The inhabitants who populate that list not only take great pride in their work; they define what magnificent recordings should sound like. You can hear their craft embedded in digital code, or if you're lucky, 180 gram vinyl, on such seminal works as Van Morrison's Moondance, Steely Dan's Aja, Gaucho and The Royal Scam, Chaka Khan's I Feel For You, Rickie Lee Jones' Pirates, Bruce Hornsby's The Way It Is and The Eagles' Hell Freezes Over. And don't tell them the general population doesn't actually pay attention to what their songs sound like. These artisans' work actually defines what great sound is all about.
When Elliot Scheiner first took a job working for Phil Ramone many years ago, he probably never imagined that decades later he would be one of the most successful producer/engineers in history. Elliot actually began as a musician playing percussion in various bands including Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band but his heart was always in the studio.
From the early days at 48th Street, Elliot has gone on to produce and engineer an eclectic selection of talented artists such as Foo Fighters, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Faith Hill, Steely Dan, Van Morrison, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Toto, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Dan Fogelberg and many others. On the film side, Elliot's worked on such films as The Godfather, The Godfather II, Tarzan and Meet The Robinsons.
Elliot is honored to receive 25 Grammy nominations and humbled to earn 7 wins, an Emmy, and 3 TEC Awards as well as induction into the TEC Hall of Fame alongside George Lucas! Elliot won Grammys for Best Surround Album for Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos and Morph The Cat by Donald Fagan and Album of the Year/Best Pop Vocal Album/Best Engineered Album for Steely Dan's Two Against Nature as well as two Engineer of the Year Grammys for two of the most recognized Pop albums in rock history: Aja and Gaucho by Steely Dan.
Elliot's also considered the best surround mixer in the entertainment business handling studio and 'live' mixes for such varied artists as Foo Fighters, Beck, O.A.R., Flaming Lips, Phish, Queen, Elvis Costello, The Eagles, Faith Hill, Steely Dan, R.E.M., Donald Fagen, Fleetwood Mac, ELO, Roy Orbison, Dream Theater, Jimmy Buffett and countless others. In fact, two of the most well received live DVDs are ones that Elliot mixed: Roy Orbison - A Black and White Night featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits and Roy Orbison himself as well as The Eagles' amazing live concert Hell Freezes Over.
Elliot just finished mixing Beck's extraordinary rendition of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision". It's truly one of the most fascinating musical projects you'll ever see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnOmrDzRrGQ.
Additionally, he mixed the brilliant four hour documentary, The History of The Eagles. Elliot is recording The Crossroads Guitar Festival featuring Eric Clapton appearing in New York's Madison Square Garden in early April.
Prior, he recorded new music for Paul McCartney, mixed Lynryd Skynyrd's Greatest Hits in 5.1 surround sound, mixed the new Glenn Frey release, After Hours, recorded and mixed Joe Jackson's 2012 The Duke CD and mixed the DVD release of the smash Broadway musical, MEMPHIS.
Elliot mixed tracks for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 DVD, recorded and mixed Sting Live In Berlin DVD and Sting's Symphonicities---the companion CD to accompany Sting's well-received world tour featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Elliot also did the surround mix for the 3D Phish concert film and the surround mix for Band of Horses' Infinite Arms.
Elliot continues to be one of the most sought after producers and engineers in the industry and his love for his craft hasn't diminished one db.