Ronald Prent started his career at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands in 1980 as an inexperienced assistant and has since established himself as one of the most accomplished and innovative recording & mix engineers in the world. In the early years of surround sound, Ronald was a “test pilot” for Sony & Philips’ DSD/SACD format and many of the projects that he mixed in those days are still held up as benchmark examples of creative surround mixing. Ronald has now expanded into immersive sound, pioneering in mixing and playing a key role in the development of new technology used in progressive formats such as Auro3D, Dolby Atmos, and Sony360RA. Some of his recent projects include immersive releases for artists Ozark Henry, Tiësto, Prash Mistry, and Giveon. His efforts were rewarded with a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Immersive album in 2018. Not one to be limited to the studio, Ronald also puts his talents to work in live broadcast, mixing live in stereo and surround/immersive for chart-topping clients around the world.
His long list of clients includes such notable artists as Simple Minds, Rammstein, The Scorpions, Tina Turner, Ilse DeLange, Within Temptation, Herbert Grönemeyer, Lori Lieberman, Manowar, Peter Maffay, The Common Linnets, Ozark Henry, David Garrett, and Helloween.
Ronald and his mastering engineer wife, Darcy Proper, comprise Proper Prent Sound. They have recently moved their business and family from the Netherlands to the U.S. and are now based at Valhalla Studios New York.