I will always remember the first record I ever held in my hands: 'Bringing it All Back Home" by Bob Dylan. I must've listened to it a thousand times. The blood of the 60's is in my veins. I have a total crush on earnest lyricism. My desire for your music is that we make something together that gives someone that same first record feeling I've had.
I have over a decade of classical training, two decade of live performance, and a decade of mixing and production experience. I grew up in the church playing electric guitar and keys for crowds of thousands (God trains you well). Show me something with soul, and I'm all in. Americana, singer-songwriter, rock, punk, indie, etc.
I offer full mixing and guitar production packages for your music!
Neve Portico series
Virtually every UAD plugin
Entire Plugin Alliance suite
NOS tube condensers
Assortment of other mics
Owens corning room treatment
An extensive collection outboard gear to experiment with
For guitar, packages can include:
2x Acoustic Guitars
2x Electric Rhythm Guitars
Full Sized Harp
Ripping solo if required
If there's anything else specific you need, I'm sure we can find it.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Peter Asher Production
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Filmosound 385, my '47 Martin, U67, Apollo, my SG.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get experimental with cultivating a vocal production vibe. Take off your shoes, turn off the lights, light a candle, blindfold yourself, sing lying down, take a shot of whiskey, scream right before the take. Think outside the box to get the take.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie singer-songwriter. Americana. Ambient. Emo. Rock. Country. Folk. Probably in that order too.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Tone. I am after color that creates interest and draws in the listener. Vanilla may be my favorite ice cream flavor, but it is the opposite of how I approach mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Character and dedication. I am literally diagnosed OCD. You will not be disappointed.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening. Always listening first. From there, I go with my gut and begin leveling and adding color. After color I tend to go after polishing elements and fixing issues. I think many people tend to go after "problems" in the mix first and foremost. Why waste the precious first listen energy on something so banal?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I live in the heart of Washington D.C. and have spent years perfecting my space. Everything I own is handpicked and intentional, down to my custom hardwood desk that one of my great friends built for me (thanks Josiah!)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tony Berg is a unicorn and one of a kind. Blake Mills is in the same category for me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Brining the vibe to life! Adding analog feel, charactered tone, and polish to their tracks. Adding elements to the production (strings, guitars, atmosphere)