Michael Duncan is a record producer, mixer, and engineer based in New York City.
I began my career as an intern at Headgear Recording, a studio frequented by bands like TV on the Radio, The Hold Steady, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The National. Shortly thereafter, I went on to assist a string of producers and engineers—beginning with Dan Romer, followed by John Siket, and later Andrew Maury—who all strengthened my passion for music production.
A few of the artists that I’ve worked with include Ra Ra Riot, Atlas Genius, High Highs, Penguin Prison, Lewis Del Mar, Kisses, Cruisr, Static Jacks, RAC, Strange Names, Ian Axel and Chad King (of A Great Big World), Jenny Owen Youngs, Spencer Ludwig, Farah Siraj, Born Cages, Andy Suzuki & The Method, Diaz, Girls Who Care, Chris Ayer, Lelia Broussard, Paper Lions, Scavenger Hunt, Joshua Winstead (of Metric), Glass Tactics, Nate Walker, Hot Dad, Flor, The Just, Gaby Alter, Tomy Lobo, Saint Blonde, and many more.
I’ve written, recorded, and/or mixed music that has appeared in numerous television shows, such as Shameless, Nurse Jackie, Broad City, Faking It, Nashville, Teen Mom 2, Finding Carter, and One Tree Hill.
For over a decade, I worked at United Stations Radio Networks (co-founded by the late Dick Clark) holding a few positions, including audio archivist and assistant broadcast engineer. Some of the highlights were engineering Nights with Alice Cooper during the holidays, helping put together Alice Cooper’s Vintage Vault podcast, archiving thousands of interviews with world-renowned musicians, and attending tons of amazing concerts.
In my previous life, I ran a website where my team and I interviewed hundreds of bands—everyone from rock legends like The Doors, Thin Lizzy, and The Yardbirds to metal giants like Cannibal Corpse, The Devil Wears Prada, and Opeth. I also used to write snappy articles about random things on the internet for The A.V. Club.
You can still occasionally find my byline in a couple of publications, such as SonicScoop, where I used to moonlight as tech editor. A small list of acclaimed producers and engineers I’ve chatted with include Daniel Lanois, Ryan Freeland, Bruce Sugar, Stephen Marsh, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
I was awarded the Ed Cherney Scholarship from Berklee while completing a multi-course certificate in 2022. I had the chance to study under a number of brilliant people, including orchestrator George Oldziey and composer Patrick Kirst.
Drop a line — email@example.com — if you’d like to chat about a project.