In his fifth decade of professional recording and mixing, Mark Williams is now associated with The Vault. Mark’s engineering and mixing credits include works by Joe Walsh, Don Dixon, Muddy Waters, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and hundreds of others (check the credits link below). Working as a producer/engineer, Williams directed projects for Southern Culture on the Skids, Carrie Newcomer, and an early project for Hootie and the Blowfish. The Luxuriant Sedans, Party Battleship, and The Loudermilks are all recent production projects. In addition, Mark was the main stage recording engineer at Bonnaroo from 2002-2008 and mixed artists like the Police, Metallica, Grateful Dead, and Neil Young live to satellite (XM-Live) while tracking to a 48 channel system. Recently, Mark moved his carefully developed audio mixing system, including custom and modified classic analog equipment, into The Vault at The Playroom complex in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mark began his recording career in Chicago around 1970 before moving south and eventually settling in North Carolina. There he found a wealth of music and began recording every variety he could get in front of a microphone! After working with a couple of smaller recording companies, Mark began an 18-year residency at the well-known Reflection Studios, becoming chief engineer over their three studios and mobile recording truck. After working with talented producers and recording many hundreds of projects, Mark went out on his own as a freelance producer/engineer and mixer in 1997. The next dozen years were filled with studio and live recording projects in Nashville, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, DC, Philadelphia, and various other places. Eventually, the road led home to Charlotte and his own mixing studio in which several Billboard Number One records and a number of Billboard Top Ten records were mixed.
The Vault is the new studio where Mark will be mixing select projects.