Our concept is built around people - our creative team! Ronald, Darcy and Paul are the founders and
basis of the business.
RONALD PRENT - MIXING ENGINEER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Almost thirty years ago, Ronald began his career as an inexperienced assistant engineer at Wisseloord Studios.
Since then, he has established himself as one of the most accomplished and innovative mix engineers in the
world working for renowned artists such as Rammstein, The Scorpions, Simple Minds, Live, Within Temptation,
Manowar, Alain Clark, Peter Maffay and Clouseau, just to name a few.
While happy to work in stereo, Ronald specializes in the area of surround sound - not only pioneering in the
field of mixing, but also playing a key role in the conceptualization and development of new technology for
working in 5.1 and other progressive high-resolution multi-channel formats. In the very early years of
surround audio development, Ronald became a "test pilot" for Sony and Philips' DSD/SACD format and
many of the projects that he mixed in those days are still held up as benchmark examples of creative
surround mixing - e.g., Guano Apes - "Don't Give Me Names", Kane - "So Glad You Made It",
Herbert Grönemeyer - "Mensch".
The concept of reviving Wisseloord began with Ronald who, as a member of the Board of Directors,
will direct the creative and technical development of the facility as well as continuing to work his
magic behind the mixing console.
DARCY PROPER - MASTERING ENGINEER
Before becoming involved with Wisseloord, Darcy was senior mastering engineer at Galaxy Studios in Belgium
and at Sony Music Studios in New York City. She has worked on a wide variety of music ranging from re-issues
of early acoustic mono recordings to current 5.1 high-resolution surround releases for BluRay. Early in her
career, Darcy spent many years as a classical engineer/editor and brings much of what she learned in that
arena to her mastering.
Thus far, Darcy has been honored with 2 Grammy awards and 7 nominations and has won several TEC
awards and Surround awards for her work. She mastered historical reissue projects for such prestigious
artists as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, and André Hazes.
She has also worked on stereo & 5.1 front-line releases for many talented artists including Steely Dan,
The Eagles, R.E.M., Donald Fagen, Porcupine Tree, Peter Maffay, Toots Thielemans, and
In addition to mastering projects, Darcy will serve on the Board of Directors, overseeing business
strategy and development for the mastering division of Wisseloord and its educational programs.
PAUL REYNOLDS - MANAGING DIRECTOR & PARTNER
Paul has spent many years as an international consultant overseeing new business strategy development
and cutting-edge format launches. Having lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Tokyo,
Dubai, London, and Amsterdam, Paul has extensive experience in developing content industry strategy
and new business models for top international studios across the globe. He has been responsible for
such major projects as DVD, SACD, and BluRay startup.
In his role as Managing Director and member of Wisseloord's Board of Directors, Paul will lead the
team in customer acquisition, marketing strategy/ business development and commercial/ client-
ROB SANNEN - OPERATIONS MANAGER
Rob began his career at Galaxy Studios in Belgium where, over a period of nine years, he worked his way up from assistant engineer to facility manager. After leaving Galaxy, he became operational manager for DB-Video. Rob has now returned to the world of music, leading our technical team and overseeing daily operations throughout the entire facility.
When not in the studios, Rob loves to jump on his brand new Triumph Tiger 800 and hit the highway.
WOUTER STROBBE - SUPERVISOR MEDIA DEPARTMENT / PROJECT MANAGER
After beginning his career at NOB in the field of multi-camera recordings for television, Wouter headed the DVD department at United Broadcast Facilities in Hilversum for five years. While there, his in-depth technical knowledge of the format allowed him to make full creative use of the medium to produce exciting and artful music-entertainment DVD releases.
Wouter then went on to work for Galaxy Studios in Belgium, specializing in BluRay and coordinating a wide variety of productions from large-scale multi-media music releases to live concert recordings to digital intermediate workflows for feature film.
Here at Wisseloord, Wouter will oversee our Media department and guide projects through our multi-faceted facility and beyond.
Now that he lives in Amsterdam with ARTIS practically in his backyard, Wouter commutes every day from one “zoo” to another!
LUKAS MORAWSKI – STUDIO ASSISTANT
Originally from Gdynia, Poland, Lukas studied sound engineering at the SAE Institute in Rotterdam and followed that up with an internship at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. Since then, he has been exploring various career paths in audio, largely focused on sound for picture including production/post-production audio for film and television. His first film project was awarded the Golden Calf for Best Sountrack at the 2009 Nederlands Film Festival and he has trained sound engineers in Iraq the latest state-of-the-art techniques for TV sound production.
Lukas’ fascination with sound began at an early age as he began experimenting with cassette decks, tape machines, speakers, and soldering irons. As a teenager, he worked front-of-house for European summer tours. Now Lukas has joined us here at Wisseloord to pursue the studio side of the business and will be honing his recording, editing, and mixing skills under the guidance of Ronald Prent and our knowledgeable guest engineers as he assists them in their projects.
ERIK VAN DER HORST - STUDIO ASSISTANT
A Dutchman born and bred, Erik earned his Bachelor degree in Music Technology in the KMT program at HKU in 2009. Before joining us at Wisseloord, Erik worked part-time as a music technology instructor at Media College in Amsterdam while also working in the field as a recording/mix engineer. During the course of his career thus far, Erik has tried his hand at composing and producing, but feels his true calling is engineering.
In addition to his work at Wisseloord, Erik has designed a comprehensive sound/light/media rig for City Life Church Utrecht and leads their production team in its weekly installation and operation in the Stadschouwburg Utrecht theater.
Working here at Wisseloord, Erik is excited by the opportunity to interact with and learn from the diverse group of music professionals he’ll be assisting in our studios.
ASTRID VERHOEFF – OFFICE MANAGER
Astrid began her music-oriented career working at Universal Music where she remained a part of the team for nearly ten years. First, as a promoter there, she spent her time with international artists on the promotion circuit. She followed that up in recent years working in marketing and promotion, supporting other product managers and promoters.
Astrid fell in love with the atmosphere here at Wisseloord years ago on her first visit for a Universal showcase. Now she’s happy to be back, this time in the challenging role of Office Manager where she is the friendly face that will greet you as you enter the studio.