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Elliot Scheiner (born March 18, 1947) is a music producer, mixer and engineer. Scheiner has received 24 Grammy Award nominations, 7 of which he won, and he has been awarded four Emmy nominations, two Emmy Award for his work with the Eagles on their farewell tour broadcast, and the documentary film History of the Eagles three TEC Awards nominations, a TEC Hall of Fame inductee, and recipient of the Surround Pioneer Award. Elliot holds an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music and is one of the only Americans to be awarded the Master of Sound honor from the Japan Audio Society.
In 2012 he received his 24th Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Surround Sound Album for Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition), which he also won, making him a 7 time Grammy Award winner.
He started as Phil Ramone's assistant at A&R Recording in New York City, and quickly advanced to engineer. By 1973 he had begun to freelance as an engineer and producer, becoming the first person ever to work as a freelance engineer for other artists. Scheiner is considered to be among the most accomplished sound engineers and producers in his field not identified.
Scheiner has produced and engineered a range of artists, including Foo Fighters, Beck, Faith Hill, Steely Dan, Band of Horses, Ricky Martin, Sting, Bruce Hornsby, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Chaka Khan, Van Morrison, Donald Fagen, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne, Eagles, Aerosmith and Joe Jackson.
Scheiner was nominated in 2005 for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special or Animation, for his mixing for Eric Clapton in: "Great Performances; Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival" (1972).
He mixed the IMAX film All Access in surround sound. The film footage includes Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray, Kid Rock, Moby, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Al Green, and Rob Thomas.
Scheiner did the 5.1 surround sound mix of Roy Orbison's Black & White Night concert DVD and Porcupine Tree's In Absentia
Scheiner also collaborated with Panasonic to create the ELS Surround premium audio system for Acura's RL, TL, TSX, RDX & MDX and most recently the ZDX. The audio system has received rave reviews from the automotive press, audiophiles and musicians since it was introduced on the 2004 Acura TL.
Recently Scheiner mixed The Eagles' four-hour documentary, History of the Eagles, as well as Beck's amazing reinterpretation of the David Bowie smash "Sound and Vision" and recorded and mixed Eric Clapton's Crossroads 2013 featuring Eric Clapton and friends at NY's Madison Square Garden in April 2013,
All About Elliot and the system he created,
Elliot talks about audio production,
Elliot works with Band of Horses on 5.1 mix of Laredo,
Elliot works with Ozomatli at Capitol Records,
Elliot Scheiner and the Subdudes at the Music Shed in New Orleans,
Audio Interview with Elliot Scheiner on Guitar Jam Daily,
Elliot video blog,
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (2000s)
Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson)
engineered/mixed by Alvaro Villagra, Andy Grassi, Anton Pukshansky, Benny Faccone, Chris Theis, Commissioner Gordon, David Frazer, David Thoener, Glenn Kolotkin, Jeff Poe, Jim Gaines, Jim Scott, John Gamble, John Karpowich, John Seymour, Matty Spindel, Mike Couzzi, Steve Farrone, Steve Fontano, T-Ray, Tom Lord-Alge, Tony Prendatt & Warren Riker; produced by Alex Gonzales, Art Hodge, Charles Goodan, Clive Davis, Dante Ross, Dust Brothers, Fher Olvera, Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis, K. C. Porter, Lauryn Hill, Matt Serletic, Stephen M. Harris & Wyclef Jean
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen)
engineered/mixed by Dave Russell, Elliot Scheiner, Phil Burnett & Roger Nichols; produced by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker
Where Art Thou?,
Alison Krauss & Union Station (Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski), Chris Sharp, Chris Thomas King, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Harley Allen, John Hartford, Mike Compton, Norman Blake, Pat Enright, Peasall Sisters (Hannah Peasall, Leah Peasall, Sarah Peasall), Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, The Cox Family (Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox, Suzanne Cox, Willard Cox), The Fairfield Four (Nathan Best, Isaac Freeman, Robert Hamlett, James Hill, Joseph Rice, Wilson Waters, Jr.), The Whites (Buck White, Cheryl White, Sharon White) & Tim Blake Nelson
engineered/mixed by Mike Piersante & Peter Kurland; master engineered by Gavin Lurssen; produced by T Bone Burnett
Come Away with Me
engineered/mixed by Jay Newland & S. Husky Höskulds; master engineered by Ted Jensen; produced by Arif Mardin, Craig Street, Jay Newland & Norah Jones
The Love Below
OutKast (André 3000, Big Boi)
engineered/mixed by Brian Paturalski, Chris Carmouche, Darrell Thorp, Dexter Simmons, John Frye, Kevin Davis, Matt Still, Moka Nagatani, Neal H. Pogue, Padraic Kernin, Pete Novak, Reggie Dozier, Robert Hannon, Terrence Cash & Vincent Alexander; master engineered by Bernie Grundman & Brian Gardner; produced by André 3000, Big Boi & Carl Mo
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles and Various Artists
engineered/mixed by Al Schmitt, Ed Thacker, Joel W. Moss, John Harris, Mark Fleming, Pete Karam, Robert Fernandez, Seth Presant & Terry Howard; master engineered by Doug Sax & Robert Hadley; produced by Don Mizell, Herbert Waltl, John R. Burk, Phil Ramone & Terry Howard
How to Dismantle,
an Atomic Bomb
U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.)
engineered/mixed by Carl Glanville, Flood, Greg Collins, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Simon Gogerly & Steve Lillywhite; master engineered by Arnie Acosta; produced by Brian Eno, Chris Thomas, Daniel Lanois, Flood, Jacknife Lee & Steve Lillywhite
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison)
engineered/mixed by Chris Testa, Jim Scott & Richard Dodd; master engineered by Richard Dodd; produced by Rick Rubin
River: The Joni Letters
featuring Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Tina Turner; produced by Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein; engineered/mixed by Helik Hadar; master engeineered by Bernie Grundman
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
produced by T Bone Burnett; engineered/mixed by Mike Piersante; master engineered by Gavin Lurssen
*Engineers/Mixers hidden unless notable
Scheiner, Elliot, Els Surround
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