Owner, Chief Engineer
Harold LaRue is a mastering engineer and educator with over thirty years of audio production and technical training experience. He is the Owner and Chief Engineer of Harold LaRue Mastering, which relocated from Seattle, Washington to Louisville, Kentucky in 2018.
Recent clients include Macy Gray and Mack Avenue Records label-mate, R&B legend, Jeffrey Osborne, whose return to the Billboard charts was featured in Rolling Stone magazine (November 2018):
As an educator, Harold has designed and presented studio production, audio mastering, and technical troubleshooting curricula at several universities and music production schools, including:
Seattle Recording Arts (seattlerecordingarts.com)
Academy of Contemporary Music, University of Central Oklahoma (acm.uco.edu)
His passion for both music and technology developed in the 1980’s, building/playing electronic drums and running a music production facility near Detroit, while studying for a computer science degree.
Harold’s experience extends beyond the studio and classroom to the stage with decades of sound design/mixing for live music, theater, and film productions. He has further combined these skills to design studios and live music venues in the US and abroad, notably Danilo’s Jazz Club (Casco Viejo, Panama) for Danilo Pérez (Wayne Shorter Quartet, Panama 500):
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
Recording Academy (Grammys)
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)