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Crew    AJ Tissian - owner/chief engineer​

A.J.'s professional career in the music business as a musician, producer and engineer has, so far, extended across five decades.

Between the years 1982 and 2010 he played bass, drums/percussion, guitar and/or synths/samplers with several Philadelphia and New York based bands.

In 1993 he moved from Philadelphia to NYC and built a recording studio on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, originally used for personal productions but in 1997 he opened it for community use and launched his own sound production company and recording studio, The Wave Lab, NYC.

Between 2000 and 2007 he worked for Atlantic Records as the chief engineer of their New Media studio. There he ran sessions for Atlantic’s a-list artists, engineering and mixing live performances and interviews for radio, television and Internet broadcasts.

In 2000 he expanded and moved the studio to Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Between 2002-2020 AJ was a course instructor at the SAE Institute of Technology. Over his 18 years at SAE A.J. taught almost every course the school offers in their curriculum: Intro To Audio, Basic Signal Flow, Basic Electronics, Microphones, Stereo Microphone Techniques, Effects & Signal Processing, Intro to DAW, Into to MIDI, Basic Music Theory, Music Production, Session Procedures, Advanced Sequencing, the SSL 4000 G+ console, the Audient ASP8024 console, the Yamaha 02R console, the Mackie Analog 8-Bus and DXB consoles, Broadcast Engineering, Loudspeakers & Amplifiers and Live Sound.

He continues to operate The Wave Lab,NYC and teach private audio & music production lessons and workshops through Learn @ The Lab. A.J. is always doing production work, recording, mixing and mastering for many different companies and bands.




Awards & Accolades:

ELLE Man Magazine, Vietnam - #1 Album of the Year, 2022 - Ho Tram Anh, "The Poetry of Streetlights" - link

The PlayStation Magazine - #1 Game of the Year 2021 - Disco Elysium - (link pending)

IGN Top 100 Video Games Of All Time - Ranked #10 - Disco Elysium - 

PC Gamer - #1 Video Game - Top 100 Video Games of 2021 - Disco Elysium - link

Apple App Store Best of 2020 - Mac Game of the Year - Disco Elysium - link

BAFTA Game Awards 2020 - 3x Winner: Best Debut Game, Best Narrative, Best Music - Disco Elysium - link


#1 Billboard Comedy Album Charts: Nov 23rd - Dec 14th 2019 - Randy Rainbow, "Hey Gurl, It's Christmas" - link

#1 iTune's Holiday Charts: Nov 8th - 22nd 2019 - Randy Rainbow, "Hey Gurl, It's Christmas"​

Time Magazine - Top 10 Video Games of the Decade (2010-2020) - Disco Elysium - link

PC Gamer - #1 Game of the Year 2019 - Disco Elysium - link

IGN Awards 2019 - Best PC Game - Disco Elysium - link

VGA Awards 2019 - 4x Winner: Best Role-Playing Game, Best Independent Game, Best Narrative & Fresh Indie Game  - Disco Elysium - link

30th Season Awards 2019 - Album of the Year - Apartment Khunpa - link

Facebook Game of the Year: 2017 - 1979 Revolution: Black Friday - link

Rolling Stone Magazine - Top 25 Songs of 2011, #20 - Xeno & Oaklander, "Sets & Lights" - link

The Wave Lab NYC Recording Studio Williamsburg Brooklyn - AJ Tissian v02.JPG
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