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Remote Recording Engineers in Mix’s February 2010 Issue

Joel Singer is the technical engineer and third mixer at Music Mix Mobile. He is a Grammy Award–winning engineer and TEC Award recipient, and has been part of multiple Emmy Award–winning productions. His career spans more than 20 years in the music industry, having worked in both retail and wholesale music businesses. He was co-owner of MusiCanvas SAG, a specialized rental and sales company, and from 1996 to 2002 was part of the design and marketing team for many successful microphone-related products with Audio-Technica. Prior to Music Mix Mobile, Singer owned OnSite Recording Services, and was responsible for the design and operation of the OSR Music Truck. Career highlights include multiple Grammy Award broadcasts, multiple Rock and Roll Hall of Fame broadcasts, multiple MTV Video Music Awards, Justin Timberlake From Madison Square Garden for HBO, Barbra Streisand (assistant recording engineer) for Showtime, Shakira (recording engineer), Poison (music producer), John Mayer Trio (assistant recording engineer), Madonna, Linkin Park and the Ray Charles tribute Genius Loves Company. 

SCOTT PEETSScott Peets’ career in the world of live sound began in 1983 when he joined SIR (Studio Instrument Rentals) in Hollywood, which supplies the Los Angeles area with everything from instruments to P.A.s and lighting, as well as rehearsal stages for pre-tour production and video shoots. Peets spent three years in the sound stage department; in his spare time, he mixed many live shows in various clubs in the Hollywood and Los Angeles area. In 1986, Peets joined Design FX. In 1991, Design FX Audio purchased one of the Record Plant Remote trucks, and in 1995 he became director of remote recording. Over the years, Peets has been involved with a variety of recordings and live broadcasts, including The Academy Awards, Billboard Awards, VH1 Storytellers, MTV Awards and The Eagles’ “Hell Freezes Over Tour.” He’s recorded performances in many genres, has been nominated for a Latin Grammy and has won a Golden Reel Award. Recently, he’s engineered live performances by James Taylor for the movie Funny People, recorded and mixed live performances by Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill for a holiday special and mixed a recent Webcast for KROQ in Los Angeles. He’s also filled in as music mixer for Last Call With Carson Daly. Read a full list of Peets’ credits.

Dan Childers is an Austin-based freelance engineer and producer, working out of various studios and recording a wide variety of music and artists. He specializes in live recording, and has engineered recordings for the Austin City Limits Music Festival as well as live recordings for the Allman Brothers, the Black Crowes, Buddy Guy, Lyle Lovett, Los Lobos, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Franz Ferdinand. Childers also works as a staff engineer at the University of Texas’ Butler School of Music Recording Studio, and has engineered recordings for the Austin Symphony, the Austin Lyric Opera and The UT Jazz Orchestra. Childers teaches audio at MediaTech Institute’s Austin branch and Austin Community College. His work has also included production for the weekly KMFA radio show Music From UT.

Kooster McAllister came to New York City’s Record Plant Studios in 1978, worked his way up to chief engineer, and in 1991 purchased the studio’s remote recording division and opened Record Plant Remote. Since that time, Record Plant Remote has worked with a “who’s who” of the entertainment industry—from classical artists such as Luciano Pavarotti and Itzhak Perlman to the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Guns ’N Roses, Prince, The Who, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton and Billy Joel. McAllister has mixed and recorded festivals ranging from the 1994 and 1999 Woodstock Music Festivals to Live Aid, Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival and the Country Music Association Festival/Fan Fair.
He earned a Grammy Award for his work on the movie Standing in the Shadows of Motown, and was nominated for three Emmy Awards for live-to-air HBO concerts of Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Bette Midler. McAllister has received four TEC Awards, and Record Plant Remote has won six.

Guillaume Bengle began working on live recordings in the ’70s for radio station CKVL-FM in Montreal, and was fortunate to have learned with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Keith Jarrett, Chuck Mangione and Sonny Rollins. In 1979, Bengle built Le Studio Mobile, which specializes in multitrack recording and live mixing for music, television and special events. Clients have included CTV, CBC, CBS, NBC, PBS and Radio-Canada in Montreal; artists such as Paul McCartney, Sting, Bryan Adams, The Fixx and Celine Dion; and Canada’s Juno Awards, which Le Studio Mobile has been covering for 23 years. In 2009, Le Studio Mobile celebrated its 30th anniversary with the launch of a new truck, based around two Yamaha DM2000s, with 192 tracks of recording capability. 

Karen Brinton is president of Remote Recording, overseeing day-to-day operations. Brinton is a member of NARAS, currently serving on the P&E Committee in New York, and is a board member (and past president) of SPARS. Remote Recording has recorded and mixed major concerts and events for more than 20 years. Clients include the Rolling Stones, the Metropolitan Opera, the Academy Awards, Eric Clapton, Cream and Oprah Winfrey, to name a few.

Eight-time TEC Award–winner, Gold and Platinum record-holder and Grammy/Emmy/CAS Award–winner David Hewitt, former owner of Remote Recording Services, has worked with Miles Davis, the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Elton John, the Berlin Philharmonic, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, U2 and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. Hewitt recently launched a new business venture, Hewitt Remote Services. This new company will offer nationwide audio services for live music media producer/engineers, providing audio remote trucks, crews, engineering and consulting services.

The owner/operator of Reedsound Recording, Malcolm Harper has extensive experience in live concert recording, as well as audio recording for motion pictures and television specials. With more than 250 CDs to his credit, Harper has received 12 Grammy nominations and four Awards. and numerous radio broadcasts. Reelsound has also received four Ampex Golden Reel Awards, six Gold and two Platinum Awards, two TEC Award nominations. His live engineering for the McDonald’s World Children’s Day broadcast won an Emmy, as did his audio for Tina Turner and Cher’s appearance on an episode of the Oprah show. Harper has served on the Texas chapter of the Recording Academy Board as Governor and president. One of Harper’s ongoing projects—for 20 years and counting—is the International Public Radio program Riverwalk, a weekly classic jazz show that’s broadcast from Harper’s home state of Texas. Other credits include the Austin City Limits festival, South by Southwest and artists including Keb’ Mo’, BeBe Winans, Mika, Amy Winehouse, The Bravery, Hannah Montana, Sugarland, Los Lonely Boys, Sheryl Crow, George Strait and more.