Elliot Scheiner

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Elliot Scheiner (born March 18, 1947) is a music producer, mixer and engineer. Scheiner has received 24 Grammy Award nominations, 7 of which he won, and he has been awarded four Emmy nominations, two Emmy Awards for his work with the Eagles on their farewell tour broadcast, and the documentary film History of the Eagles, three TEC Awards nominations, a TEC Hall of Fame inductee, and recipient of the Surround Pioneer Award. Elliot holds an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music and is one of the only Americans to be awarded the Master of Sound honor from the Japan Audio Society.

In 2012 he received his 24th Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Surround Sound Album for Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition), which he also won, making him a 7 time Grammy Award winner.


He started as Phil Ramone's assistant at A&R Recording in New York City, and quickly advanced to engineer. By 1973 he had begun to freelance as an engineer and producer, becoming the first person ever to work as a freelance engineer for other artists. Scheiner is considered to be among the most accomplished sound engineers and producers in his field [not identified].

Scheiner has produced and engineered a range of artists, including Foo Fighters, Toto, Beck, Faith Hill, Steely Dan, Band of Horses, Ricky Martin, Sting, Bruce Hornsby, Paul Simon, B.B. King, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Van Morrison, Donald Fagen, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne, Eagles, Aerosmith, Joe Jackson and Glenn Frey.

Mixing Magic[edit]

Scheiner was nominated in 2005 for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special or Animation, for his mixing for Eric Clapton in Great Performances; Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival (1972).

He mixed the IMAX film All Access in surround sound. The film footage includes Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray, Kid Rock, Moby, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Al Green, and Rob Thomas.

Scheiner did the 5.1 surround sound mix of Roy Orbison's Black & White Night concert DVD and Porcupine Tree's In Absentia

Scheiner also collaborated with Panasonic to create the ELS Surround premium audio system for Acura's RL/RLX, TL/TLX, ILX, TSX, RDX & MDX and most recently the ZDX. The audio system has received rave reviews from the automotive press, audiophiles and musicians since it was introduced on the 2004 Acura TL.

Recently Scheiner mixed The Eagles’ four-hour documentary, History of the Eagles, as well as Beck's amazing reinterpretation of the David Bowie smash “Sound and Vision” and recorded and mixed Eric Clapton’s Crossroads 2013 featuring Eric Clapton and friends at NY’s Madison Square Garden in April 2013.

Scheiner is represented by Joe D'Ambrosio Inc.

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