Published Apr 13, 2012
Watch: Legendary Mixer Chris Lord-Alge Visits Full Sail
He answered questions from Recording Arts students and signed autographs for over an hour in the Full Sail Live Venue lobby.
A packed Full Sail Live Venue was greeted to an enthusiastic and informative talk with legendary audio engineer Chris Lord-Alge last Thursday. The GRAMMY-winning mixer spoke with Session Recording Course Director Darren Schneider about his start in the music industry as a studio runner at the age of 13, finding his niche in mixing, and how to be successful as a mixer. (“Make it sound good, make them happy, and win.”) After the talk, he answered questions from Recording Arts students and signed autographs for over an hour in the Full Sail Live Venue lobby.
Besides his main presentation in the Venue, Chris spent the entire day on campus, touring the school, lunching with faculty, and sitting in on a roundtable discussion with select GPS students. Over the course of his twenty-plus year career, Chris has racked up mixing credits on more than 725 records, including notable ones from Prince, James Brown, Green Day, Paramore, and The Smashing Pumpkins.