Mercury Recording Equipment Company's

13 Questions

Users share experience and wisdom

Mercury's '13 Questions' is intended to be a fun, easy read. We thought '13 Questions' would be a great way for us to get to know some of our clients and share this experience/information with you.

We hope it is a chance for us all to learn more about some of the recording industry's best producers, engineers, musicians and creative souls. Get information, insight and wisdom from veterans as well as some of the new, shining stars in the music business. Hopefully, we can put a face and a little personality to the names and credits you see inside or on albums, CD booklets, TV shows, movies, etc...

Issue 10
Chris Karn

Chris Karn is an independent music producer and recording engineer from Orange County in southern California. Chris is truly multifaceted, he's a surfer, a self-professed 'family guy,' an expert in many types of antiquities, and has an impressive skill set as a musician, engineer, producer, songwriter and arranger.

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Issue 9
Brian Garcia

Garcia has worked with King's X, Our Lady Peace, Earshot, Until June, Galactic Cowboys, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Bob Rock, Andy Wallace, Josh Abraham, Raine Maida, Tom Lord-Alge, Mike Elizondo, Mike Clink, Michelle Branch, Dizmas, Chantal Kreviazuk, Diana Degarmo, The Library, Pushmonkey, The Daylights, Precious Death, Joy Drop, Flicker, Kenny Aronoff, Josh Freese and more.

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Issue 8
Doug McBride

Doug McBride is a music producer, mixer, mastering engineer, multi-instrumentalist and owner of Gravity Studios in Chicago.

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Issue 7
Jon Altschiller

Jon Altschiller mixes each show of Phish's tour for immediate release to fans via livephish.com, which can mean mixing a three hour album every night.

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Issue 6
Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont (aka FabulousFab) is a Grammy nominated producer, mixer and owner of FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

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Issue 5
Matt Knobel

This head engineer at South Beach's Setai Recording Studio has worked with Wyclef Jean, Outkast, JayZ, Chris Cornell, Timbaland, Lenny Kravitz, Ricky Martin, and Lauryn Hill, to name a few.

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Classic Issues:


Jim “Jim Z” Zumpano
Issue 4
Producer/Engineer and Owner of ZAC Digital, Stonehenge Recording, and Eclipse Audio Rentals in Hotlanta (Atlanta), Georgia.

Joe Chiccarelli
Issue 3
Multi-Grammy winner Joe Chiccarelli has worked with an impressive group of artists, including Elton John, Beck, U2, Herb Alpert, The Shins, Jonathan Richman, Brian Wilson, Joan Baez and Etta James, to name a few.

Devin Powers
Issue 2
If you've watched television in the last decade, chances are you've heard Devin's work. In addition to writing for TV and film, Devin produces and records tracks in Los Angeles. Right now he's working with Deanna Johnston.

Neil Dorfsman
Issue 1
Neil sold his record collection to finance a move to California, looking for work at a recording studio. He's since won several Grammys and worked with Sting, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Björk and others.