Chris Lord-Alge’s talent is exemplified by his AllMusic credit list containing an astonishing 1100 entries, with huge names such as Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Avril Lavigne, Cher, Muse, Celine Dion, Michael Bublé, Aerosmith, Madonna, Green Day, Meat Loaf, U2, Snow Patrol, Sheryl Crow, Savage Garden, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Black Eyed Peas, The Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance and many more.
He has won six Grammy Awards, and with his position as one of the world’s leading mixers, has been nicknamed ‘Lord of the Mix’. His dominance is illustrated perfectly by Lord-Alge’s initials, CLA, being an instantly recognizable brand name within the music industry. For example, the creation of the Waves ‘Chris Lord-Alge Signature series’, features plugins aptly titled, CLA Drums, CLA Bass, and CLA Guitars, and so on, that represent his work and style.
Chris Lord-Alge achieves his unique sound through an equally unique approach, which has remained largely unchanged since the late 1990s. His two main tools of the trade are a 60-input 4056 E-series SSL desk and his beloved Sony 3348 48-track digital tape recorder. The only major change in his approach has come from the omnipresence of the DAW, with Lord-Alge now using plugins in Pro Tools to complement the outboard in his studio, Mix LA.