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Allen Sides of Ocean Way Recording – #1 Equipment & Philosophy / Correlation to Mastering

Watch Grammy-winning Engineer & Producer Allen Sides discuss Equipment, Quality and Level at Ocean Way Recording Hollywood and Bernie Grundman Mastering Hollywood. Allen offers words of caution pertaining to level and talks about his working relationship with Grammy-winning Mastering Engineer Bernie Grundman.

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About Allen Sides:

Allen Sides is not only the owner of Ocean Way Recording, he is also one of the most respected engineer/producers in the music industry. Sides began his distinguished recording career in 1968 and opened his first studio, Ocean Way, in Santa Monica, 1973. In 1977, he purchased the renowned United Recording and relocated to Hollywood. In 1979, he acquired Western Recording and consolidated both venerable operations into Ocean Way. Record One became part of the Ocean Way family in 1988. In 1997, Ocean Way Nashville opened on famed Music Row.

As an engineer/producer, Sides’ has recorded over 500 albums and won two Grammy’s. A brief list of some of the artists he has worked with include: Phil Collins, Green Day, Eric Clapton, Alanis Morrisette, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd, Beck, Mary J Blige, Ry Cooder, Joni Mitchell, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Count Basie, Duke Ellington. Ella Fitzgerald, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Tom Newman, Andre’ Previn, and Frank Zappa.

About Bernie Grundman:

Bernie Grundman is one of the most prominent names in Mastering worldwide. He has been directly or indirectly, by his studio staff of engineers, behind hundreds of gold and platinum recordings. He has personally mastered some of the industry’s landmark recordings, such as: Carol King’s “tapestry”, Steely Dan’s “Aja”, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Prince’s “Purple rain”, and Dr. Dre’s “the Chronic”. In addition He has worked on albums by a veritable who’s who of the music industry, such as: The Carpenters, Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, The Doors, Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell, Burt Backarach, Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Supertramp, Procal Harum. Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Outkast, Ludicrous, Mos Def, Mary J. Blidge, Lucinda Williams, Jack Johnson & Macy Gray.