Hi there, I'm Joe Maccarone. After years of being EITHER a recording/mix engineer OR a mastering engineer, I finally decided to wear all of my hats at once. I have experience with a huge variety of artists, so you can bank on my ears to make your tracks shine. Bring me your most dense, awe inspiring tracks and together, we'll make audible magic!
These days, I use a combination of old school and new school methods, but my craft is still rooted mostly in analog practices, as it simply gets me to where I want to go with ease. Before I jumped down the engineering rabbit hole professionally, I was a founding member of the Progressive Metal/Hardcore band, Moths, so naturally, I am very comfortable working with any kind of heavier music. However, that is by no means all that I do. I'll work with ANY artist that is doing something original and exciting, regardless of the genre, from hard rock to hip hop to jazz fusion and anything in between.
For the past few years, I've been working out of a number of different studios in the SF Bay Area while my facility was being constructed, but due to unforeseen circumstances, I've had to put that building on hold and now, I'm partnered up with a new studio in Concord, CA, so I'm once again here for ALL of your needs, not JUST mastering. There's nothing I love more than the album making process, so if you want to create something timeless and truly special, let's talk and see what I can bring to the table for you.
I will coax you into the best performance possible when recording. In mixing, I will balance all the elements into one big, pretty (or punchy) picture and in mastering, I will truly perfect your art to assure that no matter where it's played, it will sound its' best.
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