Tchad Blake

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Tchad Blake
Born1955 (age 65–66)
OriginUnited States
Occupation(s)Record producer, audio engineer, mixer, musician
Associated actsMitchell Froom
Latin Playboys

Tchad Blake (born 1955) is an American record producer, audio engineer, mixer and musician.

A native of Baytown, Texas, he has worked with numerous artists and musicians, including Arctic Monkeys, State Radio, Pell Mell, Apartment 26, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Richard Thompson, Brazilian Girls, Gerard Way, Sheryl Crow, November 2nd, T-Bone Burnett, Travis, Marike Jager, Crowded House, Finn Brothers, Liam Finn, The Pretenders, Bernard Fanning, Los Lobos, The Bad Plus, Sam Phillips, Suzanne Vega, Ani DiFranco, The Bangles, Stina Nordenstam, Phish, Bonnie Raitt, Lisa Germano, Fishbone, Al Green, Tracy Chapman, Phantom Planet, Gomez, The Dandy Warhols, American Music Club, Jed Davis, Blitzen Trapper, Cibo Matto, Haley Bonar, David Rhodes, Fiona Apple, Tom Gallo, The Black Keys, U2, Nico Vega, Halloween, Alaska, Kula Shaker and Soul Coughing, and Delta Spirit, The Last Shadow Puppets among others.[citation needed]

Blake often partners with Mitchell Froom, and the two formed Latin Playboys with David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez of Los Lobos.[1]

Blake is known for his use of binaural recording, an experimental recording technique which employs two microphones to create a 3-D stereophonic sound.[2]

He has won a number of Grammy Awards, beginning with Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Rock Album for Sheryl Crow's The Globe Sessions (1998). He won another Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on Suzanne Vega's Beauty & Crime (2007). Blake won two Grammys for his work with The Black Keys on 2010's Brothers.

In 2009 Blake took part in a guest lecture in the Department of Music and Audio at the University of Kent.[3]


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Tchad Blake". All Music Guide. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  2. ^ Stout, Gene (May 16, 2000). "Pearl Jam's 'Binaural' ear-marked by unusual sound mixing". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved June 28, 2007.
  3. ^ "Award-winning music producer goes on record at University of Kent". University of Kent. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2013.

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