Andy Jackson (recording engineer)

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Andrew Brook "Andy" Jackson is a British recording engineer best known for his work with the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He is also the owner and operator of Tube Mastering, a private studio specializing in recorded music mastering.[1]

Career[edit]

Originally trained in the profession by producer/engineer James Guthrie at Utopia Studios and serving as his assistant for several years, Jackson began work as an engineer for Pink Floyd in 1980, assisting in the recording of the performances of The Wall at Earls Court.[2] As Guthrie's assistant once more he then worked on the film soundtrack recordings for Pink Floyd The Wall and the studio album The Final Cut. Once Guthrie relocated to Los Angeles, Jackson became the band's primary engineer beginning with A Momentary Lapse of Reason and then The Division Bell plus the material recorded for the soundtrack to the band's 1992 auto racing documentary film La Carrera Panamericana. He was also the Front of House engineer on the band's 1994 world tour. His current primary responsibility is as the Senior Engineer for David Gilmour's studio, Astoria and has worked on all of Gilmour's recordings/multimedia projects as an engineer and/or co-producer since 1984. He was also the engineer on Roger Waters' first solo album The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking and worked Front of House on Waters' 1984 tour.[3]

Jackson (in collaboration with engineer Damon Iddings) has remastered the majority of the bonus features material on the Immersion editions of The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here for the Why Pink Floyd...? reissue campaign.

In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Jackson has also worked with artists such as Heatwave, Strawbs, The Boomtown Rats (most notably mixed their hit "I Don't Like Mondays"), Incredible Kidda Band and goth rock group Fields of the Nephilim and recorded a solo album, Obvious, which was released in 2001. He is also a guitar player in the live band version of The Eden House.

He currently combines his continuing work through his own company, Tube Mastering.[4]

Awards[edit]

Jackson is a two-time nominee for the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album for A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://andyjacksonmusic.com/biography/
  2. ^ Bailey, Craig. "Interviews Andy Jackson". Floydian Slip. Retrieved 17 December 2000. 
  3. ^ "Andy Jackson new album: budding video makers wanted!". Brain-Damage. Retrieved 16 August 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ "Grammy-nominated Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson has confirmed he is to release his fourth solo album on November 3.". NJProgHouse. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pink Floyd's Grammy Nominated Producer, Andy Jackson to release solo album on Esoteric Antenna". Cherry Red. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 

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