Record Producers

CJ Vanston was thrilled to have the opportunity to produce for Toto, one of his all-time favorite bands.  The project was a symbolic full circle experience having been a studio musician, first in Chicago and later Los Angeles.  CJ became known for creating sounds and becoming an expert on...
Billy Klein is a co-founder of Hybrid Studios in Santa Ana, California. He got into the music industry the way most of us do - playing in a band and experimenting with recording. He then went on to receive a recording arts degree from Loyola Marymount University, as well as various internships...
Steve Churchyard grew up reading the liner notes of album covers and studying the names of the engineers and studios, which somehow fascinated him just as much as the recording artist. With the help of a guidance counselor, Steve slowly made his way into the recording studio world. He worked at Air...
Robert Margouleff has pioneered many technologies in making records, including the use of surround sound, tapeless recordings, and employing electronic musical instruments.  He worked on several Grammy winning albums with Stevie Wonder, including those recorded with the synthesizer TONTO. TONTO,...
Peter Asher teamed with his school friend, Gordon Waller, to form the group Peter and Gordon.  The two hit the pop charts during the golden era of the British Invasion in the mid-1960s.  They topped the charts both in America and England with several popular tunes, some of which were written by...
Jerry Harrison recalled several memories of visiting local music stores as a young teenager, just as his musical career began.  Growing up in Milwaukee, Jerry had access to several music stores, where he went to check out and purchase musical instruments and gear, all in the foreshadowing of his...
Jozef Nuyens founded The Castle recording studios in 1982. The Castle is one of the best known recording facilities in the world. About 450 gold and platinum artists from all genres of the music industry have recorded there over the years. It was one of the first digital recording facilities in the...
Lij Shaw created the famed Backstage Studio at Bonnaroo, which has been the setting for countless hit recordings.  The success of the studio has allowed Lij to do just what he loves to do, engineer, mix and produce.  He has enjoyed working with such artists as Jack Black, Blues Traveler, Tori Amos...
John Walker’s career in music all began with guitar lessons at six years old. This lesson studio’s focus was on ensemble performance, which allowed John to start playing gigs at 11 years old. He furthered this passion by owning his own music club at age 26 and eventually ending up in Nashville...
Ed Stasium, the producer and engineer, started out his career in the music industry performing with the Band Brandywine in the early 70’s. He engineered  and produced records for The Ramones, engineered  the Talking Heads as well as recordings for more than 200 bands. His years working at the...

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