Ron Saint Germain

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Ron Saint Germain (alternate spellings Ron St. Germain, Ron Saint-Germaine and similar) is an American record producer, engineer, and mixer born in post-war Frankfurt, Germany, into a career Air Force family.

Prior to his career in music production and engineering he was a musician, actor and singer. Saint Germain's music business career spans over forty five years. He began learning the art of recording at the New York City recording studios the Record Plant and Media Sound Studios. Some of his colleagues during those formative years were Tony Bongiovi, Bob Clearmountain, Harvey Goldberg, Mike Barbiero, Joe Gastwirt and Michael Brauer.

Since going independent as a producer, engineer and mixer in 1977 his work has amassed over 100 gold and platinum awards, selling well over a quarter billion units, garnering 19 Grammy nominations with 14 wins and numerous American Music and MTV Awards for the artists he has worked with. He’s also mixed live and recorded in venues from CBGB’s to the 1980 Winter Olympics, Ronald Reagan’s Inauguration Ceremonies and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Among some of the most notable artists he has worked with are Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Ashford & Simpson, Mick Jagger, U2, Muse, Bad Brains, Living Colour, 311, Tool, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth, Creed, The Cure, Ziggy Marley, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foreigner, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, Nels Cline, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Jackie McLean, Ben Goldberg, Kris Davis, Craig Taborn, The Last Poets and numerous others. He has much of his music work in film soundtracks, is active in Sound Design and is part of, 'A Moment In Time', a documentary film production company amomentintimefilms.com. Saint Germain continues his work travelling where ever it takes him, but does most of his recording and mixing work at his private studio, Saint’s Place.

Discography[edit]

He has had over 30 number 1 dance remixes (many with mixing partner Francois Kevorkian) such as "Hot Hot Hot!!!" and "Why Can't I Be You?" from the album Galore by The Cure, "Lucky in Love" and "Just Another Night" from the album She's the Boss by Mick Jagger, "Solid" from the album Solid by Ashford & Simpson.

Artists he has worked with include:

References[edit]

  • Ron Saint Germain, allmusic.com
  • Discogs.com