About Michael White

Allow me to introduce myself… My name is Michael White and I am the creator of this website, music-production-guide.com. From the time I started teaching professionally in 2001, I came to realize how much I enjoy helping others understand the art of audio engineering. As each year passed, I found myself increasingly committed to teaching and helping others pursue their dreams.

It is truly a privilege when one has the opportunity to make use of their experience to help others pursue their goals and dreams. It is with this spirit that I have created music-production-guide.com. The intention of making public this list of credentials, is to help give the reader a sense of the experiences and perspective from which I write.

As a professional, I have always shied away from the spotlight, letting that go where it is rightly deserved, to the artists, producers and musicians whose efforts I have been fortunate enough to capture for others to enjoy. Still, when I look back at all of the artists, producers, musicians and amazing experiences I have had, I have to feel incredibly grateful and blessed for what I have accomplished.

I hope that the following information helps lend a perspective to the content of this website. I believe that there are certain truths in the art of recording and producing music that hold regardless of the technology employed past or present. It is my belief that these truths are best gained through experience and witnessing them as part of professional music production process. I hope that the translation of my professional experiences can help to enrich the experiences you have with your own music production goals.

Michael White BIOGRAPHY

1986–PRESENT: Recording Engineer & Producer

My work through the years covers a broad spectrum of musical styles from jazz and classical to hip hop and rock on all levels of the production process including tracking, editing, mixing and mastering. In addition, radio and audio production for film including surround mixing.

1990–PRESENT: Independent Consultant and Technical Engineer

I have contracted consulting and technical engineering services to Solid State Logic, the largest manufacturer of professional audio recording consoles, including installations and training for the most prestigious studios in the United States including The Hit Factory NY, Criteria studios, Right Track Recording, Electric Lady, Sony Studios, NBC NY and private recording studios for Whitney Houston, Reba McEntire and Mutt Lange.

I currently provide professional consulting for the design/redesign of private and commercial studios including acoustic treatments, equipment purchases, technical/practical training and streamlined workflow for composers, producers and artists to facilitate maximum potential.

2001–2010: Teacher at SAE Institute in NYC

Using my experience as a full-time working professional producer and recording engineer in the music industry, I was able to teach from a place of experience. The experience of teaching has helped me gain a deeper understanding of the art of engineering and how to convey that knowledge to others. Continuing to record and produce music independently allowed me to relate the most current trends in the music industry into the classroom environment. I gained certification as a teacher in the State of New York in 2003.

2006: Author of Editing Audio In Pro Tools

Authored a book entitled "Editing Audio in Pro Tools" published and distributed by Thomson Publishing © 2006. This book is an interactive guide to the art of editing audio for music production. By using real Pro Tools sessions that the user can load into their computer, the examples allow a direct interaction from book to computer for learning the methods and editing features of Pro Tools software.

2002–2004: Music Supervisor for Poitier Productions

Music Supervisor for Poitier Productions Inc. Worked on the independent film production of ‘The River Niger’ a Tony award winning Broadway play written by Joseph A. Walker. Conceptualized, developed and produced the entire music production process from budgeting to the licensing of songs and background music used in the movie.

2000–2003: Engineer for OLN Radio on the Sirius Satellite Radio Network

Recording engineer and producer for “Adventure Center”, a live call-in radio show dedicated to extreme sports recorded at the Sirius Satellite Radio studios in New York City. Post-production engineer for all shows on OLN Radio including the recording and production of promotional ads for OLN TV and the live radio production of the 2003 'Tour de France’.

1989–1993: Staff Engineer Electric Lady Studios

Electric Lady was a springboard for me into the world of full time independent audio engineering. The clients, connections and lessons learned here have served me throughout my career. At Electric Lady Studios, I learned the importance of vibe, personality and professionalism to enhance the technical side of engineering.

1986–1989: Staff Engineer Right Track Recording

Right Track Recording was a hidden gem in the realm of world class recording studios in NYC. This was my first real recording studio job and guided me from internship to becoming a staff engineer. The lessons learned here were from some of the best music producers and engineers in the world. The base of technical knowledge and professionalism in the art of engineering I learned here, from staff and clients, was invaluable.

1982–1986: Berklee College of Music Boston, MA

B.M., Music Production and Engineering




Whitney Houston

I'm Your Baby TonightNarada Michael Walden, Luther Vandross
The BodyguardBabyface
Waiting To ExhaleBabyface
The Preacher's WifeBabyface, Steve Lipson, Mervyn Warren
My Love is Your Love Various
Just WhitneyBabyface
Classic WhitneyMarty Callner & Whitney Houston
One Wish: The Holiday AlbumWhitney Houston & Mervyn Warren

Talking Heads

Until The End Of The WorldTalking Heads
Sand In The VaselineTalking Heads

Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories

TailsJuan Patino
FirecrackerJuan Patino
Friends Again (TV Soundtrack) Lisa Loeb

David Byrne

Rei MomoSteve Lillywhite & David Byrne
Uh OhNick Launay

3 Doors Down

Singles for Away From the Sun Brian Sperber

James Taylor

(Best Live)Don Grolnick and George Massenberg
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2Don Grolnick and George Massenberg

Tin Machine

Tin MachineDavid Bowie and Reeves Gabrels

Adran Belew

Young LionsDavid Bowie, Adrian Belew

Rolling Stones

Voodoo LoungeDon Was

Luther Vandross

Never Let Me GoLuther Vandross
The Best of LoveLuther Vandross


The Dolphins CryJerry Harrison, Live

The Waterboys

Dream HarderMike Scott and Bill Price

Mike Scott

Victoria Williams Sweet ReliefMike Scott

Dave Stewart

Greetings From The GutterDave Stewart, Olle Romo

Lloyd Cole

Bad VibesAdam Peters, Lloyd Cole

Jimi Hendrix

Symphonic Music of J.H.Eddie Kramer
Stone Free, Tribute to J.H.Eddie Kramer
In From the StormEddie Kramer

Brecker Brothers

Return of the Brecker BrothersMichael Brecker

Michael Brecker

Now You See It...Now You Don'tDon Grolnick

Rubén Blades con Son del Solar

Amor y ControlRuben Blades

Margareth Menezes

ElegiboDavid Byrne

David Sanborn

UpfrontMarcus Miller
Another HandHal Willner

Frank Black

Live From Electic LadylandWNEW

Bobby Brown

ForeverBobby Brown
Forever [Import Bonus Tracks]

Gordon Gano

Hitting The GroundWarren Bruleigh and Gordon Gano


Force MajuerJoey Balin


AlwaysBabyface & LA Reid

Ryuichi Sakamoto

BeautyRyuichi Sakamoto
Solo Works

Sally Taylor

Apt. 6SMichael White & Sally Taylor

Little Mike and the Tornadoes

Heart AttackLittle Mike and the Tornadoes
PaydayLittle Mike and the Tornadoes

The Jeff Healey Band

Hell To PayEd Stasium

Peter Allen

Making Every Moment CountIrwin Fisch

Paul Lekakis

Tattoo ItDaniel Abraham

The Crusaders

Healing the Wounds Marcus Miller

Lisa Fischer

So IntenseLuther Vandross

Chris Harford & the First Rays of the New Rising Sun

Be HeadedPatrick McCarthy


Llegó la India Via Eddie PalmieriEddie Palmieri

Sophie B. Hawkins

Tongues and TailsRick Chertoff

Trey Lorenz

Trey LorenzRandy Jackson

Dan Hartman

Keep the Fire Burnin'John Luongo

Po'Boy Swing

Lite & SweetPo'Boy Swing

Al Jarreau

TendernessMarcus Miller


Laughing ManDavid Yazbek

Family of God

We Are the WorldAdam Peters


New CrueltyMichael White
South of EdenMichael White
There's Something About Mary SoundtrackMichael White
Kingpin SoundtrackMichael White


Very Best of Deee-LiteDeee-Lite

24-7 Spyz

Strength In Numbers24-7 Spyz and Terry Date

Other CD Credits include:

Buddy Guy, John Forte, Faith Evans, Lisa Lisa, Ice-T, Prince, Madonna, Duran Duran, Carly Simon

Movie Soundtrack Credits for Michael White Include:

Waiting to Exhale, Preacher's Wife, The Bodyguard, Joe vs the Volcano, Reality Bites, Singles, Hitting the Ground, The River Niger

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