After 10 years in the industry, Lucas has seen it all. Going from intern to Chief Engineer at Shock City Studios in St. Louis, MO, his career started off with a bang in high pressure recording, mixing, and mastering situations with artists like Dropkick Murphys, P. Diddy, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, Chingy, JoJo, Yo Gotti, and many more.
He then moved to Nashville, TN to focus on songwriting and production. He landed a publishing deal with Downtown Music Publishing/PFMH Music and has seen success in the pop world as well as sync with film and tv placements. Check out his instagram for many recent updates: https://www.instagram.com/lucasarens/
If you are looking for high quality mixing, mastering, or song production, he's your guy!
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- Puff Daddy
- The Dropkick Murphy's
- Sebastian Bach
- Dots Not Feathers
- Penguin/Random House
- Brian Owens
- The 442's
- St. Louis Cardinals
- Erin Bode
- Voice Coaches
- St. Louis University
- Nao Yoshioka
- Tali Blanco
- tech n9ne
- Sarah Reeves
- tuft and needle
- Batwoman CW
- All American
- The CW Network
- Hallmark Channel
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Interview with Lucas Arens
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording and mixing in the wonderful live and control rooms of Shock City Studios in St. Louis, MO.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: SSL 6060G+ at Shock City Studios: http://shockcitystudios.com/studio-a/
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Catering to the artist/client.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nora Jane Struthers... she seems like a wonderfully talented musician with a great, positive attitude.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Assistant Engineer on The 442's debut record. This record sounds great, makes great use of the room it was recorded in, and is all LIVE!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Audio Production degree from Webster University with a minor in music (trumpet studies).
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Shock City Studios' live room, any ProTools HD rig with at least 16 inputs, Focusrite ISA, EL-8 Distressor, GML 8200.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk to me. I love to be a part of every project and would love to discuss how I can be of help to your project.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How can I help YOU to make YOUR project better?!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The people.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll leave the project happy, guaranteed.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because they both RULE!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Audiobook with Penguin/Randomhouse; Record with Brian Owens; pre-production for many projects