Grammy-nominated, twenty-year industry veteran Ian Schreier is the chief engineer and in-house producer/mixer at Manifold Recording and the Miraverse. Previously, Ian was a partner at Osceola Studios and founded Grooveworks Recording Studios. In addition, he has freelanced in such iconic facilities as Abbey Road #2 and the historic Columbia/Sony Music Studios in New York City. He has engineered, produced and mixed artists across a broad spectrum of genres—from pop, rock, blues and hip hop to jazz, a cappella, symphonic and classical music.
Ian was engineer and mixer on the Grammy-nominated That’s Right (Alligator Records) by Roomful of Blues. He has mixed a number of albums for hiphop icon 9th Wonder, tracked Velvet Revolver for the Fantastic 4 soundtrack (Wind-Up Records), produced, engineered and mixed Annuals’ major label debut, Such Fun (Sony BMG), produced American Idol’s Anoop Desai’s EP (All is Fair) and mixed the concert film/Thelonious Monk documentary In My Mind, featuring Jason Moran, as part of the Jazz Loft Project.
He has honed his craft of engineering, mixing and production while working with successful artists (Roomful of Blues, Zuill Bailey, Jason Moran, COC, the dB’s, Archers of Loaf, Clay Aiken, Gnarls Barkley, Lost in the Trees, Vienna Teng, Annuals, Anoop Desai, Slash), top producers (Nile Rodgers, 9th Wonder, Chris Stamey, T Bone Burnett, Jaquire King, John Custer) and influential labels (Sony BMG, Yep Roc, Alligator Records, Shady/Interscope, Hollywood Records, Mammoth, Zenph Sound Innovations, Anti Records, Alias Records).
Along with his studio experience, he has also mixed live sound for Dixie Chicks, the North Carolina Symphony, Kenny Chesney, Jerry Lee Lewis and many jazz and rock music festivals. He is also a consultant for studio systems integration, design and construction.
Ian began his musical journey as a kid in D.C., playing the drums to old Gene Krupa records and blasting Pink Floyd and Queen through his headphones. He moved with his family to Detroit and eventually to North Carolina’s Triangle area. He became an accomplished drummer and recording artist before opening his first studio in 1997. In the booth and beyond, Ian has been a teacher and mentor to other artists and engineers.
Ian has been a voting member of the Recording Academy since 2006.