HINGE studios

HINGE studios HINGE studios - Los Angeles, CA. HINGE studios is owned by GRAMMY-Award winning producer/mixer Craig Bauer and is one of the country's premiere mixing facilities.

07/18/2020

“This feels and looks so different,” he said of the Black Lives Matter movement, which drove the anti-racism demonstrations. “It is so much more massive and all inclusive.” He added, “There will be no turning back.” John Lewis

A lifetime spent standing up against injustice. Thank you for your service and dedication to this country. #rip #americanhero

“Now” performed by Larry King Coproduced by @anthony.j.resta and @craigbauer_hingestudios
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#johnlewis #johnlewisgoodtrouble #dontturnback #justiceforall

ıllıllı Revibe → Revive ıllıllı ...#hingestudios #detailoriented #mixing #mixer #music #musicproduction #popmusic #hipho...
05/18/2020

ıllıllı Revibe → Revive ıllıllı
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#hingestudios #detailoriented
#mixing #mixer #music #musicproduction #popmusic
#hiphop #singersongwriter #gospel #jazz #majorlabel #indie #recordlabel #proaudio #avidtechnology #avidprotools #recordingstudio #recordproduction #hitrecord @ Los Angeles, California

05/10/2020

The mixing of SNL’s Mother Lover.
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When I first got the call from Justin's management the Friday night beforehand, I wasn't told I would be mixing the follow-up to "Dick in a Box" (Which I had never seen previously.) Nor was I told the name of the track was #motherlover . The #protools session file arrived early that Saturday morning without the video embedded. The look on my face upon listening down to the uncensored audio could only be described as "WTF is this.” With SNL's full-dress rehearsal scheduled for late that afternoon, I only had a handful of hours for the mix and only minutes for a quick call with @justintimberlake and @andysamberg for final tweaks before the live taping at 5pm EST.

It wasn’t until I watched SNL that Saturday night when I realized I had mixed what is now a classic Mother's Day SNL short film.

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#snl #snldigitalshort
#saturdaynightlive
#mothersday #mixengineer #mixing #justintimberlake #andysamberg #jormataccone #thelonelyisland #avidtechnology #recordingstudio #studiolife #musicproducer #musicproduction #music #dickinabox

No,  seriously....Is there really any reason I can’t wear pajamas and gym shoes when back at HINGE...and not just at hom...
05/06/2020

No, seriously....

Is there really any reason
I can’t wear pajamas and gym shoes when back at HINGE...and not just at home? I really don’t see why not. Currently checking out the
new @pluginalliance #Amekeq200 being released on the 19th.
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#amazeballs #pluginalliance #homestudio #recordingstudio #proaudio #plugin #mixer #mixingengineer

04/27/2020

It’s all in the details. #mondaymemories
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Some random guy calls the studio one day and asks “Hey, is your room available to do a little video shoot?” It’s nothing out of the ordinary at the time. I quote a reasonable day rate and don’t ask a whole lot of questions. When the videographer arrives the day of, he calls upstairs looking for the freight elevator for the load in. I’m expecting a guy with a camcorder. “Freight elevator?” Huh?” So now I’m confused and walk down the one flight of steps to find an 18’ box truck loaded to the gills. Maybe now is a good time to start asking some questions. It turns out the shoot was for some unknown artist by the name of Ed. Unknown in the U.S. that is. I wasn’t originally told that this Ed dude had already sold 2 Mil records oversees. Ed shows up half the day later and pulls out a plastic guitar with a 🐻 sticker on it. I get sounds and proceed to record him doing a handful of tunes. The rest is history.... that’s been viewed nearly 100 million times on #thewarnersound #youtube page. So, why HINGE? As Ed told me, it turns out he was quite the fan of my work with this other client of mine...named Kanye. #truestory
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#edsheeran #teddysphotos #theateam #kanyewest #ye #lateregistration #late #video #videoshoot #hingestudios #recordingstudio #acousticguitar #vocals #neumannmicrophones #u47 #proaudio #avidprotools #avidtechnology #icon

04/23/2020

Revision History #tbt
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Perfectionism is something I understand very well...As does Kanye. There were dozens and dozens of revisions and recalls of every single song mixed on Late Registration. Although one on this particular mix stands out. It was 3am in the morning when my then super hip Motorola flip phone (2005) rang and woke me only to hear Kanye’s voice on the the other end. Calling from Italy (he had a show there at the time). The request? “I need a version of Heard Em’ Say with the kick up 1db now.” So yes I got up, drove to the studio and recalled the mix. Mind you, in 2005, recalling mixes involved tons of outboard gear and dozens of patch cables. It probably took close to an hour to recall the mix and 4 seconds to turn the kick up 1 dB. The pass was printed, uploaded and sent. At which point I drove back home to go back to sleep. No sooner did my head hit the pillow when the phone rang again. “Make it .5db.” And yes, I went back to reprint.
Another little unknown fact regarding the mix... The first several iterations of the mix included a little verb on Adam’s sung vocal track using a Lexicon 960. At some point several recalls later, Kanye decided it needed to be completely dry. Hence... the bone dry vocal. The original pass with verb lives on a hard drive here somewhere. #truestory
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#kanyewest #ye #heardemsay
#mixingengineer #mixing #grammynominated #albumoftheyear
#recordingstudio #hingestudios #whatsreverb

Analog Outboard Gear#mixingengineer #mixer #vocals #perfectionist #studiolife #recordingstudio #proaudio #homestudio #pr...
04/15/2020

Analog Outboard Gear

#mixingengineer #mixer #vocals #perfectionist
#studiolife #recordingstudio #proaudio #homestudio #projectstudio #avidtechnology #avidprotools #avids6

Aural Pleasure Awaits#mixingengineer #mixer#kanyewest #lupefiasco #donaldlawrence #theclarksisters #anitawilson #justint...
04/14/2020

Aural Pleasure Awaits

#mixingengineer #mixer
#kanyewest #lupefiasco
#donaldlawrence #theclarksisters #anitawilson
#justintimberlake #edsheeran #michaelmcdonald #kurtelling
#dennisdeyoung #styx
#brainculbertson #davekoz
#popmusic #hiphop ##rapmusic #dancemusic #gospelmusic #jazzmusic #
#grammywinner #grammynominated
#avidtechnology #avidprotools #avids6 #atcloudspeakers #proaudio

B e h i n d  T h e  M i xSnapshots of the mixing process on the ‘The First Ladies of Gospel: The Clark Sisters Biopic So...
04/11/2020

B e h i n d T h e M i x

Snapshots of the mixing process on the ‘The First Ladies of Gospel: The Clark Sisters Biopic Soundtrack.’
Produced by @donaldlawrence

Soundtrack available on all major streaming outlets.
Watch the movie premier of the ‘The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel’ tonight on Lifetime 8/7c, from executive producers @queenlatifah @therealmaryjblige @missymisdemeanorelliott
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#theclarksisters #gospelmusic #grammywinning #firstladiesofgospel
#mixer #mixing #proaudio
#recordingstudio #homestudio #pluginaalliance
#avidtechnology #avidprotools
@ HINGE studios

I call it.... “Mini-Me.”#mixer #mixing #mixingenginner #avids1 #avids6 #homestudio #prostudio #homework #quarantweak #av...
04/08/2020

I call it.... “Mini-Me.”

#mixer #mixing #mixingenginner #avids1 #avids6 #homestudio #prostudio
#homework #quarantweak
#avidtechnology #avidprotools #stayhome #stayhealthy #covid19 @ HINGE studios

04/05/2020

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of the health professionals during this horrific crisis. #thankyou is not enough

#respect

Who could have guessed that complete and total isolation from human contact would be so desirable?!?!?!#itstheendofthewo...
03/11/2020

Who could have guessed that complete and total isolation from human contact would be so desirable?!?!?!

#itstheendoftheworldasweknowit #apocolypse #solitaryconfinement #coronavirusfreezone #mixer #mixingengineer #popmusic #hiphop #randb #jazzmusic #gospel #edm #proaudio #recordingstudio #avidtechnology #avidprotools

The glamorous life#sunday #8am #soyouwanttobeamixer#carefulwhatyouwishfor #mixingengineer #mixing#mixer #musicproducer #...
03/01/2020

The glamorous life

#sunday #8am
#soyouwanttobeamixer
#carefulwhatyouwishfor
#mixingengineer #mixing
#mixer #musicproducer
#recordingstudio
#proaudio

Purple Haze#sundayvibes #mixingengineer #mixing #triphop #trance
02/23/2020

Purple Haze

#sundayvibes #mixingengineer #mixing
#triphop #trance

#tbt ...To nearly the day HINGE opened in Chicago back in ‘93.  The very first session? The uber talented @danielweather...
02/20/2020

#tbt ...
To nearly the day HINGE opened in Chicago back in ‘93. The very first session?
The uber talented @danielweatherspoon recording midi in MOTU’s Performer software on an Mac SE30. Technology has changed just a bit in the last 3 decades.

It’s rather amazing and satisfying to look back and see how many friends and clients from way back when I still have the pleasure of working with to this day. So thanks to all of you!
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#throwbackthursday #chicago
#hingestudios #grandopening #recordingstudio #musicproducer #proaudio #mixingengineer #mixer #chicago #musicproduction @ Chicago, Illinois

Dave Collins Mastering
02/18/2020
Dave Collins Mastering

Dave Collins Mastering

Check out Dennis DeYoung's new album that I had the pleasure to master. It's expected to be released later this spring.

Included on this release is the duet with Julian Lennon, John Lennon's son, that DeYoung called a “dream come true” earlier this fall. Titled “The Good Old Days”, specifically written with Lennon in mind." The vocal was recorded by Craig Bauer of HINGE studios

Another often overlooked @avid.protools workflow gem...Create your own custom keyboard shortcuts.1. Open the MAC system ...
02/06/2020

Another often overlooked @avid.protools workflow gem...

Create your own custom keyboard shortcuts.
1. Open the MAC system prefs.
2. Select “keyboard.”
3. Select “Shortcuts.”
4. Use the + button to add a new shortcut. Select Pro Tools from the application pull down menu (works for any app).
5. Enter the menu item. Make sure to type and spell the item exactly as it appears.
6. Select the key combination for the shortcut making sure not to duplicate anything already used in the app.
7. Remember there’s no shortcut for experience when creating high quality productions and killer mixes

#protip #mixer #fixer #avidprotools #workflow
#proaudio #recordingstudio #homestudio #avids6 #musicproducer #musicproduction #popmusic #hiphop #randb #jazz #gospelmusic #rockmusic

@ HINGE studios

Amaze yourself, friends and pets with this @avid.protools Pro-Tools  Pro Tip:Chronologically re-order markers quickly on...
02/04/2020

Amaze yourself, friends and pets with this @avid.protools Pro-Tools Pro Tip:

Chronologically re-order markers quickly on the time line.
1. Create a midi track. (Can be deleted after)
2. Export Midi from the file menu. Select 0(single track) for the export.
3. Highlight over markers in the timeline and then delete.
4. Import said midi file from the file menu (Select Midi track) and hit enter.
And... watch in amazement as the markers reappear in chronological order on the timeline.
5. Go get a coffee with all the time you just saved renumbering manually.
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#avidtechnology #avidprotools #mixing #mixer #protip #proaudio #thankmelater

As part of my New Year’s resolution for better work/life balance, I took some time to do some writing... about my work f...
02/03/2020

As part of my New Year’s resolution for better work/life balance, I took some time to do some writing... about my work flow... and using the @pluginalliance VSC-2 compressor. Find it on PA Blog on their site. Download my presets. Work life balance is overrated anyway.
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#mixing #mixingengineer #pluginalliance #blog #proaudio #recordingstudio #homestudio #music #musicproduction #musicproducer

24 / 7  #music #musician #piano #guitar #mixingengineer #yamahapiano #olsonguitars  #grammynominated #grammywinner #gram...
01/22/2020

24 / 7

#music #musician #piano #guitar #mixingengineer
#yamahapiano #olsonguitars #grammynominated #grammywinner #grammyweekend

P u s hThe final push on this epic track#mixer #mixing #namm2020 #recordingstudio #proaudio #mixingengineer #mixingconso...
01/21/2020

P u s h

The final push on this epic track

#mixer #mixing #namm2020 #recordingstudio #proaudio #mixingengineer #mixingconsole #protools #avids6 #atc110 #producer #musicproduction

Thank you Hear Technologies!
01/19/2020

Thank you Hear Technologies!

Anna and Craig Bauer took time to sign our Banner of Fame at our NAMM Show booth! It’s always great to see them. We want to see you, too! Hope to see you at Booth 10612 tomorrow
#nammshow #namm2020 #proaudio

And... we’re back. Post NAMM grind. ...#mixing #mixer #namm2020 #proaudio #recordingstudio #homestudio #projectstudio #m...
01/18/2020

And... we’re back. Post NAMM grind.
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#mixing #mixer #namm2020
#proaudio #recordingstudio #homestudio #projectstudio #musicproducer #musicproduction #controlroom #knobporn
#avidtecnology #protools #avids6

Critiquing the mix...  Funny... they always sound better this way @iamannabauer 🎚🎶...#mixer #mixing
01/16/2020

Critiquing the mix...
Funny... they always sound better this way @iamannabauer 🎚🎶
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#mixer #mixing

#NAMM. Friday. All Day. See you there....#namm2020 #mixingengineer @avid.protools @avidtechnology @roland_us @pluginalli...
01/15/2020

#NAMM. Friday. All Day.
See you there.
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#namm2020 #mixingengineer
@avid.protools @avidtechnology @roland_us
@pluginalliance @heartechnologies

Congrats @donaldlawrence yet again on your nomination for Best Gospel Album for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. I’m honor...
01/03/2020

Congrats @donaldlawrence yet again on your nomination for Best Gospel Album for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.
I’m honored and humbled to have been apart of this and this incredible journey now dating back 2+ decades.
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#grammyawards #grammynominated #donaldlawrence #tricitysingers #2020
#bestgospelalbum
#mixingengineer #recordingstudio #musicproducer

About to turn out the lights out on the last mix for 2019. Thanks to all the artist and producers that have put your fai...
01/01/2020

About to turn out the lights out on the last mix for 2019. Thanks to all the artist and producers that have put your faith in my hands and these faders over the past year. Or 27 for that matter. And... if we haven’t, worked together yet... I invite you to join a very long list of others that have done just that. Let’s see what the future brings with a musical collaboration in 2020.
See you next year!
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#mixer #mixingengineer #recordingstudio #recordproducer #proaudio #projectstudio #homestudio #guitarplayer #keyboardplayer #songwriter #musician #perfectionist #grammys

From the pun archives (for those with a proclivity for music theory). Regardless... Happy New Year to all of my friends,...
12/31/2019

From the pun archives (for those with a proclivity for music theory). Regardless... Happy New Year to all of my friends, colleagues and family.

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#happynewyear #2020vision
#music #musicscore #mixer #mixingengineer #musician #guitarplayer #keyboardplayer #songwriter #producer #recordingstudio #musicproducer #musicproduction #punny

So Close... but nope! Almost made it the full week between Xmas and new Years without sitting between 2 speakers. Oh wel...
12/29/2019

So Close... but nope!
Almost made it the full week between Xmas and new Years without sitting between 2 speakers. Oh well... there’s always next year. 2020... here we go.
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#2020 #happynewyear #mixingengineer #recordingstudio #projectstudio #controlroom #proaudio #songwriter #musician #guitarplayer #synths #recordproducer #namm

Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to all. And a special thanks to all of my clients over the past year... not to mention the...
12/23/2019

Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to all.
And a special thanks to all of my clients over the past year... not to mention the past 27 years. Wouldn’t still be here without you and all your talent. Also, a huge thanks to the several pro audio and plugin companies for your continued support. It’s all appreciated greatly.

#green #red
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#merrychristmas #happyholidays #hingestudios #controlroom #recordingstudio #mixer #mixingnengineer #singer #songwriter #musician #recordproducer #musicproducer #happynewyear #losangeles @avidtechnology @pluginalliance @heartechnologies @roland_us @digitalaudiodenmark

Homework by the fire.A Thanks Giving tradition....#mixing #mixprep #mixingengineer #homestudio  #pop #hiphop #avidprotoo...
11/28/2019

Homework by the fire.
A Thanks Giving tradition.
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#mixing #mixprep #mixingengineer #homestudio #pop #hiphop #avidprotools #avidtechnology

High tech meets low tech. #adifferentperspective ...#mixer #mixing #speakers #lofi #hifi #controlroom #recordingstudio #...
11/23/2019

High tech meets low tech.
#adifferentperspective
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#mixer #mixing #speakers #lofi #hifi #controlroom #recordingstudio #recoringengineer #musicproducer #musicproduction #studiolife #homestudio #popmusic

Congrats @donaldlawrence on yet another #grammy nomination for best gospel album. It’s been a honor and pleasure being a...
11/20/2019

Congrats @donaldlawrence on yet another #grammy nomination for best gospel album. It’s been a honor and pleasure being apart of what must be the longest streak of consecutive grammy nominations in history.
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#grammys2020 #grammynominations #recordingacademy

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Craig Bauer has garnered over 35 GRAMMY award nominations during his tenure in the music business and is a two-time GRAMMY Album of the Year nominee and GRAMMY award recipient.

Craig opened and operated the renowned HINGE studios in Chicago Illinois and has since relocated the studio to Los Angeles California.

Craig mixes and produces projects spanning all genres of music, for clients all around the globe.

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Nice seeing you over there the other day Craig - great space you've got!