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Chris Lord-Alge

Chris Lord-Alge is a mixer who has worked on various albums. He is the brother of Tom Lord-Alge, another audio engineer. Chris Lord-Alge is known for his extreme use of dynamic range compression in both hardware and software plug-in versions.[1]

Chris Lord-Alge gained notoriety while working at Unique Recording Studios, NYC in the 1980s for his mixing on James Brown's Gravity album, which included the hit song "Living In America", the Rocky IV soundtrack, Prince's Batman, Joe Cocker's "Unchain My Heart" album, Chaka Khan's Destiny album, Carly Simon's Coming Around Again album, Tina Turner's Foreign Affair album and 12" remixes of Madonna's "Isla Bonita", the Rolling Stones' "Too Much Blood" and Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark", "Cover Me", and "Born in the U.S.A." While working in Japan (1995–1997),[citation needed] he worked with Tetsuya Komuro, No! Galers, Namie Amuro and hitomi. Lord-Alge has focused on mixing since the late 1990s, resulting in an extensive production discography (see below).

In early 2010, Waves Audio released the Chris Lord-Alge Artist Signature Collection of audio plug-ins, a collection of 6 application-specific audio plug-ins for Bass, Drums, Effects, Vocals, Guitars, and Unplugged. [2] Slightly before that, Waves had also released a collection of CLA-branded compressors, labelled the 'Classic Compressors' bundle, featuring the CLA-76 (Urei 1176LN), CLA-2A (Teletronix LA-2A) and CLA-3A (Urei LA-3A). These are among Chris's favourite dynamics units. It is widely assumed that Waves were unable to get a license to produce authorised versions of the 1176, LA-2A and LA-3A as their current manufacturer and owner, Universal Audio, already produce their own range of audio plug-ins - the UAD packs; and so branded them under CLA's name instead. Waves also performed this action under the name of Jack Joseph Puig, where some of his favourite outboard, including a Fairchild limiter (sold as Puigchild), and 2 Pultec EQs (sold as Puigtec) was modelled by Waves, who again are widely assumed to have failed in obtaining a license to officially release the plug-ins under their true company names, as they have successfully done with brands including API and Solid State Logic.

On February 22, 2011 Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan announced on Facebook that the band is working with Lord-Alge on two new songs for their project, "Teargarden by Kaleidyscope." [3]

Selected production discography


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