Pete Smith

Studio Engineering Lecturer

Pete teaches Studio Engineering as part of the Music Production course at BIMM Music Institute Berlin. He has been involved in the music industry for the past 30 years. He started his career in 1979 as an engineer at Utopia Studios, working with such acts as The Boomtown Rats, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Joan Armatrading, Sheryl Crow, Alex Harvey, Spandau Ballet, Doll By Doll, Van Morrison, Light of the World, Central Line, Duran Duran, Landscape, Orange Juice, and many more.

He developed a working relationship with Sting during demo recordings for the ‘Synchronicity’ album, and was invited to mix the ‘Live in Atlanta’ video for The Police. In the mid 80s, he undertook the role of producer on Sting’s Grammy-nominated debut solo record ‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles’ and later won a Grammy for the live recording of the same album. Recent successes have included working with Randy Crawford and German singer Sasha, as well as Danish musicians Anna Faroe and Dicte.

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