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Clay Blair, originally from Asheville, North Carolina, is a recording engineer and producer based in Los Angeles. Clay attended college at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in recording. His love of music started at age 11 with a series of recording sessions held in his home and continued to evolve when he started working at Altamont Recording in Asheville while he was on college break. There, he worked with producer David McConnell (Elliott Smith’s “From a Basement on a Hill,” Lou Barlow, Doug Gillard, Josie Cotton).
He then began working with Gary Jules at his home studio. They first worked on a soundtrack and then on Gary’s next record. He also recorded and mixed a Donovan Frankenreiter record that Gary produced. Clay also worked at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville for various projects and still prefers the studio when he goes back to the east coast to do work.
In 2009 Clay began working in LA and moved here in 2010, upon which he founded Boulevard Recording. At Boulevard Recording, he has been a mix engineer with Steve Lillywhite, mixing a single off of the last Thirty Seconds to Mars release and remixing “Peace and Love” by The Pogues.
Also being an engineer for Bob Rock, Jim James, The Cult, Joshua Radin, The Romantics, Plan B, Richard Thompson, Ben Ottewell, Ian Ball, Joe Purdy, Brian Wright, Sara Bareilles, Elizabeth and the Catapult, and Jim Bianco, to name a few.
Clay’s passion is making records and engineering as well as keeping the history of this classic room alive.

Maria Salas is an L.A. native and has been working in the music industry for six years. She has experience in business management, music publishing, consumer research, marketing, and studio management. Before working as the Studio Manager at Boulevard, she worked at Universal Music Group for 3 years analyzing and helping shape artist campaigns and releases. She has worked on marketing campaigns for No Doubt, Lady Gaga, Soundgarden and analyzed the Country and EDM music genre markets. Extensive music branding is one of her specialties and she is a lover of all things social media.

Omar Yakar graduated from SAE Institute in 2013 in Los Angeles. Omar is our resident beekeeper but most importantly he keeps things afloat here on an audio level and also when we get flooded. And when it comes to ladies, he’s very good at making them feel at home here in the studio. He’s even gone as far as letting them draw on him with sharpies. But those were the old days. You may have to call ahead to request him as an easel for your session.

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