Mike Blackburn is a multifaceted recording engineer and record producer. He’s spent the better part of 20 years playing, recording, listening, and talking about playing, recording, and listening to rock and roll.
He grew up playing jazz guitar, then spent a decade in different bands you haven’t heard of playing 3-band-a-night shows in Portland, New York, and Seattle.
Mike has helped build a fair amount of different studios, He first met Justin Phelps and Jordan Richter when Cloud City Sound was started in the Super Digital building in the Pearl District. Then, he took a two year stint in Brooklyn, NY with Jordan Richter starting a new studio with a little help from Eric Amble (Joan Jett and the Black Hearts).
After dropping all the names he could think of, (see artist list) he moved to Seattle to work with some old friends and ended up making a record with Jackson Hang Glider at Elliott Bay Recording. Mike engineered for a few artists out of Elliott Bay Recording during this time. While making Shiny and Jangly with Jackson Hang Glider, The Hallowed Halls Studios became a reality and Mike moved back to Portland to wire the studio and to continue hitting 3 (recording) for some amazing artists.
He considers himself lucky to be involved in a thriving music community in the Pacific Northwest and looks forward to making more music with friends old and new.
Jackson Hang Glider
The Lower 48
Agents of Ecco
Creature Double Feature
Todd Roper (Cake)
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Hot Tub Fantasy
Mike Apodaca (World’s Finest)
The Good Sons
Jimi Jazz Prescott (G Love and Special Sauce)
Adam Jackson (Ciara)
Scars on 45
Fat Kitten – Goodbye To Something (Single) (Mixing Engineer)
B-Side Book Club – Debut EP – (Recording / Mixing Engineer)
Jaskaran – Sings Glorious Praises – (Recording / Mixing Engineer)
The Pitchfork Revolution – (Recording Engineer)
Nathan Asher – Last Christmas George Michael Died (Music written and produced / Recording / Mixing Engineer)
Mika Moon Musical Messenger – Debut Album (Recording Engineer)
Desember Sun – Single (Recording Engineer)
Claudia Cuentes – (Recording Engineer)
Kat Macmillan – Single (Recording Engineer)
The Hill Dogs – (Additional Recording)
Rejuv At Work – (Voice Over Recording Engineer)
Jaime Karp – (Recording Engineer)
Nicole Rose – Love Is Dead (single) (Produced, Recording / Mixing Engineer)
Sleepwalker – EP (Additional Recording)
Ukeladies – Steve Knight – Sail Away (single) (Additional Recording)