Chad Howat's personal and creative approach to producing and mixing has been discovered and employed by a wide array of artists, filmmakers and record labels for over a decade.
Howat's ability to marry artistic vision and experimentation with technical execution has made him a go-to collaborator for artists such as Paramore, John Mark McMillan, Kye Kye, Anberlin, and Brooke Waggoner. “I believe in knowing the rules to break them more effectively. I get bored easily and am constantly looking for those sacred surprises.”
Unfettered by any boundaries of style, Howat focuses on intent and execution, allowing him to seamlessly get involved with a myriad of musical projects. “My role then consists of identifying and exposing the happy accidents that supersede what an artist could have consciously conjured up, while creating an environment to do so.”
“I’m obsessive by default. For a long time that plagued me, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve made it work for me. The upside is that I’ve spent countless hours studying, researching and experimenting. I study the music that has stood the test of time.”
Jacquire King, an early mentor, encouraged him to attend the renowned Recording Workshop, in Chillicothe, Ohio. After graduating, Howat moved back to Nashville and proceeded to make albums for both major labels and independent artists.