Grammy-nominated, 20-year industry veteran Ian Schreier is the chief engineer and in-house producer/mixer at Manifold Recording. Manifold is a high-end, full-scale, carbon-neutral recording and media production facility located in central North Carolina.
Ian has engineered, produced and mixed artists across a broad spectrum of genres—from pop, rock, blues and hip hop to jazz, a cappella, symphonic and classical music. Ian was engineer and mixer on the Grammy-nominated That's Right (Alligator Records) by Roomful of Blues. He has mixed a number of albums for hip-hop icon 9th Wonder, tracked Velvet Revolver for the Fantastic 4 soundtrack (Wind-Up Records), produced, engineered and mixed Annuals' major label debut, Such Fun (Sony BMG), produced American Idol's Anoop Desai's EP (All is Fair) and mixed the concert film/Thelonious Monk documentary In My Mind, featuring Jason Moran, as part of the Jazz Loft Project.
He has honed his craft of engineering, mixing and production while working with successful artists (Bela Fleck, Jimmy Herring, Hindugrass, Roomful of Blues, Alex Machacek, Gary Husband, Zuill Bailey, Jason Moran, COC, the dB's, Archers of Loaf, Clay Aiken, Gnarls Barkley, The Beast, Lost in the Trees, Vienna Teng, Annuals, Anoop Desai, Slash), top producers (Nile Rodgers, 9th Wonder, Chris Stamey, T Bone Burnett, Jaquire King, John Custer) and influential labels (Sony BMG, Yep Roc, Alligator Records, Shady/Interscope, Hollywood Records, Mammoth, Zenph Sound Innovations, Anti Records, Alias Records).
Along with his studio experience, he has mixed live sound for Dixie Chicks, the North Carolina Symphony, Kenny Chesney, Jerry Lee Lewis and many jazz and rock music festivals. He has also been a consultant for studio systems integration, design and construction.
Ian began his musical journey as a kid in D.C., playing the drums to old Gene Krupa records and blasting Pink Floyd and Queen through his headphones. He moved with his family to Detroit and eventually to North Carolina's Triangle area. He has played in various rock and jazz bands in the Triangle music scene in the 80s and 90s—including Eight or Nine Feet, Two Fish Blue, Gild the Lily and The Foolish Things.
He opened his first recording studio, Grooveworks, in 1997, and eventually merged with Osceola Recording Studios. Ian has also freelanced in such iconic facilities as Abbey Road #2 and the historic Columbia/Sony Music Studios in New York. In the booth and beyond, Ian has also been a teacher and mentor to other artists and engineers.
Ian has been a voting member of the Recording Academy since 2006.
He lives in Raleigh, N.C., with his wife, Carla Burgess, and their three very successful cats, Smilla, Max and Pickles.
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