Jacco Prantl is an Amsterdam based philosopher, artist, and soundengineer. After graduating from his studies in philosophy and literature, he decided to focus his work on the way in which we perceive the world through our experience of reality and culture.
He writes about philosophy, art, and society. His main philosophical interest is the connection between knowledge, technology, and the arts as a means of shaping ideas about the nature of reality.
He teaches philosophy and aesthetics at the AKI University of the Arts.
He works as an freelance art theorist and shapes and writes conceptual frameworks for exhibitions and museums.
He mixes and produces sound for film (sounddesign), museum installations, and music. You can also contact him for technical audio work like restoration, dialogue editing and mastering. The Audio Atelier Amsterdam is his own production studio.
While video quality has improved over the years, the loss in audio quality in the digital age can hardly be overstated. Convenience plays a big part in the sacrifice of high fidelity audio, but a more important reason is that, while there is generally great attention to detail when it comes to videoformats and rendering, the audio is often overlooked. Because of the (usually terrible) automatic sound processing of lots of modern software, a lot of the craft of audio engineering seems to be lost.
When delivering digital media, attention to audio can hugely improve the audiences experience. Paradoxically in an age where lots of people listen to media on phones, laptopspeakers, and earbuds, attention to the audio delivery makes an even bigger difference than it used to. Proper loudness, bass management, imaging, etc. will make your media stand out from the crowd. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. There are special rates available for small or non-profit projects.
Especially if you are editing/producing media for Youtube, Spotify or other streaming services, contact Jacco to talk about your project and the possibilities.
Please feel free to contact him with the form below or
at firstname.lastname@example.org / +31654222245
Jacco Prantl supports efforts and technologies that promote preserving extended dynamic range in music as well as in post-production.