Jack Joseph Puig calls to mind a successful and varied career, having worked with blues legend Eric Clapton and John Mayer; with roots rock revisionists like The Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow and The Counting Crows; with pop superstars like The Goo Goo Dolls, Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, and The Pussycat Dolls; country artists like Keith Urban, Faith Hill, and Sugarland; indie heroes Chris Isaak, Jellyfish, Dinosaur Jr., Guided By Voices, Beck, as well as the Black Eyed Peas to Green Day, No Doubt, 311, U2, Weezer, Fiona Apple, Klaxons, Fergie, Mary J Blige, Panic at the Disco and The Rolling Stones. In the process of building such a catalogue, Puig has won himself a Grammy Award and a strong reputation as a sound engineer.
Known for his ability to merge the sounds of the past three decades to create something that is thoroughly modern, he combines the best of the old and the new using his unique, modified 90-input Focusrite desk in Studio A at Ocean Way studios. To keep pace with the ongoing and all-encompassing digital revolution, Puig has in recent years expanded his working methods. “The hybrid approach at Ocean Way is still a big part of what I do,” he says, “but there are some records that have primarily been made in the box that should remain in the box due to the sonic signature, perspective, colours and attitudes that a hybrid or pure analogue approach cannot deliver.”