Ken Caillat

Ken Caillat

Mr. Caillat is known in the industry for being capable of accomplishing a goal in a timely manner and within budget. He is also a highly disciplined and effective leader who has the uncanny ability to bring production teams through the pressure of a production schedule with grace, dedication and enthusiasm. It wouldn't be overstating the issue to call legendary recording engineer Ken Caillat both a Renaissance man and an entrepreneur. In addition to production, he has been a director, studio engineer, a musician, and even a business man, co-founding several companies that have been invaluable to the enhancement of the way we experience music and audio. Mr. Caillat also holds a BSC from the University of Santa Clara and has been an active member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) for 27 years.

Throughout his career, Mr. Caillat’s record production and engineering efforts have earned him numerous GRAMMY® nominations and include an Album of the Year GRAMMY and Best Engineered Album GRAMMY Nomination for Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, the third largest selling album of all time. His recordings have sold over 50 million copies and include such stars as Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson to name a few. Furthermore, in 1979, Ken designed and built Studio ‘D’ at the Village Recorder, a million dollar studio, and recorded Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk there.

Always trying to push technical innovation in the business, Mr. Caillat co-founded Highway One Media Entertainment, dedicated to create CD-ROMs for the new interactive computer media market. Highway One’s clients included Microsoft, Apple, and Warner Records and created over 200 hit CD-ROMs, of which Ken Caillat was the Executive Producer and Director of over 150, including “Virtual Graceland” an interactive look at Elvis Presley and the Classical Music for Dummies series, “Bonnie Raitt”, and “Yes”.

From 1997 to 2002, Ken founded and was heavily involved in the 5.1 Entertainment Group and Immergent Records where he was president of its production services division. With the dawning of DVD Audio, Mr. Caillat formed 5.1 Entertainment Group and committed resources to the development of DVD based six-channel music. This foresight, together with a proven track record of excellence, enabled 5.1 Entertainment to position itself at the forefront of the DVD revolution. While at 5.1, Ken Caillat helped design and build the first two fully digital state of the art 96k/24 bit 5.1 Production studios in the United States and has mixed over 200 songs in 96k/24bit 5.1 six channel music from original multi-track sources including Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Herbie Hancock, Alice Cooper. To date, 5.1 Entertainment has 500 DVD Audio/Video tiles in the market place.

In 2006, Ken Caillat worked to develop and promote his daughter, Colbie Caillat’s singing career and became Executive Producer, co-producer, co-mixer for his daughter, Platinum selling album, Coco for UMG Music and is currently set to begin producing his daughter Colbie’s second album.

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