggest names in the industry and has produced music under various monikers including Phiadra and Red 5. His most recent project, Aeon Soul, is climbing high in the Beatport charts with support from Don Diablo and remixes from Blood Groove & Kikis, Soty and Arma8.
His ghost productions for international DJ's have earned millions of views on youtube and his recording studio - Altar Studios - regularly records, engineers and masters music for a variety of electronic dance music labels including Sony BMG, Warner, Polydor and many others. His work has accredited him as an iTunes certified mastering engineer and an EMTAS certified tutor.
He has written articles and reviews for music magazines while his book, the Dance Music Manual, has won awards, critical acclaim and accolade across the electronic music industry. Now in its fourth edition, it is recognised as the industry standard textbook that has been translated in 5 different languages. It is required or recommend reading in many international educational institutions, leading Rick to be widely sought after by universities and colleges to speak about electronic music production, including Westminster University, Manchester School of Electronic Music, British and Irish Institute of Modern Music and South Bank University.
He runs regular workshops at Altar Studios UK, as well as various international locations teaching the fundamental music production skills required by producers. His teaching style remains interactive and regularly adapts the talks to the age and level of attendee, teaching students as young as 14 alongside the more seasoned producers and university professors.
Rick is also a member of the Audio Engineering Society education committee and has held talks at their conventions, alongside co-chairing the Electronic Dance Music Track for the 147th New York Convention.
Additionally, he is also founder of Dance Music Production. Started in 2004, the longest running online learning platform has become one of the leading educational resources for electronic music producers.
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