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Thu, Jun 03



No Stupid Audio Questions - Software 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 Michael Pearson from WAVES. Register to get the links to submit your question and watch live.

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No Stupid Audio Questions - Software Edition
No Stupid Audio Questions - Software Edition

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Jun 03, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT



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


Michael Pearson-Adams has been in the music industry professionally since he was 17. While still in Australia he worked with INXS, Kylie Minogue, Danny Minogue, Tina Arena, Crowded House, and Icehouse to name a few, and had two number one singles and a number one album with a duo he and his business partner created, named Shakaya.

In 2004 Michael moved to the United States after the company owned by himself and his brother bought out their opposition in the USA, so they moved to San Diego. Shortly after that a call came to request Michael work with Scott Stapp from Creed so a move to Florida happened, which is where his studio is today.

Michael has been working with Waves Audio since 2006, and is a Product Manager there for future product creation as well as the company’s Director of Training and Development. He is the face of the company in pretty much any live event or live stream Waves does.

On the side, Michael also has his own fine art gallery which is in Miami, Florida, as since 2012 he fell in love with fine art photography, and has become very successful at that.


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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