Interview Archive page: published 2001

Michael C Ross

Interview at Royaltone Studios

Video interview with Michael C Ross while working at top LA studio facility, Royaltone in 2001.

Ross is one of LA’s most sought after engineers. He began his recording career in the mid 80’s as an assistant engineer at Ocean Way Studios.

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Claris of interviews Michael C Ross at Royaltone

Michael interviewed on video

Ross's recent career highlights cover an eclectic client list in Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Big band, Blues, Country, Gospel, Latin, Folk as well as an impressive body of work in the Film/TV arena:Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Lit, Smithereens, Ry Cooder, Taylor Dane, Barry White, Robb Boldt, Isley Brothers, Ojay’s, Eric Clapton, Vonda Shepard, Hansen, Bruce Hornsby, Herbie Hancock, John Pizzarelli, Bobby Lyle, Charles Lloyd, Brad Meldau, Billie Higgins, John Abercrombie, Benny Wallace, Kei Akagi, Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Ray Anthony, Mighty Sam McClain, Terry Evans, Ronnie Earle, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Rogers, Jeff Healy, Dixie Chicks, Jesse Dayton, Fernando Ortega, “Big Momma’s House”, “Me Myself and Irene”, “Titan AE”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “The Siege”, “Father Of The Bride”, “Corina, Corina.”, “Woman On Top”.

2001 was a banner year for Ross. He recorded Christina Aguilera’s Hit single on RCA, “Come on Over, Baby”(# 1 in Billboard “Hot 100 Singles Sales” – wk of 10/14/00 pg 115) and 3 songs for Samantha Mumba’s A&M release (“Baby Come Over, this is Our Night, “Don’t Need You To Tell Me I’m Pretty,” and re-mixed “The Boy.”). Ross recorded the #1 Hit “Lady Marmalade” on Interscope for Moulin Rouge featuring Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, Lil Kim and Missy Elliott.Also recorded 4 songs for Lisa Loeb’s A&M release and mixed the live version of “Falsas Esperansas” for Christina Aguilera’s RCA single.

He recorded “Where the Dream Takes You” by Mya for the new Disney film “Atlantis,” and recorded overdubs for Jordan Night’s first Single, “Like That” on A&M and the song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” with Mercy Street for a debut release on RCA. . Also recorded two tracks for the MGM film “Legally Blonde” by Hoku - single “Perfect Day” is released on Geffen and a song by Vanessa Carlton off of her debut album on A&M.

Current Credits:Michael is currently completing recording and mixing for A&M artist Vanessa Carlton's new album while working on overdubs for a new Mya album on A&M. Ross is working on a new album for ECM artist, Charles Lloyd.He’s also starting a new Christina Aguilera album for RCA and recording and mixing music for a 20th Century Fox film "Drumline" about marching bands with Producer/Music Superviser Dallas Austin. Michael recorded 4 songs for Lisa Loeb on the new release 'Cake and Pie.' Additionally, Michael mixed the end title song for the new Denzel Washington movie "John Q," sung by Patti Labelle. Currently Michael is mixing with Ron Fair 3 songs for the new Vanessa Carlton album. Also working with singer named Eaton Atwood & producer Joe Harley recording & mixing in stereo and in 5.1 for

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Special thanks to the staff of Royaltone Studios for allowing us to film, the team that filmed the interview at Royaltones Studios, Johnny Jaskot Producer/Director, Brian Sferrazzo Camera 1, and Eric Slater Camera 2 and lights.

Even more special thanks go to Claris at for arranging this interview and for being the interviewer! is an on-line exchange to connect the professional recording studios and clients. It facilitates the booking of studio-time and related services through a web site. The service is initially available for studios in California and is free for all of its registered members worldwide.

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