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Eitolla Of Rock N Rolla

Shelly Yakus is a renowned music producer, audio engineer/mixer and foremost with analog and digital recording. He is widely considered one of the best engineers and   mixers and studio designers in the music industry and an expert in audio. He has engineered and mixed recordings for some of the world’s best known artists including John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, Alice Cooper, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Dire Straits, Blue Oyster Cult (mixed the actual "more cowbell" moment), Bob Seger, Amy Grant, Don Henley, U2 and Madonna. He is widely respected for his expertise in recording studio design, acoustics and audio processing. Yakus co-designed, equipped and operated the industry leading A&M Records music recording studios in Los Angeles. He was previously Vice President of the Record Plant recording studios in New York and Vice President of A&M studios. The music that Shelly has engineered, produced, or mixed has grossed over a billion dollars in world wide sales. In addition he was nominated for the induction into the Rock and Roll hall of fame by Bono from U2 in 1999. Shelly's career and accomplishments are widely covered in publications such as Rolling Stone, Mix Magazine, Audio Engineer and Spin. He is Chief Engineer of After Master HD and Pro Master. His technology is on the soon to be released Bella signa After Master Chip. He recently received a honorary doctorate of Music from Lebanon Valley College in PA which has been an revered institution for 148 years.  


The Band, Music from Big Pink. Van Morrison, Moondance . Booker T. & the MG's, Melting Pot. Raspberries, Fresh . Raspberries, Raspberries . Chick Corea, Return to the Seventh Galaxy . John Lennon, Walls and Bridges . Edgar Winter, Shock Treatment . Three Dog Night, Coming Down Your Way . Blood Sweat & Tears, New City . Chick Corea, No Mystery . Blue Oyster Cult, Agents of Fortune . Johnny Winter, Captured Live! . Blue Oyster Cult, Spectres . Judy Collins, So Early in the Spring . Patti Smith Easter Mixing . Tom Petty, Damn the Torpedoes Engineer . Byron, D.L. This Day . Dire Straits, Making Movies . Graham Parker, Up Escalator . Tom Petty, Hard Promises . Tom Petty, Long After Dark . Bob Seger, Bob Distance . Reelin' in the Years, V Reelin' in the Years . Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wild . U2, Under a Blood Red Sky . Joan Jett, Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth . Eurythmics, Be Yourself Tonight . Lone Justice, Lone Justice . Stevie Nicks, Stevie Rock a Little . Tom Petty, Southern Accents Engineer . Cutting Crew, Broadcast . John Lennon, Men love Ave . Tom Petty, Pack up the Plantation: Live! . Bob Seger, Like a Rock . Light of Day, Light of Day . Herb Alpert, Keep Your Eye on Me . Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing . Belinda Carlisle, Heaven on Earth . Patti Smith, Dream of Life . U 2, Rattle & Hum Mixing . John Lennon, Imagine . Belinda Carlisle,  Runaway Horses . Don Henley, End of the Innocence . Very Special Christmas . Stan Getz, Apasionado . Stevie Nicks, Timespace . The Best of Stevie Nicks . Luther Vandross, Power of Love . B.B. King, King of the Blues . Devlins, Drift . Luther Vandross, Luther Never Let Me Go . Terence Trent D'Arby, Terence Trent Terence D'Arby's Symphony . Joan Jett, Flashback . Don Henley, Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hit Engineer, Mixing . Patti Smith, Masters [Box] . Raspberries Power Pop, Vol. 1 . Raspberries Power Pop, Vol. 2 Engineer . Edgar Winter, Real Deal . Warren Zevon, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead . Graham Parker, No Holding Back . Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, Captain of the Ship . Johnny Winter, Second Winter . Judy Collins, Forever: An Anthology Engineer . Joan Jett, Fit to Be Tied: Great Hits by Joan Engineer . Luther Vandross, Night I Fell in Love . Martin Mull, Mulling It Over: A Musical Oeuvre V . John Hiatt, Best of John Hiatt . B.B. King, B.B. Greatest Hits . U2, Best of 1980-1990 Remixing . Heart, Private Audition .