Blade Studios - Chris Bell

Shreveport, USA

Chris Bell’s career already includes a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album (Kirk Franklin) and work with the Eagles, Erykah Badu, Everclear, Destiny’s Child, U2, Earth, Wind & Fire among others. Now he’s a partner and resident producer-engineer at Blade Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, eager to move to the next phase of his enviable career.

Working with friends and colleagues Brady Blade and Scott Compton at Blade, Chris points out the obvious musical and cultural advances of working just miles from New Orleans along with the tax incentives offered by Louisiana to make records there.

Asked about his career, Chris explains how he made a logical transition from musician to recording engineer, mastering 1⁄4” tape machines at an early age and quickly moving up through the ranks to professional status in Dallas, Texas.

“I was at a huge 5-room studio called the Dallas Sound Lab,” he points out. “I eventually became chief engineer working on Grammy nominated records and films like Titanic and Hope Floats . Eventually I figured out how to do every type of recording, from commercial spots to surround mixing and records.”

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