For more than 25 years Chuck Ainlay has been one of the most demanded sound engineers in the American music scene, having worked with the world’s top artists and producers. His success in the American country-scene lead to several Grammy awards as well as the ‚engineer of the year’ title in 1996 and 1997, the ‚engineer with the most top 10 hits’ in 1998 and TEC awards nominations in 1999 and 2000. His close cooperation with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler resulted in two successful Dire Straits albums, and later he was responsible for the music production for two successful motion pictures ‚Wag the Dog’ and ‚Metroland’.
Chuck Ainlay is responsible for the first full digital production in Nashville, also being a Surround pioneer for the Vince Gill album ‚Lonesome Sound’ and the remix of Peter Frampton’s ‚Frampton Comes Alive’. In 1999 Chuck Ainlay became a partner in the Sound Stage Studios, founding a top surround studio there called the ‚Back Stage Studio’.