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Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps has engineered and mixed for some of the biggest rock bands in the world: Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Audioslave, Linkin Park, Green Day and U2. He's also worked with icons such as Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Iggy Pop, as well as indie artists such as Manu Chao, Duke Spirit, Cass McCombs and Blood Red Shoes.

Andrew started as a musician, but found that what he enjoyed most was working behind the scenes. This led him to study recording at the University of Miami. After graduating, he spent some time working for Synclavier, and then on the road with Stevie Wonder (as a keyboard tech) and Michael Jackson (mixing live sound). But he found his home in the studio, and he honed his craft working for producers such as Rob Cavallo, Don Was and Rick Rubin.

Having learned from some of the best in the business, Andrew began producing bands including Audrye Sessions, Favez and The Duke Spirit.

Andrew does much of his work at his own studio, Punkerpad West. See photos here. It's here,
on this gear, that he's mixed Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many others.

Read what the artists have to say about working with Andrew here.


Some highlights from his career include:

 Beyoncé – "XO" and "No Angel" from Beyoncé (M)
        #1 debut on The Billboard 200
        #1 debut in Canada
        #1 album in AUS
        #3 album in UK
        #1 R&B Album
        #1 Digital Album
        Fastest selling album in the history of the iTunes Store (US and Worldwide)

 Black Sabbath – 13 (M)
        Grammy Nominee "Best Rock Album," "Best Rock Song,"
              and "Best Metal Performance" (2014)
        #1 debut on The Billboard 200
        #1 debut in Canada, Germany, UK
        #1 Digital Album
        #1 Tastemaker Album
        #1 Top Rock Album
        #1 Hard Rock Album
        #1 iTunes Rock Album in US, UK, CAN, Japan, and 15 other countries
        Platinum in US, UK, CAN, AUS

 Music Producers Guild Awards – "International Engineer of the Year"
                                                                       Winner (2012)

 Red Hot Chili Peppers – 11 tracks from 'I'm With You' (E-M)
        #2 debut on The Billboard 200
        #1 album in UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, New Zealand,
            Ireland, Finland

        #1 Billboard Rock Album
        #1 Billboard Alternative Album
        Grammy Nominee "Best Rock Album" (2012)

     including the first single "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"
        #1 Billboard Rock Song
        #1 Billboard Alternative Song
        #1 at Triple A radio

 Adele – 4 tracks from '21' (E-M)
        #1 debut on The Billboard 200
        #1 debut in UK, certified Platinum within first week of release
        #1 album in over 17 European countries
        #1 debut on Canadian Albums chart
        #1 album on Billboard's Digital and Tastemaker charts   
        16x Platinum in UK
        Diamond in US (for sales exceeding 10 million)
        Diamond in Canada, France, Poland
        Best selling album of 2011 in US and UK
        Grammy Winner "Album of the Year," and 5 other awards (2012)
        TEC Winner "Outstanding Creative Achievement / Record Prod Album" (2012)

 Metallica – 6 tracks from 'Death Magnetic' (M)
        #1 debut on The Billboard 200
        selling over 490,000 copies in the first 3 days

        #1 debut in Australia (Platinum), the fastest selling album of 2008
        #1 debut in Sweden (Platinum), the biggest 1st week int'l release of 2008
        #1 in over 18 other countries, including:
           UK, Canada, France, Germany, Japan
        #1 European Top 100 Album, 4 weeks in a row   
        4x Platinum in Canada
        2x Platinum in US
        Gold in UK

  Red Hot Chili Peppers – half of 'Stadium Arcadium' (E-M)
        #2 album of 2006 - Rolling Stone
        #1 album on Billboard’s Top 200 in US & CAN
        2x Platinum in US, UK

        4x Platinum in Canada
        Grammy Winner "Best Rock Album" (2006)

     Andrew also mixed the single “Dani California” which was
        #1 at Alternative Radio, Active Rock and Rock
        Grammy Winner "Best Rock Song" (2006)
        Grammy Winner "Best Rock Performance" (2006)

 U2 – “Window In The Skies” from U218 Singles (M)
        #1 at Triple A radio
        #1 on Canadian Singles Chart

 Manu Chao – “Rainin In Paradize” and "The Bleedin Clown"
      from La Radiolina (M)
        #1 debut on European Top 100 albums
        #1 debut in Spain & Switzerland, #2 in Italy
        #1 Top Latin Album
        #1 Top World Music Album
        #1 Billboard Latin Pop Album
        #6 Top Canadian Album

  Camp Freddy feat. Scott Weiland – 3 tracks for the ‘Employee of the Month’
      Original Soundtrack (M)

  Justin Timberlake – “(Another Song) All Over Again” (M)
      from FurtureSex/LoveSounds
        One of the Top 50 Albums of 2006 - Rolling Stone
         #1 album in US & CAN
         nominated for 2 Grammys, including "Album of the Year"

  Jay-Z – “99 Problems” from The Black Album (E-M)
        #1 album on Billboard Top 200
        #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop album
        3x Platinum in US

        Platinum in Canada
        Gold in UK

Selected MIXING / ENGINEERING credits

- Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong) (M)
     #1 Reggae Album
- Rodrigo y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive (Because) (M)
     #1 World Album
     #7 Rock Album
- Beyoncé –"XO" and "No Angel" from Beyoncé (Columbia) (M)
- Jennifer Nettles – That Girl (Mercury Nashville) (M)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – I'm Beside You (WB) (M)
- AFI – Burials (Republic) (M)
- Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy (ATO) (P-E-M)
     #2 Billboard Tastemaker Album
- Black Sabbath – 13 (Republic) (M)
- Jake Bugg – "Broken" from his self-titled debut (Virgin) (M)
- Lana Del Rey – "Ride" from Paradise (Interscope) (M)
     Grammy Nominee "Best Pop Vocal Album" (2014)
     #10 debut on Billboard's Top 200
     #4 Rock Album
     #4 Alternative Album
- Richie Sambora – several tracks from 'Aftermath of the Lowdown' (Dangerbird) (M)
     including the first single "Every Road Leads Home to You"
- The Hives – Lex Hives (Columbia) (M)
     #7 debut on Swedish Albums chart
     #1 on Swedish iTunes chart
     #18 on Billboard's Alternative & Independent Albums charts
     Grammis Nomination "Best Rock Album" (Swedish Grammy)
- Our Lady Peace – 9 tracks from Curve (Coalition) (M)
     #9 debut on Canadian Albums Chart
- The Wedding Present – Valentina (Scopitones) (M)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – 11 tracks from 'I'm With You' (Warner Bros) (E-M)
- Natalie Maines (of Dixie Chicks) – "God Only Knows" for HBO's Big Love finale (M)
- Adele – 4 tracks from '21' (XL) (E-M)
- Favez – En Garde (2 Gentlemen) (P-E-M)
- The Duke Spirit – Bruiser (Shangri-La) (P-E-M)
- The Duke Spirit – Kusama EP (Shangri-La) (P-E-M)
- Kid Rock – "God Bless Saturday" and "Rock Bottom Blues" from Born Free (Atlantic) (M)
     #5 debut on Billboard's Top 200
     #5 on Billboard's Digital Albums
     #6 on Billboard's Internet Albums
     Certified Gold
- Street Sweeper Social Club – 6 tracks from 'The Ghetto Blaster EP' (SSSC) (M)
- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (Hollywood) (M)
     #3 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums Chart
- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – "White Rabbit" from Almost Alice (Disney) (M)
- Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle (American) (E-M)
     #9 Top Modern Rock Album
     #9 Alternative Album
- Chantal Kreviazuk – 6 tracks from Plain Jane (MapleMusic) (M)
- Jenny O. – Love and Sleep (M)
- AFI – several tracks from Crash Love (DGC) (E)
- The Gossip – Music For Men (Columbia) (M)
- Pilot Speed – 2 tracks from Wooden Bones (Wind-Up) (M)
- Our Lady Peace – 6 tracks from Burn Burn (Sony BMG) (M)
     #3 on Canadian Albums Chart
- Audrye Sessions – self-titled album (Black Seal) (P-E-M)
- Metallica – 6 tracks from Death Magnetic (Warner Bros) (M)
- Weezer – Weezer (The Red Album) (Geffen) (E)
     #2 on Canadian Albums Chart
     #4 on Billboard's Top 200
- Blood Red Shoes – Box Of Secrets (Mercury) (M)
- The Int'l Noise Conspiracy – The Cross of My Calling (Vagrant/American) (M)
- Neil Diamond – Home Before Dark (Columbia) (M)
- The Duke Spirit – "You Really Wake Up The Love In Me" from Neptune (Youarehere) (M)
- The Gossip – Live In Liverpool [CD/DVD] (Red Ink) (M)
- Tenacious D – forthcoming live DVD (M)
- Fightstar – several tracks from One Day Son This Will All Be Yours (Institute) (M)
- Nicole Atkins – Neptune City (Columbia) (M)
- Cass McCombs – That's That (Domino) (M)
- Manu Chao – 2 songs from La Radiolina (Because) (M)
- Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight (Warner Bros.) (E)
      2x Platinum in US
- U2 – “Window In The Skies” from U218 Singles (Interscope) (M)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – half of Stadium Arcadium (Warner Bros.) (E-M)
- My Brightest Diamond – Bring Me the Workhorse (Asthmatic Kitty) (M)
- Justin Timberlake – “(Another Song) All Over Again” from FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive) (M)
- The Mars Volta – Frances The Mute (Universal) (E)
      #4 album in the US
      #1 album in Norway
      Top 10 at Alternative Radio "The Widow"
      One of the Top 50 Records of 2005 - Rolling Stone

- Johnny Cash – Unearthed (American Recordings) (E)
- Howard Tate – A Portrait of Howard (self-released) (E)
- The International Noise Conspiracy – Armed Love (Burning Heart) (E)
- Alien Ant Farm – truANT (El Tonal) (E)
- Rent – Original Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) (M)
- Jay Z – “99 Problems” from The Black Album (Roc-A-Fella) (E-M)
- Jay Z & Linkin Park – Collision Course (Warner Bros.) (E-M)
      Platinum in US
- Neil Diamond – 12 Songs (Columbia) (E)
- Nightwatchman – “Let Freedom Ring” from For The Lady (Rhino) (E-M)
- Limp Bizkit – Results May Vary (Flip/Interscope) (E)
- The Ben Taylor Band – Famous Among the Barns (Iris) (M-guitar)
- The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium (Universal) (AE)
      voted #2 "Best Album of 2003" by Kerrang! Magazine critics
      Gold in Canada

- Jewel – 0304 (Atlantic) (E)
- sub.bionic – you I lov/// (Warner Bros.) (P-E-M)
- Sheila Nicholls – Wake (DTS Ent.) (E-M)
- Alanis Morissette – Under Rug Swept (Maverick) (E)
- Sum 41 – “What We’re All About” from the “Spiderman” soundtrack (Sony) (E-Prg)
- Beth Nielson Chapman – Deeper Still (Artemis) (E-M)
- Audioslave – Audioslave (Epic) (E)
- Johnny Cash – “Personal Jesus” from American IV: The Man Comes Around (Universal Int’l) (E)
- Andrew WK – “We Want Fun” from Jackass: The Music, Vol. 1 (Interscope) (E)
- The Fabulous Thunderbirds – This Night in L.A. (DTS Ent.) (Prg)
- The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Live (CMC Int’l) (Prg)
- P.O.D. – “School of Hard Knocks” from the Little Nicky Soundtrack (Maverick) (E)
- Ziggy Marley – The Spirit of Music (Elektra/Asylum) (E-Prg)
     #1 Billboard Top Reggae Album
- Iggy Pop – “Shakin’ All Over” from Avenue B (Virgin) (M-Prg)
- Green Day – “Brain Stew (The Godzilla Remix)” from the Godzilla Soundtrack (Epic) (RM-Prg)
- Tom Morello / Wu-Tang Clan – “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ Wit” (E-Prg)
     from Loud Rocks (Sony)
- Taylor Dayne – Naked Without You (Neptune/River North) (E-M)
- Barry Manilow – Here at the Mayflower (Concord Jazz) (E-M-Prg)
- Pedestrian – Ghostly Life (self-released) (P-E-M)
- Pedestrian – Electric (self-released) (P-E-M)
- Plane Of Mine – Leaving The Dream (Atalho Discos) (M)
- Yve Adam – Fiction (Atlantic) (E)
- Eros Ramazzotti – Estilo Libre (RCA Int’l) (E)
- Zeromancer – Clone Your Lover (E)
- Povi – Life in Volcanoes (E)
- Pure Sugar – self-titled (M)

- Social Distortion – Live at the Roxy (Time Bomb) (editing)
- Robbie Robertson – Contact from the Underworld of Redboy (Capitol) (E-M-Prg)
- Janet Robbins – All the World (Mastering)
- Rickie Lee Jones – Ghostyhead (Warner Bros.) (PT)
- Earth, Wind & Fire – In the Name of Love (E-PrePro)
- Michael Jackson – Blood on the Dance Floor; History in the Mix (Epic) (E-Prg)
- Hiroshima – Urban World Music (Prg)
- Mickey Hart – Mickey Hart’s Mystery Box (Prg)
- Doyle Bramhall II – self-titled (Prg)
- Michael Jackson – HIStory: Past, Present and Furture, Book I (Epic) (Prg)
- Quincy Jones – Q’s Jook Joint (Sound Design)
- Sun-60 – self-titled album (Epic) (AE-M)
- Diana Ross – Force Behind the Power (Motown) (Prg-AE)
- Doyle Bramhall II – self-titled debut (Geffen) (E-Prg)
- Randy Coleman – Last Salutation (self-released) (E-M)
- Ekova – Space Lullabies and Other Fantasmagore (Six Degrees) (Trumpet)
- The Picture – Connect (E-M)

Other artists Andrew has worked with include: System of a Down,
No Doubt, Social Distortion, Slayer, Tom Morello, the Wu-Tang Clan,
Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler, and many more.

P=produced / E=engineered / M=mixed / RM=remixed / Prg=Programming


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