Tom Lord-Alge is an award-winning American producer, engineer, and mixer. He is known for his prolific, genre-spanning career, working with household names such as The Rolling Stones, U2, Oasis, and Peter Gabriel, among many others.
After starting as a live sound engineer, Tom Lord-Alge joined his brother Chris at Unique Recording (New York) in 1984, where he became his assistant. His brother had a lasting influence on him: in a 2000 interview with Sound on Sound, Tom declared that « from a technical perspective, Chris taught [him] everything ».
Tom’s first major project came in 1986 with Steve Winwood’s Back in the High Life, for which he won his first Grammy. It is also during this period that he produced, engineered, and mixed “If You Leave” by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark for the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. Mixing Winwood’s followup, Roll With It in 1988 earned Tom a second Grammy. That same year, he left his job at Unique Recording, where he had become a staff engineer, and worked freelance for some time until working out of South Beach Studios in Miami Beach prior to its closing.
Crash Test Dummies’ God Shuffled His Feet (1993), featuring the hit « Mmm mmm mmm mmm », and Live’s multi-platinum Throwing Copper (1994) kickstarted his professional career as a mix engineer.
He can now boast a diverse and prolific discography, with over a thousand technical credits on Discogs. His recent mix work includes Weezer’s Everything Will Be Alright In The End (2014) and Hanson’s Anthem
Tom Lord-Alge will conduct his first Mix With The Masters seminar on May 19-25, 2017.
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