Chris Hesse is a producer/mixer/engineer/mastering engineer and songwriter in southern California, Owner/operator of The Lighthouse Recording Studio and an original/current member of multi-platinum, triple Grammy Nominated band Hoobastank.
I've had the pleasure of working with and learning from A-list producers and engineers such as Rich Costey, Chris and Tom Lord Alge, Howard Benson, Randy Staub, Gavin Brown, Jim Wirt and more. I have many years of recording experience and own/operate a very well geared studio. I'm very comfortable in both digital and analogue domains. The Lighthouse Recording is a one stop shop, containing everything needed to complete a quality finished record.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
My credits include
- HCL Varis mastering compressor
- Foote P3S mastering compressor
- Avalon 2044 compressor
- custom 8 channel Sontec EQ
- API 2500 compressor
- A Designs Hammer EQ
- Custom Summit Pultec EQ
- 3-1176 compressors
- loads of top notch outboard gear
Terms of Service
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Reviews of Chris Hesse / The Lighthouse Recording
When he sais that his goal is to make the artist happy, that's exactly what he does. It's the second track he's mixed for us and we are trilled with the result. Thank you again and we will be back with some more tracks haha!!!!!!!
Chris has brought to our song the sound we were hoping for and even more by bringing new ideas. It was a real pleasure and an honor to have such a great artist to participate on the making of our EP. We thank you for finding the time to work with us and we hope that we will be able to reiterate the experience in the future!
An absolute pleasure to work with Chris. His work is fast, pro and amazing. He is very open-minded and always try to find the best way to please the band. He also brings his own artistic sensibility to the mixes when the music needs it. We couldn't have dreamed of a better collaboration. Will sure work on the next record with him.
Chris was great to work with I am very happy with the mix he's done and exceeded my expectations of an online mix engineer. I made a few suggestions after the first mix and he listened to everything exactly as I described and delivered the perfect final mix.
Chris is a fantastic musician with a unique perspective to music being both a performing artist and a great mixer/engineer. His experience making top level recordings and performing some of the biggest venues in the world gives him the background that few people have in the business. And being a nice guy doesn't hurt either... 5 stars