Michael Lewis Music

Michael Lewis - Producer
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32+ Digital Tracks and 7' Grand Piano
Audio For Video * Recording * Album Production
* Digital Editing * Mastering * Pro Tools
Services
 
  • Internet Session Services
  • Audio For Video
  • Movie Soundtracks
  • Albums, Demos, Commercials
  • TV & Film, Post Production
  • Music Production Services
  • Songwriting Services
  • Session Players
  • Musicians for Live Performances
  • Mastering Services
 
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For info on Michael Lewis' rates for studio time, mastering services and album production.
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Producer, Engineer, Songwriter & Session Musician

Michael Lewis' number one goal is to make every project the best it can possibly be.

Clients appreciate Michael's encouraging personality, warm sense of humor and his commitment to musical and technical excellence.

Michael Lewis Profile
Michael Lewis, owner/operator of Michael Lewis Music has accumulated over 30,000+ hours in more than 20 studios on the West Coast and in Nashville (12 years as a Nashville producer/session player) producing, engineering and/or playing on hundreds of songs for albums, demos, commercials, music for Film/TV and more. For over 25 years, Michael has specialized in recording album quality masters and has a good ear for professional mixing and mastering. He also has extensive experience as a studio musician, producer for major label projects, independent records and demos, national radio and TV advertisements, music for picture and more.
Major Label Artists

Major Label Artists Michael Lewis has worked with as a Session Guitarist, Producer and/or Engineer (live or studio)

• Jon Anderson of Yes (Atlantic Records)
• Wendy Talbot (Word Records)
• Melinda Doolittle (American Idol Top 3)
• Out of the Blue (Word Records)
• Big House (MCA Nashville)
• Jamie Slocum (Curb Records)
• John Michael Talbot (EMI/Word Records)
• Phil Keaggy (Word Records)
• Stacy Mitchart (award winning, renowned blues artist from Nashville, TN)
• Curtis Salgado (award winning, renowned blues artist from Portland, OR)

Major Label and notable artists Michael has performed with:
• Mary Wilson of the Supremes (Motown Records)
• Jamie Slocum (Curb Records)
• Phil Keaggy (Word Records)
• Bernadette Peters (Actress and Singer)
• Wayne Kirkpatrick (famous songwriter)
• Stacy Mitchhart (award winning, renowned blues artist)
• Chris Cain (renowned blues guitarist)
• Mark Douthit - saxophonist for many major artists including Michael McDonald and Larry Carlton
and more...

Commercial Recordings

  • McDonalds
  • Regional commercials (nationwide)
Independent Recordings

Michael has recorded, engineered, produced and sung on countless demos, commercials and independent records.

Other Notable Information:
The players for Michael's bands and recordings have included a number of award winning musicians Michael has worked with for many years. Including...

Grammy award winning drummer Brian Fullen. Brian has a long list of credits including Peter Frampton, Shania Twain, Larry Carlton, Katthy Mattea, Tracy Nelson and more. Brian has also done a number of live performances with Michael.

Grammy award winning bassist Chris Kent. Chris and Michael have worked together since 1989. Chris earned a Grammy performing on Larry Carlton's No Substitutions project in 2002. Chris also performed and/or recorded with Michael McDonald, Steve Lukather (Toto), Take 6, Lorrie Morgan, Denny Jiosa, Hal Ketchum and more.

Bassist John Billings has performed and recording with Michael many times. His credentials include: Donna Summer, Rick Springfield, Chely Wright, Tanya Tucker, the Wooten Brothers and more.

Drummer Mark Nemer also performed with Michael on a regular basis. His credit list is long, here's a couple of the major names he's worked with: Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Luther Vandross, Patti Labelle, Michael W. Smith and many more.

Brice Williams and Dennis Edwards backed Michael up on a regular basis in Nashville and went on to be founding members of the hit country band Lady Antebellum.

Mastering Clients
Stacy Mitchart and Blues-U-Can-Use, Big House (MCA), Daywind Records, Osprey Records, Music City Blues Society Artists, Kapelle Music, WillowWind Records, SMS Productions and many more.
Michael Lewis Artist Endorsements
Taylor Guitars Lava Cable
Fuchs Guitar Amps
Michael's endorsements include:
Taylor Guitars, Celestion Speakers, Keeley Pedals, Fuchs Amplifiers, Furman, L.R. Baggs, Lava Cables.
Michael Lewis Signature Guitars

Michael has his own line of guitars: MichaelLewisGuitars.com

The Tone Zone
Michael publishes "The Tone Zone" newsletter with a nationwide distribution which covers topics related to tone challenges for guitar players.
 
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Vocal Trio
Client Recommendation

"I am very pleased with the two projects we did together. Michael is no doubt one of the most, if not the most, talented people I've had the chance to ever work with. I think the music we did together stands up and people always seem to enjoy the effort."

- Christopher Paul singer/songwriter, guitarist

Michael studio
Terry White
yamaha piano
Michael's studio features a Yamaha C-7 Grand Piano
Featured Client - Chris Paul
Christopher Paul - Higher Ground CD
Christopher Paul returned to Michael Lewis' studio to work on his second instrumental project. Everyone who heard Chris' first album loved it! "Higher Ground" goes a step beyond with a fresh crop of beautifully arranged instrumental songs! Available from the artist and at gift shops across the country.
Website: http://cpaul.com
Michael Lewis' Disography
River Of God (instrumental jazz) 1989
The Vision (Christian Jazz/Fusion) 1992
A Very Cool Christmas (Instrumental Smooth Jazz 2000
Discovery (Contemporary Christian) 2003
Heart Strings - Pop/Jazz/Blues - EP Released 2007
Blue Street -- Instrumental jazz - EP Released 2008
Eye Color: Blues -- Contemporary Blues Project - EP released 2009
Major Production Library Releases by Michael Lewis
Hot Wired - One Music/First Com Distributed by Universal Music Project #OMCJZ008L
Pop Jazz Christmas - One Music/First Com Distributed by Universal Music Project #OMPOP023L
 
Recording Bio • Styles Recorded
Here's a list of music styles that Michael has produced:
    • Asian
    • Big Band Jazz
    • Blues
    • Classic Rock
    • Contemporary Christian
    • Country
    • Ethiopian Ahmaric
    • Fusion
    • Gospel
    • Jazz
    • Motown
    • New Age Jazz
    • Pop
    • Pop Rock
    • R&B
    • World Music
Studio Information
Michael's studio is fully equipped for recording from concept to mixdown. 25 years of engineering and production experience enables Michael to get the finest results from his state-of-the-art recording system which includes:
• Pro Tools HD 2 system with PT 7.x Apogee AD-16X A to D converters
• For remote recording, Digi 002R with a Yamaha O1V as a front end.
• Tascam DM-24 96K 32-channel digital console
• Digital Performer 4.61 w/MOTU 2408 MkII interface
• ADAT Type II (20 bit) XT-20
• Computer Platform: Mac G5 Dual 2.7 ghz
• File Formats: SDII, Aiff, WAV etc.
• Plug Ins (tons of 'em) including Waves Platinum Bundle, Focusrite D2/D3, Bomb Factory, Pultec, Nomad and more
• Preamps and Compressors: Avalon, GML, Manley, API, Anthony DMaria, Drawmer etc.

• Great Collection of Mics including; AKG C-12, D-12, C451, C1000's, Audix OM2, D6, D2, Earthworks QTC-30's, Groovetubes GT55, Rode NT-2000, NTK tube mic, Shure 58's, Studio Projects C1, B1's etc.

Session Options
• Sound files sent over the internet -- WAV, SDII, AIFF (up to 192k) Pro Tools or Digital Performer.
• Tape format -- ADAT - 16 or 20 bit.
• Sound files are transferred via a number of methods including Dropbox, SpinXpress or YouSendIt.
• Will travel to sessions
• Available for live performances
Studio Instruments
Guitars  
Michael has an array of world class instruments. His primary electrics are from his own line -- The Pro 1 and Pro 35.
Taylor Acoustics (several) • Taylor Classical • Gibson Les Paul • Gibson 335 • Gibson 175 • Fender Strat
Bass  
Yamaha Nathan East 5-String
Guitar Amps  
Fuchs ODS HRM HT 100w
Fuchs TDS HT 100 W
65Amps London for Vox and Marshall tone
(3) 212 cabinets with varying speaker combinations
(3) 112 cabinets with different Celestion and EV speakers
410 cabinet with JBL and Celestion Speakers
210 cab with Peavey Scorpian Speakers
Rack Effects  
Rocktron Intellifex
Yamaha SPX-900
Lexicon PCM 60
Boss CE-300 Super Chorus
TC Electronics Triple C Compressor
TC Electronics G-Major
Piano / Keyboards / Drum Machines / Plug-Ins  
Yamaha C-7E Grand Piano
Kurzweil K2500X maxed out!
Korg Triton Rack
Korg M3R
Roland JX-10 Super JX
Yamaha TX 802
Yamaha RX-5
Roland Octapad
Roland R-8M
Boss DR-670
Native Instruments B-4
Native Instruments Absynth
Stylus R.M.X Realtime Groove Module
Sample MOOG
Battery
Kontakt
Xpand
and more

Michael Lewis Albums and MP3s