Adam Lasus (born September 2, 1968, Mount Kisco, New York, United States) is an American record producer and musician.
Lasus credits include albums by Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Lilys, Helium, Juliana Hatfield, Mark Mulcahy, Matt Keating, Clem Snide, Amy Ray, Madder Rose, Michael Cerveris, Anders Parker, Chris Harford, Versus, Dumptruck and Gigolo Aunts.
Lasus started Studio Red in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1990 and recorded many seminal Indie rock artists there: Helium, Versus, The Lilys, Madder Rose, Space Needle.
In 1997 he moved to Brooklyn and started Fireproof Recording, a recording studio, which became an important part of the indie music scene in Brooklyn and New York City. While there Lasus worked with PJ Harvey, J Mascis, Joan Jett, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mark Mulcahy and Daniel Johnston, Members of Sleater Kinney, Guided By Voices, The Breeders, The Posies, Sonic Youth and Ween.
Lasus has always recorded to analog tape and believes that recording and mixing to tape produces the best possible sonic result. Typically his records are started by recording the band live to a 24-track 2-inch tape machine and he uses a large selection of unique vintage compressors, microphones, mic preamps, eq's, reverbs, tape delays and effects.
Fireproof Recording is now based in Los Angeles, where Lasus has worked with indie artists Anders Parker, Army Navy, The Submarines, Seneca Hawk, Marching Band, Happyness, The Shivers, Kelli Scarr, Emperor X and Matt Keating.
In early 2007 Lasus started Fireproof Recordings, an indie record label. The first release was "Pax Futura" by the Los-Angeles-based band Oliver Future.
From January to March 2008 Lasus worked as the music director and produced tracks for the film Bandslam directed by Todd Graff and starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alyson Michalka, Lisa Kudrow and David Bowie, in theaters August 2009.
Lasus produced and engineered the second Army Navy album The Last Place released June 14, 2011. The Last Place went to # 28 on the CMJ top 200 chart and Rolling Stone has called them an "artist to watch."
April 2013 Lasus and partners Joe Rogers and Scott Porter open Room 17 a 3200 square foot studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn featuring a vintage 40 channel Trident 80 console, Extensive outboard gear and 24 track analog recording.
August 2014 Lasus was the Music Producer for the film If I Stay starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley. Lasus produced 6 original songs and a cover of the song "Today" by Smashing Pumpkins that were performed by the fictional band Willamette Stone in the film led by Jamie Blackley's character Adam Wilde. The songs were all released on the If I Stay Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Warner Brothers/ Water Tower records.
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