Jay Baumgardner
Jay Baumgardner is an award winning producer and mix engineer. Starting his music career playing keyboards, Jay got a taste for engineering and producing and found a new passion. For the last two decades, Jay has been an integral part of creating some of the greatest rock and pop music to come out of any studio. Creating and designing NRG Recording Services, Jay built the three room facility where he primarily works. Jay has produced/mixed acts such as Bush, Evanescence, Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm, Jewel, Lindsay Lohan and Drowning Pool to name a few. Jay has recently started his own artist services and development company, NRG Artists, Inc., signing acts with great talent and providing development and services similar to that of an old school record label. Here is a selection of Jay's favorite gear that he has used throughout his recording career and that he now employs at NRG Recording Services: 1. Slate Pro Audio Dragon Vocal compression. 2. Thermionic Culture Vulture Distortion. 3. Bricasti M7 Reverb. 4. Schoeps 222 Drum overheads. 5. Shure SM57-LC Snare and guitar. 6. Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 Kick/Snare. 7. Slate Digital Trigger 8. Slate Digital FGX Mastering plug-in 9. Neve 1073 Mic Pre/EQ Tracking. 10. SSL 9000J Console Mixing.