Michael Beinhorn

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Friday, January 26- 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm Michael Beinhorn, producer of Soundgarden’s 1993 multiplatinum record “Superunknown”, and Christian James Hand, host of the popular “Sessions on Air” series, will dissemble and analyze that album’s most popular song, “Black Hole Sun”. They will discuss the development of this track and the production techniques that were used Continue Reading

Biography

Michael Beinhorn has lived his life in the pursuit of artistic expression, first as a visual artist, then as a performer, and finally as a record producer. Forgoing a promising career in medical illustration, Beinhorn began his musical endeavors in 1979 as co-founder of the seminal New York musical collective Material. Continue Reading

Recordings

Celebrity Skin

Hole

Celebrity Skin (1998)

Future Shock

Herbie Hancock

Future Shock (1983)

Superunknown

Soundgarden

Superunknown (1994)

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Book

Producing music is a complex process, which often requires accessing specialized abilities ranging from technical knowledge to critical listening to interpersonal skills. Navigating and understanding the creative process of music production, from conception to completion is the subject of “Unlocking Creativity” by Michael Beinhorn. Continue Reading

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Music Consulting Services

Years ago, the process of music production encompassed a broad range of elements including song analysis, arrangement, pre-production, etc, well before the Learn More

Strategy

Pre-Recording Project Analysis

  • Assembling of songs for recording project (or demo)
  • Assessing and itemizing steps to make project ready for recording
Pre-Production

Pre-Production

  • Song analysis
  • Song repair
  • Project analysis
  • Live rehearsal
Development

Artist Incubation

  • One on one work with artists
  • Song analysis
  • Song repair
  • Project analysis

Discography

P = Producer
E = Engineer
M = Mixer
= Platinum
= Grammy Win
A = Arrangement
Pr = Programming
W = Writer
Pe = Performer
= Grammy Nominated
1979
Material
Temporary Music 1
A Pr W Pe
1980
Material
Temporary Music 2
P A Pr W Pe
1981
Material
Memory Serves
P A Pr W Pe
1981
Brian Eno
On Land (“Lizard Point”)
Pr W Pe
1981
Bill Laswell
Baselines
P A Pr W Pe
1981
Material
Temporary Music Compilation
P A Pr W Pe
1982
Shango
Shango Funk Theology
P A Pr W Pe
1982
Material
One Down
P A Pr W Pe
1982
Nona Hendryx
Nona
P A Pr W Pe
1983
Herbie Hancock
Future Shock
P A Pr W Pe 3 Worldwide
1983
Yellowman
King Yellowman
P A Pr W
1983
The Golden Palominos
The Golden Palominos
P E
1984
Nona Hendryx
The Art Of Defense
P A Pr Pe
1984
The Parachute Club
At The Feet Of The Moon
P A Pr 2 Canada
1984
Genji Sawai
Sowaka
P A Pr Pe
1985
Idle Eyes
Love’s Imperfection
P A
1987
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Uplift Mofo Party Plan
P E A W Pe Worldwide
1988
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Abbey Road EP
P E A
1989
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mother’s Milk
P E A Pr Pe 6 Worldwide
1991
The Violent Femmes
Why Do Birds Sing?
P A
1991
The Buck Pets
Mercurotones
P E A Pe
1991
Liquid Jesus
Liquid Jesus
P A
1992
Soul Asylum
Grave Dancer’s Union
P A Pe 6 Worldwide
1992
Love Battery
Dayglo
P E M A
1993
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Out In LA
P E A W Pe 2 Worldwide
1993
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
What Hits?
P E A W Pe 5 Worldwide
1993
Soundgarden
Superunknown
P E M A Pe 12 Worldwide Best Rock Album 1995
1993
Hammerbox
Numb
P E A
1995
Social Distortion
White Light, White Heat, White Trash
P E A
1995
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzmosis
P E A Pr Pe 5 Worldwide
1995
Aerosmith
Big Ones
P A 5 Worldwide
1996
Foam
Big Windshield, Little Mirror
P E A
1997
Nicky Holland
Sense And Sensuality
P E A
1997
Ozzy Osbourne
The Ozzman Cometh
P E A Pr 4 Worldwide
1998
Hole
Celebrity Skin
P E A Pr 5 Worldwide Best Rock Album 1999
1999
The Verve Pipe
The Verve Pipe
P E A Pr
1999
Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals
P E A Pr 5 Worldwide
2002
Korn
Untouchables
P E A Pr W Pe 5 Worldwide
2003
Fuel
Natural Selection
P E A
2003
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Greatest Hits
P E A W Pe 2 Worldwide
2004
The Bronx
The Bronx
P E M A Pe
2004
Marilyn Manson
Lest We Forget
P E A 2 Worldwide
2005
The Violent Femmes
Permanent Record
P A
2005
Aerosmith
Gold
P A Worldwide
2005
Mew
And The Glass Handed Kites
P E A 2 UK/Denmark
2005
Fuel
The Best Of Fuel
P E A
2006
The Blizzards
A Public Display Of Affection
P E A 2 Ireland/UK
2007
The Fields
Everything Last Winter
P E A
2008
Lovedrug
The Sucker Punch Show
P E M A
2008
The Blizzards
The Domino Effect
P E A 3 Ireland/UK
2014
Mew
Plus/Minus
P E A W
2014
Hole
Nobody’s Daughter
P E A W
2016
Kensington
Control
P E A 3 Netherlands
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1981
Material
I’m The One
P A Pr W Pe
1981
Material
It’s A Holiday
P A Pr W Pe
1981
Material
Busting Out
P A Pr W Pe
1981
Material
Discourse/ Slow Murder
P A Pr W Pe
1982
Lenny White
My Turn to Love You
P A Pr W Pe
1982
Nona Hendryx
Transformations
P A
1982
Tribe 2
What I Like
P
1982
Phase 2
The Roxy
P
1982
Fab Five Freddy
Change The Beat
P A Pr W Pe
1983
Herbie Hancock
Autodrive
P A Pr W Pe
1983
Herbie Hancock
Rockit
P A Pr W Pe 3 Best R&B Instrumental Performance 1984 Best Instrumental Composition 1984
1983
Material
For A Few Dollars More
P A Pr W Pe
1983
Grand Mixer D.ST.
Crazy Cuts
P
1984
The Parachute Club
At The Feet Of The Moon
P A
1984
Yellowman
Disco Reggae
P A Pr W Pe
1984
Yellowman
Strong Me Strong
P A Pr W Pe
1984
Nona Hendryx
To The Bone
P A
1985
Lisa Dalbello
Black On Black (“9 1/2 Weeks” Soundtrack)
P
1985
Lisa Dalbello
Baby Doll
P
1986
Idle Eyes
Love’s Imperfection
P A
1988
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Behind The Sun
P E A W Pe
1988
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fight Like A Brave
P E A Pe
1990
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Higher Ground
P E A Pr Pe Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group 1990
1990
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Knock Me Down
P E A Pe
1990
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Taste The Pain (“Say Anything” Soundtrack)
P A Pe
1991
Violent Femmes
American Music
P A
1993
Soul Asylum
Without A Trace
P A
1993
Soul Asylum
Runaway Train
P A Best Rock Song 1994
1993
Soul Asylum
Black Gold
P A
1993
Soul Asylum
Somebody To Shove
P A
1994
Aerosmith
Walk On The Water
P E A
1994
Aerosmith
Blind Man
P E A
1994
Soundgarden
The Day I Tried To Live
P E A
1994
Soundgarden
My Wave
P E A
1994
Soundgarden
Black Hole Sun
P E A Best Hard Rock Performance 1994 Best Rock Song 1995
1994
Soundgarden
Spoonman
P E A Best Metal Performance 1994
1994
Ethan Hawke
I’m Nothin’ (“Reality Bites” Soundtrack)
P E M A
1995
Ozzy Osbourne
See You On The Other Side
P E A
1995
Ozzy Osbourne
Perry Mason
P E A
1995
Living Colour
Sunshine Of Your Love (“True Lies” Soundtrack)
P E A
1996
Social Distortion
I Was Wrong
P E A
1996
Ozzy Osbourne
Back On Earth
P E A Pr Pe
1996
Ozzy Osbourne
I Just Want You
P E A Pr
1997
Social Distortion
When Angels Sing
P E A
1998
Marilyn Manson
The Dope Show
P E A Pr
1998
Hole
Malibu
P E A Pr Best Rock Song 1999 Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group 1999 Best Performance by a Duo or Group 2000
1998
Hole
Celebrity Skin
P E A Pr
1999
Marilyn Manson
Rock Is Dead (“The Matrix” Soundtrack)
P E A Pr
1999
Marilyn Manson
Coma White
P E A Pr
1999
Marilyn Manson
I Don’t Like The Drugs
P E A Pr
1999
Hole
Awful
P E A Pr
2000
The Verve Pipe
Hero
P E A
2001
The Cult
Painted on My Heart (“Gone in 60 Seconds” Soundtrack)
P E A
2002
Korn
Thoughtless
P E A W Pe
2002
Korn
Alone I Break
P E A Pr W
2003
Fuel
Bring You Hell (“Daredevil” Soundtrack)
P E A
2003
Korn
Here To Stay
P E A Pr W Best Metal Performance 2004
2005
Mew
Special
P E A
2005
Mew
Apocalypso
P E A
2006
The Bronx
White Guilt
P E A
2006
The Bronx
History’s Stranglers
P E A
2006
Mew
Why Are You Looking Grave
P E A
2006
Mew
The Zookeeper’s Boy
P E A
2006
Fuel
Falls On Me
P E A
2009
The Blizzards
Buy It, Sell It
P A
2009
The Blizzards
Postcards
P E A
2009
The Blizzards
The Reason
P E A
2009
The Blizzards
Trust Me, I’m A Doctor
P E A
2009
The Blizzards
Fantasy
P E A
2009
The Blizzards
Ms Fantasia Preaches
P E A
2010
Hole
Pacific Coast Highway
P E A
2010
Hole
Skinny Little Bitch
P E A
2014
Mew
Making Friends
P E A
2015
Mew
Satellites
P E A
2015
Courtney Love
You Know My Name
P E A Pr
2015
Courtney Love
Wedding Day
P E A Pr
2015
Mew
Waterslides
P E A
2016
Kensington
Sorry
P E A
2016
Kensington
Do I Ever
P E A
2017
Kensington
Bridges
P E A
2017
Kensington
Fiji
P E A