Thailand Feature: Audio Interview With Mastering Engineer Woody Pornpitaksuk

Woody Pornpitaksuk Thailand Mastering & Mixing

Editor-in-chief of Music News Asia, Monica Tong caught up with Grammy award winner Woody Pornpitaksuk: an old friend and also pioneer to the burgeoning music production houses over the last decade in Thailand.

He talked about his life living in New York City, how he started his internship with Sony and went on to become the label’s leading music engineer, life back in Thailand, and the demand in Thailand that changed his perspective on what Thai music is in comparison to ‘American’ music.

“I grew up listening to American music and then I learned how to do music production in the American way. It’s how I’ve been taught. If I want to work with Thai people, I will have to train and listen to the way they make music: to tone down what I do in order for me to do Thai music for Thai people.”

He also shared his love for Sony headphones for its incredible noise cancellation feature.

Woody Pornpitaksuk was awarded the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards for his stupendous work remastering the Historical Album: Louis Armstrong The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings and has mastered and mixed songs recorded by high profile artists such as Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, with more recent artists including T-Bone, Thaitanium, Mellow Motif, and Suburbian.

To contact Woody Pornpitaksuk, please write to him at woody@westsidemastering.com.

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