Lead Sound Engineer
California born and raised, Dustin Lees is a graduate of the Audio Recording Arts program of Golden West College where he perfected his skills in digital and analog audio recording, mixing and mastering, as well as sound theory, professional microphone techniques and mastering the use of Pro Tools HD. Dustin also attended the prestigious UCLA Entertainment Studies Course for Record Production where he specialized in music production, live studio recording, and developed greater mixing and mastering talents.
Dustin Lees has been producing and engineering professionally for over 5 years and his work can be heard anywhere from his recordings with “Celebrity Band from TV” and “West Coast Killa Beez/ West Coast Wu-Tang”, to sound on featured films including The Departed, and even his instrumentals have been the back beat for many mix tapes and EPs. Dustin has had the pleasure of working with some of the top Grammy winning/platinum artists, engineers, producers, record labels, arrangers, and musicians in the industry including Jeff Weber, Michael Clark, John Braheny, Finger Records, Death Row Record, RZA, DJ Babu, and many more.
Dustin’s recording philosophy is a respectful collaboration between artist and himself, inspired by capturing performances through communication and talents to present each artist at their best. His areas of expertise are in all forms of urban music including reggae and ska, in addition to rock, pop rock, hard rock, and punk rock.
Dustin Lees continues to evolve the quality of his projects and clientele while always being excited to take time to develop the sound of new talent.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 7