Al Schmitt

Al Schmitt is a mixing ang and recording engineer whose talent has been showcased over more than 150 gold and platinum albums. Al has been around since the beginning of the music recording industry and has witnessed all technological changes that occured in the past decades.

His is the proud owner of 24 Grammy Awards (no less) and has worked with the biggest artists and producers in pop, jazz, classical, and country musics.

Everybody who has attented a recording / mixing session with Al says there is something magical about the way he does things. His intuition and years of experience allow him to position microphones faster than anyone else. He just knows how it is going to sound. Then pushes the faders on his Neve console and that's the sound everybody was waiting for.

Al Schmit's love for minimalistic eq and compression moves (if at all) makes for a very natural and unprocessed signature sound. He would rather record it right... than fix it in the mix later.

You can witness Al's amazing skills by watching him record and mix Cyrille Aimée on pureMix.

Frank Sinatra,
Ray Charles,
Steely Dan,
George Benson,
Quincy Jones,
Barbra Streisand,
Earth Wind & Fire

Most Popular Videos from Al Schmitt

Recording Will Knox with Al Schmitt
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Recording Will Knox with Al Schmitt

The legendary Al Schmitt sets up and records Will Knox, explaining his signature emphasis on microphone placement
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Al Schmitt Tracking Cyrille Aimée
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Al Schmitt Tracking Cyrille Aimée

In this 90 minute tutorial, watch as twenty-two time Grammy Award-winning engineer, Al Schmitt, tracks a full band from start to finish. First,  Al’s assistant engineer, Steve Genewick, will give us a tour of Capitol Studios and show how Al sets up his Neve 88R, patches and sets up the outboard gear and manages complex headphone mixes.
Al Schmitt
| 01h 18min
Al Schmitt Mixing Cyrille Aimée
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Al Schmitt Mixing Cyrille Aimée

It is your turn to sit next to one of the greatest mixing engineers of all time and see how it’s done in the control room of the world famous, Studio A at Capitol Studios.
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| 01h 06min
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