Chris Coady is an American record producer and mixing engineer from Baltimore, Maryland.
He opened his first recording studio when he was eighteen, after taking the opportunity to purchase analog equipment at a time of low resale value in the mid-90’s. He was passionate about its continued use, despite the release of the Alesis ADAT machine and subsequent rise in popularity of digital recording at the time.
In 2001, Coady moved to New York City and secured a technician role at Quad studios. There, he learned from top-class mixers like Michael Brauer and Serban Ghenea and began to implement their professional standard of workflow to indie music projects.
He decided to go freelance a couple of years later, and in 2014 relocated to his own studio in Los Angeles.
His illustrious career has seen him garner credits that lay the groundwork for a generation of indie rock, including projects by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, TV on the Radio, Slowdive, Blonde Redhead, Surf Curse, Sasami, Hand Habits, Future Islands, and Grizzly Bear.