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Robert L. Smith (recording engineer)

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Robert L. Smith
Born1965 (age 58–59)
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s)Producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer
Years active1986–present

Robert L. Smith (born 1965) is a record producer and recording engineer in New York City. His work includes producing, recording and mixing numerous Billboard top 100 charting songs including 'Teenage Dream' and 'Hey, Soul Sister' with The Warblers for hit television show Glee.[1] Robert has worked on recording projects with Lady Gaga for the single 'Speechless' which topped the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart in 2010 as well as tracks by Aerosmith, David Bowie, U2 and Stacie Rose.[2]

Robert's Emmy Award nomination was earned for the documentary 'Full Battle Rattle' with composer Paul Brill, for which Robert was Producer, Sound Recordist and Sound Mixer.

Robert is a founding member of New York's Pyramid Recording Collective,[3] and has his own music production company called Defy Recordings.[4]


  1. ^ "Glee Hit Covers of "Teenage Dream", "Hey Soul Sister" Recorded/Mixed by Robert L. Smith of Defy Recordings". Sonicscoop. December 8, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "Stacie Rose Shadow & Splendor". allmusic. 2005. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Pyramid Recording Collective Expands with New Staff Additions — SonicScoop". February 17, 2011.
  4. ^ Gallagher, Matt (October 1, 2009). "Project Studio: Defy Recordings". Mix. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2011.