Mark Christensen, chief engineer and studio owner of Engine Room Audio in New York City, has one of the most impressive resumes in the music industry, with clients that include The Killers, Trey Songz, Lady Gaga, 50 Cent, The Ting Tings and many others. His knowledge and expertise have helped make Engine Room Audio one of the busiest recording studios in the world.
Mark also happens to be one of the Recording Connection’s most acclaimed mentors, and this week during a 3-hour meeting with our Chief Academic Officer Brian Kraft, he shared about the remarkable success his apprentices and graduates have been having in finding employment after completing their audio engineering and music production programs.
Many of Mark’s apprentices go on to assistant engineering and even full-time positions at the studio. When Nakor Zuluaga began his apprenticeship in 2012, he spoke no English. Today, thanks to Mark’s expertise and the Recording Connection’s hands-on learning approach, Nakor is now a full-time engineer at Engine Room Audio. “He is the best assistant I have ever had,” says Mark. Kudos to Nakor and Engine Room Audio for proving every day why the mentor-apprentice approach is the best way to get started in the recording industry!
“John Winters has been doing a great job and is definitely going places – he’s always bringing artists in to record!”
– Jason ‘J’ Intell, Recording Connection mentor at Omina Laboratories, Sacramento, CA