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Toby Seay
Associate Professor
URBN Center, 260F
Phone: 215-895-5880
js553@drexel.edu


Toby Seay has a long career in the music industry as a musician, recording engineer, technical consultant and audio preservationist. As a recording engineer, Toby was based in Nashville, TN and recorded artists such as Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Delbert McClinton, Ringo Starr, David Wilcox, Kirk Whalum and many others. Toby has worked on numerous Gold and Platinum Certified recordings as well as 8 Grammy winning recordings.

Toby’s research interests include audio preservation practices and standards, specializing in multi-track audio formats and how these resources can be put to use within audio production education and research. With regards to audio production research, Toby deconstructs record production techniques within the field of musicology and sound studies, which looks at social and participant dynamics within the recording studio environment and the affects of workflow and recording techniques on musical production outcomes. Toby is the Project Director of the Drexel University Audio Archives, which is home to the Sigma Sound Studios Collection.

Degrees:
M.S. From Drexel University; B.M. From James Madison University
Professional Societies:

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) - Member of Education & Training Committee


Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production (ASARP)


Audio Engineering Society (AES) – Member of Technical Council for Archiving, Restoration and Digital Libraries and Standards Committee for Audio Metadata


Delaware Valley Archivists Group (DVAG)


National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) – Grammy Voting Member


International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia