Marcela Rada has over nine years of experience as a sound engineer recording, editing, mixing, and mastering audio for independent artists. She has worked across music genres as well as symphony orchestras, film scoring sessions and ensembles.
She holds a Bachelor of Music with a major in Digital Audio Arts from the University of Lethbridge, and a Master’s Degree from Berklee College of Music with an emphasis on Music Production, Technology, and Innovation. Her master’s thesis focused on immersive audio and its application to 360 videos for Virtual Reality and social media platforms.
In 2020, she completed a Post-Master’s Fellowship in Academic Technology at Berklee College of Music. Her Fellowship research focused on spatial audio systems and the development of a university course on immersive experiences.
Marcela is well-connected in the music industry. She has collaborated with artists from all around the world, and has developed projects at prestigious studios such as Air Studios and Abbey Road Studios in London, UK.
She is a public speaker and has done panels and masterclasses for the Audio Engineering Society, Amsterdam Dance Event, the International Broadcasting Convention, and XP Music Conference.
She is also highly focused on empowering beginners. She is a mentor at She Knows Tech – a platform designed to empower women in music while creating a safe space for open discussion in closing the gender gap in the industry.
Marcela has taught music production and audio engineering at Algonquin College and Interlochen Centre for the Arts. She is currently teaching full-time at the University of Lethbridge. Marcela is passionate about using the latest audio and video technology for the creation of innovative and immersive projects and is constantly expanding her knowledge through academic research.