When you think of legendary pop engineers who are simply the absolute best at what they do, the list is a very short one. A single handful at best.
The inhabitants who populate that list not only take great pride in their work; they define what magnificent recordings should sound like. You can hear their craft embedded in digital code, or if you’re lucky, 180 gram vinyl, on such seminal works as Van Morrison‘s Moondance, Steely Dan‘s Aja, Gaucho and The Royal Scam, Chaka Khan‘s I Feel For You, Rickie Lee Jones‘ Pirates, Bruce Hornsby‘s The Way It Is and The Eagles‘ Hell Freezes Over.
From the early days at A&R Studios, Elliot has gone on to produce, engineer and mix an eclectic selection of talented artists such as Trey Anastasio, Phish, Foo Fighters, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Faith Hill, Steely Dan, Van Morrison, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith and many others. On the film side, Elliot’s worked on such films as The Godfather, The Godfather II, Tarzan and Meet The Robinsons.
Elliot’s Best Surround Sound Album Grammys are for Beyonce‘s Beyonce album, Derek and the Dominos’ Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs and Morph The Cat by Donald Fagen. Additionally, he won for Album of the Year/Best Pop Vocal Album/Best Engineered Album for Steely Dan’s Two Against Nature as well as two Engineer of the Year Grammys for two of the most recognized Pop albums in rock history: Aja and Gaucho by Steely Dan.
Toto’s new Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around the Sun contains three previously unreleased recordings: “Spanish Sea“, “Alone” and “Struck By Lightning” alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot, Gavin Lurssen and his team.
Elliot has 25 Grammy nominations and 8 Grammy wins. Additionally, he has an Emmy, 3 TEC Awards as well as membership in the TEC Hall of Fame alongside George Lucas. He also won an Emmy as Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming as Music Mixer for History of The Eagles Showtime special.
—#1 Album on Billboard Classical Charts with Ben Folds and yMusic’s So There CD
—Mixed Phish’s monumental The Baker’s Dozen/Live At Madison Square Garden box set
—Mixing the Showtime special History of the Eagles
—Won his 8th Grammy for Beyonce’s eponymous album mixed in 5.1 surround sound
—Mixed Beck’s extraordinary rendition of Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”
—Recorded Music for Paul McCartney’s Kisses On The Bottom CD
—Mixed Sting’s Live in Berlin DVD and Sting’s Symphonicities album
IAA – February 2021
Dealerscope – August 2020
Dealerscope – October 2019
Pro Sound News – April 2019
The New York Times – January 2019
Consequence of Sound – May 2018
MIX – January 2018
Playbill – December 2017
Steve Hoffman Music Forum – August 2017
A Drink With – June 2014
Ozomatli at Capitol Studios – November 2010
Band Of Horses at Clinton Studios – May 2010