Neal Avron

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Neal Avron
Born (1965-12-31) December 31, 1965 (age 58)[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Record producer
  • mixer
  • audio engineer
  • musician
  • Keyboards
  • synthesizer
  • trumpet
Years active1993–present

Neal Avron (born December 31, 1965)[1] is an American record producer, mixer, audio engineer, and musician.[2] Working predominantly in rock music, Avron began working on records in 1993 and achieved his production breakthrough when he co-produced Everclear's 1997 album So Much for the Afterglow.[3] Avron went on to produce/mix a string of successful albums from the likes of Switchfoot, New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, Weezer, You Me at Six and Anberlin.[4]

Avron created headlines in 2010 when he mixed and/or produced each debuting number one album on the Billboard 200 for three consecutive weeks; Disturbed's Asylum, Sara Bareilles' Kaleidoscope Heart, and Linkin Park's A Thousand Suns.[3] Avron later garnered recognition for his production work by receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Sara Bareilles' single "King of Anything" under the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category.[3][5]

Avron is noted for having particular recording techniques, believing that pre-production is essential before entering a recording studio.[6] When recording, he prefers to lay down the drums and rhythm guitar first, as opposed to the conventional method of bass guitar and drums.[6] Avron has noted, "Over the years I've had issues with recording bass first, especially when someone is hitting the strings really hard. For me it's difficult to tell whether the bass is in tune, because the fundamental is so low. When laying the rhythm guitars down first, it's much easier to tell whether the bass is out of tune or not. It also means that the bass has a place to fit."[6]


Selected discography (producer/mixing/engineering).[7]


  1. ^ a b "Neal Avron Biography". AOL Music. Archived from the original on April 14, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Neal Avron". The BK Entertainment Group. Archived from the original on August 11, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Staff (December 13, 2010). "Noted Producer/Mixer Neal Avron's Produced/Mixed Sara Bareilles Single, "King of Anything" Garners Best Female Pop Vocal Grammy Nomination". PRWeb. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Tate, Jason; DeAndrea, Joe; Lally, Jonathan (November 12, 2010). "Neal Avron News". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  5. ^ Semigran, Aly (December 12, 2010). "Justin Bieber, Katy Perry React To Grammy Nominations in Today's Tweet Dreams". MTV. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c Paul Tingen (January 2008). "Secrets of the Mix Engineers: Neal Avron". Sound on Sound. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  7. ^ "Neal Avron Discography". Discogs. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  8. ^ "Southern Air". Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2012.

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