Brad Haehnel has had a long and successful career in the music business. He started out as an assistant engineer in 1986 in Toronto at Manta Sound, the preeminent recording studio in Canada. Working his way up through the ranks, he started engineering and mixing various projects. The large studio had orchestral and pop rooms working with pop, film, commercial and television clients.
As his career grew, so did the work of his clients. His first major feature film, The Ice Storm (1997) became a benchmark score and went on to jettison his career and the careers of film composer Mychael Danna and director, Ang Lee. After a few years of commuting to Los Angeles from Toronto, Brad moved to LA to continue his burgeoning career.
In LA, Brad has worked within the pop and film world simultaneously; from his Grammy award-winning work with pop artist Nelly Furtado to his Oscar-award winning music mixes on Life of Pi. He has worked with most of the top film composers in Los Angeles and many pop artists as well. With over 150 films to his credit, he has most recently, worked on The Lego Movie, Ninjango, The Greatest Showman, Storks, Pete’s Dragon.
Brad has built a reputation on his unique style and meticulous work ethic. As the founder of Noise Alchemy Studio based in Hollywood, Brad spends his off time developing independent artists and focusing on new recording methodology and interesting studio construction and technique.
Noise Alchemy is the studio of recording engineer, Brad Haehnel.
Located on sunny Hollywood Blvd. between Vine and Highland, the studio welcomes professional musicians, cool cats and wack-jobs. Founded through a fun collaborative music club – Brad Haehnel’s Magic Mondays – Noise Alchemy has evolved from a group of friends making music in a studio on a Monday into a full-fledged company looking to make music with interesting characters. The studio is outfitted with a multiplicity of gear and functions enabling mixing in 5.1 for major motion pictures and small band recording as well. Noise Alchemy functionally serves as a diverse recording space that can change at the drop of a hat.