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Elliot Scheiner
Elliot Scheiner, the "ELS" in ELS Surround
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Elliot Scheiner is widely considered to be one of the leading authorities in studio sound recording & mixing. A highly sought-after producer and engineer, his pioneering efforts in surround sound are credited with establishing the foundation for the genre. His career includes work with such music legends as the Eagles, Steely Dan, REM, Faith Hill, Queen, Sting, Van Morrison and Grover Washington Jr. He won a 2007 Grammy® Award for Best Surround Sound Album for the mixing of Donald Fagen's Morph The Cat. Elliot first took a job working for Phil Ramone in October of 1967, 40 years later he is one of the most successful producer/engineers in the recording industry. He started as Phil Ramone's assistant at A&R Recording in New York City and quickly advanced to an engineer. By 1973 he began to freelance as an engineer and producer, becoming one of the first ever to work as a freelance engineer for other artists.


Exploring his passion as a musician, Elliot began playing percussion in various bands including Jimmy Buffet's Coral Reefers. But his heart was back in the studio, and he returned to produce and engineer an eclectic group of talented artists including Steely Dan, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, Bruce Hornsby, The Eagles, B.B. King, Aerosmith, REM, Faith Hill, and many others.


Recent work includes mixing for the Eagles triple platinum release, Long Road Out of Eden, the Foo Fighters, Sting, Band Of Horses and a continuing relationship with Beck.


In 2006, the legendary Berklee College of Music presented Scheiner with an honorary doctor of music degree for his achievements in the world of music and his enduring contributions to American culture. It's one of an extensive list of industry accolades that includes 23 nominations and six Grammy Awards. Scheiner has also been awarded two Emmy® Awards and five Emmy Award nominations. A TEC Hall of Fame inductee, Scheiner is the inaugural recipient of the Surround Pioneer Award, which was created to honor individuals who have made significant, groundbreaking contributions to the art of surround music production. He is also the only American to be honored by the Japanese Audio Society with its prestigious Master of Sound designation.



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