Paul McGlashan is the owner and recording engineer for Classic Sound – a boutique recording company based on Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand. Classic Sound specialises in the recording and post-production of classical and acoustic music.
Since 2003 Paul has engineered orchestral, ensemble and choral recordings for the NZSO, NZ String Quartet, NZ Trio, APO, Voices NZ, NZ Youth Choir, Musica Sacra, The Graduate Choir, Viva Voce, V8 and many others.
Paul was supervising recording engineer and mix engineer for the 2010 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony, working closely with Victoria Kelly and a wide range of musicians.
Early in his career Paul interned for four years on a part-time basis at Radio NZ Concert as an assistant engineer – working with talented producers and engineers on many concerts and outside broadcasts.
Over the years Paul has formed a close working relationship with Wayne Laird of Atoll Records and often acts as the recording engineer on larger scale Atoll recordings.
Paul has 1st class honours masters degrees in Computer Science (MSc, 1983) and Creative and Performing Arts – sound recording and design (MCPA, 2006) – both from Auckland University. Paul is a classically trained musician and was a member of the Viva Voce chamber choir, singing 2nd tenor, from 1997 to 2016. He has studied pipe organ with Anita Banbury, piano with Christine Cummings, and voice with Beatrice Webster and Kathryn McGredy.