Andy Richter Engineer

Andy grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communications from The University of Missouri, he went on to Full Sail University to earn a second degree in Recording Arts. With all of this expensive education under his belt, Andy headed to Hollywood where he began cleaning toilets as a runner at Westlake Recording Studios. At Westlake, Andy worked his way through the ranks to become one of their house engineers, working on records with Joe Strummer, Snoop Dogg, Shonen Knife, The Dickies, and even Charo! Andy eventually transitioned into Westlake’s Pro Audio Sales department as the Pro Tools Product Specialist. Westlake was the largest retailer of Pro Tools systems at the time, and this new position allowed Andy to learn the ins and outs of the recording platform directly from Avid’s own tech gurus. Andy installed Pro Tools systems for Westlake clients all over Los Angeles — including David Lynch, Eddie Van Halen, Etta James, Pat Benatar, as well as many recording facilities.

In 2000 Andy joined music editorial company Modern Music as their engineer. Andy configured all of the company’s editing systems, and set up cutting rooms and dub stages for hundreds of productions around Hollywood.

When Formosa Music was formed in 2013, Andy was the new company’s first employee. His priority was to lay the groundwork for assembling Formosa’s music editorial talent. He configured and built all of the Pro Tools systems from the ground up, keeping a strong eye toward system stability, power, and flexibility to meet the needs of productions of all sizes. Currently, Andy serves as technical support to all of Formosa’s music editors as they work with all of Hollywood’s top composers and production studios.