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Meet The Crew

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Producer, Engineer, Owner

Ari is a 3 time Grammy Nominated Producer/Engineer. He is equally comfortable working in many genres. Ari's roles include that of producer, tracking, mixing and mastering engineer as well as that of vocalist, musician, songwriter and repair guy. 

Ari's production style utilizes a rich blend of vintage and digital technology that  gives you analog warmth in a digital world and always puts quality and vibe first.

His mission is simply to fulfill your creative vision and to have fun while doing it. 

Ari is the creator and administrator of Laughing Tiger Recording. The studio was born from Ari's desire to have music truly be the focal point of his life. In the studio, he has found the perfect place to put his varied musical experiences and technical skills to work while fulfilling his lifelong passion for music and creativity.

His credits are too many to list here. Please take a look at the clients list for a more complete sense of this.

"Ari is a very patient person and a real pleasure to work with. He is very good with vocals and has great editing skills. Come to think of it, almost all the records Ari has mixed and mastered for me have been nominated for Grammys!" 

Maria Muldaur, 5 time Grammy nominated Producer and Recording Artist


Erin Tadena

Senior Engineer

Erin Tadena is a lifelong musician who is a Senior Engineer, as well as the Studio and Social Media Assistant Manager. He is also the in house technical repair guy.

Prior to calling Laughing Tiger his home, Erin logged over ten years of live sound experience. He also graduated from Los Medanos College with an Associates degree in Recording Arts and was was offered a position teaching at the college.

While at Laughing Tiger Recording, Erin has worked with many artists including Carlos Santana, Ace of Cups, Ron Nevison, Tommy Castro, Third Eye Blind, Berner, Dan Shea, Ross Hogarth, and Buffy Ford Stewart.

"I was impressed with our engineer Erin. His calm approach to recording made the session go very smoothly. Despite his encyclopedic knowledge, he had none of that condescending attitude I've encountered so often in N.Y., L.A. & Nashville."
Rob M ~ Recording Artist

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