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A Maryland native, Professor Cox started his college career at Essex Community College in Baltimore. Transferred to North Texas State (UNT) as a Trumpet major in 1979. In needing a keyboard requirement he started taking classical organ (piano practice rooms were very hard to find) with Donald Willing on an Allen Organ – one of the first digital sampling electronic musical instruments. This sparked an interest in polyphonic and polytimbral synthesizers and orchestration. Followed the retiring Professor Willing to UTEP, finishing with a performance degree, with honors.
Professor Cox has been working as an audio engineer professionally since 1984 in recording studios, sound stages, live venues and post production facilities. He started by becoming a Certified Expert on the New England Digital “Synclavier II”. In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles, working in film and television as an independent engineer for such studios as MGM, Universal Studios, Sony, Nickelodeon, The Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers (part of the crew nominated for an Oscar for sound design for "Eraser"), Paramount, 20th Century Fox, FOX, ABC, Disney, NBC and CBS, Showtime and HBO for the next 14 years.
Upon moving back to the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Professor Cox taught at MediaTech Institute for five years, where he was an instructor and Dallas campus administrator, teaching Mixing, Mastering and Post Production. In 2011 Professor Cox arrived at Collin College; classes include Audio Engineering at all levels, Audio for Video and Live Sound.
Professor Cox is a certified Pro Tools Instructor, Certified Expert in Music & Post Production and Expert level Pro Tools user.
Professor Cox continues to freelance as an on-call audio engineer for a variety of studios and churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Has served on many advisory boards when choosing technology upgrades to their systems while offering troubleshooting and optimization of their current systems. Professor Cox regularly chairs the Professional Advisory Committee where industry professionals critique the Audio Engineering programs at Collin College. This ensures that Collin College is teaching our students employable skills that industry professionals expect in an employee. These developed relationships with studio owners help to keep Collin College on the cutting edge and changing demands of studio owners.
Professor Cox has also worked with several law firms and police departments as a forensic audio engineer making “dirty” audio discernible.