A. T. Michael MacDonald has recorded, mastered, and produced over 1,000 commercially released music recordings for such labels as Atlantic, Blue Note, Chesky, Columbia, Concord, EMI, Enja, JVC, Nonesuch, Palmetto, Rounder, Telarc, Verve, and Warner, including two Grammy winners. MacDonald is the technical director for a classical music NPR Radio series, Heard Fresh, produced for American Public Media. He is also a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Audio Engineering Society.
Since 1998, MacDonald has worked as the owner and chief engineer of AlgoRhythms in New York, a state-of-the-art digital mastering studio and listening room. From 1984-1989, he was the chief engineer at Classic Sound, dedicated to recording acoustic jazz music. Before that, MacDonald was the staff recording engineer at Skyline Studios in New York, a major independent recording studio from 1979-1984.
MacDonald earned his BA from St. John’s College. He additionally studied at the Aspen Music Festival and University of New Hampshire.