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.
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…
Kevin Beattie
Kevin BeattieRecording Engineer & Musician
Kevin started his music career at a young age, playing guitar at the age of 6. From there, he went on to become a classically trained All-State Bassoonist.
He then gravitated towards studying Bass Guitar at 14 and later went on to study Bass Performance at Berklee College of music in Boston, MA with a focus in Funk/Fusion. Kevin has been playing professionally in bands since he was 15. He toured for years doing Lead Vocals, Guitar, and Turntables for a Reggae/Rock/Hip-Hop group that shared stages with some of the genre’s greats. Kevin got into music production at 15 and has been involved in producing and recording professionally since 2008. He graduated from The Vibe’s recording institute to further his knowledge of audio engineering and is passionate about music and making whomever he works with’s vision come to life.
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