Studio D: Chris Lord-Alge, LA

5-time Grammy-award winning Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Musician Chris Lord Alge chose Smart Studio to design and build a new studio at his already legendary MIX LA headquarters. (Marc DiSisto pictured)


Chris Lord-Alge will be well known to audiophiles, having produced and mixed Artists such as Green Day (“Nimrod,” “American Idiot,” “21st Century Breakdown,”) Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker, Rob Zombie, The Replacements, John Prine, Carlene Carter, Firehouse, Poison, Roxette, Jane Child, Lindsey Buckingham, Fastball, Less Than Jake, Cowboy Junkies, Chris Isaak, Zebrahead, Melissa Etheridge, Elton John, Jewel, P.O.D., Buckcherry, Stir, Duran Duran, BBMak, B.B King, The Calling, The Black Crowes, Sugar Ray, Dishwalla, Michelle Branch, Crazytown, Breaking Benjamin, The Donnas, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Snow Patrol, The Black Eyed Peas, Switchfoot, Sheryl Crow, Pink, Cold, Courtney Love, Papa Roach, Alanis Morrisette, Hoobastank, Theory of A Deadman, Rise Against, Shinedown, Billy Talent, Daughtry, The All American Rejects, Three Days Grace, Saosin, Seether, My Chemical Romance, Nickelback, Sum 41, Lifehouse, U2 and many others.
He also is well known for his Waves Artist Signature Collection of audio plug-ins, a collection of 6 application-specific audio plug-ins called CLA Bass, CLA Drums, CLA Effects, CLA Vocals, CLA Guitars, and CLA Unplugged.

Smart Studio built the room over a 6 week period, using the tried and trusted modular method. The room, while small, has received excellent feedback from Chris and Marc DiSisto who are now working in the the fully operational space, kitted out with an SSL ORIGIN. 

“I wanted to offer a place where artists could stay for a longer period of time and make music without compromise,” Chris commented. “For instance, one of my clients, Dwight Yoakam, likes to camp out and spend weeks making sure his vocals and guitars are perfect. Studio D is designed for that kind of one on one work between artist and engineer.”