Tom Lord-Alge, the younger brother of mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge, is a 3 time Grammy Award winning producer and mix engineer. One of Tom’s first major projects was the Multi-Grammy Award winning album “Back In The High Life” by Steve Winwood for which Tom earned his first of two Best Engineered Recording Grammy Awards.
During this time Tom worked with such artists asPeter Gabriel,Phil Collins, Billy Joel, OMD, Jeff Beck, Chaka Kahn, Level 42, Peter Cetera, Go West, Michael McDonald and Rick Astley.
But it was his mixes for Live’s Multi-Platinum selling album “Throwing Copper” that marked a shift in his career and musical style for which he has become well known for.
It was in 1999 when Tom earned his third Grammy Award for his work on the Multi-Grammy Award winning album “Supernatural” by Santana.
Like his brother, CLA, TLA achieves his unique sound through a similar approach, utilizing the benefits from modern DAW’s and Plug-Ins and combining them with his 72-input Solid State Logic 4000 G+ with Ultimation analog console and a vast array of vintage analog gear. TLA’s beloved Sony 3348HR, 48 track digital tape machine (Serial #4), allow’s him to get that “Vintage Digital” sound from Pro-Tools into his SSL. Tom mixes from his ultra private waterfront studio in South Beach Florida called SPANK Studios.
TLA has been known for years for his incredibly prolific discography. “From Manson to Hanson and everything in between” as Tom puts it. Artists including Blink-182, Sum 41, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Dave Matthews Band, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne, One Ok Rock, P!nk, Sarah McLachlan, The Rolling Stones, Korn, Yellowcard and SO many more have all helped Tom earn the nickname “Dr. Spank”.
Spank Studios is a state-of-the-art mix studio located in South Beach, Florida. The studio houses TLA’s favored Solid State Logic console – an SSL 4064G+ with Ultimation and E-series EQs – as well as a Sony 3348HR 24-bit 48 track digital tape machine. In addition, 4 rack units house all of his go-to outboard compressors, limiters, preamplifiers, reverbs and delays.