Michael Vail Blum is a 30 year veteran of the entertainment industry. He has worked on records that have earned Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond awards from the RIAA and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Complete Credits: https://www.discogs.com/artist/251937-Michael-Vail-Blum

Michael has worked with top line recording artists including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Kelly Clarkson, Prince, Anastacia, Jessica Simpson, The New Radicals, Baby Face, Jody Watley and Joan Baez to name a few. Some of Michael's film credits include Footloose, Free Willy, Freddy's Dead: the Final Nightmare and Who's That Girl. His TV work includes Absolutely Fabulous, Everybody Hates Chris, Daria, Cold Case and more.
His video game credits include Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band 2, and Cash Wizard II.

Michael has worked on commercials for major accounts including McDonald's, Sunkist, General Mills, SONY Consumer Electronics, and more. His work has been included in entertainment projects for such companies as Universal, Columbia, Sony, Epic, EMI, Capitol, Arista, Warner Bros, Island, Atlantic, Tri-Star Pictures, 20th Century Fox, NBC, Showtime, Harmonix Corp., Bally Technologies and many more.

As an educator Michael has taught recording arts for UCLA, Musican's Institute, Smithsonian Institute. Michael has designed and built over 60 audio and video post studios.

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Michael Vail Blum:

  • Joan Baez
  • Pieces of a Dream
  • Norman Brown
  • Gerald Albright
  • Alphonse Mouzon
  • Alphonse Mouzon
  • H.E.A.T
  • H.E.A.T
  • H.E.A.T
  • Japanther
  • A.J. Croce
  • A.J. Croce
  • Jimmy Demers
  • Jimmy Demers
  • Nicole Gordon
  • Gail Jhonson
  • Gail Jhonson
  • G. Tom Mac
  • Dirty Sweet
  • Dirty Sweet
  • Stan Bush
  • Stan Bush
  • Norman Brown
  • Norman Brown
  • A.J. Croce
  • A.J. Croce
  • A.J. Croce
  • Roger Daltrey
  • Mandi Seekings
  • Mandi Seekings
  • Mandi Seekings
  • Mandi Seekings
  • Mandi Seekings
  • Julia Othmer
  • Julia Othmer
  • Julia Othmer
  • Julia Othmer
  • Julia Othmer
  • Angel Travis
  • Angel Travis
  • Angel Travis
  • Angel Travis
  • Angel Travis
  • Chicago Blues Reunion
  • Chicago Blues Reunion
  • Chicago Blues Reunion
  • Chicago Blues Reunion
  • Ronee Martin
  • Ronee Martin
  • Ronee Martin
  • A.J. Croce
  • Led Zepagain
  • Led Zepagain
  • A.J. Croce
  • Roger Daltrey
  • Percy Sledge
  • Percy Sledge
  • Norman Brown
  • Reggie C.
  • The Jazz Crusaders
  • Kevin Toney
  • Polarbear
  • Dave Pirner
  • Christopher Cross
  • Jesse Valenzuela
  • Jesse Valenzuela
  • Jesse Valenzuela
  • Jesse Valenzuela
  • Kevin Toney
  • Carly Hennessy
  • Dogstar
  • Tim Moyer
  • Norman Brown
  • Norman Brown
  • Solar Tribe
  • Solar Tribe
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Tatyana Ali
  • The New Radicals
  • The Slam Girls
  • The Slam Girls
  • Rebbie Jackson
  • Falling Wallendas
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Slush
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Norman Brown
  • Norman Brown
  • Norman Brown
  • Cyco Miko
  • Cyco Miko
  • Cyco Miko
  • Focal Point
  • Focal Point
  • Focal Point
  • 3T
  • 3T
  • The Flys
  • The Flys
  • Blues by Nature
  • The Young Dubliners
  • The Young Dubliners
  • The Young Dubliners
  • Brian Evans
  • Brownstone
  • Noah Stone
  • Noah Stone
  • Noah Stone
  • The Urge
  • The Urge
  • The Urge
  • The Urge
  • Low Pop Suicide
  • Low Pop Suicide
  • Low Pop Suicide
  • Danielle Brisebois
  • Infectious Grooves
  • Infectious Grooves
  • Nathan Cavaleri Band
  • Nathan Cavaleri Band
  • Nathan Cavaleri Band
  • The Young Dubliners
  • The Young Dubliners
  • The Young Dubliners
  • The Young Dubliners
  • Eddie Griffin
  • Eddie Griffin
  • Alvin & the Chipmunks
  • Alvin & the Chipmunks
  • Contagion
  • Contagion
  • Darren Housholder
  • Darren Housholder
  • Low Pop Suicide
  • Low Pop Suicide
  • Low Pop Suicide
  • Fred Schneider
  • Timothy B. Schmit
  • The Party
  • Redd Kross
  • Redd Kross
  • Toy Matinee
  • Toy Matinee
  • Toy Matinee
  • Julian Lennon
  • Peter Cetera
  • Nick Kamen
  • Jody Watley
  • Regine
  • Regine Velasquez
  • Regine
  • Regine Velasquez
  • Regine
  • Regine Velasquez
  • Barry Goldberg
  • Barry Goldberg
  • Jim Croce
  • Rocky Dawuni
  • Rocky Dawuni
  • James Hood
  • James Hood
  • Ramases
  • Ramases
  • Kevin California
  • Kevin California
  • Brian Evans
  • Quiet
  • Quiet
  • Quiet
  • Quiet
  • Aykanna
  • Aykanna
  • Aykanna
  • Mouzon
  • Mouzon
  • Mouzon

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools HD
  • Neve
  • API
  • LA2A
  • LA3A
  • Urei 1176
  • Mastering Lab Speakers
  • Tannoy SRM10b
  • U67
  • AKG C24
  • etc.

Genres I specialize in

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Reviews of Michael Vail Blum -Titan Music

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    I've recorded several projects at Titan Studio and have had many songs mixed and mastered by Michael. I keep coming back because he's the best! He hears things that no "normal" human would and his results are always way beyond my expectations. There's a reason he has all the Gold and Platinum hanging on his wall! I highly recommend him and his studio.

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Interview with Michael Vail Blum -Titan Music

What's your typical work process?
Firstly, I try to have a conversation with the Artist so I understand what their expectation is for the project. I also, like to get to know what their influences are and who their market is. My roll is to help the Artist achieve their musical vision, so my process is always focused on that, whatever form that takes.
What do you like most about your job?
I get to work with lots of talented Artists and all different styles of music....its never boring!
What type of music do you usually work on?
I have worked on all styles of music from heavy rock to pop to R&B to smooth jazz
What do you bring to a song?
Songs that inspire me are able to communicate to an audience through lyric, melody, rhythm and performance. Clearly, a composition that is commercially successful has three elements: a great song, a great performance and a great recording. I work to bring the best out in all of these elements.
Tell us about your studio setup.
ProTools HD, Neve console, API Mic Preamps, Neumann Microphones, Vintage compressors, Tannoy SRM 10b and Mastering Lab Speakers...The studio has a comfortable artistic feel where clients can set up and feel at home.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I work with Artists from whatever stage the project is in, from tracking to final master. I spend most of my time mixing and mastering