Marc Whitmore is a Grammy award-winning Producer and Engineer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marc specializes in producing, recording, mixing, and mastering. While he is well versed in modern recording equipment and Pro Tools, Marc prefers to capture sounds with analog tape machines and vintage consoles. In addition to studio work, he has also recorded music in unique locations around the country, including old barns, off-grid adobe buildings, outdoors in the desert, historic churches, and Carnegie Hall.
Marc has worked across a wide range of genres, including rock, jazz, soul, country, electronica, folk, experimental, world, and pop. He has also worked on children's music and audio books. Other projects Marc has been involved in include music featured in film and tv.
Marc studied audio engineering in Cleveland before completing an internship at Blackbird Studio in Nashville. He then spent the first decade of his career engineering at studios in Nashville, TN. Over the course of his career, he has also recorded in New York, New Orleans, Tokyo, Malibu, and Santa Fe. His past studio collaborations have included Jon Batiste, Danger Mouse, Patrick Carney, T-Bone Burnett, Robin Eaton, and Calvin Johnson.
A multi-instrumentalist, he is associated with several experimental musical projects including Disco Dial, Cat Cult, and his solo instrumental work. He primarily plays drums, bass, percussion, guitar, and organ.
Marc is involved in music advocacy through the Recording Academy. This work includes collaborating with state and federal lawmakers, attorneys, and musicians on important issues facing the music industry. This advocacy work also consists of efforts to push bills through legislation that will create meaningful change for musicians.
In 2023 Marc was appointed to the New Mexico Music Commission by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. In this role, he advocates for funding and resources for the music industry in the state of New Mexico.
Photo Credit: Wendy Recording Session/jvc/victor studio