F. Reid Shippen

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F. Reid Shippen
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F. Reid Shippen: audio mixer, engineer, and producer.
Background information
Birth nameF. Reid Shippen
Born (1974-03-15) March 15, 1974 (age 45)
OriginFair Haven, New Jersey, US
Years active1995–present

F. Reid Shippen is a mixer, engineer and producer, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.


Growing up in Fair Haven, NJ, F. Reid Shippen performed in bands and eventually decided that he wanted to pursue a career in music. He attended Middle Tennessee State University where he graduated with degrees in Business and Recording Arts & Sciences. While in college, Shippen interned at a variety of studios in Nashville, Tennessee, such as Quad Studios and Skylab Studios, quickly transitioning from assisting to engineering. In 1999, he began to concentrate on mixing.

With numerous years of experience in the studio, Shippen has mixed multiple platinum and gold records and hundreds of charting singles and albums, including seven Grammy Award-winners.[citation needed]

Shippen has mixed, engineered, and/or produced music for respected artists in a variety of genres, from Death Cab for Cutie, A Fine Frenzy, Cage the Elephant and India.Arie to the Jonas Brothers, Marc Broussard, Eric Church and Robert Randolph. He has also worked with Clay Aiken, Jonny Lang, Flyleaf, Switchfoot, Backstreet Boys, Third Day, MercyMe, and Newsboys, among others.[citation needed]

Shippen resides in Nashville, Tennessee and works out of Robot Lemon, his private SSL hybrid studio, where he mixes. He is noted for his ability to work across a wide range of genres and for his use of a highly customized hybrid analog/digital studio setup.[citation needed] In addition to mixing, Shippen produces, records and is actively involved in artist development. Shippen is also a co-founder of the audio gear company Atomic Instrument Co.,[1] but is no longer associated with the company.[citation needed] He is currently an affiliated artist with various audio gear brands including sE Electronics,[2] Unity Audio,[3] and Chandler Limited.[4]



* GRAMMY Award-winner

Songs on compilations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Affiliated studios[edit]


  • Robot Lemon (Nashville, TN) – 2009–present (Owner)


  • Battery Studios (Nashville, TN)
  • Masterfonics (Nashville, TN)
  • Oceanway Studios (Nashville, TN)
  • Quad Studios (Nashville, TN)
  • Recording Arts (Nashville, TN): 1999–2004[10]
  • Skylab Studios (Nashville, TN)[11]
  • Sound Kitchen (Franklin, TN)
  • Sound Stage Studios (Nashville, TN): 2004–2009[12]


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