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Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps grew up in Long Island, New York. He would start his music career playing jazz trumpet. Scheps enrolled at the University of Miami and graduated in the Recording Engineering Program. He would work for New England Digital as a field service technician for the Synclavier which was one of the first digital synthesizers/samplers/workstations. He would then go on tour as a keyboard tech for Stevie Wonder as well as mixing the live sound for Micheal Jackson on tour. Scheps would then move to Los Angeles.
Scheps set up the Punkerpad West studio in Van Nuys, California. The studio included a Neve Electronics BCM-10 recording console as well as a collection of 10 Neve 1073 equalizers. The 1073 equalizers were used as a reference for creating the Waves Audio Scheps 73 plugins. Scheps is also the owner and president of Tonequake Records and Punker Pad West.
In 2006, Scheps won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for his work on the Red Hot Chili Peppers album "Stadium Arcadium".
In 2011, Scheps won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for his work on Adele's album "21".
In 2014, Scheps won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for his work on Ziggy Marley's album "Fly Rasta".
Scheps has recently declared an interest in working completely on the computer without the use of external gear, or in the box as it is known. Scheps has taught week-long seminars on mixing and engineering at studios La Fabrique in France.
Scheps has worked with artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Metallica, Jay-Z, Johnny Cash, Lana Del Ray, Green Day, Audioslave and Black Sabbath amongst others.

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