Tom Elmhirst (born 8 June 1971) is a British specialist music producer and mix engineer. He began his career at SARM studios in the early 90s at a time when digital audio was already becoming mainstream. Elmhirst’s experiences at SARM and with Trevor Horn have clearly influenced his current working methods. It shows in his strong preference for working on analogue boards, particularly the Neve VR (introduced in 1988) and combining this with cutting edge technology.
Since his 2008 Grammy success, Elmhirst has been working with a range of artists including the forthcoming tribute to
Cy Coleman, a cover album of his songs featuring Fiona Apple, Nikka Costa and Madeleine Peyroux.
Career highlights to date [ edit ]
Grammy Winner Record Of The Year Rehab Amy Winehouse
2008 Grammy Winner Best Pop Vocal Album Back To Black Amy Winehouse
2009 Grammy Nominee Record of the Year Chasing Pavements Adele
Grammy Winner Record of the Year Rolling in the Deep Adele
Grammy Winner Album of the Year 21 Adele
Credits [ edit ]
The Kills Midnight Boom - Mixes
2008 Adele - 19
2007 Róisín Murphy - Overpowered
2006/2007 Lily Allen - Alright, Still
2006/2007 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
2007 Mark Ronson - Version
2006 Paolo Nutini - These Streets
2006 Hot Chip - The Warning
2005 Erasure - Nightbird
2004 Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
2004 Manic Street Preachers - Lifeblood
External links [ edit ]
Arcade Fire ( William Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Timothy Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry)
Arcade Fire & Markus Dravs, producers; Arcade Fire, Markus Dravs, Mark Lawson & Craig Silvey, engineers/mixers; George Marino, mastering engineer
Jim Abbiss, Adele, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Dowling, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Fidelman, Dan Parry, Steve Price, Mark Rankin, Andrew Scheps, Fraser T. Smith & Ryan Tedder engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Smooth"* by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas
engineered/mixed by David Thoener, produced by Matt Serletic (2000) "
Beautiful Day"* by U2 ( Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.)
engineered/mixed by Richard Rainey & Steve Lillywhite; produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois (2001)
Walk On" by U2 ( Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.)
engineered/mixed by Richard Rainey & Steve Lillywhite; produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois (2002) "
Don't Know Why"* by Norah Jones
engineered/mixed by Jay Newland; produced by Arif Mardin, Jay Newland & Norah Jones (2003)
Clocks" by Coldplay ( Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin)
engineered/mixed by Coldplay, Ken Nelson & Mark Phythian; produced by Coldplay & Ken Nelson (2004) "
Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles and Norah Jones
engineered/mixed by Al Schmitt, Mark Fleming, & Terry Howard; produced by John R. Burk (2005)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day ( Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III)
engineered/mixed by Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, produced by Green Day & Rob Cavallo (2006) "
Not Ready to Make Nice"* by Dixie Chicks ( Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison)
engineered/mixed by Chris Testa, Jim Scott & Richard Dodd; produced by Rick Rubin (2007)
Rehab"* by Amy Winehouse
engineered/mixed by Tom Elmhirst, Vaughan Merrick, Dom Morley, Mark Ronson & Gabriel Roth; produced by Mark Ronson (2008) "
Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
engineered/mixed by Mike Piersante; produced by T-Bone Burnett (2009)