RSR217 – Justin Cortelyou – Platinum Engineer working with Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Phish - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR217 – Justin Cortelyou – Platinum Engineer working with Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Phish

Justin talked about how to record stereo acoustic guitar like Bil Vorndick, interning with Chuck Ainlay, recording Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, and Alice Cooper, guitar tips from Joe Walsh, vocal recording tips from Bob Ezrin and so much more!

My guest today is Justin “Corky” Cortelyou a platinum selling Nashville producer, engineer, mixer who has worked with all sorts of great talent learning under greats like bluegrass legend Bil VornDick (working with Marty Robbins, Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss) , mixing guru Chuck Ainlay (working with Dixie Chicks, Mark Knopfler, Miranda Lambert), and master mixer Mike Shipley (working with Def Leppard, Shania Twain, Maroon 5, and Aerosmith). 

Justin studied music and engineering at Middle Tennessee State University, became the night manager for Sound Stage Studios before moving out to LA to work with Mike Shipley. Justin then teamed up with producer, songwriter, and musician, Tommy Henriksen.  He partnered with Tommy developing artists, negotiating record deals with Warner Bros., Geffen, and Interscope, touring, and doing front of house.  

In 2008, Tommy and Justin moved their operations to Nashville, TN where they teamed up with legendary producer, Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, KISS). Alongside Bob Ezrin, Justin worked with some of the biggest artists in history including Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Phish, Ke$ha, and Kiss to name just a few.  Working out of Ezrin’s Anarchy Studio, Justin’s work has gone on to gain international acclaim including numerous #1’s and sales records.

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