Recording Studio Rockstars: Chief Engineer Allen Parker Gives Studio Tips

RSR: Tips from M. Allen Parker – Chief Engineer at Easy Eye Sound with Dan Auerback of the Black Keys

By: WhisperRoom™

February 18, 2020

Chief Engineer M Allen Parker Standing next to his recording console

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RSR Episode #230: M. Allen Parker talks about Easy Eye Sound and recording with Dan Auerbach

In Episode #230 of Recording Studio Rockstars, M. Allen Parker talks about working at Easy Eye Sound as the Chief Engineer, the importance of bleed, how to record acoustic guitar, vocals, and drums, the Bentonia Blues, mic placement, mixing, and more!

Listen to the episode here or stream it in the video below!

Recording Studio Rockstars – Episode #230 – M. Allen Parker

Who is M. Allen Parker?

Allen Parker is a recording engineer originally from Atlanta, GA. He’s now in Nashville, managing Easy Eye Sound and working closely with artist and producer Dan Auerback of The Black Keys.

Allen grew up playing both drums and percussion in classical ensembles and rock bands before getting his degree in music business and production at Belmont University, followed by becoming a staff engineer at Ocean Way Nashville. For several years, he quickly developed professional and personal relationships with many of music city’s finest musicians, engineers, and producers like Dan Auerbach, Jay Joyce, Ross Copperman, and mentor, Ben Fowler.

For the last decade, he has devoted himself to freelance work in numerous Nashville studios. Since January 2016, Allen has been the Chief Engineer and Studio Manager at Easy Eye Sound – a Nashville based studio owned by artist/producer Dan Aurbach.

Allen’s client list includes the likes of Dan Auerbach, Dierks Bentley, Joe Walsh, Yola, Blake Shelton, Robert Finley, and many other cool artists.

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