Hello, I'm J Vega.

I've been working in Class A studios across America for 20 years. I've produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered hundreds of artists and bands on both studio and live recordings ranging from Rock, Pop, Electronic, Acoustic, Folk, Indie, Punk, Hip Hop, and Experimental

Beyond just creating great-sounding recordings, my true skill is helping artists express themselves in unique ways and capturing the essence of their individuality. I love finding novel approaches to every aspect of the creative process, often using unusual or archaic technologies to achieve interesting results.

My personal facility is called The Wilderness Recording Studio and is rurally located just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's a quirky residential studio in a one-of-a-kind converted farmhouse on four private wooded acres. I've got a large and varied selection of instruments and a decent selection of mics and preamps.

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Reviews of J Vega


  • Working Breed had a great experience working with Jay on our first EP. Not only is his space extremely welcoming and inspiring, nestled in the woods, but he himself is extremely professional, excels at what he does, and is wonderfully creative in the recording process. J Vega and Wilderness Studio is HIGHLY recommended!!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    I worked with J on two full length albums and one EP. WILDERNESS STUDIO is beautiful, cozy, inviting, and situated in inspiring surroundings. His professionalism, creativity and ability to draw out the best performances from all of the musicians in the band is astounding. He has fantastic ideas, and we are a better band because of him.

  • Listing_thumb_p15684_p_v8_acabout 1 year agoby

    I've produced a lot of records in the last 30 years, so believe me when i say that J VEGA was the best engineer I ever worked with, and his WILDERNESS STUDIO was about as relaxed and comfortable as any i've ever worked in; WAY better than a lot of studios that charge 10x more. BEST EXPERIENCE I'VE HAD WITH AN ENGINEER in YEARS!!! AA+

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