|Birth name||Sylvia Lenore Massy|
|Born||Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Audio engineer, record producer, author|
Sylvia Lenore Massy is an American record producer, mixer, engineer, and author. Massy is perhaps best recognized for her work on 1993's Undertow , the full-length triple platinum-selling debut for Los Angeles alternative metal band Toolas well as her work with System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Brazilian band South Cry.
Massy's first project was in the mid-1980s as producer, engineer, and mixer for a compilation album titled Rat Music for Rat People, Vol. 3 on the CD Presents label.Acts featured included Adolescents, Raw Power, Doggy Style and Mojo Nixon. She followed this with producing the punk band Verbal Abuse for Boner Records, engineering two projects for metal band Exodus and co-producing the Sea Hags independent album with a young guitarist Kirk Hammett, who had just finished the Master of Puppets album with thrash metal group Metallica. She also produced "Television, Drug of a Nation" by the Beatnigs, the former band of the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy's Michael Franti.
Towards the end of the 1980s, Massy moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles and worked at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd.At Tower she met the members of a Buffalo, New York, band named Green Jellö (later known as Green Jellÿ) and recorded their debut album. After becoming a staff engineer at Larrabee Sound in West Hollywood, she was hired by Zoo Records/BMG to produce Green Jellö's major label debut album, which featured members of a new Los Angeles group called Tool. On Green Jellö's Cereal Killer album, Tool's Maynard James Keenan sings on "Three Little Pigs", and Tool's drummer Danny Carey plays on the album. This began a relationship Massy would have with the band Tool that would span two records: Opiate and Undertow .
In Los Angeles, Massy was an engineer, producer or mixer on recordings from artists including Aerosmith, Babyface, Big Daddy Kane, Bobby Brown, Prince,Julio Iglesias, Seal, Skunk Anansie, Paula Abdul, Ryuichi Sakamoto and many more. She worked with manager Gary Kurfirst on Irish rock band Cyclefly for Kurfirst's Radioactive Records. At Larrabee Sound, Sylvia connected with producer Rick Rubin and would work with him on several projects spanning seven years.
From 1994 until 2001, Massy's vintage Neve 8038 console and other specialized recording equipment occupied Studio B at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California. Besides Massy's own work at Sound City, several other successful projects were recorded on Massy's equipment during these years, including albums by Sheryl Crow,Queens of the Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Smashing Pumpkins, the Black Crowes and Lenny Kravitz. Massy's equipment is visible in many scenes of Dave Grohl's film Sound City .
Massy engineered and mixed several projects for producer Rick Rubin on his label American Recordings, including Johnny Cash's album Unchained ,which won a Grammy award for Best Country Album in 1997. With Rubin, she also recorded Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Slayer, Donovan, Geto Boys, the Black Crowes, Danzig, and System of a Down's debut album. In the '90s, Massy produced material for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, and Powerman 5000, which featured guest appearances from Rob Zombie and actor Malachi Throne; and for newcomer Pauley Perrette. In 1997 Massy mixed the Beastie Boys' "Tibetan Freedom Concert" in New York with Adam Yauch and producer Pat McCarthy.
Starting in 2001, Massy owned and operated RadioStar Studios out of the Weed Palace Theateruntil its closing in 2012. She acquired the theater property in 2001 in Weed, California, and operated it as a recording studio for 11 years, with notable clients having been Sublime, Dishwalla, Swirl 360, Econoline Crush, Cog, Spiderbait, Norma Jean, Built To Spill and From First To Last (featuring Sonny Moore of Skrillex. ) Several international hits came out of RadioStar Studios with Massy, including Spiderbait's "Black Betty" which reached #1 on Australia's ARIA chart in 2004; Cog's The New Normal album received the Australian Triple J "J Award" in 2005; Seigmen's "Metropolis" which reached #4 on Norway's sales charts; Klepht was named "Best Portuguese Act" by MTV Europe; Econoline Crush received a Canadian Juno nomination and Platinum sales status for their The Devil You Know album; and Animal Alpha's EP reached Gold sales status in Norway in 2005.
In the 2000s, she wrote a regular column in Mix Magazine called "Gear Stories"which discussed vintage recording equipment versus modern equivalents. She wrote an essay about Thomas Edison's contribution to the recording industry which was included in the official Grammy Awards Program. In 2011, Massy co-founded the 4&20 Blackbird Music Festival which operated for two years in downtown Weed, California. The festival drew approximately 7000 people and featured 250 musical acts during its run.
In January 2015, Massy began to write a book called Recording Unhinged for Hal Leonard Publishing.The book was released in March 2016. Interviews and contributors for the book include Hans Zimmer, Geoff Emerick, Bob Ezrin, Bruce Swedien, Michael Franti, Bob Clearmountain, Al Schmitt, Elliot Scheiner, Linda Perry, Ross Robinson, Matt Wallace, Ross Hogarth, Shelly Yakus, Paul Wolff. Massy also illustrated the book.
The cover of the March 2016 issue of Electronic Musician Magazine features Massy's illustration of a dinosaur and a robot in a battle.[ citation needed ]
In 2015 and 2018, Massy was a visiting professor at Berklee College Of Music in Boston. In 2018 Massy taught a workshop at the Abbey Road Institute in London, UK. In 2016 she lectured at SAE Institute's audio engineering schools in London and Munich. She has presented periodic recording workshops in Dresden at Castle Rohrsdorf and at Mix With The Masters in Les Studios de la Fabrique in Saint-Remy-de-Provence in the south of France. In 2017 Massy conducted a workshop and lecture at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Gilbert, Arizona, and a workshop at Tecnólogico de Monterrey in Mexico City for several hundred students. She has also conducted workshops in Sardinia, Oslo and Gdansk and Rome.
In 2017, Massy and co-author Chris Johnson began a collaboration for a professional recording course at Berklee based on their book, Recording Unhinged.
In 2019, Massy toured and conducted workshops for Abbey Road Institute locations in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and London.
Massy lives in Ashland, Oregon and works out of her private studio.She continues to work as an independent producer, educator and music promoter. She has appeared on an episode of Pensado's Place, an industry video program with producer/mixer Dave Pensado and was nominated for "The Big Award" at the Pensado Awards in 2014 . Massy is a member of NARAS and served on the P&E Wing Steering Committee and Advisory Boards. In 2009, she traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby for musician's Performance Rights and continues to be involved with musician, producer and educational advocacy work on behalf of NARAS. In February 2016 Massy won the Music Producers Guild's "MPG Inspiration Award" at the MPG Awards in London. The award was presented by John Leckie.
In 2015 Massy mixed for Cage the Elephant and Soilwork. The latter part of 2015 and early 2016 saw her overseeing production of Avatar's album Feathers and Flesh .In 2016 Massy recorded Seattle all-woman noise band Thunderpussy in an abandoned nuclear power plant's cooling tower for the song "Torpedo Love". She recorded singer-songwriter Sarah Brendel in the underground venue at the Merkers Show Mine, a retired salt mine in Merkers, Germany.
In early 2017 she produced and engineered the Melvins at the Village Studios in Santa Monica while being filmed by Mix With The Masters. She also produced albums by Econoline Crush, Far From Alaska and Dishwalla, and was hired to re-work the recordings of Grey Daze, a side project by Linkin Park's frontman Chester Bennington. In early 2018, Massy traveled to Mexico City to produce the MTV Unplugged television broadcast (and subsequent album release) of the band Molotov. In the summer of 2018 she gained access to the abandoned London Underground station at Aldwych to record British band God Damn on the subway platform.
In 2019 Massy produced and mixed the follow up to Life of Agony's River Runs Red album, named The Sound of Scars. Tracks were recorded at Studio Divine in Ashland, Oregon. Later in 2019 Massy mixed a solo album for Taylor Hawkins (drummer for Foo Fighters). The album features performances by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Joe Walsh (Eagles), Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), LeAnn Rimes, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros), Roger Taylor (Queen), Chris Chaney (Porno For Pyros) and Duff (Guns N' Roses).
Massy has worked on the following projects:
|2019||Taylor Hawkins||LP||Get The Money||Yes||Republic|
|2019||Life Of Agony||LP||The Sound Of Scars||Yes||Yes||Yes||Napalm|
|2018||God Damn||LP||Satellite Prongs||Yes||Yes||Yes||One Little Indian label|
|2018||Molotov||LP/Video||El Desconecte||Yes||MTV Unplugged Performance|
|2017||Turbonegro||LP||Rock & Roll Machine||Yes|
|2017||Far from Alaska||LP||Unlikely||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2017||Melvins||Single||"From the Heart / Not a Leech"||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2016||Red Sun Rising||Single||"Uninvited" (Morissette)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2016||Avatar||LP||Feathers & Flesh||Yes||Yes|
|2015||Die So Fluid||Single||Yes|
|2014||Pink Grenade with Johnny Depp||LP||Fear of a Pink Planet||Yes||Yes|
|2014||Cage the Elephant||Single||Yes|
|2011||Showbread||Album||Who Can Know It?||Yes|
|2011||Air Dubai||EP||Day Escape||Yes|
|2011||Lillian Axe||Album||XI The Days Before Tomorrow||Yes|
|2010||The Cliks||Album||Dirty King||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2010||Kaura||Album||That Which Defines Us||Yes|
|2010||Distortion Mirrors||EP||Circle of Wolves||Yes|
|2010||South Cry||Album||Blue Moon||Yes|
|2010||Sublime with Rome||EP||Yours Truly||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Lucky Lew||Album||Beauty in Aggression||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Showbread||LP||The Fear of God||Yes|
|2009||The Dollyrots||LP||A Little Messed Up||Co-Mix|
|2009||Seven Years Past||LP||24 Days in May||Yes|
|2008||Lax'n'Busto||LP||Objectiu: La lluna||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2008||Godhead||Single from LP||At the Edge of the World||Yes|
|2008||Belladonna||LP||The Noir Album||Yes|
|2008||The Cliks||LP||Dirty King||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2008||Johnny Cash||Songs from||The Legend of Johnny Cash||Yes||Yes||Certified Platinum|
|2007||Mankind Is Obsolete||LP||Trapped Inside||Yes|
|2007||Savoy||LP||Savoy Songbook Vol. 1||Yes|
|2006||Showbread||LP||Age of Reptiles||Yes|
|2006||Silver Griffin||LP||Here in the Night||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2006||Five Star Iris||LP||Five Star Iris||Yes||Yes|
|2006||Major Parkinson||LP||Major Parkinson||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2006||P.T.P.||LP||Drop of Ink||Yes|
|2005||Animal Alpha||LP||Pheremones||Yes||Yes||Yes||Certified Gold|
|2005||Staple||LP||Of Truth and Reconciliation||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2005||Scott Huckabay||LP||Secret Portal||Co-Producer|
|2004||Spiderbait||LP||Tonight Alright||Yes||Yes||Yes||Certified Platinum|
|2004||Showbread||LP||No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2004||COG||LP||The New Normal||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2003||Zed||LP||This Little Empire||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2003||Sophie B. Hawkins||Singles||Wilderness||Yes|
|2003||Fighting Jacks||LP||The Dying Art of Life||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2003||Seven Mary Three||Singles||Dis/Location||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2002||Lustra||EP||Left for Dead||Yes||Yes|
|2001||Lollipop Lust Kill||LP (debut)||My So Called Knife||Yes|
|2000||System of a Down||Single||"Störagéd" - Heavy Metal 2000||Yes|
|2000||Loudermilk||LP||The Red Record||Yes|
|2000||Powerman 5000||Single||"Get On" - Scream 3||Yes|
|2000||Sevendust||Single||"Fall" - Scream 3||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2000||System of a Down||Single||"Spiders" - Scream 3||Yes|
|2000||Powerman 5000||Single||"Nobody's Real" - End of Days||Yes|
|2000||Shivaree||LP||I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump||Yes|
|1999||The Deadlights||LP (debut)||The Deadlights||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1999||System of a Down||Single||"Marmalade"||Yes|
|1998||Powerman 5000||LP||Tonight the Stars Revolt!||Yes||Yes||Certified Platinum|
|1998||Firewater||LP||The Ponzi Scheme||Yes|
|1998||System of a Down||LP||System of a Down||Yes||Certified Gold|
|1998||The Smashing Pumpkins||Single||Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music||Yes|
|1997||Kula Shaker||Remix from K||"Hush"||Yes|
|1997||The Outsiders||LP||Viper Room||Yes|
|1997||Porno for Pyros||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Alanis Morissette||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Foo Fighters||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Blur||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Bjork||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Lee Perry||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Patti Smith||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Beck||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Rage Against the Machine||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Smashing Pumpkins||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Fugees||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Cibo Matto||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Pavement||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Sonic Youth||LP||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1997||Econoline Crush||LP||The Devil You Know||Yes||Yes||Yes||Certified Platinum|
|1997||Reef||Single||"Don't You Like It" - Glow||Yes|
|1997||Luscious Jackson||Remix||"Naked Eye"||Yes|
|1997||Flea / Jewel||Singles||Co-Producer|
|1997||Deftones||Single||"Can't Even Breathe" - Escape from L.A. Soundtrack||Yes|
|1997||Mary Beats Jane||LP||Locust||Yes|
|1996||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Alt. mixes||One Hot Minute||Yes|
|1996||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Single||"Love Rollercoaster" - Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Soundtrack||Yes||Yes||Yes||Certified Gold|
|1996||Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers||"Climb That Hill" - She's the One||Yes||Yes|
|1996||Donovan||LP||"Eldorado" - Surtras||Yes|
|1996||Love and Rockets||LP||Sweet F.A.||Yes||Yes|
|1996||Pigmy Love Circus||Single||"Drug Run to Fontana"||Yes|
|1996||Bigelf||LP||Closer to Doom||Yes|
|1995||Skunk Anansie||LP||Paranoid and Sunburnt||Yes||Yes||Certified Gold|
|1995||Machines of Loving Grace||LP||Gilt||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1995||Brutal Juice||LP||Mutilation Makes Identification Difficult||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1994||Luscious Jackson||Single||"Deep Shag" - Natural Ingredients||Yes|
|1994||Babes in Toyland||Single||"Say What You Want" - S.F.W||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1992||Green Jellö||LP||Cereal Killer||Yes||Yes||Yes||Certified Gold|
|1992||Patti LaBelle||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1992||Ingrid Chavez||Single||"Crystal City Cry"||Yes|
|1992||Louie Louie||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Prince||LP||Diamonds and Pearls||Yes||Asst. Eng, Certified Multi-Platinum|
|1991||Fishbone||LP||The Reality of My Surroundings||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Kate Bush||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1991||George Clinton||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Green Jellö||LP (vinyl)||Cereal Killer||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1991||Elton John||Single||"Nobody's…. "||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Tom Jones||LP||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Jefferson Starship||LP||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Paul Schaffer Band||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Enuff Z'Nuff||LP||Strength||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Sheena Easton||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Kylie Minogue||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Paula Abdul||LP||Spellbound||Yes||Asst. Eng|
|1991||Eric Burdon||LP||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Prince||"New Power Generation"||Yes||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Wendy & Lisa||Single||"Waterfall" - Wendy and Lisa||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Mavis Staples||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Rosie Gaines||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Paula Abdul||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Aerosmith||Remix||"The Other Side"||Yes||Co-Mix|
|1990||Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark||LP||Asst. Eng|
|1989||Big Daddy Kane||Single||"It's a Big Daddy Thing" - It's a Big Daddy Thing||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Young MC||LP||Brainstorm||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Bobby Brown||Single||"The Freestyle Mega-Mix"||Asst. Eng|
|1990||New Edition||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Teddy Riley||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Spandau Ballet||LP||Heart Like a Sky||Asst. Eng|
|1990||BeBe & CeCe Winans (featuring MC Hammer)||Single||"The Blood" - Different Lifestyles||Yes|
|1990||Danzig||LP||Danzig II: Lucifuge||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Geto Boys||LP||Asst. Eng|
|1990||The Time||Remix||"Chocolate" (remix)||Yes|
|1990||Black Crowes||LP||Shake Your Moneymaker||Asst. Eng|
|1990||The Jacksons||LP||2300 Jackson Street||Asst. Eng|
|1990||Ryuichi Sakamoto||LP||Soundtrack to Black Rain||Asst. Eng|
|1989||Green Jellö||LP||Triple Live Möther Gööse at Budokan||Yes|
|1989||The Big F||LP (debut)||The Big F||Asst. Eng|
|1989||Julio Iglesias||LP||Starry Night||Asst. Eng|
|1989||Jermaine Jackson||LP||Asst. Eng|
|1989||Barbra Streisand||LP||The Broadway Album||Asst. Eng|
|1987||Exodus||LP||Pleasures of the Flesh||Yes|
|1987||Joe Satriani||LP||Surfing with the Alien||Asst. Eng|
|1987||Femme Fatale||Single||"I Need a Date"||Yes|
|1987||Adolescents||"All Day and All of the Night" (Ray Davies)|
- Rat Music for Rat People Vol. III
|1987||Mojo Nixon / Skid Roper||"I Ain't Gonna Piss in No Jar" (Mojo Nixon)|
- Rat Music for Rat People Vol. III
|1987||Raw Power||"We Shall Overcome" (traditional)|
- Rat Music for Rat People Vol. III
|1987||Doggy Style||"Janitor Man" (Gary Hobish)|
- Rat Music for Rat People Vol. III
|1986||Sea Hags||LP (debut)||Sea Hags||Yes||Yes||Co-Producer|
|1985||Verbal Abuse||LP||Rocks Your Liver||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1984||New Riders of the Purple Sage||Single||Asst. Eng|
|1984||Bobby Hutcherson||LP||Color Schemes||Asst. Eng|
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