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Birth name  Thomas Russo
Years active  1991 – present
Education  Northwestern University
Origin  Los Angeles, USA
Name  Thom Russo
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Born  December 31, 1969 (age 45) (1969-12-31)
Genres  Pop/rock, Latin, Alternative Latin
Occupation(s)  Recording engineer, mixing engineer
Labels  SONORO Productions, Inc.
Role  Record producer · thomrusso.net
Awards  Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year
Similar People  Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Benny Faccone, Gustavo Santaolalla, Rafael Arcaute

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Thomas "Thom" Russo is an American record producer, engineer, mixer and songwriter. His works range from Anglo-American pop/rock to Alternative Latin. He is a recipient of 16 Grammy awards, most of them in recognition to his work with Latin music.

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Life and education

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Thom Russo was born December 31, 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied percussion and music theory at Northwestern University, in Chicago. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Career

Russo started his professional career as a musician but became already as a college student interested in engineering and recording for record production. He worked first at River North Studios in Chicago, then at Larrabee Sound, one of the largest recording studios in Los Angeles, and later on his own under the Nettwerk Producer Management.

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As one of the first projects at Larrabee in the early 1990s, Russo mixed vocals for Michael Jackson's album Dangerous (1991), Bobby Brown's album Bobby (1992), Cher's Greatest Hits 1965–1992 (1993), Diana Ross's Take Me Higher (1995) and Paula Abdul's Head Over Heels (1995).

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That early work laid foundation for Russo's later career. Over the years he has worked with a variety of well-known musicians, in addition to the ones named above,

  • Alejandro Sanz (El Tren de los Momentos),
  • Aterciopelados (Oye),
  • Audioslave (Audioslave, Like a Stone, Doesn't Remind Me, Out of exile),
  • Babyface (For the Cool in You, The Day, A Collection of His Greatest Hits),
  • Bird York (The Velvet Hour, Wicked Little High),
  • Don Tetto
  • Enrique Iglesias (Enrique Iglesias),
  • Eric Clapton (Change The World),
  • Faith Evans (A Faithful Christmas, Keep the Faith),
  • Huecco (Assalto, Huecco),
  • Jay-Z (99 Problems),
  • Jermaine Dupri (12 Soulful Nights of Christmas),
  • Jesse and Joy (Electricidad),
  • Jonny Cash (American IV: The Man Comes Around),
  • Juanes (Fijate Bien, Un Dia Normal, Mi Sangre, La Vida... Es Un Ratico),
  • Lili Haydn (Place Between Places),
  • Love Star (Espectro),
  • Macy Gray (The Id, The Trouble with Being Myself, The Very Best of Macy Gray),
  • Mana (Amar es Combatir, Drama y Luz),
  • Michael Jackson (King of Pop),
  • Toto (Kingdom of Desire)
  • Los Claxons (Un Dia De Sol)
  • Alan Munro (Ojala)
  • and others; full listings are available.

    Since 2000, Russo has been specializing more in Latin rock and pop music and has worked with Juanes, Mana, and other Latin artists from Latin America, Central America, and Spain.

    Russo's mixing techniques include the commonly used audio filtering with different microphones and equalizers, reduction and amplification by DRC, sound fading, and a range of more unconventional approaches. He adapts his methods to accentuate the idiosyncratic features in the music he records, citing the record producer and colleague Rick Rubin as one of the main professional influences.

    Awards

    Russo has received 12 platinum record awards for his work in the music industry, and won 2 American Grammy Awards and 12 Latin Grammy Awards (listed below in chronological order).

  • Rock Solo Vocal Album award for Fijate Bien, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2001, engineer/mixer
  • Nomination for Album of the Year award, for Fijate Bien, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2001, engineer/mixer
  • Nomination for Record of the Year award for El Alma al Aire, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2001, engineer/mixer
  • Album of the Year award, for Un Dia Normal, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2003, engineer/mixer
  • Best Rock Solo Vocal Album award for Un Dia Normal, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2003, engineer/mixer
  • Record of the Year award for Es Por Ti, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2003, engineer/mixer
  • Best Rock Solo Vocal Album award for Mi Sangre, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2005, engineer/mixer
  • Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album award for Amar es Combatir, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 2006, engineer/mixer
  • Best Latin Pop Album award for El Tren de los Momentos, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 2007, engineer
  • Best Alternative Music Album award for Oye, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2007, engineer
  • Album of the Year award for La Vida... Es Un Ratico, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2008, engineer/mixer
  • Record of the Year award for Me Enamora, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2008, engineer/mixer
  • Best Male Pop Vocal Album award for La Vida... Es Un Ratico, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2008, engineer
  • Best Engineered Album award, for Distinto, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2010, engineer
  • Best Engineered Album award, for Drama Y Luz, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2011, engineer
  • Best Rock Album award, for Drama Y Luz, Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2011, engineer
  • References

    Thom Russo Wikipedia


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