Michael Tarsia’s studio experience began at the age of four when he watched his father Joe engineer at a small neighborhood studio and then at Philadelphia’s Cameo Parkway Records.
By the time his father was building his own studio Michael was by his side stripping wires, assembling components and running for coffee. It wasn’t long after that Michael was assisting on sessions for the likes of Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
By the early 80’s he was sitting behind the console engineering his own sessions. Michael’s engineering career had begun in earnest. Working with a wide variety of talented clients and artists from P.P. Arnold to the Yellow Jackets, Michael quickly earned a number of gold and platinum record awards.
In 1990 Mike received his first Grammy® recognition for his work on Patti Labelle’s Grammy® winning album, Burnin’. Clients gave him the nickname Mike “The Mix” Tarsia, a well-deserved byproduct of his passion for the highest quality production. His achievements as a music mixer soon led him to motion pictures working on the soundtracks of Beverly Hills Cops, Coming To America and Booty Call, among others.
Active in the music community, Mike helped to organize and was elected to serve on the first Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Branch of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences® (NARAS®) as well becoming the first SPARS [Society Of Professional Audio Recording Services] President to be elected to serve 2 terms.