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30 People Who Shaped Sound

At the heart of Mix celebrating our 30th anniversary is this “30 People Who Shaped Sound,” which showcases some of the most creative and influential people who have shaped recording during our 30-year history. We agonized for months about this list, tossing hundreds of names back and forth until we finally settled on the august group of producers, engineers and musicians you’ll find here. No doubt there will be many disagreements about whom we’ve included and excluded. Feel free to register your opinions and offer your own choices by e-mailing us at [email protected].

Murray Allen

Phil Ramone

Bob Ludwig

Peter Gabriel

George Massenburg

Chris Thomas

Al Schmitt

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Ben Burtt

Roger Nichols

Hans Zimmer

Dr. Dre

Jimmy Bowen

David Hewitt

Bob Clearmountain

David Foster

Bruce Swedien

Roy Thomas Baker


Steve Lillywhite

Elliot Scheiner

Tony Brown

Ken Hahn and Bill Marino

Michael Wagener

Jack Renner

Rick Rubin

Skip Lievsay

Mutt Lange

Brian Eno

Hugh Padgham