James B. Young, Mixer/Technical Supervisor
Jim Young has played an essential role at Chace Audio since 1990. During that time he has restored and remixed many of cinema’s greatest films for theatrical re-release and home entertainment. King Kong (1933), The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Citizen Kane, and Rebel Without a Cause are just a few of films that have been brought to new levels of fidelity by Jim’s expertise. He is equally accomplished as a mixer for first run titles like Bad Religion: Live at the Palladium, The Manson Family, and Next Day Air. One of Chace’s most versatile engineers, Jim works primarily out of the Rick Chace Theatre (Chace’s theatrical mix stage), and Studio G, a near-field mix suite.
As Technical Supervisor, he is responsible for setting the standards for the restoration aesthetic, methods, and procedures at Chace. Awards for Jim’s restoration work include VSDA Technical Awards’ Best Re-mastered DVD for The Adventures of Robin Hood and a Best Restoration award for Singin’ in the Rain from IRMA and Medialine Magazine, among others. He is a member of CAS (Cinema Audio Society) and AES (Audio Engineering Society) and an avid musician. A gifted speaker, Jim is also a guest lecturer on sound preservation and restoration at the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY.