My paper/presentation, "Recording History in Audio Education," was received very well at the recent Audio Engineering Society in New York, NY.  After a bit of technical difficulty, I spoke about various topics from the paper, with an emphasis on some of the current trends for historical education (or lack thereof) in the booming audio education field.  See my Academic page to read the article.  While you're at it peruse the Chapter Draft for a textbook that could potentially be a useful asset to audio educators teaching all levels.  
Here is the new page, intended to be a brief reflection of the work of Jeff Ratterman (me).  I have carefully selected a number of works I've done over the past few years, most of which I've been in school.  Earning a master's degree in Recording Arts at the University of Colorado Denver, I was fortunate to learn about the many aspects of audio.  

Be sure to see some videos and listen to some music, and don't miss the Example Textbook Chapter for the audio history book I have proposed!

    Jeff Ratterman has a vision for recording a "Visceral Sound."  Combining modern and vintage audio with well-planned production, sounds are crafted to feel good, like great music often does.

    Jeff teaches audio at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado. His students come to class with many levels of experience, but he places special emphasis on establishing a common base from which the learner can apply their personal experiences.  By understanding the fundamentals and realizing their place in the audio world, they can begin an informed journey towards their goals.

    As an undergraduate he studied Music & Liberal Arts, playing Bass Trombone and studying Pop/Rock music theory.  Outside the scope of Miami University he was a songwriter, instrumentalist, and audio specialist for a popular local band.

    Jeff's passion for sound finally led him to Denver to learn about recording at the University of Colorado.

    Two favorite areas were post-production and music recording.  Recording education, however, became the focus for his master's thesis.

    Aligned with the Audio Engineering Society's (AES) Historical Committee, Jeff 's research in recording history contributes to the education of today's students.