Mr Mark Mynett
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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 BA and BSc Popular Music Production courses.
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. These include Sound on Sound, for which he wrote November 2009s cover feature, as well as Guitar World (U.S.) and Computer Music, where he is also a regular reviews contributor.
In recent years, he has additionally increased his 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, as well as numerous shows in mainland Europe to 2/3,000 capacity venues.
Mark is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently completing a PhD in engineering, producing and mixing the contemporary metal genre.
Having spent many years as a professional musician then record producer, Mark is keen to develop research ideas with a focus on commercial applications within the recording, engineering, production and post-production of the indie, rock and contemporary metal genres. Please see Areas for Research Supervision.
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
- Creations Tears Methods to End it All Cure For Poison 2010 - Drum Engineering and Recording
- A Deeper Dreed Masquerade ADD Records - 2010 Mix
- Godsized Berzerkus Jaegermeister Records - 2011
- The Caulbearers Demo 2011
- Nothing Gained Cryogenic Plastic Head Distribution - 2011
A selection of tracks from this discography can be listened to at: www.mynetaur.com
Research & Scholarship
Having spent many years as a professional musician then record producer, Mark is keen to develop research ideas with a focus on commercial applications within the recording, engineering, production and post-production of the indie, rock and contemporary metal genres.
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Mynett, M (2012) ‘Achieving Intelligibility whilst Maintaining Heaviness when Producing Contemporary Metal Music’ Journal on the Art of Record Production (6). ISSN 1754-9892
Mynett, M (2010) ‘Get the perfect bass’ Computer Music (159). ISSN 1463-6875
Mynett, M (2010) ‘The sound and the fury: part 2’ Guitar World , pp. 72-86. ISSN 1045-6295
Mynett, M (2010) ‘The sound and the fury’ Guitar World , pp. 71-80. ISSN 1045-6295
Mynett, M (2009) ‘Mixing metal: The SOS Guide To Extreme Metal Production: Part 2’ Sound on Sound , pp. 118-126. ISSN 0951-6816
Mynett, M (2009) ‘Extreme metal: the SOS guide to recording & producing modern metal’ Sound on Sound , pp. 120-133. ISSN 0951-6816
Mynett, M., Wakefield, J. and Till, R. (2010) ‘Intelligent Equalisation Principles and Techniques for Minimising Masking when Mixing the Extreme Modern Metal Genre.’. In: Heavy Fundamentalisms: Music, Metal and Politics. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. pp. 141-146. ISBN 978-1-84888-017-7
Mynett, M., Wakefield, J. and Till, R. (2011) ‘Sound at Source: The creative practice of re-heading, dampening and drum tuning for the Contemporary Metal genre ’. In: The Art of Record Production 2010, 3rd - 5th December 2010, Leeds , pp. 1-14
Mynett, M. and Wakefield, J. (2009) ‘The use of click tracks for drum production within the Extreme Metal genre’. In: The Art of Record Production 09, 13th - 15th November 2009, Cardiff , pp. 1-19
Mynett, M (2013) Contemporary Metal Music Production Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.
Research Degree Supervision
- Contemporary Metal Production: Frequency content and micro mixing: a common perspective? [PhD/MSc by Research]
- Mastering; The Black Art of the Music Production Process? [PhD/MSc by Research]
- Considerations of frequency content during sample selection, when using drum sample reinforcement for the rock and metal genre [PhD/MSc by Research]
- At the recording, channel or group stage; a complete analysis of the use compression for drums, bass and vocals. [PhD/MSc by Research]