Ep 1. SUSAN ROGERS: Prince and Music Cognition

 
 
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SUSAN ROGERS: Prince and Music Cognition

Have you ever wondered if babies can hear music in the womb? I spoke with Professor/Director of the Berklee Music Perception & Cognition Lab Susan Rogers – the same woman who engineered some of Prince’s records including Purple Rain.

“No one made records the way Prince did. At that time his output was so prolific we worked so fast that I actually had to un-learn Prince when I left him.”

With a unique understanding of the science of music, Susan tells me about her experiences producing, recording, mixing and studying music with a trained ear. This fascinating conversation shines a light on how she got her start as a technician, what it was like working for Prince and what she teaches at Berklee College of Music.