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

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My credits include

Gear highlights

  • SSL 6060G+
  • SSL Duality

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Luke Arens (Shock City Studios

  • Listing_thumb_johana_at_branson11 months agoby

    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 !

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Interview with Luke Arens (Shock City Studios

What are you working on at the moment?
Audiobook with Penguin/Randomhouse; Record with Brian Owens; pre-production for many projects
Analog or digital and why?
Both because they both RULE!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You'll leave the project happy, guaranteed.
What do you like most about your job?
The people.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How can I help YOU to make YOUR project better?!
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Shock City Studios' live room, any ProTools HD rig with at least 16 inputs, Focusrite ISA, EL-8 Distressor, GML 8200.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Audio Production degree from Webster University with a minor in music (trumpet studies).
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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!
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Nora Jane Struthers... she seems like a wonderfully talented musician with a great, positive attitude.
What's your typical work process?
Catering to the artist/client.
Tell us about your studio setup.
SSL 6060G+ at Shock City Studios:
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Recording and mixing in the wonderful live and control rooms of Shock City Studios in St. Louis, MO.