Originally from Brooklyn New York, Andy Haller has been working professionally in the recording industry close to 20 years…
While playing in different rock bands in the early 90’s, Andy was recording an album at a studio in West L.A. and he asked the engineer for a job. The engineer referred him to the Village Recorder and was hired on the spot as a runner.
The exposure to the studio world was one of the best things that could have happened to him. While tending to his duties at the studio, Andy was requested to play guitar for some of the clients. He ended up playing on several track’s that Dr. Dre was there producing. Snoop Dogg’s “Doggie Style” and Janet Jackson’s soundtrack to “Poetic Justice” being among them.
From there Andy was recruited by the Record Plant in Hollywood Ca, as staff engineer/assistant to the likes of Mike Shipley, Ed Cherney, Humberto Gatica and Dave Thoener. In the process of engineering several big albums, Andy recorded a duet for Eric Benet featuring Tamia called “Spend my life with you”. That song went to #1 on the billboard charts and had a Grammy nomination for best R&B single in 2000. From there, Andy Haller has not looked back.
Working regularly with industry titan’s Tim and Bob, Andy Haller has engineered, mixed and/or played on some of the biggest stars in the industry including Jennifer Lopez, Brian McKnight, Earth wind and Fire and Will Smith.
“I always try and give 110% to whatever it is that I’m doing. I learned very early on that you always have to do the best job possible because you may not get another chance to do it again. And of course, someone is going to hear what you’ve done. I never take anything for granted and feel blessed that I love what I do and can have a little fun as well. Something else that I do is interpret what the artist’s needs are. A lot of times those needs are unspoken and that will generally help the producer immensely. In turn, I get results that the record company is looking for.”
Asked if there was any one breakthrough or defining moment, Andy had this to say: “ I don’t think I can put my finger on one specific session or opportunity and say that was the defining moment for me, but rather it’s been a culmination of different experience’s that really shape your perspective and ultimately elevate your abilities”.
Andy ‘s humble attitude and professionalism have kept him in demand over the years. His ear for music and production span a wide range of music and genres. In addition to a #1 hit that was nominated for a Grammy, Andy has earned over dozen gold and platinum awards.
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