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Barry's discography includes engineering and mixing
numerous gold/platinum certified records by artists: Rod Stewart,
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall and Oates, The Corrs, BB Mak, Enrique Iglesias,
Waylon Jennings, Johnny Mathis, Mick Jagger, Robbie Nevil, Jon Bon
Jovi, Selena, Tony Williams, Levon Helm, John Prine, Keith Moon,
and The Beach Boys.
Barry's interest in recording goes back to his electronic projects
in grammar school. In the sixth grade, he won a prize at the science
fair for building a radio control transmitter from parts he found
at a war surplus store. While working his way through Long Beach
State University, Barry worked for NASA-contracted companies trouble-shooting
individual circuit boards for digital systems, later graduating
to complete digital computer systems. Barry played the drums in
a garage rock band and designed, built and installed the band's
P.A. system. He developed an interest in music recording from listening
to pop records. "I was interested in what made certain records
sound better to me and why," says Barry. He soon discovered
a studio near his house and got a job as a gofer at United Audio,
Santa Ana, CA but soon moved to LA to start at Larrabee studios.
Beside gofer duties, he was now cutting mono acetate discs used
for song publishing demos at the time. "It was a place where
you could learn by experiment, watch seasoned pros work, make a
few mistakes, and not cause many problems. After cutting a few thousand
discs, and with the right attitude, you were ready to assist first
engineers. I would setup tracking sessions, move mics, plug in equipment,
get coffee for everybody and sweep up. I started as a staff first
engineer on song publishing demos and graduated to freelance engineer
after my first gold record, Al Wilson's "Show and Tell"
reached #1 and sold 1.8 million copies,” says Rudolph.
has worked with producers: Tom Dowd, Steve Cropper, Jerry Fuller,
Oliver Leiber, David Gamson, Neil Giraldo, Rick Rubin, Rafael Botijja-Perez,
Sonny Bono, Stanley Clarke, Kevin Savigar and Rob Cavallo, to name
a few. Late last year, Barry engineered rock cues for Mission Impossible
II for Paramount Pictures and Hans Zimmer. Prior to that, Barry
finished recording most of the debut album for the latest British
Invasion sensation BB Mak for Hollywood Records and producers Oliver
Leiber and Rob Cavallo.
Credits: Barry is working with producer Neil Giraldo and wife/artist
Pat Benatar on their upcoming album. Barry has also been helping
out the production team of Oliver Leiber and David Gamson with artists
Youngstown on Hollywood Records, Dakota Moon on Elektra Records
and Jennifer Paige also on Hollywood. Other recent work includes
artist demos for EMI songwriter, Richard Ezra and veteran songwriter
Stephen Epstein with singer Dawn Danielle.
Contact: Barry Rudolph