Duran Duran Wiki
Advertisement
Mark Wark
Background information
Occupation Mastering engineer
Years active 1970s-present
Associated acts Diana Ross
Duran Duran
The Tubes
Elton John
Mastering Engineer

Chris Bellman is a mastering engineer, whose work has included Duran Duran's Live from London DVD.

Biography[]

Chris began his interest in audiophile at an early age, as he developed an appreciation for music and theatre through classical piano. Listening to many records stimulated his interest in the recording process and soon was listening to as many different genres of music as possible. His musical journey continued in college with a dual major in music and electronics.

After college, Chris was lucky enough to land a job with a small independent mastering studio (Allen Zentz) that had plans to build a recording studio. It took almost a year to build the recording studio and in the meantime he became involved with the mastering side of the business as a second engineer. By the time the studio was complete he had a small set of clients that would request him for their mastering projects. Gaining a small but growing reputation for mastering proved to be a deciding factor in his staying in mastering. During his 10 years there he mastered projects for many major artists such as Diana Ross, Rick James, Lamont Dozier and other Motown and Casablanca acts.

In 1984 Chris joined the newly formed Bernie Grundman Mastering studios, which allowed him the opportunity of working with even more artists, such as Neil Young, Allan Holdsworth, Yanni, Carole King, Duran Duran, Van Halen and Elton John.

Chris has shared Grammy awards with such notables as Alanis Morissette and Joan Sebastian. He has been invited to guest lecture for many colleges, including UCLA, USC and Chico State University.

A selection of Chris Bellman's mastering work[]

Links[]

Advertisement