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Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Neal Avron
"The unsung production hero behind Fall Out Boy, described as "emo's first superstars", tells us how he shaped the lead single from 2007's smash hit album, Infinity On High. Neal Avron is predominantly known for his work with hit parade-storming younger rock bands, among them Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, the Wallflowers, Plain White T's, Lifehouse, Yellowcard and Everclear. With a background as a musician, he has a predilection for working with live musicians and particularly with bands. "...READ MORE
Producer Neal Avron on the 10th Anniversary of Fall Out Boy's 'From Under the Cork Tree'
"Ten years ago, a relatively unknown punk band from suburban Chicago released an album that would have a permanent influence on pop culture. Fall Out Boy’s major-label debut, From Under the Cork Tree, ushered in a new brand of pop-punk and the oft-derided emo to the masses with a style and flair unheard of on radio at the time. Thanks in part to the unique vocal stylings of singer Patrick Stump and the thought-provoking lyrics of emo posterboy Pete Wentz, singles like “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance” had everyone from punk rockers to frat boys deciphering lyrical tongue-twisters."...READ MORE
Noted Producer/Mixer Neal Avron Delivers the #1 Billboard Magazine Chart Debut Album for Three Consecutive Weeks with Disturbed, Sara Bareilles and Linkin Park
"Neal's impressive discography now has a new highlight with three #1 LPs Debuting IN A ROW on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart. Avron mixed the Disturbed LP "Asylum" (Warner Bros.), which debuted at #1; produced and mixed the Sara Bareilles LP "Kaleidoscope Heart" (Epic), which also debuted at #1; and mixed Linkin Park's LP "A Thousand Suns" (Warner Bros.), which also enjoyed top charting debut.
Neal noted, 'Obviously charting three #1 debut albums in a row is something no producer/mixer could imagine happening. It's such an honor to be able to work creatively with such widely diverse talents as Disturbed, Sara and Linkin Park.'
Noted Producer/Mixer Neal Avron's Produced/Mixed Sara Bareilles Single, "King of Anything" Garners Best Female Pop Vocal Grammy Nomination
"Neal Avron has garnered Grammy recognition as the Avron Produced and Mixed Sara Bareilles' single, "King of Anything" has captured a Grammy Nomination in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The track appeared on Bareilles' CD release, Kaleidoscope Heart (Epic) which Avron produced and mixed.
Coming on the heels of mixing and/or producing each #1 Billboard debuting album for three consecutive weeks in September, producer/mixer Neal Avron's skills have been recognized by NARAS via a Grammy Nomination for his work on a Sara Bareilles' single.
Neal Avron has garnered Grammy recognition as the Avron Produced and Mixed Sara Bareilles' single, "King of Anything" has captured a Grammy Nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. "...READ MORE
THE INSIDE STORY: HOW FROM UNDER THE CORK TREE MADE FALL OUT BOY EMO KINGS
Hi Neal. You didn’t actually want to work with Fall Out Boy when you first heard them. What were your thoughts?
“I got the …Cork Tree demos from their A&R person Rob Stevenson and they were very rough-sounding. It’s not like today where everybody’s got Pro Tools and can make incredible-sounding demos. These were on cassette, or it might have been CD, but I just didn’t think the songs were great. I was at a place where I was trying to work with the best songs I could as a producer, as that gives you the best shot at having success, and I told Rob that at that moment, ‘Come back to me if they get some better songs, I’m gonna pass.’ Everything to me has always been about songs."...READ MORE