Coming from a long line of entertainment professionals, Megan has been involved with the creative arts her entire life. She began starring in commercials, print advertisements and plays at a young age while being actively involved in music performance as a pianist. Megan took a break from the entertainment world to focus on her education in Criminal Psychology but quickly realized that home is where the music is.
She headed to LA where she found a place at Paramount Recording as studio manager. Megan has been providing assistance to clients such as Aerosmith, Odd Future, The Deftones, Steve Miller, No Doubt, The Game, Dr. Dre, Bruno Mars, B.O.B. and other Paramount clientele ever since.
Ever since childhood Cate has been surrounded by music. Her passion for singing, writing, and recording blossomed while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. While completing the competitive Music Production and Engineering program there, Cate tackled vocal performance and founded the school’s nationally renowned a cappella group Pitch Slapped.
After a stint at New York City’s popular Avatar Studios, Cate made the move out west to Los Angeles. She started out at Paramount Recording Group as a Runner in 2010 and soon was moved up to Studio Manager. Since then she’s worked closely with Dr. Dre, Odd Future, DJ Afrojack, Polow Da Don, and Teddy Riley. Outside of work she’s writing and producing original music with a team of up-and-coming songwriters.
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:
Bone Thugs N Harmony
The Professionals (feat. Duff McKaegan)
LuckyIam of The Living Legends
Richard Cheese and Loung Against the Machine
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
- Alicia Keys
- Celine Dion
- Danile Powter
- Juliette and the Licks
- Adam Lambert
- Robbie Williams
- Guy Chambers
- Busta Rhymes
- Kelly Osbourne
- Green Day
- Deep Dark Robot
- Ja Rule
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
Scott Elgin was drawn to music through the early dance scene of the late 90’s. As a club promoter he was one of the original founders of the collective Uniting Souls (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle). Then after DJing all over the country, Scott decided to go back to school and major in music and sound engineering. He learned the ropes at the Enterprise Studio’s in Los Angeles, starting his career as an Intern for Linda Perry. Eventually, this led to engineering gigs for the best in the business. Including being mentored by legendary producers such as Teddy Riley. Scotts has also engineered for: Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, White Snake, Justin Timberlake, Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, Cliff Richards, Lamont Dozier, The RZA, Stevie Wonder, Dj Quick, 50 Cent, Game, The Clipse, K’NAAN, Rahsaan Patterson, Ryan Leslie. More credits available at: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/scott-elgin-p728983/credits
With a background in classical and jazz piano, Quentin began his music career on the performance side. He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Music & Business Administration. After discovering a passion for recording, he went on to study at the Conservatory of Recording Arts in Phoenix where he honed his skills as an engineer. Quentin then moved west to Los Angeles to intern at Ocean Studios before landing at Paramount, where he’s worked extensively with Dr. Dre. Other artists he’s worked with include Olivia Newton-John, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Brandy, Asher Roth, Monica, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, and Teddy Riley.
George Gumbs began his interest in music at a young age. Fascinated by the magical power that certain records had to evoke powerful emotions, he wanted to learn how to harness this alchemy of tone as a means of expression and communication. This curiosity attracted him towards playing bass, guitar, and songwriting. As the son of an electronics collector radios, TV’s, and record players constantly surrounded him. Much to his fathers chagrin, he began taking them apart in order to figure out how they worked – and worked together – thus beginning his education in electronics. In High School he played in many rock and metal bands and wanted to find a way to combine his two seemingly opposite passions of music and electronics. After interning at a local recording studio he decided to pursuit his passions and attended Full Sail School Of Recording Arts in Orlando, FL. Upon graduating in September of 2003 he drove to LA and immediately began working for Paramount as a runner and assistant tech, quickly moving his way up to assisting and engineering sessions.
In his career George has worked with artists as diverse as Fall Out Boy, Britney Spears, Nine Inch Nails, Aretha Franklin, Linkin’ Park, and Alicia Keys, but loves working with young bands as well! When he’s not in the studio he enjoys yoga, meditation, reading, playing guitar, and going to the beach.
A graduate of Full Sail University, Sean quickly established himself as one of the industry’s most sought after engineers. After working with Grammy Award winning producers and mixers Sean found a home at Paramount Recording Studios where he continues to utilize his talents and skills. He specializes in Pop/Hip-Hop/R&B and knows what it takes to achieve the demands of today’s top artists, producers and songwriters. He has worked with a variety of A-List artists and producers such as Leona Lewis, Nicki Minaj, Drake, JoJo, Jay Sean, Nikki and Rich, Alex Da Kidd, Danja, Rick Ross and many others.
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
- Swedish House Mafia
- Nicole Scherzinger
- Chad Hugo [of Neptunes]
- Jay Rock (for album “Follow Me Home” on TDE)
- Big Sean
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.
Engineer, Producer, Mixer, Songwriter, and Musician
It’s hard to find a more versatile and experienced engineer. Matt went to the School of Hard Knocks…the old fashioned way, starting with a job as a studio runner bent on learning how to produce great records. He learned hands-on from some of the best classic producers and engineers in the business and got well-trained in history-proven, hit-making music and technology fundamentals. One of his early mentors was Grammy-winning music pioneer Robert Margouleff, who, along with Malcolm Cecil produced many of Stevie Wonder’s early records. He also worked with the late/great Andy Johns, Andy Wallace and Dave Jerden and more (see below).
Along the way he learned to play guitar and write songs to further improve his record-making skills. He uses his wide music taste and studio background, some old-school organic wizardry AND all the modern technology and software to create the best recordings possible. Matt has earned 8 certified Platinum, Gold and Silver records in several countries. Matt recorded Luz Rios “Aire”, Latin Grammy nominee as Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Album. One track was nominated for “Hot Latin Song of the Year” at the 2009 Latin Billboard Music Awards. He also just completed recording and mixing a track for the upcoming Kiss tribute “A World With Heros”, a benefit record for a local cancer hospice. His credits go from Rock to Rap to R&B. This guy has done it all (almost).
Matt has engineered records for:DMX “Flesh of my Flesh ” Rage Against the Machine “Evil Empire” Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) on the Dr Dolittle soundtrack Def Leppard Goo Goo Dolls Frank Black (aka Black Francis of The Pixies) Fred Durst Eminem LL Cool J Erick Sermon Paula Abdul “Head Over Heels” Missy Elliott / Noreaga (engineer / mix)
And worked with many other top producers and engineers:Swizz Beats Tom Lord-Alge Ed Cherney, Tim and Bob Irv Gotti (in the Murder, Inc days.)
And many Latin Artists:Paloma San Balsilio (mixing) Aleks Syntek, (coach on “The Voice” Mexico) (engineer) Mark Bautista (engineer)
AllMusic.com partial discography:
In January of ‘98 David Dominguez got an opportunity of a lifetime when he had the chance to work with one of his favorite bands of all time (sort of) …Guns N’ Roses. Even if it was just Axl Rose and keyboardist Dizzy Reed left in the band, they made history. Being the first engineer with the “new” band was a task not to be taken lightly, an intense set-up on top of giving the technical rundown to potential producers like Youth, Scott Litt and Jay Baumgardner among others could have been intimidating and at times it was….a bit.
It was that chance meeting with Baumgardner that gave Dave is his next break after leaving the GN’R sessions Dave showed up at NRG to do a fill-in session but when a scheduling conflict left him out in the cold he was offered an opportunity to work with Jay on a demo session with a band from Sacramento called Papa Roach. When a deal was struck with Dreamworks and the band with Jay in the producers chair, Jay offered Dave the engineering gig and that record, “Infest” spent eight weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard charts and the single “Last Resort” was a #1 Modern Rock track on Billboard…4 million records later, here we are.
It was his work with Jay and Papa Roach that caught the ear of producer Josh Abraham and after their first meeting, Josh asked Dave to sit in the engineer’s chair for Powerman 5000 which then led to sessions with Orgy and Staind . Staind’s record “Break The Cycle” hit #1 on the Billboard Album Chart and stayed there for three weeks and their 1st single from that record, “It’s Been Awhile” spent weeks on Billboard’s Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock Charts.
He was also apart of the 90’s most influential Alt Rock records, “Pinkerton”, having recorded some guitars for Weezer, Dave still gets questions regarding those sessions, “it’s funny that I still get asked about that record, it was such a quick session (about a week), they were in and out. I’ll read an article about what’s influencing the new bands out today and a lot of them respond with Pinkerton, that’s still a very cool feeling, even if it was a quick gig.”
Lately, Dave has lent his engineering talents to Queen Latifah, record vocals for her upcoming record and the new “Ice Age”soundtrack and to chart toppings Atlantic recording artist Estelle on her upcoming record, he was also in the studio recording vocals and drums for MTV sensation Shwayze. He also worked on Shwayze’s side project Big Bad University which includes Skye Blue from LMFAO fame. He’s been producing indie artist from all around the country, bands from San Antonio, Chicago, St. Louis and other parts of the country have traveled to Los Angeles to work with him.
Staind – “Break They Cycle” (Engineered)
Papa Roach – “Infest” (Engineered)
Guns N’ Roses – “Chinese Democracy” (Engineered)
Weezer – “Pinkerton” (Engineered)
Queen Latifah (Engineered)