Andy Wallace’s name is synonymous with a successful and active career, and calls to mind many classic records such as Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Prince, The Cult, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Sheryl Crow, Sonic Youth, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Rush, and Rage Against The Machine.
Wallace has been awarded eight Grammy Award nominations and one Grammy Award, in 1999, for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (shared with Tchad Blake and Trina Shoemaker) for Sheryl Crow’s The Globe Sessions. During the last fifteen years Wallace has focused almost exclusively on mixing, most often using SSL desks.
His trademark approach of aggressive rock music- mixing, is characterized by larger-than-life guitars accompanied by a huge and tight, well-defined low-end. In the same instant, Wallace can also be exceptionally lyrical and delicate in his approach, the most famous example being his production and mix of Jeff Buckley’s Grace (1994). Wallace’s techniques are shrouded in a certain mystery, as the well-established mixer has only ever given two significant interviews during his long spanning career, yet he continues to reign as one of the greats.