ED CHERNEY

Quality and integrity since 1918 (ish)

 
 

Play Me 

About

My killer job
bonnie raitt, jackson browne, ed cherney, tk phil ramone and ed cherney ed-harry-christopher ed-keith-jane-ronnie
I engineer, mix and produce records for a living. I get to work with genuine artists, making music, sometimes all night. Occasionally, there’s gushing: I’ve won Grammys and TEC Awards — been nominated for Emmys. What success I’ve had owes much to the musical greats I’ve sat behind over the years — giants like Quincy Jones and Bruce Swedien, Don Was and Phil Ramone — listening through their ears, learning how they make great music.

The secret was to just be cool, stay in God’s graces, and work it out.

Solomon Burke

I’m all up in the tech. But knowing where a song’s heart lies and seeing that it shines through is what I’m known for and maybe why I’ve worked with such diverse artists. Bonnie Raitt. The Rolling Stones. Wynton Marsalis. Iggy Pop. Bette Midler. Eric Clapton. Wynonna. Buddy Guy. Jackson Browne. Lenny Kravitz. Ry Cooder. Keb’ Mo. Bob Dylan…speaking of which:

Selected Discography

Bonnie Raitt

Nick of Time
Luck of the Draw
Longing in their Hearts
Road Tested

Eric Clapton

Tears in Heaven
Crossroads Guitar Festival: 2007

Rolling Stones

Bridges to Babylon
The Singles: 1971-2006
The Biggest Bang
No Security
Four Flicks

Iggy Pop

Ready to Die
Brick by Brick

Bette Midler

For The Girls
Bette
The Showgirl Must Go On

Buddy Guy

Blues Singer

Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks

Orange Crate Art

John Mayer

Where the Light Is (Live in Los Angeles)

Spinal Tap / Christopher Guest

Back from the Dead
A Mighty Wind
For Your Consideration

Elton John

Duets

Sting

Symphonicities

Bob Seeger

Fire Inside

Jackson Browne

Looking East
I’m Alive

Wynnona Judd

New Day Dawning

Etta James

The Dreamer
All the Way

Ry Cooder

Get Rhythm

David Lindley

Very Greasy

Susan Tedeschi

Hope and Desire

Sonia Dada

My Secret Life
A Day at the Beach

Goo Goo Dolls

Gutterflower

Wallflowers

Red Letter Days

Bob Dylan

Original Album Classics, Vol. 1
Under the Red Sky

 
 

Selected Scores & Soundtracks

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Coming to America

The Bourne Legacy

Disney’s Planes

Green Hornet

The Hobbit

Collateral

The Butler

Larry Crowne

Hairspray

Rush

Sex & the City

 
 

Complete Discography @ All Music

 
 

BLUE RIBBONS

 
 

Gold Stars

I DON'T ALWAYS WIN THE AWARDS I'M NOMINATED FOR
BUT WHEN I DO, I DRINK DOS EQUIS. ET CETERA.

 
 

TCB

 
 

Recent Work

WHAT HAVE I DONE FOR YOU LATELY?

 
 

 ULTIMATELY, MIXING IS ABOUT HEART — NOBODY 
 LEAVES A SESSION DANCING TO WHAT KIND OF GEAR YOU USED. 

 
 

An Ed(umacation)

Wherein all is revealed

The Team

Studio Ed

BOARD

BOARD

Studio Ed is based around a ProTools HD3 using Apogee converters and a Yamaha DM2000 Console.
OUTBOARD GEAR

OUTBOARD GEAR

Includes Neve 1073’s, Tube Tech SMC 2A Compressors, LA 2’s, LA3’s, NTI EQ, SSL Comp’s, 1176’s and a full complement of EQ’s, compressors and signal processors.
SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

ATC 25’s, KRK E8 and E8B’s. SGM 10’s with Custom Mastering Lab Crossover & Cabinet w/ matching Yamaha P2200 modified power amps. Yamaha NS 10’s, Meyer’s and KRK Sub Woofers.
SURROUND SOUND

SURROUND SOUND

Studio Ed is fully 5.1 Surround Sound, and film mix equipped and calibrated.

Advocacy

  • METAlliance
    NARAS
  • Produces and Engineer
    Producer and Engineer's Wing
  • MPGA
    MPGA
I founded the Grammy’s Producers and Engineers Wing. And I’m current (and past) governor of the L.A. chapter of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences.

I’m also a founding member of the META Alliance, a group of audio industry experts dedicated to the implementation of high-quality standards in music recording and delivery.

And I regularly turn up as a moderator or panelist at industry conferences like NAMM and international music festivals.

Educating

  • Grammy in the schools
    Grammy in the schools
  • grammy-camp
    Grammy Camp
The Grammy In The Schools and Grammy Camp programs are both great and I try to work with them regularly when not in the studio.

I’m a frequent guest lecturer for recording programs at colleges and universities including Berklee College of Music (which offers an Ed Cherney scholarship), the USC Thorton School of MusicCitrus College and CalArts. 

And I’m on the Board of Directors at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul Minnesota.

Contact

QUESTIONS? ANSWERS? COOL PROJECT? LEMME KNOW.