Award-winning engineer Chris Fogel has left an indelible imprint on the recording industry with his contributions as a music producer, engineer, and mixer for film, television, and beyond. Recognized as an industry leader, Chris has been profiled in Mix, Billboard, Pro Sound News, Sound on Sound, EQ, and Surround Professional magazines.
After a successful stint as a club DJ in San Francisco, Fogel shifted his focus to the recording industry. He launched his recording and mixing career at Westlake Studios in LA. While at Westlake, Fogel worked closely with a long list of producers, including Quincy Jones, David Foster, Keith Forsey, Russ Titelman and most notably, Glen Ballard. The relationship with Ballard led to Chris’ major contributions to Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill”, winner of the 1995 Grammy for Album of the Year. He continued to work with Morissette for three more projects, which led to work with other big names, including Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Childish Gambino, Simple Minds and U2, among others.
1998 was when Fogel received his second significant nod from NARAS. His engineering work on Robbie Robertson’s “Contact from the Underworld of Redboy” was nominated for a Best-Engineering Grammy award. At the top of his game, Fogel made a successful transition to mixing music for film. Teaming up with luminary film score composers Theodore Shapiro, John Debney, Edward Shearmur, Christophe Beck, Lyle Workman and Marcelo Zarvos led Fogel’s resume to read as an extensive list of box office smashes, with future Hollywood hits in progress.
In 2012, Chris won the Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Achievment in Sound Mixing for a Television Movies and Mini-Series.