Author Archive for Paul

Mixing in Dolby ATMOS

I am now mixing MUSIC in the Dolby ATMOS format along with TV POST-PRODUCTION projects. You can listen on your AirPods or any pair of headphones. The immersive binaural listening experience on headphones is incredible! You can also listen on your computer or any multi-speaker home theater setup or a soundbar attached to your TV. From music, television and movies Dolby ATMOS is an amazing immersive listening experience!

https://www.dolby.com/atmos-visualizer-music/

https://www.dolby.com/

YouTube Stars

I mixed this YouTube original series, Prom Knight staring the Merrell Twins (5.6 million YouTube subscribers) It was shot at YouTube Space in Playa Vista California.

Live Television Mixing

For the last 5 years I have filled my fall Sunday’s with mixing the live television broadcast of Fantasy Zone for DIRECTV Sunday Ticket Football. We’re on the air from 9:55 AM PST until around 5:00 PST with LIVE, game-to-game NFL football with awesome Fantasy football analysis every Sunday regular season game.

During the week I work with the editors mixing and sweetening various pieces that will play out during the Sunday show. I also mix and sound design the RED ZONE show open.

Mixing for RJ

Just finished mixing a couple of singles for the great percussionist and vocalist Ralph “Slick” Johnson of Earth Wind & Fire. Listen for “Co-Swagit (Everything’s Cool)” on your favorite jazz station. Mastered by Steve Hall, Future Disc.

Jimmy Buffett PBS Show Mix

I recently finished up a 5.1 music mix for a Jimmy Buffett PBS television show and DVD release. Edited by Stan Kellam. Production by Albert Spevak of Ambassador Entertainment.

John Lodge, Live Concert, Birmingham, UK

Just finished working with the iconic rock legend John Lodge (The Moody Blues). I edited the concert video and mixed the show in 5.1.

The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show - On Air

I’ve worked on this show for the past five years at the DIRECTV Los Angeles Broadcast Center. It is a very unique show in that Dan and the Danette’s are in a studio in Milford, CT, while the television production is done in Los Angeles. 11 Camera feeds plus audio are fed 3,000 miles to us via a fiber network. The entire production crew, Producer, Director, TD, Video Play Out, Editors, Graphics and Audio all work here – 3,000 miles away! Needless to say the engineering crew have worked out some serious technical issues to make it all work. The show has been a huge success and I’m proud to be part of the very talented crew making it happen everyday.

The show airs Monday through Friday here and on here.

John Lodge Mix

John Lodge 10,000 Light Years Ago - Mixed by Paul Klingberg

I just finished mixing a solo record by John Lodge of the Moody Blues titled 10,000 Light Years Ago. What a great collection of classic rock songs with that Moody’s sound. Here is a link to the title track 10,000 Light Years Ago – John Lodge  It was a pleasure to work with such a legendary artist! The album was produced by my long time friend Alan Hewitt

EWF a Christmas Recording

Here are some pictures of the Earth, Wind & Fire Holiday CD I recorded last year at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA. We spent most of the summer and into early fall working hard to make the holiday release deadline. We spent a few weeks at NRG (studio B) arranging and recording the basic tracks with many overdubs. All the vocals were recorded at Philip Bailey’s home studio. Horns recorded at LAFX in North Hollywood and strings at Capitol Records Studio in Hollywood.

https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Christmas-Album-Wind-Earth/dp/B0146O6XJW

Earth Wind & Fire at NRG Studios, North Hollywood, CA Recorded by Paul Klingberg
Earth Wind & Fire at NRG Studios, North Hollywood, CA Recorded by Paul Klingberg
Earth Wind & Fire at NRG Studios, North Hollywood, CA Recorded by Paul Klingberg

A few close up pic’s of the setup & mic positioning. It was a full rhythm section session with bass, drums, percussion, keys and two guitars.

Earth Wind & Fire at NRG Studios, North Hollywood, CA Recorded by Paul Klingberg
Earth Wind & Fire at NRG Studios, North Hollywood, CA Recorded by Paul Klingberg

The awesome Vintage Neve 8078 (with additional 1073 Mic Preamps) in Studio B

Earth Wind & Fire at NRG Studios, North Hollywood, CA Recorded by Paul Klingberg
Earth Wind & Fire at NRG Studios, North Hollywood, CA Recorded by Paul Klingberg

History

I started as a professional recording studio engineer in the late 70’s.  At that time I entered a world of analog tape recording in some of the best recording studios in the midwest. How things have changed since then. The technological innovation the industry has witnessed in the past 30 years has taken us from analog to a complete digital workflow. I have embraced this change because apart from it, I’ve always believed that nothing will ever replace great technique and creative endeavor. That’s what it’s all about for me – working where technology and art meet.

The book, Recording The Beatles by Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew has been around for a number of years now, but it is my go to book for inspiration, perspective and a reminder of my personal history in the world of recording music professionally. It takes me back to my first days in the studio as I learned and tried to absorb everything around me. The book itself is the definitive look at how the Beatles’ albums were recorded, not only from a technical viewpoint but how the technology of that era helped inspire the art of musical creation and performance. I guarantee that after reading a few chapters of this book you’ll never listen to a Beatles song the same again.

Every time I pick up this book and browse through it, it reminds me of all the reasons why I’ve chosen the craft of a professional recording engineer – the profession of a Technology Artist.