Coming from a strong classical background, one of Yang’s earliest experiences in music was working with the China National Orchestra as a sound engineer, where she would regularly manage large scale sound systems, often over 100 channels.
She spent several years working in live sound in Beijing before her desire to go deeper into the creative side of music production motivated her relocation to L.A. in 2014. Following a year of further education, she was hired at Paramount Recording Studios. It was here that her appreciation for Hip Hop and Pop music was truly cultivated, an ongoing passion that still inspires and drives her forward.
Yang Tan has had the pleasure of working with many talented artists to date, including Kanye West, Mike Dean, J. Cole, Pentatonix and Giveon. She owns and operates Young Jewels Studios and frequently works with her own roster of clients such as Jackson Wang, Raveena, and Maddi Jane. She has been featured in Variety as a hitmaker engineer.
Some of the great clients Yang has had pleasure to work with and learn from:
- Kanye West
- Mike Dean
- Kid Cudi
- J. Cole
- Jackson Wang
- Maddi Jane
- A$AP Ferg
- London On Da Track
- DJ Camper
- Brody Brown
- Dinah Jane
- Young Guru
- Dream Orchestra
- Joey Yung
“I see sound as different colors on my pallet. I have the pleasure of enhancing the colors and expressions of the recording through mixing tools and gear”
My Passion for Music
I secretly took music classes! Growing up, everyone in my family was an artist. They had high expectations for me to study and become a well trained painter. But my real passion was always music. So, when I was in high school, I secretly started taking vocal and classical piano lessons. One of the happiest times in my life was when I found out that I got accepted by a top rated college to pursue my music dream.
Through school, I came to realize my ears are my talent and I became obsessed with mixing.
With my background in art, I see sound as different colors on my pallet. I see sound as different colors on my pallet. I have the pleasure of enhancing the colors and expressions of the recording through mixing tools and gear.
Music and art are related, and I treat each mix as an audible, moving painting. It’s important to me that audiences can easily hear the images delivered by the song and understand the true story of the artist’s creations.
"I had the pleasure of working with Yang on an upcoming music project of mine.She presents herself as an engineer but is so much more. Her ability to hear my vision for the music and adopting it as her own was remarkable. When working with Yang you immediately get the sense that you’ve gained an essential teammate to your project. Her professionalism and ability to create a space where I as a vocalist felt comfortable made the session so enjoyable. I highly recommend Yang for whatever project you’re working on."