Chris Lord-Alge, known as the ‘Lord of Compression’, is an American Mix Engineer as well as a record producer. As of 2022, Chris Lord-Alge has a net worth of $118.7 million.
Chris Lord-Alge is an American mixing-engineer. He is the brother of another audio engineer, Tom Lord-Alge. Chris is famous for the dynamic range compression that he uses in both hardware and software plug-in versions. He is also known for the collaboration with Howard Benson, a very famous music producer and multi-instrumentalist who has produced the greater part of the albums Chris Lord-Alge has mixed.
Main earning sources
Chris Lord-Alge mainly earns from the music albums that he mixes. According to allmusic.com, Chris Lord-Alge has mixed nearly 2000 albums. He has also produced a good number of Albums.
In his earlier career he worked as an assistant engineer at H&L Studios in New Jersey. Chris started to gain fame in the 1980s while working at Unique Recording Studios, New York City. There he performed mixing on some of the famous albums that include James Brown’s Gravity album (which had the hit song “Living in America” in it), Prince’s Batman soundtrack, the Rocky IV soundtrack, Unchain My Heart by Joe Cocker, Destiny by Chaka Khan, Carly Simon’s Coming Around Again album, Tina Turner’s Foreign Affair album and 12″ remixes of Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita”, “Cover Me”, “Dancing in the Dark” and “Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones’ “Too Much Blood”. He worked in Japan (1995–1997) where he worked with Tetsuya Komuro, No! Galers, Namie Amuro and hitomi. During his career, he received five Grammy Awards for his role as a mixing engineer. In early 2010, Waves Audio released the CLA Artist Signature Collection which is a collection of six application-specific audio plug-ins for guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. In March 2021, CLA Everything was released by Waves Audio, which was a collection of all 12 Waves plugins.
Chris Lord-Alge was born in 1963 in New Jersey, USA. His father sold jukeboxes for livelihood and his mother, Vivian Lord was a pianist and a jazz singer by profession. When he was 12, there were musicians rehearsing everyday at his house as his mother had her trio set up at home. Probably from then his interest in music started to grow. His level of education is not known yet, only what his fans know is his ‘lord-level’ mixing.
Chris Lord-Alge is probably single, at least everyone knows so. He has not been seen with any lady whom he is dating. Even if he is in a relationship, it’s hidden from the public.
We could not find any legal issues against Chris Lord-Alge.
Chris Lord-Alge used to work 12 hours a day during his starting out and still he does so if necessary. Pink Floyd, The Troggs, The Kinks, The Mamas & the Papas, Portishead, Liz Phair and Bjork are his musical influences