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Paul Figueroa
American sound engineer

Paul Figueroa

Paul Figueroa
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Birth Los Angeles, USA
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Paul Figueroa (born in Los Angeles) is an American musician and sound engineer. Since 2001, he has been permanently associated with Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. As an assistant sound engineer, he has collaborated with Joe Barresi and Matt Hyde, among others. In 2014, he was nominated for Grammy in "Best Engineered Album Non Classical" category for "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" album by Alice in Chains.


Paul Figueroa was born and raised in Los Angeles. His parents ran the famous Jazz Club Donte.

As a teenager he played in local bands then studied music at Pasadena City College and Dick Grove School Of Music. In 1994, he was one of the founders of the punk band Amen, with which he recorded two studio albums. In 2001, he left Amen to join the band Bluebird, with whom he made six albums.

Towards the end of 2001, Figueroa became a sound engineer at the famous Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. At Sound City, he had the opportunity to work with such acclaimed musicians and groups as Joe Barresi, Matt Hyde, Don Smith, Matt Wallace, David Bianco, George Drakoulias, Greg Fidelman, The Exies, Stone Sour, Trivium, Deftones, and Evanescence among many others. During that time he worked on albums by Ry Cooder, Robert Cray, and the legendary Johnny Cash.

He has since collaborated on records by Deftones, Coheed and Cambria, Trivium, and the critically acclaimed Ghost B.C's 2013 album, Infestissumam. In 2014, he received a Grammy Nomination in "Best Engineered Album Non Classical" category for Alice in Chains' The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Most recently, he engineered Alice in Chains' latest album Ranier Fog, which was released on August 24, 2018.

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