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From LA to Syracuse: Audio Engineer Brings Many Years of Experience—and Many Miles of It—to the Newhouse School
Staff Spotlight shines a light on many of Syracuse University’s most dedicated—and talented—members. Their work on campus. Their often very interesting lives away from campus. It is our pleasure to share their stories.
The approach to each profile is different, depending on the subject. For this installment, a podcast seemed the perfect way to introduce a global leader in the recording industry—Patrick MacDougall, senior audio engineer and adjunct professor in the Newhouse School.
Before coming to Newhouse, MacDougall had a 27-year career as a recording engineer based in Los Angeles. His work took him all over the world, including Russia, New Zealand and Madagascar, and brought him together for collaborations with such prominent artists as Joss Stone, Heart and David Crosby.
In the podcast, learn about the job of a sound engineer, MacDougall’s experiences in the profession, and what led him to his current role at Syracuse University. And yes, even after his many, many touches with stardom, being on the other side of the sound booth from Mick Jagger still leaves him a bit in awe.
Francis DiClemente, producer; Keith Kobland, media relations manager; and Joyce LaLonde, internal communications specialist—all in the Division of Marketing and Communications—teamed up to tell MacDougall’s story.
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