Music’s New Dimension: How Spatial Audio is Changing Classical Music

Professional musicians are constantly evolving their craft. And so are the engineers and technicians recording and producing their music.

How To Choose the Best Speakers to Listen to WFMT (and All Your Favorite Music!)

Finding the best speakers for classical music can be a serious proposition. Don’t spend your money without answering these questions!

Al Schmitt, Grammy winning engineer and producer, dead at 91

Twenty-time Grammy winner Al Schmitt worked with everyone from Sam Cooke to Steely Dan to Frank Sinatra.

A First-Time Nominee Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Grammy Week

Music’s Biggest Night not only as a member, but also as a nominee!

WFMT Audio Engineer Mary Mazurek Nominated for a Grammy Award

Since beginning at WFMT in 1993, Mary has come to engineer for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Live from WFMT, Impromptu, and more.

Less than 5% of Audio Engineers are Women: This is My Story

My name is Mary Mazurek, and I am a recording engineer, an artist, an educator, and a Ph.D. candidate. But most of all, I am a woman working in a very male-dominated field. I’ve enjoyed a wonderful career. But it almost didn’t happen.

Soundcheck: How Live Radio Broadcasts Are Made

There is a certain excitement that comes from a live broadcast because almost anything can happen.

The science and the magic behind recording live classical concerts

Behind every classical recording and broadcast there’s an expert engineer, who combines sciences with, perhaps, a little magic.

All of the silent work that goes into making classical recordings sound great might surprise you

Once upon a time, record labels would rally a team of A&R directors, engineers, producers, and distributors to realize an artist’s dream, but this has changed. How classical recordings are made today might surprise you.