Chris Lord-Alge is a 5 time Grammy Award winning American mix engineer. He is the brother of Tom Lord-Alge, another audio engineer. Chris Lord-Alge is known for his use of dynamic range compression in both hardware and software plug-in versions. He is also known for collaborating with [1 ] Howard Benson, who has produced a minimum majority of the albums Lord-Alge has mixed.
Chris Lord-Alge gained notoriety while working at
Unique Recording Studios, New York City in the 1980s for his mixing on James Brown's Gravity album, which included the hit song "Living in America", the soundtrack, Rocky IV Prince's , Batman soundtrack Joe Cocker's album, Unchain My Heart Chaka Khan's album, Destiny Carly Simon's album, Coming Around Again Tina Turner's album and 12" remixes of Foreign Affair Madonna's " La Isla Bonita", the Rolling Stones' " Too Much Blood" and Bruce Springsteen's " Dancing in the Dark", " Cover Me", and " Born in the U.S.A.". While working in Japan (1995–1997), he worked with Tetsuya Komuro, No! Galers, Namie Amuro and hitomi. Lord-Alge has focused on mixing since the late 1990s, resulting in an extensive production discography (see below).
Chris, and his brother
Tom are known inside the music industry for crafting their mix with a liberal use of Compression (an audio dynamic control tool) for molding mixes that play well on small speakers and FM radio. [2 ]
In early 2010,
Waves Audio released the Chris Lord-Alge Artist Signature Collection of audio plug-ins, a collection of 6 application-specific audio plug-ins for Bass, Drums, Effects, Vocals, Guitars, and Unplugged. Slightly before that, Waves had also released a collection of CLA-branded compressors, labelled the 'Classic Compressors' bundle, featuring the CLA-76 ( [3 ] Urei 1176LN), CLA-2A ( Teletronix LA-2A) and CLA-3A (Urei LA-3A). These are among Chris's favourite dynamics units. It is widely assumed that Waves were unable to get a license to produce authorised versions of the 1176, LA-2A and LA-3A as their current manufacturer and owner, Universal Audio, already produce their own range of audio plug-ins - the UAD packs; and so branded them under CLA's name instead. Waves also performed this action under the name of Jack Joseph Puig, where some of his favourite outboard, including a Fairchild limiter (sold as Puigchild), and 2 Pultec EQs (sold as Puigtec) was modelled by Waves, who again are widely assumed to have failed in obtaining a license to officially release the plug-ins under their true company names, as they have successfully done with brands including API and Solid State Logic.
On February 22, 2011
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan announced on Facebook that the band is working with Lord-Alge on two new songs for their project, . Teargarden by Kaleidyscope [4 ]
Selected production discography [ edit ]
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Deftones - Diamond Eyes
3 Doors Down - Time of My Life
Nickelback - , Here And Now ( Dark Horse I'd Come for You)
Art of Dying - Vices and Virtues
Meat Loaf – , Hell in a Handbasket Hang Cool Teddy Bear
AFI – Decemberunderground
Vanessa Amorosi – Hazardous
Avenged Sevenfold – Almost Easy
Staind - Staind
Bad Religion – No Substance
Blindside – About a Burning Fire
David Bowie – Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)
Jonas Brothers – , Jonas Brothers A Little Bit Longer
Demi Lovato – , " Don't Forget Here We Go Again" from (album) Here We Go Again
Boys Like Girls – Hero/Heroine
Breaking Benjamin - , Saturate ( Phobia The Diary of Jane)
Catfish - Unlimited Address
Cheap Trick – The Latest
Comateens – Don't Come Back
Creed – Full Circle
Howie Day – "Collide – Chris Lord-Alge Mix" and "She Says – Chris Lord-Alge Mix" and "This Time Around – Chris Lord-Alge Mix"
Dishwalla – And You Think You Know What Life's About
Dover (band) - I Ka Kené
Family Force 5 – Business Up Front/Party in the Back
Faktion (2006 self-titled debut album)
FireHouse – Firehouse 3
Flyleaf – Memento Mori
Green Day – , Nimrod , American Idiot , 21st Century Breakdown , ¡Uno! , ¡Dos! ¡Tré!
Darren Hayes – Spin
Daughtry – , Daughtry , Leave This Town Break the Spell
Head Automatica – "Beating Heart Baby - Chris Lord-Alge Mix"
Hinder – " Lips of an Angel" (Chris Lord Alge Edited Mix) 
Jack's Mannequin – and Everything in Transit The Glass Passenger
Lights over Paris — Rescue Me
Muse - and The 2nd Law Live at Rome Olympic Stadium
Manic Street Preachers – Send Away The Tigers
Dave Matthews Band – "Grux" and "Shake Me Like A Monkey" from Big Whiskey and the Groo Grux King
Mindless Self Indulgence - - Song: Straight to Video: The Remixes Straight to Video (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)
My Chemical Romance – and The Black Parade Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Stevie Nicks – . Trouble in Shangri-La
Paramore – Brand New Eyes
Theory of a Deadman - , The Truth Is... , Scars & Souvenirs Gasoline
10 Years - Feeding the Wolves
P.O.D. – Testify
Quietdrive – When All That's Left Is You
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – " Lonely Road"
The Replacements – Don't Tell a Soul
Rise Against – , The Sufferer & the Witness and Appeal to Reason Endgame
Three Days Grace - , One-X , Life Starts Now , and " Transit of Venus Human (Three Days Grace album)"
The Rocket Summer – Do You Feel
Saosin – Voices
Senses Fail – Still Searching
Simple Plan – , Simple Plan Get Your Heart On!
Skillet – Awake
Slipknot – and Dead Memories Sulfur
Smashing Pumpkins - Teargarden by Kaleidyscope [4 ]
Stone Temple Pilots – "All in the Suit That You Wear" and Stone Temple Pilots
Sum 41 – Underclass Hero, Screaming Bloody Murder
Switchfoot – and The Beautiful Letdown Nothing Is Sound
Billy Talent – , Billy Talent and Billy Talent II Dead Silence
Third Eye Blind – "Can You Take Me" and "Don't Believe A Word" from Ursa Major
Underoath – Define the Great Line
World at a Glance (band) – World at a Glance (album) – (produced by Chris Lord-Alge) [1988/Island Records]
The Used – Lies for the Liars
Adelitas Way - Home School Valedictorian
Apocalyptica - 7th Symphony (album)
Owl City - Dementia (featuring Mark Hoppus)
Caparezza - Museica (album)
Dillon Francis - Money Sucks, Friends Rule (album)
Avril Lavigne - , Avril Lavigne Fly
X Japan - Born to be free
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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)