first record album Mike ever bought was
"Eldorado" by The Electric Light Orchestra. Scribed on the
back of that album was "Written and PRODUCED by
Jeff Lynne". Now, Mike had always known he could write
songs, but what was this "production" thing? A few years
later, Mike bought his first little "Porta-studio"
and he never looked back! Mike began his self instruction in
the art of studio production and engineering. It was trial and
error (mostly error) at first, but it wasn't before long that he was
coming out with some very passable demos to his songs.
the years went by, technology improved, computer (MIDI)
arrangements became possible, and Mike found himself with the
ability to not only produce songs on his own - but to replicate the
orchestration and HUGE SOUND he loved so much.
Livingston is now a sought after producer/engineer. He has a
reputation of doing things blindingly quick. (At one time,
J.Geils called Mike "The fastest mouse in the West"!) He
can listen to a song, tell you how to fix it, and how to RECORD it.
Mike is very well versed in ALL ASPECTS of the recording field.
He is especially trained in
But whatever the mainframe is, "a studio is a studio".
is also an excellent MASTERING ENGINEER. He can take older
recordings, clean them up, and bring them up to professional levels.
"It's actually the thing I love doing the most!!"
CONTACT MIKE LIVINGSTON NOW!!!!!
Oh The People He's
(DK - Ace On Bass)
The J. Geils Band
Mike first met
Danny by giving him lessons in Cakewalk Sonar back around 2000.
Those lessons were soon parlayed into Mike becoming the engineer on
DK's band's next CD produced by
Mike has since become - as
Danny puts it - his "studio guru".
They continue working on projects together at
Danny's private "Sonar
based" studio in Boston, MA.
Mike has had the opportunity
of engineering for this legendary record producer on a few
"Wow! Was I lucky to fall into THAT ONE!!
I learned more about REAL record production from him than anyone
Have you seen his resume?!?"
Just a few of Bob Johnston's productions...
"Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte" US #8 (1965)
Highway 61 Revisited (with the exception
A Rolling Stone") (1965),
Blonde on Blonde (1966),
John Wesley Harding (1967),
Nashville Skyline (1969),
Self Portrait (1970),
New Morning (1970)
Sounds of Silence (1966),
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Tonight Carmen (1967)
At Folsom Prison (1968);
The Holy Land (1969);
At San Quentin (1969);
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash (1970);
The Johnny Cash Show (1970);
I Walk the Line (1970);
Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1971)
The Times They Are A-Changin' (1968)
Songs from a Room (1969),
Songs of Love and Hate (1971),
Live Songs (1973)
Fog on the Tyne (1972),
Dingly Dell (1972)
Geronimo's Cadillac (1973),
Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir (1973),
Michael Murphey (1973),
Blue Sky - Night Thunder (1975),
Swans Against the Sun (1976
Loudon Wainwright III:
Attempted Mustache (1973)
New Riders of the Purple Sage:
Oh, What a Mighty Time (1975)
The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories?
Go Cat Go (1996)
And many, many