JAMES PEOPLE
DENNIS WEINREICH
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Originally from Los Angeles, Dennis Weinreich’s interest in audio stretches back to his earliest years while still in school. His home studio was a regular haunt for the booming mid 1960’s Southern Californian surf music scene. He was lucky enough to be taken under the wing of a number of local recording engineers who heard and were impressed by the work being produced out of that Orange County garage. This led to dates at United Western and Wally Heiders, as well as work in Film and TV. In 1970 he was juggling University and working at Stephen Bosustow Film Productions where he shot, edited and created sound effects for the Oscar© winning short ‘Is It always Right to be Right’ with Orson Welles. In that period he was also working as part of the team at The Village Recorder, still one of the hottest studios in Los Angeles. (Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Sly Stone, Miles Davis, The Stones, Fleetwood Mac)

He arrived in London in September of 1971 to work on the animated series ‘The Jackson 5’ for what he thought would be six weeks. He’s still here.

Finally making the commitment to music over film at Scorpio Sound, Dennis spent the 70’s and 80’s as a music engineer and producer working with artists as diverse as Jeff Beck, The Walker Brothers, Queen, Supertramp, Wham, The Real Thing, Talk Talk, Jack Bruce, Jon Anderson, Mick Taylor, Hummingbird, and many more. He also bridged the gap between Music and Film, working on film scores for composers Michael Kamen, Richard Thompson, Rachel Portman, Debbie Wiseman, Del Newman and others.

In 1983 he established Videosonics to make creative technology used in the music world available to the emerging independent television sector. By the mid 1990’s, under his creative direction, Videosonics had become one of the largest film and TV sound facilities outside the United States.

He took on the Chair of JAMES from Phil Harding in early 2015.