The Vibe Recording Studio – Engineering Staff

Chad Zuchegno
Chad ZuchegnoInstructor, Studio Owner, Recording and Mastering Engineer
Chad graduated with a degree in Audio Engineering in 1997. He also has an A.S. in Computer Application/System Admin from SW Florida College.
He has been working profressionally since 1999 and has been instructing audio since 2001. He also plays bass and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society. Chad is co-owner of The Vibe Recording, which was founded in 2008.
Katie Lukes
Katie LukesStudio Manager, Administrative Assistant for The Vibe Recording Institute
Katie graduated The University of South Florida in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. In 2012, she started working with The Vibe Recording as the Office Manager.
She has a background in piano and singing. At The Vibe Recording, her main responsibilities include: scheduling, bookkeeping, cd/dvd duplication, administrative duties, and more.
Charlie Lukes
Charlie LukesInstructor, Studio Owner, Engineer, Videographer
Charlie graduated with a degree in Audio Engineering in 2004. He plays a variety of instruments, such as guitar, bass, drums, and saxaphone.
He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society. Charlie is co-owner of The Vibe Recording, which was founded in 2008.
Zane Elliott
Zane ElliottRecording Engineer and Musician
Zane Elliott is a musician and recording engineer who has lived in Fort Myers, Florida since he graduated High School in New Mexico in 2003.
After graduating, he worked for Fort Myers Masters Commission for six years. Zane helped to pioneer the band “Interface”, serving as drummer. He toured internationally for five years with this band. Currently he plays drums most weekends at First Assembly and for the worship band “Summerlin”. He has been with The Vibe Recording since 2010. He has played drums for 15 years, and has had the opportunity to play for many studio recordings.

Musical background: Recording for 12 years, engineer for the vibe for 5 years; professional live audio engineer 5yrs; musician for 25 years; classically trained pianist for 8 years as a young kid; professional drummer (toured nationally for 5 yrs. studio drummer for 13 years); hobby guitar player.

Recording/musical style: enjoys getting the sound and performance right at the source; drum sounds, guitar tones, and microphone techniques (experimental and standard) are my strong suits when it comes to recording; enjoys rock and roll, and band driven music; loves the challenge of an on location recording/mix.

Favorite artists: Kings of Leon; The killers; Manchester orchestra; underoath; Jonny cash; Ryan Adams; John Mark McMillan; Taylor swift!!

Favorite food: Texas style barbecue

Quote : “I believe a comfortable musician who can hear exactly what they want and exactly what sounds they want will provide a performance that is inspired and will fit easily into a mix.”

Julian Sundby
Julian SundbyProducer, Songwriter, Arranger
Julian Sundby is a producer, songwriter and arranger. He has worked at Playground recording (Nashville), electrical audio (Chicago), the lodge recording (Indianapolis), echo park, farm fresh and airtime studios…
(Bloomington, IN), old house (charlotte), the hit factory (miami), kds (orlando), and many more, but calls the vibe home.

He has credits with paul mahern, luis Maldonado, Robby takac, richie english, ana lenchantin, russ castillo, devon ashley, ryan cook, chris spann, big Saturday, danielle dease, ravyn clark, jazzlyn little, matt everhart, adanita ross, brooke huffmaster, katy Crowell, candace zona, hott 6, charles Dominique, brian holtz and others.
He was the producer for WRXK’s stan and haney show and is the music director for buckingham Presbyterian church and the foundrt of the lehigh children’s choir.
He produces all genres of music and is a jazz, rock and classical pianist.

Randy Bailey
Randy BaileyProducer, Writer, Musician & Arranger
Among his hundreds of recording projects, Bailey has supervised recording projects for The Goo Goo Dolls, Rick Jame’s Stone City Band, and Hall of Fame members of The NFL and NHL, to name a few.
A drummer, pianist and percussionist, Bailey has performed for thousands at various venues including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center in tours with The Glenn Miller Band, Mark Haney and The Buzzards, and The Sofa Kings. Bailey has open for such renowned bands as Z.Z. Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aldo Nova and many more. Bailey studied drums under the teachings of Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge & Rod Stewart), Ed Shaughnessy (The Tonight Show), and Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck Quartet). Since the late 1970’s, he has recorded dozens of album projects for a variety of artists and produced several jingles and parodies for radio and television. Bailey is also a music marketing expert and can help in everything from CD cover art and band posters to web sites and mailings.
Frank Gillis
Frank GillisRecording Engineer and Musician
Frank graduated from the Recording Connection in 2012 and took The Vibe Recording Institute’s course after that. He has been with The Vibe Recording since 2013 and has been recording on his own for over 10 years.
Played Drums in many bands growing up, did home recording for years growing up, toured with the band “Hourcast” in 2010 as Drum Tech/ back up drummer and also Nade Beats for Rap, Pop, and Techno/Dance artists using FL Studio and Reason DAW.

Education: Recording Connection Audio Program 2012; The Vibe Recording Institute – Modern Recording Program 2013.
Recording/ Musical Style: Enjoys a variety of audio recording; Hip Hop, Pop, Solo Artists, Full Bands, Voice Over Work.

Favorite Artists/ Influences:

Hip Hop: Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, Drake, The Weeknd 50 Cent, The Game, Young Jeezy, Jay – Z, Kanye West, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Pharell, Will.I.Am, Rick Ross, Sammy Adams, T Mills, Asher Roth, T.I., Trey Songz, Usher

Rock/ Punk Rock: Blink 182, Boxcar Racer, +44, Angels and Airwaves, Tom Delonge, Travis Barker, New Found Glory, Green Day, Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, Linkin’ Park, Motion City Soundtrack, My Chemical Romance, Story of the Year, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Metal: Parkway Drive, Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada, Everytime I Die, Asking Alexandria

: Skrillex, Deadmau5, Daft Punk, Bassnectar, Tut Tut Child, Pegboard Nerds, Rouge, Stanton Warriors

Favorite Food:: Enjoys a variety of Italian food. Gourmet Pizza, Chicken Fettucini Alfredo, Chicken Marsala, Lasagna, Fruita De Mare. Enjoys great Mexican Food. Tacos, Burritos, Chimichangas,

Quote:“Success is – When preparation meets opportunity” Recording Examples:

Jean Velazquez
Jean VelazquezMedia Specialist, Audio Engineer, Videographer, Graphic Design
Musical Background: Audio Engineer – Beat Maker – Producer
Education: High Tech North – Digital Design – 2013
The Vibe Recording Institute – Modern Recording Program 2016

Recording/Musical Styles:
Hip-Hop – R&B – Reggaeton – POP – Ambient – Electronica – Trap
Favorite Artists:
Drake – Party Next Door – Kendrick Lamar –
Kanye West – 50Cent – NAS – Jay Z – Ice Cube –
Eazy-E – J.Cole – OutKast – Rick Ross – Chance The Rapper
-A$AP Rocky – Public Enemy – De La Soul – Wu-Tang Clan

Beyonce – Rihanna – Lady Gaga – Madonna – Katy Perry –
Michael Jackson – Bruno Mars – Justin Timberlake – Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus – Shakira – Ariana Grande – Selena Gomez

Majid Jordan – The Weeknd – Chris Brown – Trey Songs

Favorite Food:
Japanese Food
Sushi – Hibachi – Ramen – Rice – Nori

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Donnie Anderson
Donnie AndersonRecording Engineer & Musician
Bio coming soon…
You won’t find a better studio! Great people, incredibly talented engineers, top of the line equipment, real pros.
Adam Martin 2017
All these people are great to work with and really know their trade. I’ve known Chad for over 15 years and he has the highest work ethics. You won’t find a better place in South West Florida to do a video or recording.
Dan Moore 2016, DMNetSolutions
Allie Dustin’s face hurt from smiling all day! Chad and Julian brought out the best in her and are true professionals. We had an absolute blast and learned so much!
Leah Lambert-Dustin 2013
My Favorite studio in Fort Myers! It truly has a great Vibe!!
James Cook 2015