Photo: Matt Johnson
My name is Anne
I am the Head Engineer/Producer at La La Land Sound in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm originally from Montreal, Canada, and got my musical start playing drums at 15, eventually touring internationally with electronic act TR/ST after years of national tours with Canadian acts.
These days, I spend most of my time in the studio, recording, mixing and producing and sharing the magic of record making with artists like Murder By Death, Bonnie Prince Billy, GRLwood, Joan Shelley, Strand of Oaks, By the Grace of God, and Rachel Grimes. I've also worked on albums by Ray Lamontagne, Jake Shears, Emma Ruth Rundle and White Reaper. I’ve had incredible opportunities to also work alongside producers Kevin Ratterman, Jim James and Glyn Johns.
My production style has been called organic and intimate and I specialize in creating punchy and warm drum sounds and love the energy of musicians making albums while sharing the same space.
I've recorded, mixed and/or produced more than 100 records in my career with records gathering reviews in publications such as Rolling Stone, Nylon, Billboard, NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, Kerrang, AVClub, Magnet and most major music publications.
I love working with artists on all styles of music: rock, country, experimental, contemporary, classical and everything in between. I’m always excited to help musicians craft and share their vision, whether they are new or established acts.
For more information, check out my interview in TapeOp.
I've recorded with Anne for about five years, having done our record The Other Shore, a covers album, and a Christmas record together. Whatever the project is, Anne gets great sounds, makes the job fun and easy, and is a pleasure to work and hang out with. We have recorded all over the country with many producers and high quality studios and now we consider Anne our go-to engineer and La La Land our homebase.
Adam Turla, Murder By Death
I just love working with Anne Gauthier! She has excellent ears and skills, endless patience and flexibility, and a kind approach for helping musicians to be at ease and give their best through the entire recording process.
Rachel Grimes, Composer
We've made 2 records at La La and are currently planning a return for our 3rd. In Anne and LaLaLand we trust -
As a sound engineer, Anne Gauthier is the best as what she does that I’ve encountered. She works fast with A+ results and is a clear communicator. The studio is top quality and is built well for socially distanced recording. With Anne at the board and that live room, you can get what you need quickly and enjoy doing it. I couldn’t recommend her or the studio any higher.