Thor Legvold holds a Psy.D. from the University of Bergen, Norway, and has a background in auditory perception and audio quality in music. He established Sonovo Mastering in 2003 to deliver high quality audio for music, film, and television; and to mentor and guide female audio engineers into the industry. Thor later expanded into multichannel music production, sound for picture, and post-production. His film credits include the award-winning documentary “Humanity Stoked.” He has been a champion of surround and immersive music formats since 2006, incorporating immersive audio formats including Auro-3D, Sony 360RA and Dolby Atmos. Thor serves as a member of the AES LA ExCom, is a voting Grammy member, and recently published a chapter in Mastering in Music (Focal Press, 2020) about surround and immersive formats, co-authored with Darcy Proper.