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John Machnik carrying a speaker out of the studio that caught fire while recording a guitar solo for the heavy metal band Anshar.
|Birth name||John Fredrick Machnik|
|Born||February 14, 1968|
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
|Genres||Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk Rock, blues, world music|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, Electrical Engineer|
|Labels||Stand Up! Records, Comedy Central Records, Rhetoric Records|
|Associated acts||Cold, Less Than Jake, Unsane, Space Streakings, Ed Hall, Merl Saunders, Killdozer, Last Crack, Still Life, The Promise Ring|
John F. Machnik (born February 14, 1968) is an American record producer, recording engineer and electrical engineer from Madison, Wisconsin. He was the owner of Sleepless Nights Recording Studios from 1989 to 2001.
In 2000, he started recording comedy for Stand Up! Records including: Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black "White Album", Lewis Black "Revolver", Lewis Black "End of the Universe", Ron White, Dave Attell, Doug Stanhope, Sklar Brothers, David Cross, Maria Bamford, Judy Gold, Marc Maron, Greg Proops, Dan Naturman, Tom Rhodes, Tim Slagle, Matt Kirshen, Rene Hicks, Jamie Kilstein, Hannibal Buress and Andy Andrist.
In 2004, John recorded the Madison stint of the David Cross's "Shut Up, You Fucking Baby!" tour. Initially, it was thought that none of the material was used on the album but later found out from producer Scotty Crane that bits were indeed used on the album. The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2004.
John has done engineering, producing and/or mastering for the following: Cold, Less Than Jake, Unsane, Space Streakings, Ed Hall, Merl Saunders, Killdozer, Bongzilla, Horace Pinker, Still Life, Ceilishrine, Crayon Black, None Left Standing, The Promise Ring, The Heavils, Mount Shasta, Madisalsa, White, Marques Bovre and the Evil Twins, Road Trip, Sunshine Allison, Corm, Discount, Peepshow, Middle World, Pachinko, Driving with Carl, Saving Face, Mad Trucker, Phat Phunktion, Muzzy Luctin, Angels or Insects, Howl, Wish, Magic 7, and Last Crack plus many midwest local acts.
John is now President of Electro-Works, Inc., a Wisconsin-based company providing custom sound, lighting, audio and video applications. Electro-Works, Inc. has been involved in projects across the United States and parts of Asia.
- Machnik, John (2008-12-21). "MADISON PRODUCER LANDS GRAMMY AWARD JOHN MACHNIK CITED FOR HIS WORK ON COMIC LEWIS BLACK'S ALBUM 'ANTICIPATION'". Madison Newspapers. Retrieved 20 July 2011.