Multi-Grammy winning engineer in many styles of music including rock, pop, classical, jazz, R&B, Blues, Bluegrass/Americana, acoustic, new age, gospel, and ethnic musics. I have credits on over 400 releases. I've also done sound design and mixing for film/TV.

I have credits as music editor, mastering or mix engineer on 39 Grammy nominated and 16 Grammy winning albums (both USA and Latin Grammy) as well as a Juno winner. In 2015 I received Best Engineered nominations in both the USA and Latin Grammys, as well as a TEC Award nomination. I've received 5 Grammy nominations in various engineering categories and won the Best Engineered Latin Grammy in 2012. I understand musical language in a deep way and work from the heart - I try to make the music feel right more than dealing strictly with sonics and technical aspects. I'm available to work on a single song or a multi-disc album. I also have substantial experience working on historical, audio restoration/remastering projects. Mastered for iTunes certified. Please check my credits listed on allmusic.com to get an idea of the range of my work. Many of my past projects can be heard on Spotify or other streaming services.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Paul Blakemore:

  • Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band
  • Ann Wilson
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
  • Martin West
  • San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
  • Martin West
  • Mark O'Connor
  • O'Connor Band
  • The Virginmarys
  • Esperanza Spalding
  • The Record Company
  • Peter White
  • Keiko Matsui
  • The Time Jumpers
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Josh Williams
  • Josh Kelley
  • Blue Highway
  • Bobby Rush
  • Sean McConnell
  • Logan Richardson
  • The Connells
  • Sam Bush
  • Ashleigh Smith
  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • Marquis Hill
  • Dr. John
  • Liz Longley
  • Parachute
  • The Cactus Blossoms
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • David Benoit
  • HONEYHONEY
  • Lee Ritenour
  • Scotty Barnhart
  • Count Basie Orchestra
  • David Benoit
  • David Benoit Trio
  • Orli Shaham
  • The Gibson Brothers
  • Ben Williams
  • Della Mae
  • Little Richard
  • Denise Donatelli
  • George Thorogood
  • George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  • Gregg Allman
  • Shelby Lynne
  • Jamison Ross
  • JD McPherson
  • Eliane Elias
  • Kurt Elling
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Fourplay
  • Pokey LaFarge
  • Christian Scott
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
  • Mario Frangoulis
  • Steve Tyrell
  • Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Chick Corea
  • Béla Fleck
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Diana Krall
  • Creed
  • Danielle Nicole
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Al Di Meola
  • David Robertson
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Orli Shaham
  • Jon Kimura Parker
  • David Robertson
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Orli Shaham
  • Jon Kimura Parker
  • Helen Sung
  • Dianne Reeves
  • Winger
  • Jacques Loussier
  • Jacques Loussier
  • Carlene Carter
  • Harvey Mason, Sr.
  • Christian Scott
  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • David Benoit
  • Eric Johnson
  • Mike Stern
  • Thompson
  • George Duke
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Dramatics
  • Kris Bowers
  • Curtis Stigers
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Madeleine Peyroux
  • Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  • Richard Elliot
  • Al Jarreau
  • Jacques Loussier
  • Jacques Loussier Trio
  • Dr. John
  • Gerald Albright
  • Peter White
  • Walter Smith III
  • Blue Highway
  • Mindi Abair
  • Elbow
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • André Previn
  • Michael Feinstein
  • The Next Collective
  • Emily Bear
  • BWB
  • Eliane Elias
  • George Benson
  • Steve Tyrell
  • Gerald Clayton
  • Sylvester
  • James Hunter
  • The James Hunter Six
  • Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Diego Garcia
  • Ray Charles
  • The Slide Brothers
  • Leo Genovese
  • Duane Allman
  • Patricia Barber
  • Allen Toussaint
  • Booker T. Jones
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Boney James
  • Spencer Day
  • Della Mae
  • James King
  • Erin Boheme
  • Kurt Elling
  • Norman Brown
  • Gerald Albright
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
  • The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band
  • Wendy Rene
  • John Boutté
  • Raul Malo
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Christian Scott
  • David Benoit
  • Arturo Sandoval
  • The SteelDrivers
  • Peter White
  • Steve Tyrell
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Merl Saunders
  • Carrie Newcomer
  • Metropole Orkest
  • Al Jarreau
  • Clarence Bekker
  • Esperanza Spalding
  • Lee Ritenour
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • The Time Jumpers
  • David Russell
  • Karrin Allyson
  • Larry Sparks
  • Dengue Fever
  • Terence Blanchard
  • Poncho Sanchez
  • Sierra Hull
  • Celtic Tenors
  • Flamekeeper
  • Michael Cleveland
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
  • George Benson
  • Jessy J
  • Eliane Elias
  • NewFound Road
  • Tab Benoit
  • Stefon Harris
  • Christian Scott
  • David Sanchez
  • Gabe Dixon
  • Al Di Meola
  • Jacques Loussier Trio
  • Ray Charles
  • Blue Highway
  • Ben Williams
  • Tony Bennett
  • Tony Rice
  • Kurt Elling
  • Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Dave Grusin
  • Esperanza Spalding
  • Castle Trio
  • Taylor Eigsti
  • Josh Williams
  • Ray Charles
  • Nnenna Freelon
  • Mindi Abair
  • Pinetop Perkins
  • Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
  • Fourplay
  • Jonny Lang
  • Leela James
  • Ray Charles
  • Raul Malo
  • Take 6
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Kurt Elling
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Christoph von Dohnányi
  • Paavo Järvi
  • André Previn
  • Conrad van Alphen
  • Charles Mackerras
  • Charles Mackerras
  • Sylvia Alimena
  • Sylvia Alimena
  • David Russell
  • David Russell
  • Walter Beasley
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Marion Meadows
  • Marion Meadows
  • Ray Charles
  • David Russell
  • David Russell
  • David Russell
  • Pieces of a Dream
  • Pieces of a Dream
  • Todd Oxford
  • David Russell
  • David Russell
  • Robert Spano
  • Ying Quartet
  • Martin Pearlman
  • Boston Baroque
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Robert Spano
  • Robert Spano
  • Robert Spano
  • Maria Muldaur
  • McCoy Tyner
  • McCoy Tyner
  • Walela
  • Walela
  • Donald Runnicles
  • Donald Runnicles
  • Donald Runnicles
  • David Russell
  • David Russell
  • David Russell
  • David Russell
  • Hiroshima
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • P.D.Q. Bach
  • P.D.Q. Bach
  • Walter Beasley
  • Najee
  • Yolanda Kondonassis
  • Yolanda Kondonassis
  • Yolanda Kondonassis
  • Si Hayden
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Robert Spano
  • Robert Spano
  • Oscar Peterson
  • Oscar Peterson
  • Ken Bonfield
  • Yolanda Kondonassis
  • Paavo Järvi
  • John Lee Hooker, Jr.
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
  • Marion Meadows
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Bobby Lyle
  • Maria Muldaur
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Si Hayden
  • Liquid Soul
  • Pieces of a Dream
  • Celtic Tenors
  • David Russell
  • David Russell
  • David Russell
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Yellowjackets
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Erich Kunzel
  • David Russell
  • Pastor Ronald Williams
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Leonard Slatkin
  • Leonard Slatkin
  • Lorin Maazel
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Frederick Fennell
  • Frederick Fennell
  • McCoy Tyner
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Michael Murray
  • Michael Murray
  • Alexander Zonjic
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Gerard Schwarz
  • Empire Brass
  • Shaina Noll
  • Russell Walden
  • Yolanda Kondonassis
  • Martin Pearlman
  • Boston Baroque
  • Martin Pearlman
  • Boston Baroque
  • Deborah Voigt
  • Robert Spano
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Geoff Keezer
  • Yolanda Kondonassis
  • Yolanda Kondonassis
  • Ray Brown
  • Ray Brown Trio
  • Michael Murray
  • Michael Murray
  • Michael Murray
  • Herbie Mann
  • Eidolon
  • Martin Pearlman
  • Boston Baroque
  • Yolanda Kondonassis
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Empire Brass
  • Empire Brass
  • Empire Brass
  • Seiji Ozawa
  • Seiji Ozawa
  • Sara Hanson
  • Jeep
  • Lang Lang
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Paavo Järvi
  • Yolanda Kondonassis
  • Lorin Maazel
  • Lorin Maazel
  • Lorin Maazel
  • Lorin Maazel
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • Consuelo Luz
  • Junker Jorg
  • Darby Devon
  • Shelby Lynne
  • Nyke Loc
  • Don Campbell
  • Kip Winger
  • ThaMusemeant
  • Kip Winger
  • Rufus Harley
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Tulku
  • Herbie Mann
  • Herbie Mann
  • Herbie Mann
  • Herbie Mann
  • Herbie Mann
  • Herbie Mann
  • Luscious Trance
  • Luscious Trance
  • Max Highstein
  • Erich Kunzel
  • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
  • James Newton Howard
  • James Newton Howard
  • Walela
  • Timothy Leary
  • Lewis Ross
  • Olga Kharitidi
  • Ronald Muldrow
  • Charles Tichenor
  • Krishna Das
  • Rusty Crutcher
  • Hardo Budoyo Ensemble
  • Shadow Music of Java
  • Hardo Budoyo Ensemble
  • Shadow Music of Java
  • David "Fathead" Newman
  • Steve Barta
  • Edward Simon
  • Arturo Toscanini
  • George Szell
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Arturo Toscanini
  • Mariam
  • Herbie Mann
  • Herbie Mann
  • Herbie Mann
  • Brasilia
  • Tulku
  • Bobby Watson
  • Vieux Diop
  • Cornell Dupree
  • Sandra King
  • Pat Smythe
  • David "Fathead" Newman
  • Stefan Dill
  • Albert King
  • Leonard Slatkin
  • Leonard Slatkin
  • Leonard Slatkin
  • Leonard Slatkin
  • James Booker
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Seiji Ozawa
  • Joseph Silverstein
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Seiji Ozawa
  • Joseph Silverstein
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • Lorin Maazel
  • Arturo Sandoval
  • The Lonely Heartstring Band
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
  • Javier Colon
  • David Russell
  • Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
  • Otis Taylor
  • Citizen Zero
  • Diana Krall
  • Will Downing

Gear highlights

  • Sequoia V13; DAD
  • EMM
  • Mytek AD-DA; Weiss SRC; Ampex
  • Studer and Nagra analog tape; Studer
  • Sontec
  • Cranesong
  • Maselec
  • Pendulum
  • Millennia analog gear; wide variety of UAD
  • Slate
  • Algorithmix
  • iZotope
  • and Cube-Tec plugins; ATC monitors

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Typical turn around is within 3 weeks depending on how heavily I'm booked. Mastering pricing includes doing 2 versions-V1 REF, revisions to create a V2 Master. Other services dependent on complexity.

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