Hi there! I’m Mike Tierney, a Brooklyn-based, twice Grammy-nominated audio engineer and producer. I’ve worked with a wide range of groups and genres, pulling from my diverse taste and experience to bring a unique musicality to each project. Regardless of whether I’m producing or engineering, my goal is to highlight the emotions that I feel the song is trying to convey with a concise aesthetic.
My background as a composer, arranger, and performer helps me to work naturally with musicians to help create an environment in which everyone feels comfortable and creative, while my technical expertise helps me to translate their aesthetic into a coherent recording. This bridging has helped me in developing my presence in New York’s music scenes, having worked with artists such as Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Judy Collins, Julia Wolfe, Stephen Stills, Pharaoh Sanders, and Alarm Will Sound.
I was a mix engineer on Judy Collins and Ari Hest’s album “Silver Skies Blue”, which was Grammy nominated for Best Folk Album in 2016. I was a recording engineer on Christopher Cerrone, Christopher Rountree, and WildUp’s album “The Pieces That Fall to Earth”, which was Grammy nominated for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance in 2019. I currently work from my studio Shiny Things Studio, and in studios throughout New York in mixing, recording, production, and mastering.