Clayton Wood

Recording & Mixing Engineer

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Studio veteran that brings knowledge and experience to any recording/audio project. I'm a technical specialist using my skills and background to create solid mixes and recordings.


2012-present Marin County CA.
Recording Engineer

2001-2012 Skywalker Sound (Marin, CA.)
Daily setup of equipment and facilities necessary for sound recording, dubbing and film post production. Provide technical support for mix stages, Scoring stage and other aspects of post production. System and component level troubleshooting of a broad range of digital and analog equipment including recorders, controllers, mix consoles, speaker systems. System design and implementation.

1994-2001 The Hit Factory/Criteria Recording Studios (NYC, Miami, FL.)
Managed daily setup of recording sessions & technical support. System and component level troubleshooting. Completed two year renovation of Criteria Recording Studios, including installing and tuning speaker monitors, installing control synchronizers, analog and digital wiring, mix consoles and outboard gear installation for six studios.

1992-1994 Electric Lady Recording Studios (NYC)
Studio Technician
Managed daily setup of recording sessions and studio support. Component level trouble shooting. Provided technical assistance during live radio concerts from studio.

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Interview with Clayton Wood

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Michael Jackson's History Album; Almost two years of wiring, building and maintaining several studios during the sessions. I learned how to remain calm and cool while MJ was walking out of the studio with his tapes because he couldn't playback his mixes one evening. After a few repairs MJ ended up staying at the studio for over a year and the rest is history..

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: Hearing a client say they are very satisfied with my work.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: Chris Farfan

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: Many talented people on SoundBetter.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Whatever works..

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: Not finished until you are happy.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Have you worked with anyone famous.. yes, but its enjoyable working with new artists just staring out.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Miracle worker..

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What format do you record? Pro Tools, Logic.. etc..

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Ask for a sample mix of your project.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: B&W speakers, Chord amp, Pro Tools, Artist mix and a Satellite internet hook up..

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: Technical, designing and building/maintaining studios in NYC, Miami and Marin County, CA. 42 years experience recording music.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Straight forward with solid mixes using only what is needed.

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: Recording, Mixing and Mastering

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: Any artist at anytime..

  31. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  32. A: Keep your monitor volume low. If it sounds good at lower volumes then it will sound great during loud playbacks.

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: Indie Rock, restoration work.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Technical background with mixing and mastering skills.

  37. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  38. A: Solid mixes and mastering

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Pro Tools HD, B&W 805 D3's, JBL 4315's, Chord, Focusrite 215

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Bruce Swedien, Eddie Kramer, Andy Johns, Dave Whitman, MJ,

Chris Farfan; Dear Inner Child

I was the Mixing and Mastering Engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • AVID Native Pro Tool System
  • AVID Artist Mix
  • Foucusrite ISA 215 EQ
  • B&W 805 D3 speakers
  • JBL 4315 speakers.
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