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Jason Dasent

Studio Jay Recording
Owner & CEO
Jason Dasent has over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of recording and music production. Jason launched Studio Jay Recording in Trinidad in 2000 catering to both the Advertising Sector and Artist Production for many top Caribbean recording artists. He has done Music Scores/ Dialog Replacement & Post-Production for both films & documentaries.

As a visually impaired producer he was challenged to overcome the limitations of mainstream music software when “accessibility” was in its infancy. Over the years this has enabled him to compete successfully with his sighted counterparts and makes him well poised to impart his knowledge and experience to other visually impaired producers and engineers.

In 2017 Jason became a member of a worldwide team of Beta testers for accessibility with AVID ProTools, the first DAW to fully support accessibility. With only a handful of music equipment manufacturers making their hardware and software accessible to differently abled music industry professionals at that time, Jason, along with a small team he put together, began developing overlays to popular music production software, thus making them accessible to screen readers. He initially did this for his own use in studio, but soon realised that these overlays could benefit the entire visually impaired community globally.

As a result of this project, with the knowledge gained, he now engages with several music equipment manufacturers e.g. Native Instruments, Arturia, Focusrite/Novation and Antares Autotune among others, to assist them in introducing accessibility features to their products from the back end. Based on this experience, Jason has also developed audio engineering online courses geared toward both visually impaired and sighted users on many of the different hardware and software platforms that he has been using successfully for many years.

Jason completed an MA in Popular Music Practice/Music Business at BIMM London in January 2021. While there, he further advanced the headway that he has made so far when he spearheaded “Normalizing the Conversation: The Road to Accessible Music Tech”, an accessibility awareness event, (also his MA Thesis), which comprised of 2 high-powered panel discussions and a workshop, culminating in a prerecorded performance, all dedicated to the promotion of accessibility. The full event is featured on his website here: https://www.jasondasentinstudio.com

Jason is excited to be a part of the Accessibility Panel at this year’s Audio Developers Conference (ADC) in London on November 15th 2021, where he will highlight the recent accessibility advances made by companies he’s been working with closely over the past 2 years.
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