Elliot Mazer

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Elliot Mazer (born September 6, 1941) is an audio engineer and record producer best known for his work with Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Band, and Janis Joplin.[1] In addition, he has worked on film and television projects for NBC and various independent studios, and taught at University of North Carolina at Asheville and Elon University.

Early career[edit]

From 1976-1984 Mazer served as a consultant to Stanford University’s Computer Center for Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Mazer designed the world’s first all-digital recording studio. In 1977 Mazer co-invented “D-Zap” – a device for musicians and recording personnel that detects shock hazards. In the late 1980s while serving as President of Artificial Intelligence Resources, Inc., Mazer developed the AirCheck monitoring system, which he sold to RCS in 1989. This product is still in use in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.[citation needed] . He produced music elements for The Ketchum Kitchen in San Francisco (a division of Ketchum Communications).

From 1989 to 2005 Mazer served as Senior Vice President of New Business Development for Radio Computing Services, Inc (RCS) in White Plains, New York.

Current career[edit]

In 1974, Elliot worked with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. "We started work on an album at Neil's ranch. We were distracted by Watergate. Graham, David and Neil woke up early and we watched the TV coverage. Stills slept in. Once we got to the studio, we worked and Stills eventually showed up. Stills wanted to work all night and the others worked all day. We never finished. Eventually Elliot Roberts told us that a tour was viable. We rehearsed and planned the tour. Neil wanted me to record shows and the others agreed. My truck,. His Master's Wheels. had a Neve desk and Ampex 16 tracks. Gene Eichelberger and Denny Purcell went on the road. Johnny Rosen helped build and install the gear in the truck. Our goal was to make a mobile that sounded as good as studio gear. The CSNY Box has 35 of my recordings in it. It was mixed by Nash".

Recently he has worked on projects with Bob Dylan and The Who Additionally, In the recent years Mazer has lent his knowledge to many different organizations as a consultant. Currently he is an advisor for Orastream and Qwigg and has been teaching at Elon University. Mazer is working with Tony Palmer, an award winning movie producer. Tony produced an amazing series called "All You Need Is Love" which is a history of popular music. He has had an important role in the counseling of such organizations as Warner Music Group, Elevation Partners, Gibson Guitars, Macrovision, www.blip.fm, Genaudio Inc, SESAC and Sezmi Corp. He currently serves as Chairman of Left Turn Music, LLC. Mazer has worked with Digimarc and BayTSP. He helped establish the standards that Warner Music Group uses to archive their catalog, Mazer is currently working with a few major recording artists on a project that will help consumers hear the great audio we hear in the studios in their homes. Mazer taught at UNC-Asheville, for three semesters. At Elon one course was about Leonardo da Vinci and the other is about the current music industry and how musicians need to adapt. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Artists and the Country Music Association. Recently, Mazer has invented AimIT a system that allows one to change various parameter of audio artifacts. Mazer is working with the Estate of Janis Joplin. They are going to release an early Janis project that is wonderful and has not been heard.


Artist Title Label Year
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young CSNY 1974 Rhino 1974-2014
Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes (2013) Columbia 2013
Bob Dylan & The Band Live At Isle of Wight (1969) Columbia 2013
Loni Rose A Beautiful Mess GMR 2009
The Whybirds In Progress Left Turn 2009
Bo Allen Scarecrow Left Turn 2009
Neil Young Archives Volume 1 Reprise 2009
Moonalice Tell Me It’s Okay A Minor 2009
Soulfege Soulfege Left Turn 2008
Chelsea On The Rocks Feature Film Mix 2008
Scott McCurry Left Turn 2007
Pegi Young (with Neil Young) Pegi Young Warner Bros/Vapor 2005
Toshi Reagon (produced by Craig Street) Have You Heard (remix) Righteous Babe 2005
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown (remix-Dual Disk) Columbia 2004
Frank Sinatra and Jobim (remix-Dual Disk) Reprise 2004
Frank Sinatra September Of My Years (remix-Dual Disk) Reprise 2004
Santana Supernatural (remix-DVD-A) Arista 2003
Santana Shaman (remix-DVD-A) Arista 2003
The Who Tommy (remix consult-SACD & DVD-A) Geffen 2003
The Rat Pack (Sinatra, Martin, Davis) Live & Swingin’ (remix-DVD-A) Reprise 2003
Frank Sinatra At The Sands (remix-DVD-A) Reprise 2003
Neil Young Harvest (remix-DVD-A) Warner Brothers 2002
Janis Joplin Cheap Thrills (remix-SACD) Columbia 2002
The Byrds Live At The Fillmore West Sony 2000
Gordon Lightfoot Song Book (box) Warner Bros. 1999
Janis Joplin Boxed Set Sony 1994
Neil Young Lucky 13 Geffen 1992
Leonardo Music Journal CD #1 Leonardo 1991
The Dream Syndicate Ghost Stories Enigma 1988
Jennifer Warnes/Rob Wasserman Duets MCA 1988
William Ackerman Sampler '88 Windham Hill 1988
Dead Kennedys Give Me Convenience Alt. Tent. 1987
William Ackerman Conferring With The Moon Windham Hill 1987
Michael Hedges Santabears First XMAS Windham Hill 1986
Phil Aaberg, M. Hedges The Shape of the Land Windham Hill 1986
Scott Cossu Reunion Windham Hill 1985
Malcom Dalglish Jogging The Memory Windham Hill 1985
Neil Young (Home Video) Solo Trans Pioneer 1985
Michael Hedges Watching My Life Go By Windham Hill 1985
Uptones Uptones 415 1984
Willie Nelson/Neil Young Real Cowboys Columbia 1984
Neil Young Old Ways Geffen 1984
Neil Young Everybody's Rockin' Geffen 1983
Mazer, Rush, etc. Digital Domain Elektra 1983
Tammy Comstock Reason To Believe US/CBS 1982
Red Steagall Can't Hold A Workin' Man Down US/CBS 1982
Janis Joplin Farewell Song Columbia 1981
Tubes Sports Fans Capitol 1980
Neil Young Hawks & Doves Reprise 1980
Jo Allen & The Shapes Shimmy Shimmy 415 1980
Dūrocs Dūrocs Capitol 1979
Y & T Alcohol London 1978
Valdy Hot Rocks A&M 1978
Neil Young Decade Reprise 1977
Neil Young American Stars & Bars Reprise 1977
Juice Newton Come To Me Capitol 1977
The Band The Last Waltz Warner Bros. 1977
Dingoes Five Times The Sun A & M 1977
Frankie Miller The Rock Chrysalis 1976
Garfield Strange Streets Mercury 1976
Dane Donohue I'm Easy, Restless Feeling (45) Columbia 1976
David Soul David Soul Priv. Stock 1976
Barclay James Harvest Time Honored Ghosts Polydor 1975
Blue Life In The Navy RSO 1975
Andy Fairweather-Lowe Spider Jiving A & M 1975
Rab Noakes Never Too Late Warner Bros. 1975
Mike D'Abo Broken Rainbows A & M 1974
Leonard Bernstein Concert for Peace Columbia 1974
Neil Young Tonight's The Night Reprise 1974
Neil Young Time Fades Away Reprise 1973
Janis Joplin Joplin In Concert Columbia 1973
Rab Noakes Red Pump Special Warner Bros. 1973
Jack Nitzsche St. Giles Cripplegate Warner Bros. 1972
Jake Holmes How Much Time Columbia 1972
Neil Young Journey Through The Past Reprise 1972
It's A Beautiful Day @ Carnegie Hall Columbia 1972
Neil Young Harvest Reprise 1971
Tommy Live Charity Event LSO, Solo Artists Rainbow Theatre 1971
Jake Holmes So Close Polydor 1970
Area Code 615 Trip in the Country Polydor 1970
Nick Gravenites My Labors Columbia 1969
Michael Bloomfield Life at Fillmore West Columbia 1969
Bob Dylan Isle of Wight Columbia 1969
Area Code 615 Area Code 615 Polydor 1969
Jake Holmes How Are You? Polydor 1969
Gordon Lightfoot Sunday Concert U. A. 1969
Linda Ronstadt Silk Purse Capitol 1970
Big Brother and the Holding Company Cheap Thrills Columbia 1968
Richie Havens 1984 Verve 1968
Ian & Sylvia Full Circle MGM 1968
Paupers Ellis Island Verve 1968
Gordon Lightfoot Back Here On Earth U.A. 1968
Jerry Jeff Walker Five Years Gone Atlantic 1968
Pozo Seco Singers Shades of Time Columbia 1968
James Cotton Cotton In Your Ears Verve 1968
Jake Holmes Letter to Katherine Capitol 1967
Len Chandler Lovin' People Columbia 1967
"ABC Wide World of Sports" Music Supervisor 1966
"Death of a Salesman" Music Supervisor 1966
"Shop on Main Street" Music Supervisor 1966
"Juliet of the Spirits" Music Supervisor 1966
El Trio Los Panchos Sing Hank Williams Columbia 1964
El Trio Los Panchos Girl Columbia 1964
Clark Terry More Cameo 1963
Teddy Wilson Teddy Wilson Cameo 1963
Rufus Thomas Five On Eight Cameo 1963
Maynard Ferguson Come Blow Your Horn Cameo 1963
Clark Terry Tread Y Lightly Cameo 1963
Chubby Checker Hooka Tooka/Loddy Lo Cameo 1963
Chubby Checker With Sy Oliver Cameo 1963
The Tymes To Each His Own Cameo 1963
Jack Elliott At Main Point Prestige 1962
Lightnin' Hopkins At Main Point Prestige 1962
Pony Poindexter Limbo Rock Prestige 1962
Dave Pike Bossa Nova Carnival Prestige 1962


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