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Recording Studio Rockstars: Tips From Grammy-Winning Producer, Engineer, and Mixer Chris Finney

By: WhisperRoom™

October 29, 2019

Music producer Chris Finney working in the studio

WhisperRoom™ is a proud sponsor of the podcast Recording Studio Rockstars. In each episode, Lij Shaw interviews music producers, engineers, studio owners, and other professionals to bring you inspiring stories, tricks, and insight from the recording industry.

You can listen to the entire podcast archive of Recording Studio Rockstars here or from your favorite podcast app.

RSR Episode #216: Chris Finney

In this week’s episode of Recording Studio Rockstars, Chris Finney talks about the music and studio scene in New Orleans, how to build a custom guitar amp isolation box for your studio, how to record sax like John Coltrane, recording The Meters, and how he got Lucille to sound just right for BB King!

Listen to the full episode here!

Chris Finney’s Background

Chris is a Grammy-Winning Producer, Engineer, and Mixer. He is a life-long advocate of music and business education on both the High School and College levels.

His 25+ years in the recording studio include dates with Robert Plant, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, and New Orleans Legends Dr. John, Harry Connick Jr., Allen Toussaint, The Meters, and Fats Domino. He has been instrumental in kicking off and developing the recording careers of New Orleans funk-rock mainstays Galactic, Trombone Shorty, The Revivalists, and Naughty Professor.

A teaser for the ENGINE EARS Documentary ft. Chris Finney

What’s Chris been up to?

In 2017, Chris co-founded the non-profit Thirty Amp Circuit, with renowned guitarist Charlie Hunter. Thirty Amp’s mission is to bring music from underserved communities around the world into the mainstream.  Their first project brought them to rural Southeast Mexico to produce “Lo Sagrado,” by Silvana Estrada, which was released in November 2017.  

Chris is currently an adjunct professor of Music Business at Tulane University in New Orleans and is an active member of the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy, currently serving as a Chapter Governor, as well as Co-Chair of the Producers and Engineers Wing.

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