Specializing in remote sessions online for mixing, mastering, on staff guitarists, keyboardists and drummers to meet your every need. I also work locally and have a fantastic setup, using the very best in analog and digital technology.
I’ve had a strong interest in recording since I was a teenager. Actually, since I was able to walk, I have been fascinated with recording and music in general. Instead of stuffed animals or toys, I carried records with me everywhere. As a toddler, I used to sit in front of the turntable and just watch records spin. That was my happy place.
I bought my first 4 track cassette recording device with money I saved from my first job right out of high school. I was hooked instantly. I just loved capturing sounds. I also loved playing and writing music. I spent much of my teen years learning to play multiple instruments, and to this day, I still get a rush from playing or recording something new. I love taking a sound, capturing it, then enhancing it, and challenging myself to make whatever sound it is, the very best it can be. Be it a vocal, a drum kit, a guitar, bass, an organ, a piano, even a tambourine. I want it all to sound amazing, and I don’t stop until it does.
I am a graduate of the recording program at the Musician's Institute of Hollywood, California, after which I went on to work with engineers and producers for some of the biggest stars in the music industry. I was also fortunate enough to have a long career as an audio producer for radio, where I worked with a wide variety of celebrity television/radio/broadcast personalities including: Carson Daly, Casey Kasem
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6 ReviewsEndorse Glenn Allen Production
Glenn was fantastic to work with on this project. My company is based in Chicago, so I was looking for a local partner to do field audio recording and final mix tracks. It was a great experience working with Glenn through the SoundBetter resource. Would definitely use him again.
I've been working with Glenn since about 2005 in LA. One of the most talented musicians/producers/engineers I've had the privilege to work with on my albums. After he moved to Seattle, I continued to record in his new Seattle-based studio because of the unsurpassed quality & expertise he applies to every track. Glenn's brilliant-- AAA+++
I've had the pleasure of performing live and recording with Glenn. He's a top-notch singer, musician and producer, as is evident from his own tracks. Given his incredible ear, pro equipment and attention to detail, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any recording project.
I began collaborating with Glenn years ago as a fellow musician - an amazing one at that! - but later I got to work with him as an engineer and producer. No matter which hat he is wearing, Glenn holds himself to a high standard, speaks your language, and is fastidious about capturing the perfect sound for your project. Highly recommended.
Glenn and I have worked together for 10 years (local & bi-coastal) on projects in every genre imaginable. He makes painstaking efforts to ensure everything is perfect from vocal tones to guitars and the minutiae of mixing and beat adjustments. More than a producer, performer or engineer, Glenn offers the energy of a creative partner.
Working with Glenn is like working with the most accommodating and exacting ear you can find. He's got a beautiful space to work in with multiple rooms to record and lots of fantastic gear to make sure you sound your best. He will, at your request, either go with your vision of the track you're working on or offer his best suggestions. 5 Stars.
Interview with Glenn Allen Production
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am more than just an engineer. I'm also a producer, a songwriter, a multi-instrumental musician, a lyricist, a vocalist, an arranger, and a performer. I know what it takes on both sides of the mic to get the most out of your recording sessions.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Here is a list of gear: Microphone Preamps- Neve 1073 DPA Stereo Mic Pre, SSL Super Analog Stereo Mic Pre, Trident S20 Stereo Mic Pre, Daking Mic Pre IV 4 channel mic pre, Daking Mic Pre One (2), Universal Audio Unision Mic Pre (2), JoeMeek VC6 Channel Strip, Audient ASP880 8 channel Mic Pre, Audio converters- Apogee Symphony 16 ch AD/DA, Universal Audio Twin Solo Interface- Summing Mixers- Dangerous D-box Summing mixer, Dangerous 2-Bus LT Summing mixer- Microphones- Neumann TLM 49, RODE Classic I, Audio Technica AT4047, Audio Technica AT4033 (2), Lewitt LCT 640 (2), Rode NT2 (2), Rode NT5 (2), SE VR1 ribbon mic (2), Cascade Fathead II ribbon mic, Blue Baby Bottle, Sennheiser MD421 (4), Sennheiser e906, Sennheiser e609, Shure SM7, Shure SM58, Shure Beta 58, Shure Beta 52, Shure SM57 (2), Audix i5, AKG D112, AKG C535 - Piano- Vintage Wurlitzer Console Piano- Drums- Roland TD12 Electric Drum kit- Yamaha Tour Custom Maple Drum kit (10, 12, 14, 16" toms, 22x17 kick, 14x5 snare), Pearl Vinnie Paul 8x14 Snare, Ludwig Brass 6.5x14 Snare (b&w badge), Peace solid steel 6.5x14 Snare- Compressors- SSL G384 Stereo Bus Compressor, Manley Vari-Mu Stereo Compressor, Manley ELOP+ Stereo Compressor, Universal Audio 2-1176 LN Compressor, Empirical Labs Distressor with Brit mod (2), Daking Fet II Compressor (2), FMR 1773 RNC Stereo Compressor (2), DBX 262 Stereo Compressor, Alesis 3630 Compressor/Gate- Equalizers- Warm Audio Pultec (2), API 5500 Stereo Parametric Eq- Reverb/Delay- Lexicon Alex Multi Effects, Digitech Quad Multi Effects, Roland GP 16 Multi Effects, TC Electronic Nova Delay, Line 6 M5- Mixer/Controllers- SSL Nucleus Controller, Yamaha 03D digital mixer, Yamaha NS10 monitors, Focal Alpha monitors, Focal CMS subwoofer- Guitar Amps- Marshall 1959 HW, Bogner Goldfinger 45, Ceriatone 2204 JCM800, Budda SD30 II, EVH 5150 III 100 watt, Vox AC30 CC1 w/Celestion Gold- Digital Guitar Amp Modelers- Kemper Profiling Amp, Axe Fx Standard, Line 6 Pod Farm- Guitar Amp Cabs- EVH 4x12 with 25w Heritage Greenbacks, 1979 Marshall 4x12 with G12-65s, Bogner OS 212 with Vintage 30s, Rivera K212 cab w/Scumback M75s, Bogner Cube 1x12 w/Vintage 30, Orange PPC112 w/Vintage 30- Cab Sims/Amp Load Boxes- Suhr Reactive Load, Two Notes Torpedo CAB, THD Hotplate 16 and 8 ohm- Bass Amp- Eden Metro 2x10 bass combo- Keyboards- Korg CX-3 v2 Organ with Neo Vent II, Yamaha Motif Synth, Akai MP25 mini controller- Cymbals- Zildjian 14" K Hi Hats, Zildjian 14" New Beat Hi Hats (vintage), Zildjian 14" A Master sound Hi Hats, Zildjian 20" K Custom Ride, Zildjian 21" A Medium Ride, Zildjian 22" K Heavy Ride, Zildjian 19" Custom Dark China, Zildjian 18" Custom Dark Crash (2)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to treat your music like I treat my own. I am on your team and I want it to be the absolute best it can be.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I try to find out their needs through a series of questions. I like to know what style and genre I'm dealing with. Maybe ask what artist they might be compared to or want to be compared to. Ask what kind of instrumentation will be involved. Do they need musicians, or are they bringing their own? If they bring their own, I might ask how well rehearsed they are to get an idea of how or if, we can reduce the budget by getting through tracking quickly by being prepared ahead of time.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began recording my own demos on an analog 4 track machine just out of high school. Over 20 years of experience.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Often times the simplest approach is the best approach.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: People skills. I work really well with all types of personalities and am considered to be very intuitive.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am often hired to help a songwriter bring a bare bones song to a full production. I'll typically provide guitar and drums for the sessions if the artist doesn't have that covered (many do not). I also mix and master. I also provide many of my services online, and we also do on location recordings for live performances, choirs, or band rehearsals.