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.
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.
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.
Highlights as Producer: Four Bryan Adams albums; two Jonatha Brooke albums; Hall & Oates’ 1984 album Big Bam Boom; Paul McCartney’s Tripping the Live Fantastic album; The Pretenders’ Get Close album; Simple Minds’ Once Upon a Time album; and The Who’s Join Together live album.
Highlights as Mixer include Roxy Music’s Avalon album; The Rolling Stones albums Tattoo You and Stripped, their many live albums and concert videos including The Brussels Affair, Live Licks, Havana Moon (in Cuba), their Martin Scorsese-directed film “Shine A Light”, as well as their singles "Miss You", and “Start Me Up"; several Bruce Springsteen albums and concert videos, including Bruce on Broadway, Western Stars, Born in the USA, Tunnel of Love; INXS’s Kick album; Toto’s 40 Trips Around the Sun and Kingdom of Desire albums; Gregg Allman’s Southern Blood album; The Pretenders’ Last of the Independents album and “I’ll Stand By You” single; David Bowie’s Let’s Dance album; Chic’s Le Freak and Sister Sledge’s We Are Family albums.