Robert Margouleff

Recording icon Robert Margouleff is once again at the forefront of modern music innovation with his pioneering work in HPS 12.1 Headphone Surround. HPS 12.1 offers an incredible personal listening experience by delivering 7.1 surround channels on the horizon and five channels above – on any headphones. The result is a heightened sense of situational awareness and engagement. HPS 12.1 is instantly available to everyone who uses headphones with their mobile devices.

Affectionately known as “The Godfather of Electronica,” Margouleff helped to bring the Moog synthesizer into modern music with Stevie Wonder in the 1970s. According to The Atlantic, “Margouleff’s revolutionary work with synthesizers helped shape Wonder’s groundbreaking sounds.”

Margouleff also produced DEVO’s 1980 classic “Whip It.” Now Margouleff is making history again with electro-popper Lexi Baker, producing her debut album Ultimate Reality in both stereo and Headphone Surround.

A studio genius who will be featured on the upcoming PBS Soundbreaking series created by the late Sir George Martin, Margouleff is an accomplished record producer, recording engineer and film producer. He is most noted for his work with electronic music synthesizer programming on Stevie Wonder’s acclaimed albums Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions, and Fulfillingness’ First Finale.

Margouleff and collaborator Malcolm Cecil played a major role in bringing synthesizers to the forefront of popular music. Under the name Tonto’s Expanding Headband, their 1971 album Zero Time attracted Wonder and other leading artists to the emerging music technology. Margouleff has since worked with Billy Preston, Depeche Mode, Oingo Boingo, The Doobie Brothers, Quincy Jones, The Isley Brothers, and Joan Baez, among others.

According to Margouleff, audio engineers and record producers “should strive for the highest possible quality of creation – so that everyone’s experience can be the best possible.” He calls HPS 12.1 a “disruptive new production technology, based on mathematical and cognitive models of audio perception that allow the listener to perceive a sphere of sound.” All HPS 12.1 content is distributable through digital music and video retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, Google, Tidal, and Spotify.

HPS 12.1 also benefits the creators of music by giving composers, artists, and producers the power to create an immersive sound space that adds real value for consumers. Margouleff was experimenting with the  innovative music technology and looking for a new artist, when he discovered Baker, whose music immediately impressed Margouleff. The two soon began the journey that would result in Baker’s forthcoming debut album, Ultimate Reality. Her first single “Say It Like You Mean It” has just been released, and can be heard here in Headphone Surround.

For more information on Robert Margouleff, visit his official website.


About RJ Frometa

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