After playing bass for bar bands as a teenager, Bob Clearmountain began his recording career in 1972 as an assistant engineer at New York’s Mediasound Studios where he quickly graduated to recording and mixing engineer, working mostly with R&B artists of the 70’s. In 1977 he became head recording engineer at the newly formed Power Station Studios which he helped design and build. He soon began producing artists and became one of the first engineers to become in demand exclusively as a Mixer.
After mixing for stereo and 5.1 surround formats for well over twenty years, he’s become a pioneer mixing music for Dolby’s “Atmos” and Apple Music’s “Spatial Audio” formats.
He has mixed many albums and hit singles for artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, INXS, Roxy Music, Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa, The Cure, Chic, Sister Sledge, Huey Lewis and the News, and co-produced albums for artists such as Bryan Adams, The Pretenders, Simple Minds, Hall and Oates, Paul McCartney, The Who and Jonatha Brooke.
He’s also known for his live broadcast mixing of Live Aid, The Concert for Nelson Mandela, The Concert for the 911 First Responders, The Tribute to Taylor Hawkins with the Foo Fighters and many more.
He now owns two studios: his home studio, Mix This! and The Apogee Studio which is part of his wife Betty Bennett's company, Apogee Electronics.