Producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Virtue has been a highlight in the rock world since getting his start in the early 90s, and his since gone on to work on an eclectic set of projects. A Southern California native, he began working in studios soon after graduating high school, quickly building his reputation as an engineer. Virtue’s first break came when 30 Seconds to Mars tapped him to co-produce their self-titled album alongside legendary producer Bob Ezrin, whose schedule didn’t allow him to commit to the project full time. The pairing proved successful, and Virtue went on to produce, engineer, and mix for Jane’s Addiction’s 2003 album, Strays (Capitol), under the mentorship of Ezrin. Following his work with Jane’s Addiction, Rick Rubin called on Virtue to engineer Audioslave’s number one album Out of Exile (Interscope).
Since then Virtue has established a prolific career. He continued to work with 30 Seconds to Mars and received vocal production, engineering, and mixing credit on 2005’s A Beautiful Lie (Immortal), as well as engineering and mixing credit on 2009’s This Is War (Virgin Records). The success of Virtue’s work has led to an industrious and project-filled four years following on from 2009, with notable credits including Puddle of Mudd, Taylor Swift, Chevelle, Deftones, and All That Remains. Most recently, Virtue produced, engineered, and mixed Hawthorne Heights’ Zero (Red River Entertainment), and mixed and contributed additional production to The Weeks’ Dear Bo Jackson (Serpents and Snakes), both released in 2013. He is currently in the studio producing and mixing the forthcoming album from Finch (Razor & Tie).