Recording Workshop Grads in Action…
Grammy nom for Best Engineered Album is a well-deserved honor for Recording Workshop grad Chad Howat. He mixed tracks on K. Flay's Every Where is Some Where which also had the song Blood in the Cut up for Rock Song of the Year.
Chad has been making excellent music in his band Paper Route and it's spectacular to see his engineering talents for other artists get accolades too.
Jack Antonoff and his band Bleachers have been on his Gone Now Era tour with Recording Workshop grad Matt Price handling FOH mix and Production Manager duties. A performance at the MTV Video Music Awards was a great kickstart.
Matt has been with Bleachers for a few years now. Other artists he's recently mixed for include WALK THE MOON, Magic Man and Childish Gambino.
Twenty One Pilots hit an altitude of #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts, and that puts some Central Ohio pride in the air too (FYI, the duo is from Columbus).
Recording Workshop grad Joe Viers was an engineer on some of the cuts on Blurryface, their album that got huge amounts of deserved love.
Big congrats to Recording Workshop grad Ehab Medhat for getting onboard as a mastering assistant to the legendary Scott Hull at Masterdisk in New York. WOW!
One of the first projects Ehab worked on was Cave Dweller- the solo debut from Matt Cameron of Soundgarden & Pearl Jam. Check out the lucious blue vinyl.. Looks as good as it sounds!
Ehab has also worked on recent projects for Dave Matthews Band & Snarky Puppy. Much more to come no doubt!
Lead Sound Designer for Alexa's whole universe of sounds is Recording Workshop grad Chris Seifert. He has been at the helm from concept to final form for the sound language of all Amazon digital products such as Echo, Show, Fire TV and Fire tablets. What an awesomely huge job to be doing!
Chris had previously been doing sound design and music composition for several top game franchises including Spore, The Sims, Guitar Hero and Lego Universe. This all grew from his being hired by Electronic Arts to update their in-house recording and mixing studios.
Recording Workshop grad Warren Sokol is now Mastering Engineer for the new mastering division at the legendary United Recording in Hollywood.
Warren had previously been at Universal Mastering Studios working on albums for artists such as The Band Perry, Imagine Dragons, Public Enemy, Method Man and the TV show The Voice.
Sound Designer and Recording Workshop grad Nick Braun is excited about the projects he is working on in Seattle at Monolith. Their big game title is Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.
Nick's Sound Design talents had previously been found at game publisher High Voltage. Before his focus in audio-for-gaming, Nick worked at the prestigious Westlake Studios in West Hollywood.
Taylor Swift has relied on Recording Workshop grad Jordan Kolenc for her in-ear monitor mix as she’s toured over the past several years. He’s on staff at 8th Day Sound Systems. Previous clients that Jordan has worked with include Killswitch Engage, Smashing Pumpkins, Five Finger Death Punch, and Madonna.
Björk's most recent album Utopia has the instrumental mixing handled by Recording Workshop grad Heba Kadry. Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Heba now works in Brooklyn at Timeless Mastering. Other clients using her highly-respected mastering skills include The Mars Volta, Future Islands, and Magic Man.
Engineer, Mixer, & Producer extraordinaire Jacquire King is a grad that just keeps helping create wonderful music. He recently brought his studio talents to the solo album debut of One Direction’s Niall Horan entitled Flicker.
Jacquire's list of career credits is stellar. Tom Waits, Norah Jones and his Grammy-winning work with Kings of Leon are among the highlights.
Recording Workshop grad Oliver Som produced and mixed Anomalie for the legendary french band Louis Attaque. Hugely successful, it was awarded Rock Album of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique 2017, France's equivalent of the Grammys.
Recording Workshop grad Nick Monson has been producing and co-writing some hit songs over the past few years. Get Closer is the recent release from the duo XYLØ that he produced and co-wrote.
Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, and Selena Gomez have all turned to Nick's talents. Two of his productions have been BMI Pop Award winners: Applause with Lady Gaga, and Good For You with Selena Gomez.
Grad Lila Rose, aka ANML, has had more of her songs placed in excellent television productions. The HBO series VICE News recently used her song Nothing to Lose, and Australian ABC has placed her song Couldn’t Have in their series Mustangs FC.
For her own live performances, Lila has recently joined the roster with LA booking agency, The M.O.B Agency.
Beyoncé once again shook up the music world with the release of Lemonade.
And EXTRA excitement at Recording Workshop to see super-talented grad and staff alumni Derek Dixie as co-producer on three of the tracks.
HUGE congrats to you Derek!
NCIS has been a top show for CBS Recording Workshop grad Justin Kilmer is behind the scenes making sure it all sounds as good as it looks. He’s the Post Production Coordinator for the show, working in LA.
Black Stone Cherry have released their 5th album, titled after their home state of Kentucky.
Recording Workshop grad/bass player Jon Lawhon and his bandmates have taken on the role of production for this project. This new twist has let them get some their HEAVIEST guitar sounds ever. First single is In Our Dreams, and the album includes a tremendous cover of Edwin Starr’s classic War.
Brooklyn is home to The Wild Honey Pie, a unique enterprise engaging bands with their fans in some very inventive ways. Recording Workshop grad Jon Lurie is the ring-leader of this group of creatives that find imaginative locations to film interactions of bands and fans - enjoying food, drink, music, and fun. Jon is also a frequent author for Brooklyn’s noted online music publication, SonicScoop.
Skwoorch or Chank?
What's the sound of an axe hitting an extraterrestrial? Recording Workshop grad Alistair Duff answers this question as the Sound Mixer for Age of Tomorrow.
Alistair has been super busy bringing his audio skills to many recent film productions from The Asylum - Asteroid vs. Earth, Bermuda Tentacles, and the future classic Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark.
Cinematic pop is one way to describe the music of Milo Greene. Recording Workshop grad Marlana Sheetz is a member of this talented LA band. Their latest album is entitled Control, and their current tour is called Lonely Eyes Tour, named after the first single. An appearance on Conan got things launched, and performances at SXSW and all across the U.S. are happening throughout the year.