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Conversations with Dennis Moody

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dennis Moody.

Hi Dennis, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
As a drummer in a band with my brothers when we were growing up, I was fascinated with creating music. As I became a few years older, I realized that my drummer skills were not going to amount to much, so I focused more on creating music. I realized that if I want to be a record producer, I had better learn how things work in a recording studio. I got my first job when I was 20 years old, assisting at Paramount Recording in Hollywood. My abilities as an engineer grew a lot in the 10 years I spent working there. I’ve been an engineer ever since! I also do producing quite often, and I really enjoy that part of the recording process.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Yes, it has been a full-time career for me. I have always survived with working in this industry. Due to a few hard economic times relate to recessions, etc., things were not always easy. But I always managed. The last 15 years have really been good. I stepped up my personal PR and networking and it has led to some incredible opportunities.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I work as an audio sound mixing and recording engineer. My duties include mixing the sound at live concerts, as well as managing recording sessions as an audio engineer and a mix engineer. I’m proud of the fact that I have realized my childhood dreams of having a lifetime of doing this. I have always survived from this work and have never had to take a “day job” to make ends meet. I’ve worked with some incredible artists. I’ve also got to travel to many parts of the world that would I would have otherwise not had the opportunity to do so. I think my years of experience working in a variety of diverse audio fields has qualified me for any challenge. I also try to maintain a light and fun work environment to keep things as stressless as possible. And believe me, things can become stressful!

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
Technology will lead the way we move forward in the music/ audio business. The days of analog processing are pretty much over, and digital leads the way. Advances with digital technology will dictate where we are going.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.dennismoodymusic.com
  • Instagram: dennismoodymusic
  • Facebook: dennisfmoody
  • Twitter: dennismoody
  • Youtube: dennismoodymusic


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top left: Lena Ringstad top right: Will Lee bottom left: Alexandra Loftus bottom right: Marybeth Dickenson

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