John Meehan

Analog and DIgital Recording

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My goal as an engineer is to create original and unique sonic textures that serve the song. From 2" tape recording, to digital recording, I offer a wide range of recording techniques to fit your ascetic and workflow. Rock, Indie, Country, Rap, Jazz, Singer Songwriter, Experimental, I enjoy working on all genres of music.

I'm John Francis Meehan, a Nashville based recording engineer, and mixing engineer. It is always my goal to serve the artist, serve the song, and serve the music. I practice both classic and modern recording and mixing techniques to create my studio tool kit. This allows me to be be extremely creative in getting sounds in the studio and setting up your project to sound energized, huge, rich and amazing.

I also offer tape bounces. If you recorded your song digitally and want a little analog warmth, I can run it through one or two of the machines here at the studio. In addition to this I also offer analog summing through the best to get that famous API warmth.

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Interview with John Meehan

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: A lot of tracking work comes though the studio. I record drums usually about three times a week. A lot of bands are making albums at home but just can't get the drum sound they want, so they come into the studio to do that.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: I have been really into the mixes Tchad Blake and Tom Elmhurst lately. Tchads sound so cool to me, and I wished more tracks on the radio sounded like this. He seems to really take chances while mixing, and it just always makes for a good listen. Tom Elmhurst is also one of my favorites. All of his songs just sounds so huge. Amy Whinehouse and Adel to David Bowie he never misses a beat. both Mixers have a powerful low end which I think is extremely important for competing on the radio these days. Dave Fridmann, who mixed hits from MGMT, the Falming Lips and Tame Impala. All of these engineers have such a rich and textured sonic vocabulary that I really love.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I have a pretty great studio setup. At the heart of the studio is the legendary Api 1608. Its such a tight and punchy console, and it gives me a really good starting place for both recording and mixing. On top of being an angled desk it is also fitted with the most current version of APIs automation, and can be used as a daw control. With a good amount of outboard gear, I am able to get a radio ready sound going into tape, or protools. The live room is roughly 20x20, with two iso booths. Its a really great size. Big enough to get good sounds, but not so huge that players are so far away from each other. We have an excellent mic collection, all the usual suspects, and some vintage classics.

Terms Of Service

Studio time is flexible. Half day rates are available, and discounts for booking 3 or more full days in the studio. Mixes include two revisions. Payments can be made through PayPal or Venmo.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tame Impala
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Amy Winehouse
Gear Highlights
  • API1608
  • MCI 16 track 2'
  • Sony 2 track 1/4'
  • Distressor (2)
  • UA 1176
  • API 550
  • API 560
  • API 529
  • SSL G Bus
  • VIntech 273
  • UA LA 610
  • Summit Audio TLA 50
  • Altec 1612a
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