Luke Arens (Shock City Studios

Audio Engineer, Producer

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Chief Engineer at Shock City Studios. Engineering|Mixing|Production|Instrumentalist.

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  1. Review by Johana B.

    Lukas Aren loves his craft ...
    I had wonderful experience with him in Shock City studios.
    After session with Lukas, I regained my confidence. And no money in the World can buy that !

Interview with Luke Arens (Shock City Studios

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Recording and mixing in the wonderful live and control rooms of Shock City Studios in St. Louis, MO.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: SSL 6060G+ at Shock City Studios:

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: Catering to the artist/client.

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: Nora Jane Struthers... she seems like a wonderfully talented musician with a great, positive attitude.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Well-rounded!

  11. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  12. 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!

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: Audio Production degree from Webster University with a minor in music (trumpet studies).

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: Shock City Studios' live room, any ProTools HD rig with at least 16 inputs, Focusrite ISA, EL-8 Distressor, GML 8200.

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: How can I help YOU to make YOUR project better?!

  21. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  22. A: Button-pusher...

  23. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  24. A: The people.

  25. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  26. A: You'll leave the project happy, guaranteed.

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: Both because they both RULE!

  29. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  30. A: Audiobook with Penguin/Randomhouse; Record with Brian Owens; pre-production for many projects

Gear Highlights
  • SSL 6060G+
  • SSL Duality
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