|Occupation(s)||Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Musician|
Warren Huart is an English record producer, musician, composer and recording engineer based in Los Angeles, California who is most associated as a music producer and/or engineer in the recording industry as a multi-platinum producer for The Fray, Daniel Powter, Marc Broussard, Trevor Hall, Korn, Better Than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, Ace Frehley, Aerosmith and Howie Day. His film and television credits include Inglourious Basterds, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, MTV’s The Hills, Lost, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy. Huart is the owner of Spitfire Studio in Los Angeles, California, and runs a DIY YouTube Channel called "Produce Like a Pro" with over 600,000 subscribers worldwide. Huart is also an audio educator, and he won the 2019 NAMM TEC Awards for Audio Education Technology for his Produce Like a Pro website.
Warren Huart was born in Crookham Village, Hampshire, England on 28 January 1969. While in England he joined the band Star 69. The band relocated to the United States in 1996 to record Eating February with record producer Don Smith  (music producer). The album was released on Radioactive Records/MCA Records in 1997. After the breakup of Star 69, Huart formed Disappointment Incorporated (Dis. Inc.),which released an EP, Spoken Through Profits, and an album, F=0, on Time Bomb Recordings/Arista in 1998 and 1999 respectively.
Production and engineering
Huart has produced and/or engineered the following artists among others:
- Ace Frehley
- The Fray
- Kris Allen
- James Blunt
- The X Factor (U.S.)
- Daniel Powter
- Jamie Hartman of Ben's Brother
- Hot Hot Heat
- The Thrills
- Mimi Page
- Josiah Leming
- Black Veil Brides
- Better Than Ezra
- Howie Day
- The Dance Party
- Brendan James
- Mandi Perkins
- Secondhand Serenade
- Mikey Wax
- Chase Coy
- Colbie Caillat
- Eve 6
- Future Leaders of the World
- The Tender Box
- Jay Clifford from Jump Little Children
- Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde
- The Fontaine Brothers
Charts and awards
- Recorded The Fray's self-titled second album which debuted at Number One on the Billboard charts.
- Recorded Augustana's second album Can't Love, Can't Hurt.
- Warren recorded Howie Day's 2005/2006 hit single "She Says", which reached number 6 on the Adult Top 40 chart and the number 1 on Top 40 Adult Recurrents.
- Recorded and Mixed The Fray's cover of "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", which was the first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with digital sales only.
- Recorded drums for The Fray's hit "How To Save A Life," which reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, spent 15 weeks at number 1 on the Adult Top 40, and was nominated for the 49th Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Produce Like a Pro
In 2014, Huart started a YouTube channel titled "Produce Like a Pro," with professional audio recording tips for beginners. His instructional videos encompass every aspect of recording, engineering, producing and technical properties involved in running a home-based studio. Huart has a base of over 600,000 subscribers and over 60 million views.
Huart currently lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and their two children.
- AllMusic Warren Huart
- Grammy Nomination The Fray
- Produce Like a Pro, Warren Huart's production classes website
- Warren Huart's website
- Warren Huart at IMDb
- The Fray go number one
- The Fray Topples Springsteen on Billboard
- Inside Track: Recording Aerosmith (Warren Huart)
- Producer Warren Huart on Working with Ace Frehley, Aerosmith, Slash, John 5 and Lita Ford
- Interview with Warren Huart on transition from analog recording to digital recording