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Adam Catania
 
Recording/Mixing Engineer

 

 

Currently Adam is working and finishing projects with clients:

Grammy Nominated/Multiple Platinum recording artist THE CHAINSMOKERS and Multiple Platinum recording artist O.T. GENASIS

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 8 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

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Matt Anthony

Engineer

 

 

 

 
Producer/Engineer at Parklane Production & Entertainment INC

Education: Music Technology (BA Hon’s) – London College of Music
Specialist skills: band tracking / mixing / vocal production – Pop & R’n’B
Additional music skills: arranging, melodyne, programming & rhythm guitar

Estimate record & mix rates: $50/hr & $750/song

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

• Alessia Cara
• Aloe Blac
• Armin Van Buren
• Black-Way
• Bishop Briggs
• Carley Rae Jepson
• Danny Boy Styles
• Demi Lovato
• Faith Evans
• Gucci Mane
• Hailee Steinfeld
• Jack Antonov
• Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd
• Julia Michaels
• Leon Bridges
• Maluma
• Mariah Carey
• Nick Cannon
• Nick Jonas
• Olivia O’Brian
• Sean Garrett
• Scott Storch
• Tabias Jesso Jr.
• Timbaland
• Tiffany (Girls Generation)

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

Television:
• K Michelle: My Life
• Love N Hiphop: Atlanta
• Love N Hiphop: Hollywood
• Master Class
• Dream School – Swizz Beats

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

 

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Kim Katz

Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

Kim is making waves through the music industry as one of LA’s only female engineers. She grew up with a love of music, which led her to study piano, play trumpet, join choirs, and take vocal lessons. She became a popular campus DJ at Scripps College within a month of buying her first turntables. Following college she pursued a DJ career until she discovered the enticing world of audio engineering. In recording school, she landed the position of Campus Rep for Grammy U and graduated as Valedictorian, leading Paramount Recording Studios to recruit her for a position. 

Her proficiency and skill set propelled her into working behind the scenes as an electronics technician for the studio; enabling her to learn gear and consoles inside and out. As an engineer she has had the opportunity to learn from and work with infamous artists, leading producers, and trend-setting songwriters. Her notable clients include: Usher, Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, YG, Birdman, T.I., OT Genasis, A$AP Rocky, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Kehlani, Afrojack, Skrillex, Alunageorge, Alina Baraz, DJ Mustard, Stargate, Julia Micheals and Justin Tranter. See more at KimKatz.net

 

 

 


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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

 

 


 

 

 

Joey Galvan

Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joey Galvan is quickly becoming a tracking and mixing extraordinaire amongst the recording industry. His life long interest in music and being in the center of the music industry led him to attend The Art Institute of LA. There he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Production and learned the ability to capture a live performance in his own way. In 2013, during his last year at AI, he began an internship with Paramount Recording Studios and quickly worked his way up to becoming a Grammy-nominated engineer. He has worked with some top of the chart artists, writers and producers of today.

Some of these include:

Battlecat, Poo Bear, Belly, Boi 1-da, Warm Brew, Brody Brown, Chris Brown, Prince Charles, Cozz, Mike Dean, Jason Derulo, Detail, DVBBS, DVSN, Faith Evans, K-Flay , Goldie, Yo Gotti, August Grant, Charlie Heat, IAMSU, Kid Ink, Juicy J, Wiz Khlaifa , Sean Kingston, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Terrace Martin, Meek Mill, Jake Miller, Rook Monroe, French Montana, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Chance The Rapper, R3hab, A$AP Rocky, Noah “40” Shebib , Ty Dolla $ign, Travis Scott, The, Skins, Stanaj, Rob $tone, T.I. , T-Pain, Jason Trantor, & Kanye West.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Matt Jacobson

Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

Matt “Matty J” Jacobson started interning at a private studio in West Hollywood, CA, where he quickly jumped into engineering for some the industry’s top writers and producers. Within his first year, Matt had engineered for artists including French Montana, Mike Stud, and Machine Gun Kelly.

 

While continuing to engineer, Matt linked up with engineer/producer Shane Smith and was fortunate enough to assist on some great independent rock records in Joshua Tree, CA at Rancho de la Luna. Matt also got his first official Assistant Engineer credit with Shane, while working on Los Lobos’ “Gates of Gold”

 

Matt eventually parted ways with the private studio and joined Paramount Recording as a runner. Within two months, he was asked to engineer for Mila J. As he continued to work as a runner, he would pick up engineering gigs for the likes of Kevin Gates, Fetty Wap, & Travi$ Scott. Matt also plays guitar, bass, and drums. He is fluent in both Logic & Pro Tools and has a full understanding of SSL large format consoles.

 

Select list of artists Matt Jacobson has worked with:

• T-Pain

• Travi$ Scott

• Fetty Wap

• Keyshia Cole

• MixedByAli

• French Montana

• Grace Mitchell

• Prince Charlez

• Majid Jordan

• Kevin Gates

• Mila J

• Rook Monroe

• Kid Ink                               

 

See a full list of clients at: www.MattJAudio.com

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Todd Bergman
 
Engineer
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
Todd Bergman is a multi-platinum recording and mixing engineer with deep roots in the LA commercial studio world. Born and raised in LA, he has consistently worked in LA’s most iconic studios across 10 years of world class record making. His versatility, efficiency, ear for current trends and friendly, can-do attitude make him a favorite amongst artists, producers, and writers alike. 
 
Todd’s credits include Weezer, Snow Patrol, American Idol, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Alessia Cara, David Guetta, Keyshia Cole, Rae Sremmurd, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, The Dwarves, Smoke Season, Robert Glasper, and Kendrick Scott.