In a sea of oversaturation, we're striving to give you that something different
I'm Jason and I run Magma Con Productions. We specialise in the music creation process, assisting clients from the early stages of songwriting right through to finished mix. I've worked across the industry as a performer, manager, client liaison, and teacher, and now I'm taking on the world of music production. I am experienced working with established companies, startups, and solo musicians, so no matter the size or nature of your project, we are adaptable to your needs.
Our home field is Rock which extends to many of its sub and related genres, but we've never been content to stay there. We love actively learning new styles and genres, breaking them down to their core components, and trying to do new things with them.
We like to avoid clichés, especially when we write, but if you're looking for a sprinkling of something different in your project, we'd love to work with you and help you achieve these goals.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Interview with Magma Con Productions
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and its many sub genres are my home field, mainly anything with a classic drums, bass, guitar and vox setup. However, I've never been content to stick to the status quo so I spend most of my time learning other genres and their traits. I love fusing styles together or taking elements from various genres and creating something totally new with them.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That whether it includes me or not, finding the right people to help you with your track or idea is my top priority.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately I don't know anyone on here personally, but there are a lot of professionals on here that I've been following for a while now. Nate Barnes is one I'd recommend without a doubt. He has been on my radar since Rose Hill Drive's debut album back in 2006, so would love to work with him at some point, but he's also someone I'd highly recommend.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'd have to say digital. All my experience up to this point is mainly with digital systems. That said, I'm a big fan of analog recording and know the effect it can have on your music. Where I can, I try to include analog elements in the production process, whether that may be using an analog styled plugin, or outsourcing the mastering to an engineer that has plenty of analog outboard gear.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting. It's the skill I've been honing for the longest time. I've also got a good ear for listening to a track and figuring out either, what's missing, or what part just isn't working.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a strong sense of rhythmic purpose. I'm a drummer first and foremost and over the years I've approached learning bass, guitar, keyboard, and vocals, from this perspective. This stems into my songwriting too, and every time I write or produce, I'm always tuned into making the song pump, groove, and lock in with everything else on the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's quite a modest setup. For monitoring I use a pair of KRK VXT 6 speakers and KRK KNS-6400 headphones. I use these in conjunction with Sonarworks and Waves NX. For my interface, I have a Behringer FCA1616 unit that sits near a M-Audio Keystudio 49i keyboard. In terms of DAW, I work across Logic Pro 9 and Logic Pro X. Over the last few years I've become a big believer in less is more, actively trying to learn everything there is to know about the equipment, software, and plugins I own, before thinking of making any new purchases.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ooft! That's a difficult one to narrow down! I'm a sucker for the Producer-Artist so I'd have to say Pharell, Trent Reznor, and Timbaland are up there as some of my biggest inspirations.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Depends on what's in demand. We specialise in all stages of the music creation process, with the exception of mastering. Right now mixing is the most popular service for us.