ANNA FRICK, Senior Mastering Engineer and Restoration Center Manager
Anna Frick is a mastering engineer and the restoration center manager at Airshow Mastering in Boulder, Colorado. Her work encompasses studio albums, live recordings, reissues, and compilations across an array of formats, old and new, and a wide variety of genres and styles, from bluegrass and folk-influenced acts to rock and New Age projects. She balances her strong instincts and intuition with her technical experience and understanding of each client’s goals to finesse every project she tackles.
For Airshow’s restoration center she oversees all archival digitization projects. She teamed to restore and master Third Man Records’ GRAMMY-winning box set, The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, and was responsible for wrangling metadata for the 1600-song collection. She has digitized thousands of hours’ worth of historical recordings from university archives and collections across the country. Each project is unique, with a singular story and special considerations: understanding the recording medium, the equipment, and the transfer process, and understanding digital audio files and how to maintain file integrity over time.
Anna holds a degree in Music Industry Studies from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is a graduate of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Leadership Bluegrass program, a member of AES and NARAS, and a chapter head for Colorado’s branch of SoundGirls.org.