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Adam Catania
Engineer
Adam’s passion for music began on the island of Oahu in Hawaii where he was born and raised. His desire to immerse himself into the music industry led him to California where he graduated from the University of the Pacific with a BA in Music Management and Marketing.
After graduating he mixed live sound at venues and festivals across Northern California for 5 years. Realizing that his true talents were in the studio he traveled to Los Angeles where he graduated from the Los Angeles Recording School.
Since then Adam has been with Paramount (5 years) working across several different genres with some of the biggest artists, writers, and producers in the industry.
This includes:
  •  B.o.B.
  • Kid Ink
  • Ty$
  • DJ Mustard
  • Jason Derulo
  • Bruno Mars
  • Dr. Dre
  • Cee Lo
  • Skrillex
  • RZA
  • Tinashe

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Julian Prindle
Engineer

Born and raised in Seattle, Julian has been recording and producing music since 1999.  Making his first beat in Fruityloops 2.0, he taught himself about production, sampling and synthesizers while in high school, making music and recording local artists.

Shortly after moving to LA in 2008 he landed an internship with mixing/mastering engineer Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Glitch Mob, M-83) at Elysian Masters.  There he trained his ears and learned the subtleties and techniques that make for a great mix.

His internship led to a job with Paramount Recording in 2010 where he has worked with some of the top names in the industry in genres ranging from rap/hip-hop and pop to EDM and rock.  After working as an assistant engineer for Aftermath sessions (Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar), his knowledge and constant upbeat attitude allowed him the opportunities to work with other artists. Julian has extensive knowledge with vocal editing in both Melodyne and Autotune.

Past clients include:

  • A$AP Rocky and Swizz Beats (Recorded song “Street Knock”)
  • DJ Afrojack
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • RZA
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Araabmuzik
  • Kimbra
  • Chad Hugo [of Neptunes]
  • Jay Rock (for album “Follow Me Home” on TDE)
  • Big Sean

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Matt Anthony
Engineer/Producer

Education: Music Technology (BA Hon’s) – London College of Music

Specialist skills: Recording/mixing/vocal production – Pop, Rap & R’n’B

Additional music skills: Rhythm guitar, keyboard, programming & arranging

A list of memorable clients I’ve taken pleasure working with:

Alec Benjamin
August Alsina
Brandy
Busta Rhymes
Danjahandz
DJ Mustard
Dr Dre
Earl Sweatshirt
French Montana
Iggy Azalea
J.R. RottomJason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd (MDMA)
Jimmy Jam & Terry Louis
Kalin & Myles
Kelly Roland
Keri Hilson
Kid Ink
Nico & Vinz
Nicole Scherzinger
Polow Da Don
Sage The Gemini
Sean Kingston
Sevyn Streeter
Travis Scott
Twin Shadow
TY $
Tyga
Wale
Wiz Khalifa
YG
Young Jeezy

Motion Picture:
Pitch Perfect
Metallica 3D
Saving Mr. Banks

Official Credits:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/matt-anthony-mn0001321253

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Andrew Chavez
Engineer

Andrew Chavez is one of the most dynamic engineers in the music business. With over fifteen years of experience working with some of music’s most celebrated artists, Andrew Chavez is an expert in his field from hip-hop to country, his eclectic catalogue of credits spans across all genres.

After graduation from Musicians Institute in 1997, Andrew spent three years assisting at Enterprise Studios. There, he honed his skills and worked on projects like Ja Rue’s groundbreaking album, Pain is Love, and his talents secured a spot for him on 2Pac’s infamous, Better Dayz. In 2004, he joined Grammy-nominated songwriter / producer Linda Perry, serving as Chief Engineer at her Kung Fu Gardens studio for the next ten years. There, he has helped artists like Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and others.

Client List Includes:

  • Linda Perry
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Mariah Carey
  • Raphael Saadiq
  • Gwen Stefani
  • James Blunt
  • Dixie Chicks
  • 2PAC
  • Alicia Keys
  • Celine Dion
  • Danile Powter
  • Juliette and the Licks
  • Adam Lambert
  • Hole
  • Robbie Williams
  • Guy Chambers
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Kelly Osbourne
  • Green Day
  • Deep Dark Robot
  • Sugababes
  • Pink
  • Lillix
  • Brandy
  • Skin
  • Ja Rule
  • Ashanti

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Steve Olmon
Engineer

Graduate of Berklee College of Music and Conservatory of Recording Arts, Steve has worked with a very eclectic collection of artists. His passion is recording rock bands with real instruments, but sees talent in all genres. From pop to rock, metal to hip hop, gospel to Argentinian tango, Steve has seen it all. He works fast on his feet and can handle any situation thrown his way.
Some artists he’s worked with:
Rock/Metal: 
Deftones, Motorhead, Metallica, Alien Ant Farm, Ben Harper, Steven Slate, Warren Cuccurullo, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sex Pistols, Clint Black, Holland Dozier Holland
Hip Hop/Pop: 
Scarface, Busta Rhymes, Mary J Blige, LL Cool J, Cee Lo Green, Bizzy Bone, Miguel, Mario, Scott Storch, YG, Swizz Beats, Polow Da Don, Mac Miller, Odd Future, DJ Mustard, Ty$, TLC
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Bjorn Mekkinosson (BJ Mekk)
Engineer

BJ is a 34-year old audio/mixing engineer from Iceland. He moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and has been working in studios since 2011. He first began his career as an artist that quickly became more passionate for the technical side of things and won a scholarship to hone his craft. Graduating at the top of his class he started working from the ground up to achieve the technical know-how and become a great engineer, working with such artists as:

  • Tyga
  • T.I.
  • Fetty Wap
  • Busta Rhymez
  • DJ Mustard
  • French Montana
  • Kid Ink
  • Sean Kingston
  • Ty Dollar $ign
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Jason Derulo
  • YG
  • Young Jeezy
  • Game
  • Danity Kane
  • Jeramiah
  • Juicy J
  • Bone Thugs and Harmony
  • Wu Tang Clan
  • Maroon 5
  • John Legend
  • The Wanted

…and many, many more.


Randy Urbanski
Engineer

Randy has teamed with some of the top performers, engineers and producers within the music industry, helping to create many successful and awarded productions. This has helped form his commitment to technical and creative excellence in the audio engineering field. Randy now brings those skills to the studios at The Paramount Recording Group.

Like most accomplished Audio Engineers, Randy has nurtured an intense interest in great music throughout his life. This devotion leads him to pursue excellence in whatever part he plays in the creative process of music production, engineering, and mixing,harnessing the skills of both the ever evolving digital age, as well as a continuing love affair with analog, and all other classic production methods. This makes Randy a well rounded engineer in this new era. Randy’s strong focus is in mixing and vocal recording.

Upon graduation, he was picked up by Larrabee Recording Studios. He quickly rose through the engineering positions, teaming with and learning from many of the leading performers, engineers and producers within the music industry. His several years of work with top mix Engineers Dave Pensado, and Jayson Joshua helped form Randy’s commitment to efficiently and consistently creating the highest quality radio ready productions, as well as fully understanding of time, commitment, and the vibe needed for a creative work environment.

Randy’s engineering involvement with top Producers Tricky Stewart, Terius (The Dream) Nash, and Kuk Harrell of Redzone entertainment and Radio Killa helped towards the creation of many successful and award winning projects,including Grammy winning and nominated albums.

Randy has had the pleasure to work with:

Artists: Beyonce (Single Ladies. 6 Grammy wins, including Song of The Year), Katy Perry (Teenage Dream. Grammy nomination for Album of The Year), Jamie Foxx (Intuition), Mariah Carey (E=MC2), Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Leona Lewis, Ciara, Lionel Ritchie, J Lo, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Flo Rida, and many more.

Producers: Skrillex, Afrojack, Tricky Stewart, Swizz Beatz, Teddy Riley, Danja, Jus Blaze, Ammo, LOS da Mystro.

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Josh Berg
Engineer

Josh Berg is in love with music. With a lifetime of recording and composing music and supplemental training from LA Recording School under his belt, he quickly earned his stripes here at Paramount. “Integrity defines strength.” he says “Providing the highest quality engineering is a given – innovation, an inspired performance, and constantly striving for the best sound are the keys to success.”

Some familiar artists that Josh has enjoyed worked with include:
Dr. Dre
The Game
Bone Thugs N Harmony
The Professionals (feat. Duff McKaegan)
Mike Chapman
LuckyIam of The Living Legends
Bernadette Cooper/Klymaxx
Raekwon
Warren G
Lil Wayne
Cathy Denis
Cody Chestnut
Jessta James
Blaqstar
Richard Cheese and Loung Against the Machine
Jeff Dunham


 

 

 

 

Aaron Dahl
Engineer

Aaron Dahl is a 29-year-old engineer from Wisconsin.  He moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and has been working in studios ever since. Working with artists such as M.I.A, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, DJ Quik, Kurupt, Lil Wayne, The Game, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Rye Rye, The Deftones, Murs, R. Kelly, T. Pain, Year Long Disaster, Static X, and many many more.

Album Credits- http://www.allmusic.com/artist/aaron-dahl-mn0001017762