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History: With two Grammy nomination for best engineering and
over twenty years experience with high profile artists, Steve has
mixed hits for Seal, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, and
now American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. He has worked on albums with
producers Trevor Horn, Rhett Lawrence, Rick Nowels, Bernard Edwards,
David Paich, and James Newton-Howard.
Steve MacMillan started as an assistant at Kendun in the early eighties
working almost exclusively with Motown great Barny Perkins. Later
he worked at Ocean Way with artists like Lionel Ritchie, Supertramp,
Mr. Mister, and the Manhattan Transfer. Steve went on to engineer
Belinda Carlisle's hit album Heaven on Earth, and then five albums
for Rod Stewart, mixing most of the singles including the timeless
"Forever Young". Mixing Rod's hit "Downtown Train"
started a long association with producer Trevor Horn, including
three Seal albums. He mixed several of Seal's singles including
"The Killer, Don't Cry, Prayer for the Dying, and Lost My Faith".
Other projects with Trevor include Mike Oldfield, Tina Turner, and
the Coyote Ugly soundtrack with LeAnne Rimes. He recorded and mixed
Celine Dion's single Falling Into You. Steve also has a strong presence
in the inspirational pop market working with dcTalk, Jaci Velasquez,
and Crystal Lewis amongst others. Steve MacMillan has been a ProTools
owner since version one, and has great experience combining classic
recording techniques with modern hard disk recording and mixing.
projects include mixing Toto's new album "Through the Looking
Glass", Merril Bainbridge, and mixing Kelly Clarkson's new
single "Miss Independent". The first American Idol's debut
album "Thankful" outsold new releases from 50 Cent, Fleetwood
Mac, Darryl Worley, and topped The Billboard 200. The RCA release
sold 297,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
just got back from Canada where he mixed tracks for 'Shania Twain
Up Close and Personal' for NBC TV broadcast on 11/25/03 with producer
Mutt Lang. "We worked in a log cabin near Huntsville (about
two hours outside of Toronto on a lake) and lost power for a couple
of the days during a snowstrom. No heat, no lights, and no running
water while the snow fell. We used generators to run the computers.
It was a great thrill and honor to work with Mutt. The band was
Alison Krauss and Union Station -- fantastic. Jerry Douglas played
some amazing dobro solos and the singing was first rate bluegrass
(remember A Man of Contant Sorrow). Shania looks fantastic on the
video and it should be a great show," says Steve.
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