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Thu, Apr 01


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No Stupid Audio Questions - Gear Manufacturer edition

Everything and anything you’ve wanted to ask about audio but are afraid of the reaction you’ll get… We’re here to answer your audio questions LIVE - fully anonymous!! This month, Piper and Dan welcome EveAnna Manley from Manley Labs. Register to get the links to submit your question and watch live.

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No Stupid Audio Questions - Gear Manufacturer edition
No Stupid Audio Questions - Gear Manufacturer edition

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

YouTube Live


What if you had a safe space to ask any question about audio you want? The type of thing you can’t find the answer to via google. This is an opportunity for us all to learn more about things that you might not learn in audio class, or on the internet, or are even basics that you should already know. We’ll find the answer for you and report it out online in this live event!  Get your questions in so we can get them answered!

About the presenters


Owner, Manley Laboratories, Inc.

EveAnna Manley began her career in audio manufacturing over 30 years ago when she was hired onto the assembly line building printed circuit boards and wiring up vacuum tube amplifiers. Fast-forward 30 years later, her own company Manley Laboratories, Inc. has dominated the high end niche recording markets around the world with legendary vacuum tube processors such as the Manley Variable Mu® Stereo Limiter Compressor, Massive Passive Stereo EQ, and the VOXBOX®. EveAnna has endured over the decades pushing technology and fresh engineering concepts in her products backed by a culture of integrity she has fostered in her company.


Mastering Engineer ( LeAnn Rimes, Madame Gandhi, The Go-Go’s)

Piper Payne is a mastering engineer based out of Nashville, TN, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels at Infrasonic Mastering.

Piper is a Trustee of the Recording Academy and she is Co-Chair of the P&E Wing Steering Committee. She is a former Governor of the Audio Engineering Society and she is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the AES’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee as well as an active member of Women's Audio Mission and she serves on the Board of

In addition, Piper is a keeper of Vinyl Quality Control and a consultant for vinyl record pressing plants, and is opening her own vinyl manufacturing plant in Nashville in mid 2021.

Piper has a diverse background in musical styles. As a drummer, she knows that the best outcome of every project is that it has to feel good. As an engineer, Piper is focused on technical quality and correctness. But, at the end of the day, mastering is about format conversion and quality control so the project gets just what it needs.

Piper has mastered a wide variety of music including nationally renowned artists Third Eye Blind, LeAnn Rimes, The Go-Go’s, Madame Gandhi, Geographer, The Steven Universe Soundtrack’s composers Aivi and Steven, Basement, Hundredth, Elettrodomestico (Jane Wiedlin/The Go-Go’s), Blithe, ANIIML, Shamir, Betsy, Between You & Me, and Fritz Montana to name a few. See more of her sample discography at Feel free to reach out to contact Piper with any questions. Piper Payne, 313.580.6660,

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Mastering Engineer (Gabby Barrett, Parmalee, Kane Brown)

Daniel Bacigalupi is a Minnesota native who has been mastering music in Nashville for over 10 years. Daniel began his career at Ithaca College in New York where he earned a B.M. in Sound Recording Technology under the direction of Alex Perialas. Upon graduation, he moved to Nashville and began a 6 year career at Georgetown Masters with renowned Mastering engineer Andrew Mendelson. Daniel opened dB Masters in Green Hills in 2014 before teaming up with Grammy Award-winning engineer Pete Lyman and Infrasonic Mastering. He now works out of Infrasonic Nashville and continues to work on projects across a variety of genres.

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