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Richard Connor - Record Producer

Richard Connor is record producer of American Zen

I enjoy making music.

I enjoy writing music.

I enjoy performing music.

I enjoy recording music.

I enjoy editing the music.

I enjoy shaping the music.

I enjoy packaging the music.

I enjoy starting over again.

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My first recording engineering job was Bonita Recording Studio, Bonita, CA. 1974.

I got famous for remodeling the Bonita Studio control room in 1975 and studios in Los Angeles started calling me. So I moved to Venice, California, in 1978 to remodel The Beach Boys Studio which had been purchased by Hank Cicalo and Tom Scott.

I was on staff at The Village Recorder from 1979 to 1981. They farmed me out to artists like Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, and other artists who used me to build them recording studios, video editing rooms, and rehearsal rooms in their homes and mansions.

By 1984 I was producing demos of L.A. rock bands and producing my soundtrack to a movie, and performing in my rock opera, COYOTE IN A GRAVEYARD, and then I started UCLA Film School in 1985.

From 1980 to 1990, I hired recording engineers whenever possible, so I could be the artist and record producer. I didn't become my own recording engineer until I moved to Utah and had to relaunch my recording career on 4-track cassette tape with the first two albums by American Zen: LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND and LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER.

I got my own ProTools recording studio in 2002 and recorded my first digital song, "Kung Fu Cowboy," 8-track digital. I included that song, now 32-track, on this recent album, LEVEL 4 = KUNG FU COWBOY Part 1: KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE.

Recording Studios worked at include:
Bonita Recording Studio, Bonita, California
Capitol Records Studios
, Hollywood, California
Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, California
Crimson Sound, Santa Monica, California
Davlen Recording Studios, Burbank, California
Future Disk Systems, Hollywood, California
MCA Whitney Studios, Glendale, California
RCA Records Record Studios, Hollywood, California
Soundlabs, Los Angeles, California
Soundtrax, San Diego, California
Studio 55, Hollywood, California
Studio West, San Diego, California
The Village Recorder, West Los Angeles, California



LEVEL 7 = End of the Line
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Kung Fu Cowboy PART 1
LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy
King Solomon's Temple

by American Zen


cd cover of American Zen's FIrst Album
American Zen's debut album:
LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind
A hippie in Utah


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