I am a Mastering Engineer at Coast Mastering in Berkeley, CA. I'm the President of the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy. I'm also an active member of the AES, Women's Audio Mission, and is an Audio Engineering Professor.

I enjoy being a nice person and running a good business.

I have two degrees in Classical Recording/Audio Engineering, so I take a "give it only what it needs" approach to my mastering work. I honor the original intentions of the mix, but make sure that it is technically correct and ready for manufacturing -- which is really what Mastering is about!

My mastering console is all outboard, analog, and I work on individual tracks in real time.

My room is a purpose built mastering room, tuned by the best in the business, Bob Hodas.

Mastering is what I do... Keep me in mind for your next project!

I also offer free consultations/reviews and virtual attended sessions. Contact me for more details on this.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Piper Payne:

  • Jacqui Naylor
  • Ellen Ruth Rose
  • Ellen Ruth Rose
  • Van-Anh Vanessa Vo
  • Volti
  • Robert Geary
  • Minsoo Sohn
  • Minsoo Sohn
  • Stephen Duros
  • Bear Lincoln
  • Phosphene
  • Anthony Presti
  • Nirinjan Kaur
  • Lawrence Cameron McGhee
  • Shoko Hikage
  • This Legend
  • D. Edward
  • HeWhoCanNotBeNamed
  • Pius Cheung
  • Pius Cheung
  • Nirinjan Kaur
  • Alex Theory
  • Shiva Rea
  • Sang Matiz
  • The Tropics

Gear highlights

  • Maselec Transfer Console
  • Manley
  • Focal Scala Utopia
  • VTL Amplifiers
  • SPL
  • GML

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Revisions included (within reason), typical turnaround for mastering is 24 hours from date of session, contact me for any questions!

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