Jacquire King

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Jacquire King
Born (1967-01-11) January 11, 1967 (age 56)
Washington, D.C., United States
GenresRock, alternative rock, indie rock, alternative pop, folk, blues, Americana
Occupation(s)Record producer
Instrument(s)Programming, percussion, vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar
Years active1987–present

Jacquire King (born January 11, 1967) is an American record producer, recording engineer and mixer. King has worked with such notable artists as Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, James Bay, Kaleo, Modest Mouse, Shania Twain, Buddy Guy, Norah Jones, Of Monsters and Men, Cold War Kids, Punch Brothers, City and Colour, Robert Ellis, Dawes[1] and others. His work has received more than 35 Grammy Award nominations to date.[2]


King had his initial training in recording engineering at Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio. His first studio employment was in the Washington, D.C. area. In 1988, he moved to California and got a job at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. King later interned for Dan Alexander at Coast Recorders, which led to him helping two friends open Toast Studios, where he began working as an assistant.[3] After hearing that Tom Waits was looking for a new engineer, King auditioned and was chosen to engineer Waits' critically-acclaimed 1999 album Mule Variations at Prairie Sun Recording Studios.[4]

King utilizes traditional analog techniques and equipment such as tracking to 2" analog tape, combined with modern technologies like computer-based recording via Pro Tools and software plug-ins that emulate classic outboard Universal Audio and Neve signal processing gear.[4]

In 2007 Jacquire disassembled and modified his 40-channel Quad-Eight Coronado console, converting it into two identical 16-channel/32-input consoles, and in 2013, he established residency at Blackbird Studio G in Nashville, Tennessee, which served as his primary studio for the next 6 years.[5]

In 2014 he hosted his first Mix With The Masters seminar at Studios La Fabrique in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. In 2019, he established his own studio, LBT, in Nashville.[5]



Selected listing:


  1. ^ "Jacquire King | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Grammy Awards winners Grammy.com (searchable database)". Archived from the original on 17 June 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Crane, Larry (March 2012). "Jacquire King: Finding the Truth". Tape Op. Tape Op.
  4. ^ a b c d e Vdovin, Marsha (24 November 2009). "Engineer/Producer Jacquire King Holds Court with Norah Jones, Kings of Leon, and More". uaudio.com. Universal Audio. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b McAllister, Max (31 July 2019). "Jacquire King: Grammy-Winning Producer, Engineer, and Mixer". Produce Like A Pro. Produce Like A Pro. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  6. ^ Tingen, Paul (December 2008). "Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Jacquire King". Sound On Sound. SOS Publications Group. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  7. ^ Micallef, Ken (February 2010). "Norah Jones, producer Jacquire King, and engineer Brad Bivens Embark on a Bolder and Darker Trip for The Fall". EQ. New Bay Media LLC. Archived from the original on 16 May 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  8. ^ Frost, Matt (May 2015). "Jacquire King, Lowell Reynolds & James Bay: Recording Chaos And The Calm". Sound On Sound. SOS Publications Group. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  9. ^ Sculley, Alan (27 February 2018). "Chris Daughtry on 'American Idol' rumors ahead of Van Wezel show". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 24 January 2021.

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