Bobby Owsinski

    A long-time music industry veteran, Bobby Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working not only with a variety of recording artists, but on commercials, television and motion pictures as well. Living in Los Angeles and always on the cusp of the latest technology, he was one of the first to delve into surround sound music mixing, co-founding the industry leader Surround Associates and eventually working on over a hundred surround projects and DVD productions for a variety of legendary superstar acts including The Who, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Iron Maiden, The Ramones, and Chicago among many others.

    Along the way he has taught various disciplines of audio recording and multimedia production at Berklee College of Music, Trebas Recording Institute, and Nova Institute, and has been a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities around the world. He has also authored several courses for Berklee as well as the Multimedia Production curriculum for Nova Institute, and a number of online video courses for

    Combining his music and recording experience along with an easy to understand writing style, Bobby has become one of the best selling authors in the music recording industry with 18 books that are now staples in audio recording, music and music business programs in colleges around the world, including the best selling “Mixing Engineer’s Handbook” (now in its 3rd edition), “The Recording Engineer’s Handbook (2nd edition),” and “Music 3.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age (2nd edition).” He has also penned hundreds of audio-related articles for a variety of popular industry trade publications such as Surround Professional, EQ, Billboard, Film & Video, Hollywood Reporter, Pro Sound News, Mix, Grammy Magazine, Electronic Musician, Recording Engineer/ Producer and Music Executive Insider, among others.

    Bobby’s keeps a busy schedule providing keynote addresses, master classes and workshops at various colleges around the world. A frequent moderator, panelist and program director for a variety of industry conferences, he has served as the longtime producer of the annual Surround Music Awards, and is one of the creators and executive producers for the “Guitar Universe” and “Desert Island Music” television programs.

    Bobby’s Big Picture music production blog at is one of the most popular in the industry with over 2 million views, while his Music 3.0 music industry blog at recently exceeded the million mark. He also has large Facebook and Twitter followings, and over a million views of his videos on his YouTube channel.

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