MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Senior audio mixing engineer Greg Geitzenauer has joined Grey Ghost (www.greyghostmusic.com). He comes to the music and sound studio from Rumble. Geitzenauer’s audio career began in Los Angeles, where he moved after graduating from Full Sail University to take an internship at Track Record. During his time there he advanced to assistant, then freelance first engineer.
Photo: (L-R) Geitzenauer, Turek and Herfurth
The studio had mixed tracks for bands like Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and when a second engineer was needed to work a mix session with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Geitzenauer was handed the assignment. He went on to record and mix for other hip hop stars such as Tupac and Warren G. As he became more focused on mixing for video, he joined 4MC in Burbank as a stage recordist and sound editor. While there, he worked on audio for a variety of network TV series and some independent features before relocating to Minneapolis in 2000 to join Babble-On Studios, where he mixed commercials for the city’s agency community, among other projects.
In addition to luring Geitzenauer, Grey Ghost has also tapped Laurel Turek, who comes on board as producer. Turek comes to the studio from the mix/recording facility SisterBoss. Prior to that, she was with BWN Music, both of which are based in Minneapolis.
The hires come following their unveiling of two new audio post suites at Grey Ghost, which will allow the studio to better serve its agency clients and offer a wider range of services beyond original music composition, music supervision and sound design.
“In order to make the most of our new studios, we needed a really accomplished mixer,” says Brack Herfurth, Grey Ghost’s founder and creative director.“That’s why we’re thrilled to have Greg become part of our team. He brings a level of professionalism and experience that’s highly valued. And bringing on Laurel is a great plus as well. She knows the market, she knows our clients and she’s the perfect complement to Greg’s deep connections and knowledge.”
Herfurth launched Grey Ghost in 2014 after spending six years at such local music and audio houses as Modern Music and Egg Music.