the Michael C Ross Interview from Royaltone Studios here!
of Record Production, Babblefish and studioexpresso
by: Mr Bonzai
is one of LA's most sought after engineers today having worked with
an eclectic client list covering Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Big band,
Blues, Country, Gospel, Latin and Folk genres. Additionally, he
has an impressive body of work in the Film/TV arena: "Moulin
Rouge", "Drumline", "Big Momma's House",
"Me Myself and Irene", "Titan AE", "There's
Something About Mary", "The Siege", "Corina,
Corina" and "Father Of The Bride."
list of Ross Artists include: Christina Aguilera, Vanessa Carlton,
Lisa Loeb, Mya, Samantha Mumba, Counting Crows, Mick Jagger, Keith
Richards, Lit, Smithereens, Ry Cooder, Taylor Dane, Barry White,
Isley Brothers, Ojay's, Eric Clapton, Vonda Shepard, Bruce Hornsby,
Herbie Hancock, John Pizzarelli, Charles Lloyd, Brad Meldau, Billie
Higgins, John Abercrombie, Benny Wallace, Kei Akagi, Clayton Hamilton
Jazz Orchestra, Mighty Sam McClain, Terry Evans, Ronnie Earle, Taj
Mahal, Jimmy Rogers, Jeff Healy, Fernando Ortega and Dixie Chicks.
recorded Christina Aguilera's Hit single on RCA, "Come on Over,
Baby" (# 1 in Billboard "Hot 100 Singles Sales" -
October 2000) and 3 songs for Samantha Mumba's A&M release ("Baby
Come Over, this is Our Night", "Don't Need You To Tell
Me I'm Pretty", "The Boy"). Ross recorded the #1
Hit "Lady Marmalade" on Interscope for Moulin Rouge featuring
Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, Lil Kim and Missy Elliott. Also recorded
4 songs for Lisa Loeb's A&M release and mixed the live version
of "Falsas Esperansas" for Christina Aguilera's RCA single.
He recorded "Where the Dream Takes You" by Mya for the
Disney film "Atlantis,". He recorded two tracks for the
MGM film "Legally Blonde" by Hoku - single "Perfect
Day" is released on Geffen and a song by Vanessa Carlton off
of her debut album on A&M which got nominated for 3 Grammy's.
Michael shared in the nomination on one of those for "Record
of the Year" for the song "A Thousand Miles". Michael
also recoreded tracks for Mya album released on A&M. He also
mixed music for the 20th Century Fox film "Drumline" and
recorded 150 piece marching band with Producer/Music Superviser
Dallas Austin. Michael recorded 4 songs for Lisa Loeb on her release
'Cake and Pie.' Additionally, Michael mixed the end title song for
the Denzel Washington movie "John Q," sung by Patti Labelle.
Michael has also worked with "Counting Crows" on their
remake of Joni Mitchell's song "Big Yellow Taxi".
mixed Acclaimed jazz group Medeski, Martin and Wood's hit "Uninvisible"
album in 6.1 for DTS Entertainment. He mixed songs for JC Chacez's
(of N Sync fame) first solo project. Also, Michael has done additional
recording on Mya's A&M release.
Ross began his
recording career in the mid 80's as an assistant engineer at Ocean
Way Studios. Michael who is involved in mixing and producing several
ost recently mixed for “The Pussycat Dolls” smash
hit CD “PCD”. He also wrorked on Queen Latifah’s latest “The Dana
Owens Album”, and on her live mix when she hosted the Grammy’s in
2005. Michael recently recorded and mixed Anthony Wilson’s brilliant
CD “The Power of 9”, with special guest Diana Krall.
2008 took MCR to Northern California to producer Sylvia Masssys
studio complex Radiostar (www.radiostarstudios.com) where
he mixed JR Richards(of Dishwalla fame) first solo
CD titled A Beautiful End, co-produced singer songwriter
Jason Soudah along with Sylvia Massy and mixed
a song The Puppet for hard rock band Godhead.
credits include: A new CD for guitarist Anthony Wilson. Recorded
live with famed musicians Jim Keltner, Jeff Hamilton, and Larry
Goldings and produced by Joe Harley Michael has also recently worked
with: Jerry Lee Lewis, recent Grammy Nominee Ledisi, and Lalah Hathaway.
To hear samples of Michael's engineering, and production
work go to
by David Goggin
Joe Harley, surround producer; Scotty Hard, original Blue Note album
producer/engineer; Michael C. Ross, surround engineer; and (rear
L-R) Jeff Goodman, Neve; Jeff Levison, DTS Entertainment; and Brian
Vibberts, assistant engineer,
l-r: Mixing at Radiostar with
guitarist Anthony Wilson at Ocean WayA with famed musicians Jim
Keltner, Jeff Hamilton, and Larry Goldings and
producer Joe Harley