Tom McCauley

Mixer • Engineer • Producer • Musician
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The Java Jazz Festival

Jakarta, Indonesia

The challenges of mixing live tracks…

The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival is one of the largest Jazz festivals in the world. The 3-day annual event features more than 1000 musicians from around the world performing on 11 stages. Although it is billed as a Jazz festival, recent lineups have included many top artists in Pop music such as Sting, Christina Perri, Ne-Yo, Jessie J, John Legend, and more.

For over a decade, Tom has been the primary post-production mixer for their series of concert videos, mixing well over 100 shows for DVD and digital release. In conjunction with Java’s outstanding video production team, Tom works from his Los Angeles base, mixing as many as 100 tracks of audio to picture.

“Mixing live concerts, I encounter many challenges not seen in the controlled studio environment. From noisy stages to microphone failures to performance problems, any number of things can go wrong. It’s my job to repair as much as possible, so I have developed a vast arsenal of creative solutions to bring near-studio quality to the mix, while maintaining the energy and excitement of a live show.”

With Christina Perri, George Duke, Kenny Lattimore, Jessie J, Mayer Hawthorne, Dave Koz Summer Horns, Fourplay, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Natalie Cole, Caroline Campbell & Chris Botti, Ivan Lins, Erykah Badu, India Arie, John Legend, Chaka Khan, Rufus.

The Java Jazz Festival

Jakarta, Indonesia

The challenges of mixing live tracks…

The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival is one of the largest Jazz festivals in the world. The 3-day annual event features more than 1000 musicians from around the world performing on 11 stages. Although it is billed as a Jazz festival, recent lineups have included many top artists in Pop music such as Sting, Christina Perri, Ne-Yo, Jessie J, John Legend, and more.

For over a decade, Tom has been the primary post-production mixer for their series of concert videos, mixing well over 100 shows for DVD and digital release. In conjunction with Java’s outstanding video production team, Tom works from his Los Angeles base, mixing as many as 100 tracks of audio to picture.

“Mixing live concerts, I encounter many challenges not seen in the controlled studio environment. From noisy stages to microphone failures to performance problems, any number of things can go wrong. It’s my job to repair as much as possible, so I have developed a vast arsenal of creative solutions to bring near-studio quality to the mix, while maintaining the energy and excitement of a live show.”

With Christina Perri, George Duke, Kenny Lattimore, Jessie J, Mayer Hawthorne, Dave Koz Summer Horns, Fourplay, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Natalie Cole, Caroline Campbell & Chris Botti, Ivan Lins, Erykah Badu, India Arie, John Legend, Chaka Khan, Rufus.

2020

    Bob James Trio

    Ardhito Pramono

    Yuni Shara

2018

    Lee Ritenour

    Daniel Caesar

    Larry Carlton

    Ivan Lins/NY Voices

    Dionne Warwick

    Paulinho Garcia

    Dr. Lonnie Smith

    Kirk Whalum

2017

    Naughty By Nature

    Ne-Yo

    Anthony Strong

    Morgan James

    Bebel Gilberto

    Iwan Fals

    Arturo Sandoval

    Diri Sugandi Jazz Orch

    Larry Coryell

    Dwiki Darmawan

    Tokyo Spa Orchestra

    Bad Bad Not Good

    Candy Dulfer

    Boney James

    Chris Botti & Sting

    Patti Austin

    Level 42

    Robin Thicke

    David Foster

2016

    Courtney Pine

    Richard Bona

    Warren Hill

    Alain Caron

    Wayne Krantz

2015

    Jessie J

    Christina Perri

    Incognito/Chaka Kahn

    Chris Botti

    Bobby McFerrin

    Kenny Lattimore

    Afghan

    Harvey Mason

    3 Divas

    Ruth Sahanaya

    Dirty Loops

    Snarky Puppy

    India Arie

    Krakatau Reunion

2014

    Koz Summer Horns

    Natalie Cole

    Monday Michiru

    Miles Smiles

    Marcus Miller

    Spyro Gyra

    Roberta Gambarini

    Clarke / Duke

    Chucho Valdes

    Kaori Kobayashi

    Earl Klugh

2013

    Poncho Sanchez

    God Bless

    Twilite Orch

    Trijntje Oosterhuis

    Garfield / Albright

    Chris Standring

    Medeski, Martin, Wood

    Mayer Hawthorne

    Mama’s Gun

    Sheila E

    Robert Randolph

    Bobby Caldwell

    Herbie Hancock

    David Sanborn

    Pat Metheny

    George Duke/Al Jarreau

    Erykah Badu

    Dave Koz

2012

    Hendrik Meurkens

2011

    George Duke All-Stars

    Joey DeFrancesco Trio

    Maurice Brown Effect

    Jeff Lorber

    Kirk Whalum’s Gospel

    Brian Culbertson

    George Benson Hits

    Santana

    Bobby Caldwell

    Fourplay

    George Benson/Nat King Cole

    Rufus

2010

    Toni Braxton

    John Legend

    Jane Monheit

    George Duke Trio

    Brecker / Evans

    Roy Hargrove Quintet

    Luther Vandross Trib

    Garfield / Ligertwood

    Soil & Pimp Session

    Ivan Lins

    Dianne Reeves

    Latin Funk Encounter

    Dwiki

2009

    Renee Olstead 2

    Ron King Quartet

    Manhattan Transfer

    Najee & Jeff Lorber

    Renee Olstead 1

    Babyface

2008

    Raul Midon

    Kurt Elling

    Gary Anthony/Ron King

    Jody Watley

    Joe Sample/Crusaders

    Jeff Lorber/Eric Darius