Founder / Chief Engineer / Tech
Mastermind of Clear Track Studios, our Chief Engineer is a double-edge sword of advanced sound engineering ability and quick technical troubleshooting. Mike mixes and masters in studio A, and keeps all technical aspects of the studios functioning smoothly. As a well-rounded musician from New England, his depth of understanding of the instruments, plus over 15 years engineering experience helps ensure artists and engineers alike get an amazing sound without experiencing snags in any of his studios. Mike is passionate about keeping the focus on creativity while achieving top notch quality, whether for new artists or music legends (Jeff Berlin, John Legend, Chick Corea, John Blackwell). With Mike on the scene, it’s a world-class music-making experience every time.
Producer / Songwriter / Engineer
Tina Turner, Justin Timberlake, the Backstreet Boys, N Sync and Reba are just a few of the names multi-platinum, award-winning songwriter/producer Anthony Little has worked with throughout the span of his diverse and impressive career. From songwriting and production to jingle writing, artist development and music business management, he exudes equal amounts of passion and enthusiasm for every element of the business he touches. Most recently Little signed a publishing contract with the L.A.-based Radar Music and is working to develop several hot new young artists, one of those artists being the teen sensation New Hollow, who made quite a splash on the music scene with their debut single, “Sick,” selling more singles in the months of November and December 2010 than any other artist on the Soundscan charts. Writing songs and artist development is a role Little relishes more than any other — helping new talent find their voices. Little notes, “It’s a new age in the music industry, and I think it provides a great opportunity for guys like myself who are passionate about working with artists on every level.”
Head Producer / Songwriter / Engineer
His relaxed demeanor and innate talent of swiftly transforming a musical concept into a commercial performance makes Spencer a perfect producer for up-and-coming artists and bands serious about their music career. Moving from California to Florida, he teamed up with Mike in 2008 to help start up Clear Track Studios’ production team. A brilliant pianist and songwriter, Spencer has written, recorded, produced and played for many emerging artists (Tillian Pearson, Mackenzie Daigle, Hana-li) and bands (Win Win Winter, Drake and Sofia, Lions After Dark, Permutation) who want to take him away on tour with them. As a producer there’s no genre he can’t write, specializing in pop, modern rock, pop rock, indie rock, alternative and jazz. Spencer is proof that a good producer doesn’t change who the artist is, but brings out their best inherent qualities to capture the true intent and feel of a project.
Engineer / Producer
Dave, aka “Pezz”, has been producing bands since 2006 and has 14 years experience as an engineer. Starting from humble beginnings up North as a DJ, Pezz’s specialties are with electronic sequencing and beat production for any genre as well as mixing. He received a Gold Record for his work with Trans Continental records, has worked with Michael Goldwasser and numerous bands (The Hip Abduction, Burning Tree, Trust For Liars) and remixed work for many notable stars (Beyonce, Kat Deluna, and Jessica Simpson). Masterful with melodies and hooks, he always captures a great sound and is able to help anyone’s creative project come to life for any genre of music. In his own words, “All music is built on the same foundation of chord structure and rhythm, so why limit yourself to any specific genre?”
Born in NY and growing up in Southwest FL, Matt came to Clear Track with 5 years recording experience to apprentice as an engineer in the Spring of 2012. Having been immersed in the Hip-Hop world for over fifteen years, and working with many, many Hip-Hop and rap artists in South Florida and Atlanta (Future, YC, Cold Heart, Neo Da Matrix), Matt understands the construction and concept of the art more than most. Because of his hard work, dedicated attitude and ability to make every session a great one, he’s become a valuable part of our team of engineers.
Affiliate Engineer / Producer
James specializes in rock, metal, pop and jazz with 25+ years of experience under his belt and “music notes in his blood”. The Jersey native can do it all, having engineered many major acts, ranging from Heaven’s Edge, Fear of God, Cintron, Vivian Green to members of Boyz II Men, The Roots and Patti Labelle. He’s worked with and learned from engineering legend Shelly Yakus, Andy Wallace, Scott Hull, and Neil Kernon to name a few. He also loves teaching The Art of Sound Recording training course at the studio with Mike.
Affiliate Engineer / Producer
Ashley Howe is a multi-award-winning Sound/Post Production Recording/Mixing Engineer with many accolades in the television, music and movie industries. With over 38 years of diversified experience in the audio industry, he has worked as a producer and engineer in over 250 recording television and movie studios. Ashley has an extensive career in post production with Disney abc winning multiple Emmy and industry awards. Ashley’s strong dedication to achieving audio excellence within all mediums, while keeping up-to-date with evolving technology makes him a confident choice to work on your film, television or music production project.