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At Vintage King Audio, we know that everyone dreams of a different sound. No matter your background, there is a need
to capture it and to create something completely unique to you. The creators chronicled in this on-going series have
found their audio path in the world, but how do you Make Your Mark?
When it comes to legendary figures in the studio, it doesn't get any bigger than Bob Clearmountain. One look at his resume confirms this notion; Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, etc. It reads like the roster of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
As more and more people were moving to Nashville, Jordan Brooke Hamlin made a break for the outskirts of the city to open up her secluded recording studio, MOXE. Head inside this serene space to learn more about Hamlin, her style of work, and some of the projects she's produced.
Nashville native Tucker Martine has been living in the Pacific Northwest for over two decades, working with the likes of The Decemberists, The Avett Brothers, Neko Case and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. While he has spent time in a number of studios, Martine has continued to look for a permanent home for his personal recording studio. He thinks his latest space is just the right fit.
Ken Andrews has always felt at home in the studio. What started as just recording to a four-track in his apartment, eventually grew to the budding engineer/producer and his Failure bandmates decamping to a rental home filled with newly purchased gear. Once there, they would create the highly influential album, Fantastic Planet.
Upon hearing a U47 microphone through a Neve console, Studio Dede owner Akihito Yoshikawa was consumed with the analog gear bug. Learn more about the Tokyo-based engineer and producer as he goes in-depth on why he continues to use analog.
As a fresh-faced kid, Eric Valentine broke onto the music scene with his band, T-Ride, and began a trial by error career
in audio engineering. Watch our Make Your Mark featuring Valentine to how he turned a record company advance into his own
So much of what is done in recording studios all over the world is a balancing act of technical skill and creative
instinct. For Matt Hennessy, a Berklee-trained jazz musician and recording engineer, deftly handling both sides of
the record making process will always be what excites him the most.
An encounter with a recording studio at age five led Collin Dupuis to a life of working with artists like Dan Auerbach
of the Black Keys and Dr. John. Discover how the Michigan native took to Music City USA to further develop his unique
approach to recording in our new Make Your Mark.
Raised by highly musical parents, Jen David's destiny was to end up with an instrument in her hands for a living. Discover
how David and her store, Third Wave Music, are giving Detroit musicians from all walks of life the same opportunity.
As the man behind the desk for hitmakers like Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell, Grammy-winning producer
Dave Cobb has helped lead a revival of country music that actually means something. Go inside Dave's recording space
at the historic RCA Studio A and learn more about how he helped change the musical landscape of Nashville.
We all follow our own path towards making the sounds that we love. For budding engineer and producer Joe Costner, he
forged his own way by rebuilding a mobile trailer from the ground up and learning to record music in a completely
To say that Joe Barresi is an immense source of knowledge in the studio is an understatement. The New York City native,
who has worked as an engineer and producer for everyone from Kelly Clarkson to Queens of the Stone Age, has spent
the better part of three decades amassing an organic education for himself in all things related to recording.
Following along in his father’s footsteps, Bill Putnam Jr. grew to have a deep-seated love for engineering gear to
use in the recording studio. Since reviving Universal Audio, he has dedicated the company to furthering the idea
that analog and digital can not only co-exist 2n the studio setting, but help each other to sound even better.
Grammy Award winner Kevin Augunas is best known for his work with The Lumineers and Gotye, but his career extends far
beyond just production. Discover how the owner of Fairfax Recordings has evolved his place in the music industry
by running his own studio and record label in this Make Your Mark feature.
Even though you might not realize it, the music of Klayton (Celldweller) surrounds you. The Detroit, Michigan-based
synth enthusiast has created music for film, TV shows, video games, in addition to countless remixes and his own
albums. Find out more about the man behind the Celldweller name in this Make Your Mark feature.
Known as the godfather of pro audio, Rupert Neve has had an undeniable impact on the world of recorded music and beyond.
We're celebrating Rupert's 90th birthday by looking back at his incredible legacy and current day-to-day life at
Rupert Neve Designs.
Life is simple in Austin, Texas, and that’s the way producer Daniel Barrett likes it; a dog on the floor, tubes in
his gear and a French Press machine for making coffee. Discover how this native New Yorker opened his heart to the
Lone Star State and turned his living space into a down-home recording studio.
Despite starting at the University of Vermont as a mechanical engineering student, Ben Pacheco envisioned a future
for himself that revolved around his passion for creating new sounds. Follow the path of Pacheco’s transformation
from math student to music synthesist and, finally, his venture into creating commercial compositions for Future
For over three decades, Carl Craig has been one of the foremost purveyors of the world’s electronic music scene. His
futuristic aesthetic and approach to the studio is one based on creating a sonic template full of new sounds. Learn
more about Craig’s audio experimentation and the evolution of his art in our latest Make Your Mark.
In Matt Linesch’s opinion, it’s not tuning or beat detecting that makes the song or an album. It’s the matter of finding
out what feels good about the artist you’re working with. This natural outlook in the studio has helped Linesch garner
praise for his work with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Traffic’s Dave Mason and film projects like All Is
While he now serves as a freelance engineer and the studio manager of Green Day’s JingleTown Recordings, Chris Dugan
got his start by commanding the four-track for his first band. Find out about Dugan’s punk rock past and how he brings
his DIY influences to his current projects.
Mark “Mooka” Rennick left his dusty life on the farm to come to California to further his passion for making music.
Unlike most others who move to the Golden State, Mooka found himself settling back into his roots after finding a
12-acre farm and creating Prarie Sun Recording Studios.
The studio is one place in the world where mistakes can create sonic anomalies that destroy conventional thinking.
For Steve Lehane, a producer, engineer and mixer at Rustbelt Studios, it’s these moments that make pushing faders
and turning knobs so special.
Learning the ropes in his parent’s studio, Matt Grondin knew exactly what he was doing when he created his own space,
The Parlor Recording Studio. Located in New Orleans, the brand new studio is centered on a beautiful Neve console
and Matt’s love of sonic experimentation.