Andy Wallace (born 1947 in New Jersey)[1] is an American music studio producer, audio and mixing engineer with a long track record of productions.[2][3] Over the years, he focused exclusively on mixing.[4] Wallace is known for his "sonically influential presence on the current music scene", and has "helped to make some of the most brutal, aggressive music released and also some of the most beautiful".[5]

Career

In 1974, Wallace began his career as a chief engineer in his own studio in Los Angeles.[5] After a few years of moderate success, he returned to New York City during the emergence of hip-hop in the early 1980s.[5]

Following the breakout success of the 1986 production of the Run-DMCAerosmith collaboration on "Walk This Way" with Rick Rubin,[5] Wallace went on to work with The Cult, Slayer, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Sepultura, Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth, Rage Against the Machine, Guns N' Roses, Linkin Park, Paul McCartney, and many others.[3]

In February 1999, Wallace shared a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical with Tchad Blake and Trina Shoemaker, for their work on Sheryl Crow's album The Globe Sessions.[6]

As of May 2021, over 120 million album units had been sold worldwide that contained a credit to Wallace.[2][7]

Discography (selection)

(Meaning: p = produced; m = mixed; e = engineered)

Source:[3]

Awards and nominations

Grammy Awards

Main article: Grammy Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1994 Rage Against the Machine Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Nominated [9][7]
1999 The Globe Sessions Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Won [10][7]
Album of the Year Nominated [11][7]
2003 C'mon, C'mon Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Nominated [11][7]
2004 Natural Selection Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Nominated [12][7]
2006 Daft Punk Is Playing at My House Best Dance Recording Nominated [13][7]
2009 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Album of the Year Nominated [14][7]

References

  1. ^ Colen, Glen (September 2001). "Andy Wallace: From Nirvana to Jeff Buckley". Tape Op. Portland. Archived from the original on March 7, 2021. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Brandle, Lars (May 13, 2021). "Hipgnosis Songs Buys Nirvana, Aerosmith Mixing Engineer Andy Wallace's Royalties". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 13, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021. Grammy Award-winning producer, mixer and engineer Andy Wallace
  3. ^ a b c Kurutz, Steve. "Andy Wallace | credits". AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2021. Andy Wallace: Audio Engineer; Producer; Mixing; Mixing Engineer
  4. ^ "Andy Wallace". Mix With The Masters. n.d. Archived from the original on January 24, 2021. Retrieved July 27, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d Kurutz, Steve. "Andy Wallace | Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  6. ^ "The Winners Of The 41st Grammy Awards". Billboard. 111 (10): 99. March 6, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 7, 2021.((cite journal)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Murray, Stassen (May 13, 2021). "Hipgnosis buys catalog from Grammy-winning producer Andy Wallace". Music Business Worldwide. UK. Archived from the original on May 13, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  8. ^ Memory Almost Full (Booklet). Paul McCartney. MPL Communications / Hear Music. 2007. 888072303485.((cite AV media notes)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ "36th Annual Grammy Awards". Billboard. 106 (103): 67. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved July 10, 2021.((cite journal)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "1999 Grammy Awards". Billboard. Vol. 111, no. 10. March 6, 1999. p. 99. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved July 10, 2021.((cite magazine)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ a b "Grammy Award Results for Andy Wallace". Grammy Awards. n.d. Archived from the original on January 22, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  12. ^ "Grammy Award Winners". The New York Times. Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 8, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  13. ^ "48th annual Grammy nominations lis, part 1". Variety. December 8, 2005. Archived from the original on January 26, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  14. ^ "Winners: 51st Grammy Awards". CBS News. December 4, 2008. Archived from the original on August 1, 2020. Retrieved July 10, 2021.