Chuck Ainlay / Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler

“The R88’s got such a great stereo image without a hole in the middle, it just seems like its full all the way across and vibrant and lively sounding.”

– Chuck Ainlay


Chuck Ainlay is a Nashville, TN based engineer who is best known for his collaboration with Mark Knopfler and his various projects, including the Dire Straits. Chuck has also worked with Miranda Lambert, Peter Frampton, George Strait, Lionel Richie, and many more.
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Engineer John Cuniberti aims to capture a band in one take, without edits or overdubs, but sound as balanced as a conventional multi-track recording.

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