Archive for Credits

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

In Session with Jonathan Butler

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We camped out recently for the week at House of Blues Studio in Encino, California recording the new Jonathan Butler record, “Living My Dream”. Jonathan brought in his entire band along with a few guest artists. What a wonderful group of talented musicians!

House of Blues is a great studio nestled up in the Santa Monica mountains above the San Fernando valley in southern California. The studio has a beautiful sounding 36 channel, 72 input custom, all discrete, NEVE console with a 16 channel API sidecar. The outboard gear selection offers both vintage and modern. The studio also had some of my favorite vintage Neumann microphones. It’s one of those studios where you can capture the music through a warm, vintage analog signal path into Pro Tools. Awesome!

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All the songs were tracked live – drums, bass, electric guitar, percussion, keyboards and of course Jonathan singing and playing guitar. I think I used every input on the NEVE and a few on the API sidecar! The studio itself had a great sound to it – very warm and natural. There is always something about the wood surfaces of a room that give different studios their character sound.

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A big part of my job is setting everybody up in the studio so they are comfortable. I must make sure they’re hearing what they need to hear through the headphones, having a good line of sight with other members of the band and other things like the lights and the temperature of  the room. I really tried to make as much of a creative atmosphere as possible for Jonathan and his band.

None of this could be done without having a great assistant engineer to help me out and thankfully House of Blues provided Sada Haru to work with us. The sessions kept all of us really busy throughout the week as we tracked and overdubbed 13 songs.

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I’ll be mixing the record at my studio, Red Note, this fall with a 2014 release on Mack Ave. Records.

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Pictured here is Jonathan’s band with guest artist/co-song writer Marcus Miller and the legendary George Duke. George co-wrote one of the songs with Jonathan and came in to play on the track during the week we were at House of Blues. Sadly, George died a few months after this recording session. Rest in Peace George, you are missed.