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Grammy-Winning Music Producer Andrew Scheps Receives Honourary Doctorate from Th




(Press Release, Aug 2022)


Grammy-Winning Music Producer Andrew Scheps Receives Honourary Doctorate from The University of Huddersfield

Producer, mixer, and engineer Dr Andrew Scheps has been awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield for services to international music engineering.


Scheps' impressive body of work has seen him engineered or mix acts such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Linkin Park, Audioslave, and Green Day and has won Grammys for his work on albums by Adele, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Ziggy Marley.


Today Andrew Scheps is a member of the University's Music and Audio Production (MAP) research group in the School of Computing and Engineering.


"At Huddersfield I love the combination of very in-depth study of parts of the process but always letting people get through a project understanding every aspect of it. Students really have an idea of what to expect when they come out of here. It's a really great foundation." - Dr Andrew Scheps


Alongside the prestigious honourary doctorate, Scheps has been awarded the title of ‘Visiting Professor' following nomination by Dr Mark Mynett alongside their work together on the ‘Heaviness in Metal Music Production' (HiMMP) Research Project. The role is given to those with an academic or professional standing equivalent to that of a professor, and who collaborates with the University in a significant manner.


"The Music Technology and Production team are absolutely delighted to have the legendary Andrew Scheps as our Visiting Professor. Andrew's Production and Mixing discography speaks for itself, and he will be a huge inspiration to our students, especially as they will benefit from his lectures." - Dr. Mark Mynett.


The HiMMP Research Project is the world's first academically funded research project into ‘perceptual heaviness' in music, with the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council investing over £250,000 into the project. With collaborations from some of the genre's leading producers, HiMMP seeks to define ‘heaviness' in metal music. 


The project will see these producers mix a multi-track featuring a wide-range of performance characteristics(doom metal through to blast beats),that was performed bymusicians from Cradle of Filth, My Dying Bride and Germany's Primal Fear.Accompanying video interviews with the producers explore the way their mix techniques manipulate ‘heaviness', with the first of which being Dr. Andrew Scheps.


Scheps now resides in the UK where he has been for 7 years, following 25 years in Los Angeles.




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