Chris Garges is a recording engineer and drummer and the owner of Old House Studio in Charlotte, NC. A graduate of the University of Miami’s Studio Music and Jazz program, Garges held several staff engineering positions at studios in Charlotte before going freelance in 2002. In 2005, he took over management of Old House Studio and in 2012, he bought the studio and relocated to a 2000-square foot facility near downtown Charlotte. He has participated in panels and workshops at various events across the country since 2004, including three Tape Op Conferences in Tucson and New Orleans, Welcome To 1979’s Annual Recording Summit in Nashville for nine years, two years at the Central Regional Audio Student Summit at Webster University in St. Louis, workshops for Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, has been a guest speaker twice at Blackbird Academy in Nashville, and recently, helped students from Appalachian State University fulfill their 2020 internship requirements through an online project that he put together in conjunction with the faculty. Garges has had the good fortune to work with musical greats Fred Wesley, Don Dixon, Mitch Easter, Si Kahn, Ryan Martine, Peter Holsapple, Frank Kimbrough, Stephanie Mills, George Hamilton IV, Arthur Smith, General Johnson, Dan Truhitte, Kai Eckhart, and Oteil and Kofi Burbidge, among others. He has played drums for Mitch Easter since 2006 and is currently a member of the bands Bunky Moon, A Town Called Robot, 40-year power pop veterans The Spongetones, and he is a contributing writer for TapeOp magazine.