Elliot Mazer is an audio engineer and record producer best known for his work with Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin, and Linda Ronstadt. In addition, he has worked on film and television projects for NBC and various independent studios, and taught at University of North Carolina at Asheville and Elon University.
From 1976-1984 Mazer served as a consultant to Stanford University's Computer Center for Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Mazer designed the world's first all-digital recording studio. In 1977 Mazer co-invented "D-Zap" - a device for musicians and recording personnel that detects shock hazards. In the late 1980s while serving as President of Artificial Intelligence Resources, Inc., Mazer developed the AirCheck monitoring system, which he sold to RCS in 1989. This product is still in use in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K. . He produced music elements for The Ketchum Kitchen in San Francisco (a division of Ketchum Communications).
From 1989 to 2005 Mazer served as Senior Vice President of New Business Development for Radio Computing Services, Inc (RCS) in White Plains, New York.
In 1974, Elliot worked with Crosby. Stills, Nash and Young. We started work on an album at Neil's ranch. We were distracted by Watergate. Graham, David and Neil woke up early and we watched the TV coverage. Stills slept in. Once we got to the studio, we worked and Stills eventually showed up. Stills wanted to work all night and the others worked all day. We never finished. Eventually Elliot Roberts told us that a tour was viable. We rehearsed and planned the tour. Neil wanted me to record shows and the others agreed. My truck,. His Master's Wheels. had a Neve desk and Ampex 16 tracks. Gene Eichelberger and Denny Purcell went on the road. Johnny Rosen helped build and install the gear in the truck. Our goal was to make a mobile that sounded as good as studio gear. The CSNY Box has 35 of my recording in it. It was mixed by Nash.
Recently he has worked on projects with Bob Dylan and The Who Additionally, In the recent years Mazer has lent his knowledge to many different organizations as a consultant. Currently he is an advisor for Orastream and Qwigg and has been teaching at Elon University. Mazer is working with Tony Palmer, an award winning movie producer. Tony produced an amazing series called "All You Need Is Love" which is a history of popular music. He has had an important role in the counseling of such organizations as Warner Music Group, Elevation Partners, Gibson Guitars, Macrovision, www.blip.fm, Genaudio Inc, SESAC and Sezmi Corp. He currently serves as Chairman of Left Turn Music, LLC. Mazer has worked with Digimarc and BayTSP. He helped establish the standards that Warner Music Group uses to archive their catalog, Mazer is currently working with a few major recording artists on a project that will help consumers hear the great audio we hear in the studios in their homes. Mazer taught at UNC-Asheville, for three semesters. At Elon one course was about Leonardo da Vinci and the other is about the current music industry and how musicians need to adapt. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Artists and the Country Music Association. Recently, Mazer has invented AimIT a system that allows one to change various parameter of audio artifacts. Mazer is working with the Estate of Janis Joplin. They are going to release an early Janis project that is wonderful and has not been heard.
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