Lenise Bent has enjoyed a long career as an audio engineer and producer, honing her skills on many iconic records including “Aja” by Steely Dan and “Breakfast in America” by Supertramp. She is the first female engineer to receive a platinum album for Blondie’s “AutoAmerican” album which includes the very first hit rap song with music, “Rapture”. Lenise is also a post-production audio professional, specializing in recording and editing foley sound effects for many films and animated series and has traveled the world for Dreamworks supervising the foreign dialogue recording and producing the vocals for such animated features as “Shrek”, “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron” and “Shrek 2”. She also archives and repairs audio, instructs, consults and holds workshops for audio students and singer/songwriters. She is a long-standing member of many audio organizations including the Audio Engineering Society, SoundGirls, and the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy. Though mostly working in digital recording formats, Lenise recently produced and engineered an all-analog recording with blues/rock/Indy band Primal Kings, recording to 2” tape, mixing to 1⁄2” and cut to vinyl from tape. A “triple A" legacy quality production, recorded and mixed completely out of the box. To know more about Lenise Bent, visit lenisebent.com.
Even if she hadn't broken new ground for women in pro audio, Lenise Bent would have an amazing career, with a discography that includes Steelydan, Blondie, and Supertramp, just to name a few. She's got great stories, and no one tells them better than she can.
Episode 8b: Legendary Producer and Engineer Lenise Bent, Part 2
Ready to Record
On today's episode of Ready to Record, we have engineer and producer Lenise Bent on the program. Continuing from our conversation last week, Lenise talks about everything from go-to signal chains to stories of working with Blondie, Supertramp, and Steely Dan. On today's Gear Talk, we talk about what it means to have quality equipment, and on today's Music from Blue Girl, we feature a song from Dave Ridnell and a song from DangerAte.Find Lenise hereFind Blue Girl Productions hereThis show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 8a: Legendary Producer and Engineer Lenise Bent, Part 1
Ready to Record
On today's episode of Ready to Record, we have engineer and producer Lenise Bent on the program. We take a deep dive into everything from her recording process, all the way to her work on Supertramp's Breakfast in America. In addition, we set up for some further conversation on Part 2 of the episode, coming to you next week.Find Lenise hereFind Blue Girl Productions hereThis show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WCA #259 with Lenise Bent - The smell of tubes, Leon Russel's studio, Roger Nichols, Mike Chapman, Cancer, Networking and Diversification
Working Class Audio
Lenise Bent is an American audio engineer who has worked in both the music and film industry. She was one of a handful of women working in the Hollywood recording studio business in a technical role during the 1970s, and was the first woman to receive an RIAA Platinum album for her engineering of AutoAmerican by Blondie.In this episode we discuss: The smell of tubes Leon Russel's studio Surviving as an assistant Working with Mike Chapman Working with Roger Nichols Cancer Working in post-production Networking Diversification Links and Show Notes: Lenise on Instagram: @lenisebent Lenise On Facebook: https://bit.ly/2DDocSZ NARAS: Woman's Audio Mission: Support WCA - Go Ad Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/ Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/ Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP Credits: Guest: Lenise Bent Host: Matt Boudreau WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell Announcer: Chuck Smith Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau Additional Music: The License Lab
Lenise Bent became Michael Chapman’s Engineer, recorded and mixed Blondie’s masterpiece ‘Autoamerican’ containing ‘Rapture’ which is recognised, rightly so, as a revolutionary track where Debbie Harry rapped and name checked groundbreaking Hip-Hop pioneers Fab 5 Freddy and Grandmaster Flash. Bringing a whole genre to the attention of many more people worldwide. Mentored by luminaries and being not only one of the first female engineers in Los Angeles, she is one of the best ever!
WCA #257 with Music Expo - Warren Huart, Lenise Bent, Michael James, Starita, Emiliano Caballero
Working Class Audio
Music Expo San Francisco 2019 took place at the SAE institute in Emeryville, California on November 9th and 10th. It featured a wide array of panels and discussions. The Producers and Engineers panel was the Keynote panel held on the 10th. Enjoy. -MattFor more info on Music Expo: https://musicexpo.co/In this episode we discuss: Producing Points Survival Mental Health Success Building a career Thinking Globally Persistence Links and Show Notes: Music Expo: https://musicexpo.co/sanfrancisco Warren Huart: https://warrenhuart.com/ Lenise Bent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenise_Bent Michael James: http://michaeljamesproducer.com/ Starita: http://www.staritamusic.com/ Emiliano Caballero: https://www.emilianocaballero.com/ Support WCA - Go Ad Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/ Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/ Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP Credits: Guests: Warren Huart, Lenise Bent, Michael James, Starita, Emiliano Caballero Host: Matt Boudreau WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell Announcer: Chuck Smith Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau Additional Music: The License Lab
LENISE BENT - Follow Your Bliss, Get Better & Be Prepared
StrongWriter on the Radio
Today I had the true pleasure of introducing you to a friend of mine who is a sound recording hero with a legion of technical skills. LENISE BENT is a professional engineer/mixer/editor and producer whose diverse skill set includes foreign dubbing and Foley for film. She is also an archivist, instructor, and consultant to musicians and songwriters. Lenise was so gracious to spend about an hour and a half of her time gracing my program with her experience and stories. Her heyday at the legendary Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles from 1976 - 1981 is the focus of a lot of our conversation. She was fortunate to be hired with three other female assistant engineers to become the first team of women in the studio. Lenise goes into detail about the famous album projects in which she got to play a key role. She worked on albums for Steely Dan, Supertramp, Blondie, the Knack, Jean-Luc Ponty, Suzi Quatro, Frank Zappa and Fleetwood Mac... and so many more. There is more to the story of Lenise Bent, and you'll enjoy hearing it from the woman herself!http://www.studioexpresso.com/profiles/LeniseBent.htm
EP 06 - Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends: Lenise Bent
Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends
Episode 6 is a deep dig with the pioneering engineer and producer Lenise Bent.Lenise comes form a family in love with music. She was one of very few women in the technical field of audio engineering in the 1970's. First hired at L.A.'s Village Recorders, along with three other women, by Spam scion, George A. (Geordie) Hormell II, who thought women would make superior engineers, Lenise is the sole survivor from that initial hire. She has had a long career in both music and film.She bagan at Village Recorders climbing up the ladder of responsibilities and then her first legendary record she worked on was the seminal Steely Dan album 'Aja' and things just snowballed from there. Throughout the late 70's and 80's she worked on albums by Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, Blondie and many more.In the 90's her career took a different turn as she went into film and television audio post production for Disney, Dreamwork and many other studio sound departments.Now she does it all, music and movies! Engineering and producing! She also is very involved in helping other women make an impact in the business by supporting the Women in Music and SoundGirls organizations. She also has been an active board member and educator at the Audio Engineering Society and is very passionate about audio restoration and preservation.More on Lenise here:https://www.facebook.com/lenise.benthttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm0072710 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices