WATCH: Audio-Technica’s “Ask Me Anything” with Producer/Engineer Michael Beinhorn

by | Dec 1, 2014 | Home Recording, Live Sound

Across his accomplished career, producer Michael Beinhorn has worked with some of the biggest names in rock and beyond – including Herbie Hancock, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hole…just to name a few. Among these artists, Beinhorn is credited with producing many of their “career records” – including “Superunknown” by Soundgarden, “Celebrity Skin” by Hole and “Mechanical Animals” by Marilyn Manson. Each of these projects was either the most successful and/or well-received recording by its artist. In fact, during the week of September 15, 1998, Beinhorn achieved the distinction of being the first-ever record producer to have two records simultaneously debut in the Billboard Top Ten, with “Celebrity Skin” at #9 and “Mechanical Animals” at #1, respectively.

Beinhorn went on to produce and develop artists for Atlantic Records in the years that followed, contracting with the label as a Vice-President of A&R. While in this position, he helped develop an artist named Brent Smith, who eventually formed the band Shinedown – one of Atlantic’s most successful rock bands. During this time, he also had the opportunity to work with other artists such as Pharrell Williams and Outkast on the soundtrack to Oliver Stone’s hit film “Any Given Sunday”.

Beinhorn continues to produce records for a wide variety of artists, from “Untouchables” by Korn and “…And The Glass-Handed Kites” by Mew to “Nobody’s Daughter” by Courtney Love.

But his work doesn’t stop there – in addition to his success as a producer, Beinhorn can add programmer, performer, songwriter, arranger, mixer, and engineer to his repertoire. He is also an accomplished fine artist and writer, continually pursuing his passion for free, creative expression through as many avenues as possible.

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