Rick Snoman

Altar Studios UK

Dr Rick Snoman (PhD) is an award winning producer, remixer, engineer and author at Altar Recording Studios.

He runs Altar Recording Studios in the UK, the first and only boutique studio dedicated to electronic dance producers, regularly engineering music for a variety of electronic dance music labels including Sony BMG, Warner, Polydor and many others

Rick's ghost production work has earned millions of views on youtube and his work has accredited him as an iTunes certified mastering engineer and an EMTAS certified tutor.

With 30 years experience working in both private and commercial studios world-wide, he specialises in electronic dance music production. He has remixed for some of the biggest names in the industry including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Justin Timberlake and has produced music under various monikers including Phiadra, Aeon Soul and Red 5.

He has written articles and reviews for music magazines and held a regular column in Computer Music while his book, the Dance Music Manual, has won critical acclaim and accolade across the electronic music industry. Now in its fourth edition, it is recognised as the industry standard textbook, has been translated in 5 different languages and is required or recommend reading in many international educational institutions. Shortlisted for "Outstanding Book Of The Year 2019" he is widely sought after by universities and colleges to speak about electronic music production.

He was co-chair of the 2019 AES NY education committee for Electronic Dance Music, and held talks at the AES 146th and 147th conventions, and keynote speaker at NAMM 2020.

He is also founder of Dance Music Production. Started in 2004, the online learning platform has become one of the leading educational resources for electronic music producers.