We are joined this week by the brilliant Susan Rogers. She is a seminal part of all things Prince and holds a wealth of knowledge around the science of music and sound. We are thrilled to share with you our amazing conversation. Please welcome, Susan Rogers!
Susan Rogers holds a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from McGill University (2010). Prior to her science career, Susan was a multiplatinum-earning record producer, mixer, engineer, and audio technician. She is best known for her work with Prince during his peak creative period (1983-1987) but production/engineering/mix credits also include David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies, Geggy Tah, Nil Lara, Robben Ford, Tricky, Michael Penn, Jeff Black, and many more. She is currently a Professor in the departments of Music Production & Engineering and Liberal Arts at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where she teaches psychoacoustics, record production and analog recording techniques. Susan is the director of the Berklee Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory for investigating the influence of musical training on the auditory pathway. She is currently authoring a book on music listening for W. W. Norton, NYC.