Working Class Audio #175 with Adam Muñoz!!!
Adam Muñoz has been an engineer in the Bay Area since 1991. Having joined the Fantasy Studios team as a full-time House Engineer in 2008 Adam has had the opportunity to engineer sessions for many local and national recording artists. Adam has worked with artists like Herbie Hancock, Dave Mathews, Marcus Miller, Snarky Puppy, Jason Moran, Lisa Fisher, Joanna Newsom, Ambrose Akinmusire, Bruce Cockburn, Jerry Granelli, Etienne Charles, Neal Schon, Animals As Leaders, Eric Gales, Tiffany Austin, The Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Bomba Estereo, Brad Mehldau, LaToya London, Carie Rodriguez, Rupa and the April Fishes, Rinde Eckert, Autopsy, Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom, Sean Paul, Lyle Lovett, Matt Nathanson, Six Pence None the Richer, Hank Williams III, Otis Redding and Vince Guaraldi.
Adam’s long-time relationship with Bill Frisell and producer Lee Townsend resulted in the 2015 AND 2016 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
Adam came to Fantasy after many years as an independent engineer working out of some of the finest studios in the San Francisco and abroad. As a staff engineer at Different Fur and Brilliant Studios, Adam worked on many notable sessions for artists like Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Sleep, Neurosis, Chris Isaak, Bonnie Raitt, The Cranberries, Paula Cole and on George Winston’s Grammy Award-winning project “Forest.” Adam has been fortunate to have worked along side many super talented producers and engineers including Andy Wallace, Matt Wallace, Howard Johnston, Billy Anderson, Frankie Blue, Karl Derfler, Marc Senasac, John Cuniberti, Judy Clapp, Mike Curb, Steven Haigler, Thom Wilson and more.
Adam’s background also includes ADR/VO, Foley, lock-to-picture sessions and orchestral film scores.
Photo by Monica Jane Frisell
About this Interview:
Adam joins me to talk about his journey starting out as a DJ examining the credits on the back of records to working as a house engineer at the world famous Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California. We talk studio leadership, survival, dedication and the increasing difficulty of repeating his journey in todays recording world. Enjoy! – Matt