About

A native of Southern California, Christian Cummings began his career playing gigs in Hollywood as a teenager, and quickly grew into a veteran touring musician by his early 20s. After obtaining his BA in Communication/New Media in San Diego, Christian pursued a career as a recording engineer, cutting hundreds of projects to both analog tape and earlier Pro Tools systems, as well as holding positions in studio management, artist development, and as a music producer.

Christian teamed up with San Diego recording studio Signature Sound (U2, Blink-182, Switchfoot, The Used), and soon thereafter assisted in a redesign of the A Room console, replacing the aging API Legacy with a custom-designed hybrid API console/work-surface. Since then, the room has hosted recording sessions for names such as Rob Halford (Judas Priest, Halford), Ace Frehley, Producer Mark Endert (Madonna, Fiona Apple, Maroon 5), Ma$e, Florence + The Machine, As I Lay Dying, Awolnation, Nico and Vinz, and even George Takei.

As a musician, Christian’s shared the stage with everyone from the Foo Fighters to Snoop Dogg. Previous band projects include Tailgunner, First Wave Hello, and The Feeling’s Mutual. More recently Christian toured as the drummer for Producer/Mixer/Artist Ken Andrews of the famed alt-rock band Failure. Christian is featured on the live album cut during that time, titled “The Secrets Of The Lost Satellite Tour.”

While much of his time is spent on the west coast, Christian works as a recording engineer and music producer for artists all over the world. Christian has a keen interest in the evolving music experience, with specific attention being paid to the future of entertainment, including Spatial Audio and VR. If his schedule permits, Christian also enjoys the occasional teaching opportunity; He has taught at The Art Institute of California, San Diego, several online lectures, and, more recently lead a discussion on modern mixing at the Live At Heart conference & festival in Sweden.

If you’re interested in speaking with Christian Cummings regarding mixing, producing, artist consulting, studio consulting or artist development, please email info@christiancummings.com or fill out the form on the contact page.

Select recent clients include: Tiësto/Icona Pop, Izabella Summers/Florence + The Machine (Chris Brown Remix), James TW, Avalon Young, Brent Kutzle (One Republic), Cage The Elephant, Vazquez Sounds, Dead Feather Moon, Prayers, Helen Earth Band, Sony Music, Universal, Atlantic, Discovery/Food Networks, Viacom, MTV, VH1.

CHRISTIAN’S PERSONAL STUDIO, THE ISLAND
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The Island, San Diego