Interview Archive page: published 2003

Elliot Scheiner

2003 interview at Presence Studios

When Elliot Scheiner first took a job working for Phil Ramone in October of 1967, he probably never imagined that 30 years later he would be one of the most successful record producers and recording engineers in the industry today.

Elliot's talents have been recognized with an astonishing sixteen Grammy Award nominations, five of which he won! Elliot has been awarded two Emmy nominations and three TEC Award nominations. Elliot Scheiner continues to be one of the most sought after producers and engineers in the industry today and is one of the world's leading authorities on 5.1 Surround Sound mixing and DVD audio.

Elliot has produced and engineered an amazing range of talented artists ranging from Beck, Faith Hill, Steely Dan, Ricky Martin, Sting, Bruce Hornsby, The Eagles, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith and many others. He mixed the IMAX film All Access in surround sound. The film footage includes Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crowe, Macy Gray, Kid Rock, Moby, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Al Green, and Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20).

He started as Phil Ramone's assistant at A&R Recording in New York City and quickly advanced to an engineer. By 1973 he had begun to freelance as an engineer and producer becoming the first person ever to work as a freelance engineer for other artists.

Watch Elliot Scheiner talking on camera about his fantastic career and his take on the record producers role

Elliot Scheiner talks with Johnny Jaskot about his craft

Watch our exclusive video interview with Elliot Scheiner which was shot in 2003 at Presence Studios.

Special thanks to Elliot for his time and to Presence Studios. We can't thank Johnny Jaskot Camera / Interviewer / Audio / Producer / Director / Editor enough!!! Thanks also go to Claris at for arranging this video feature!