Mike Tierney is a Brooklyn-based, three time Grammy nominated audio engineer and producer. He has worked with a wide range of groups and genres, pulling from a diverse taste and experience to bring a unique musicality to each project. Regardless of whether he is producing or engineering, his goal is to highlight the emotions that the song is trying to convey with a concise aesthetic.
Mike has a background as a composer, arranger, and performer, which helps him to work naturally with musicians to help create an environment in which everyone feels comfortable and creative, while his technical expertise helps to translate their aesthetic into a coherent recording. This bridging has helped Mike in developing a presence in New York’s music scenes, having worked with artists such as Steve Reich; Medeski, Martin, & Wood; Judy Collins; Julia Wolfe; Stephen Stills; Pharaoh Sanders; Alarm Will Sound; and Chris Cerrone.
Mike 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. He 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. He was the producer, recording engineer, and mix engineer on Christopher Cerrone’s album “The Arching Path”, which was Grammy nominated for Best Classical Compendium in 2021.
Mike currently works from his studio Shiny Things Studio, and in studios throughout New York in mixing, recording, production, and mastering.