Owner Stephen Gause: He has lived in Nashville, TN for 23 years & worked professionally in the music business for 19 years as a producer, engineer, mixer, mastering engineer, artist, & song writer. He studied studio production, music performance, & studio engineering at Belmont University for the 1st 4 years in Nashville until graduating in 1997.

Stephen has 100s of production, engineering, mixing, mastering, and song writing credits. View more details, discography, and bio at http://invertigoproductions.com. Invertigo is a full service tracking, overdub, and mix studio in Nashville, TN.

Stephen works with major label, corporate, and independent clients alike. He also offers demo services for those needing a simple song demo. He offers remote and real time services for mixing, mastering, production, editing, vocal comping/tuning, time alignment, studio remote tracking/overdub services that can include adding instruments to existing tracks, background vocals, and as needed full musical compositions for use in film/TV/ad/corporate applications. Stephen has contacts that he can sub-contract for your project with many top tier Nashville studio session players for just about every instrument and genre.

The highest priority is helping you make good art. Stephen brings years of experience and is adept at finding ways to work with tight budgets that will meet your needs for high quality. Listen to the samples below and decide for yourself. More samples available upon request or at the website.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Stephen Gause:

  • Jerrod Niemann
  • Matt Simons
  • Jackopierce
  • Slugs & Bugs
  • Wes Hampton
  • Cradle Rock
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  • Chris August
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  • Josh Wilson
  • Bo Warren
  • Bo Warren
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  • Bo Warren
  • Downhere
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  • Steve Means
  • Steve Means
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  • Fort Pastor
  • Steve Means
  • Steve Means
  • Steve Means
  • Steve Means
  • Steve Means
  • Steve Means
  • The Swift
  • Nathan Angelo
  • Nathan Angelo
  • Nathan Angelo
  • Nathan Angelo
  • Nathan Angelo
  • Nathan Angelo
  • Nathan Angelo
  • Nathan Angelo
  • Nathan Angelo
  • Greg Adkins
  • Kathy Mattea
  • Derek Webb
  • Kanon
  • Kanon
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  • Kanon
  • Micah Dalton
  • Micah Dalton
  • Micah Dalton
  • Micah Dalton
  • Micah Dalton
  • Micah Dalton
  • Micah Dalton
  • Derek Webb
  • Stephen Gause
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  • Sandra McCracken
  • Maggie McClure
  • Maggie McClure
  • Maggie McClure
  • Maggie McClure
  • Maggie McClure
  • Maggie McClure
  • Maggie McClure
  • Maggie McClure
  • Cause For Praise
  • Cause For Praise
  • Jeff LeBlanc
  • Jeff LeBlanc
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  • Theophany
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  • Slugs & Bugs
  • Slugs & Bugs
  • Jeff LeBlanc
  • Jeff LeBlanc
  • Jeff LeBlanc
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  • Jeff LeBlanc
  • Jeff LeBlanc
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  • Jim Cole
  • Jeff LeBlanc
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  • Bo Warren
  • Bo Warren
  • Levi Weaver

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools HD
  • Apogee
  • Dynaudio/Yamaha
  • Dangerous Audio
  • Neve
  • Shadowhills
  • A-designs
  • Chandler
  • UA
  • Distressors
  • DBX 160
  • Lexicon
  • Lawson
  • Fatheads
  • AKG
  • Sennheiser
  • Audio Technica
  • Shure
  • Rode
  • vintage instruments
  • various plugins/instruments

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Remote services turnaround time can usually be within a week but every case is different. For mixing or mastering 1 set of revisions is standard. 2 is negotiable. No add. costs without client approval

Reviews of Stephen Gause

  • Listing_thumb_bildeover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Invertigo delivered fantastic work and gave me a superb experience from start to end. I recommend working with Stephen - he genuinely cares about delivering the best. Stephen is really easy to work with and made the remote workflow just easy. All the work was truly professional, I will definitely use Invertigo again in the future.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I've worked with Stephen on several projects over the years and have always been impressed. He's a talented guy that's great across the full spectrum of Producing, Mixing & Mastering. His professionalism is refreshing yet he's still very easy to work with and really seems to care about his artists and the quality of their songs. Highly recommended.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Stephen and I have worked together on 3 different projects now, and whether as producer, mix engineer, or with his mastering hat on, Gause brings passion, skill, and that extra effort that always leaves you feeling like you got more than your money's worth. And it doesn't hurt that he's a killer guy to hang out with for a few weeks.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I have known Stephen for almost ten years now. He has worked on three different projects for me and on every one he has gone the distance to take my projects to the next level. His commitment to excellence is clearly evident in the body of work that he has helped create over his career. If you want your music to sound great, call this man.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Working with Stephen was an absolute amazing experience ! He truly cares about your lyrics and overall song quality as if they are his own. His knowledge as a producer makes him someone Nashville should watch out for. His engineering and mixing were dynamic and creative . Highly recommend him to any artist wanting memorable and fresh music!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Stephen mixed and mastered my 10th record and killed it! He is super easy to work with, he listens well to not only the song and how to service it best, but also, recommendations and thoughts that I brought to the table. He's encouraging, a great dude, and I highly recommend him in any capacity as recording needs come up in your career.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Stephen is one of the most talented guys Nashville has to offer. He has a passion for music and production, but also a passion for the people that he works with on various projects. Whether his role is producer, mixer, or engineer he always puts in the time and effort to make sure the final product is something everyone can be proud of.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Stephen has produced and Mixed Vocals for me as Jeffrey Todd and Produced 2 EP's for my band Big Kettle Drum. Incredible ear and amazing skills. Superb gear and I willingness to listen to the artist and do the right thing for the song and the Album. Stephen has my full endorsement and will do great job in producing, mixing, mastering your album.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Stephen produced 2 albums (mixed the second one) and so many other songs/projects for me. Love working with him. Always a good experience with incredible turnaround times. I would definitely recommend!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Stephen did a great job mixing John Heinrich's "Still Fallen" album that I co-wrote and produced. He was super helpful on working towards achieving our vision for the project. He's also a really good co-writer. We wrote a song, "Change Your Mind," that wound up on my band, Jackopierce's, album, "Everywhere All the Time." Plus - he's a good dude.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I am such a huge fan of working with Stephen. He produced my entire first album 'Pieces' and 4 songs from my second album 'Catch & Release'. He's incredibly professional, hardworking and just an overall great guy. I highly recommend Stephen to any musicians/songwriters trying to take their music to the next level!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I love this guy! He has a passion for music that reaches beyond albums. He cares for the artist. He cares that the product made not only serves the listener well but the future of that artist. His desire is to see each song dig deep & connect personally with the listener. He can see a song for what it will become not just what is at the moment

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Interview with Stephen Gause

Analog or digital and why?
Make the gear you have work regardless of platform. I love analog but we live in a digital world. I've worked on both and made great records on both. They are just tools. Presenting the song in the best way possible is what matters.
What do you like most about your job?
Either through production or mixing I get to help someone see a dream come to life and often times literally "find" their voice.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Why are you doing this? What motivates your creative journey? Who is your audience (no wrong answer)? What do you have to say? Who are some of your favorite current and classic artists and why?
How would you describe your style?
As a producer and mixer I try to stay as transparent as I can in order to adapt to the style of the artist/song. Also being a song writer I do like to hear the lyrics. I'm a very song driven producer/mixer. But in general I'd say that I have an ear for the very widely interpreted word that is "pop".
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I put heart into every thing that I work on.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Why did you pick such a hard business? Me: I keep asking myself that but I can't escape music. I love it.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it is easy. We "play" music but countless hours go into the many aspects of making music. It is hard work and I work 60 hour weeks regularly.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Come to the table with a team attitude. I strive to do the same. The end result of good music and art is the main goal.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My 1965 Gibson J-45, an SM7 mic, my vintage neves, and some sort of weather resistant recording rig. You can record good music with that. We complicate things. Make the gear you have work for you.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
19 years professionally in the music business. No plans to stop. I want to work more and more on music that inspires.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Micah Dalton's "Blue Frontier" was a labor of love made with a friend. We all poured ourselves into the project and I hear that emotion when I listen. I was the producer, engineer, and mix engineer.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
It would be interesting to work with someone like Beck. He is a producer as well and I could learn a lot from him. He has constantly re-invented himself and that is inspiring.
Can you share one music production tip?
Leave your ego at the door. That applies to everyone. Someone else in the room may have a better idea or contribution that will be missed if you're not listening. Music is a collaborative event.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, rock, country, and sing-songwriter.
What's your strongest skill?
I hope that it is people skills. Bringing the best out in an artist. Music is about the heart more than about the numbers and the math.
What do you bring to a song?
I want to judge whether a song makes me feel something. If it does what can we do to add to that raw song instrumentally and with production to grow that feeling. If it doesn't make me feel something can we do some rewriting to get it there or do we move on to the next contender? Ask those questions.
What's your typical work process?
It varies from artist to artist or mix project to next. Production starts with vetting, writing, rewriting, editing and narrowing down songs. That is the hard part. The recording process is less difficult if you pick the right team and have a strong yet flexible vision for the sound. My mix process changes depending on the song. Sometimes I start with drums. Sometimes I start with vocals.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Full service tracking and mix studio in Nashville, TN. Pro Tools HD based but with great analog chains from mic to pre and a great assortment of vintage instruments.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Daniel Lanois, Ethan Johns, Brendan O'brien, Bob Clearmountain, and Chris Lord-Alge.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Production, engineering, mixing, mastering, artist development, programming, and song writing.