Michael Beinhorn

Michael Beinhorn

Michael Beinhorn is an American musician and record producer. Beinhorn started his professional career as a musician, playing keyboards in Bill Laswell's Material during the 1980's. He got a chance to work with Herbie Hancock, producing Hancock's Future Shock album, which contained the massive hit single "Rockit" (Billboard #1), regarded one of hip hop's seminal hits. In 2004, Beinhorn received a Grammy Nomination for "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical" for his work on Fuel's 2003 album, Natural Selection.

Looking for a better way to capture low frequencies during the recording process, Beinhorn helped develop the Ultra Analog Recording format. This process utilizes two inch magnetic tape, running at 7.5 inches per sec (21.5 cm. per sec).

Michael Beinhorn has since produced several musicians including The Blizzards, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden, Soul Asylum, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hole, The Verve Pipe, Raging Slab, Ozzy Osbourne, Mew, Social Distortion, The Golden Palominos and Black Label Society.

Michael's Favorite Gear:

  1. Neve 1057's
  2. Neve 1058's
  3. Neumann M250's (thanks, Mike)
  4. EMI mastering compressor (thanks again)
  5. Urei 1176 LN
  6. Sanken CU44x's
  7. API 560 Graphic Equalizer
  8. GML 9500 Mastering Equalizer
  9. API 550A Equalizer
  10. Neumann U47
  11. AKG C12 Microphone
  12. AKG D45
  13. Neumann U67
  14. Audio Technica 4047
  15. Audio Technica 3000