Dusty’s Corner

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In his thirty-five years in the music business, Dusty Wakeman has worn a lot of hats – producer, engineer, musician, and owner/manager of Los Angeles based Mad Dog Studios. His work with Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams, Roy Orbison, Michelle Shocked, Buck Owens and many other artists has helped generate a number of multi-platinum and Grammy-winning records. Growing up in Texas, Dusty developed a love of the whole process of making music, from touring in groups to engineering records and designing his own studios. After moving to Los Angeles in 1977 to pursue a career as a bass player, he took a “temporary” gig at West L.A. Music, where he became store manager and stayed for three years. In 1980 he founded Mad Dog Studios, which he owned and operated for 28 years. Dusty serves as President of Mojave Audio.

Writings by Dusty

12 Years Of Recording Dwight Yoakam by Dusty Wakeman (EQ Magazine)

Quotes by Dusty

Studio bass masters: session tips & techniques from top bass players By Keith Rosiér

Dusty in the Rags

Sweet & Low By Maureen Droney (Electronic Musician Magazine)

Dusty Wakeman – On Getting A Good Bass Sound In The Studio (Bass Player)