Parachute Mastering

Mastering Engineer

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Specialist in Americana, Folk, Jazz, Classical and all Acoustic Music.

Working closely with artists to focus and enhance their musical vision is why we get out of bed in the morning. We handle tracks with an obsessive attention to detail, adding clarity, depth and width to bring out the best in every project. Whether you need a lot of help, or just a little analog mojo, we've got you covered. Our goal is to make releasing your music into the world as stress free as possible.

Parachute Mastering makes its home in a custom designed room by John H Brandt. This highly accurate listening environment, combined with a precisely calibrated monitoring system, ensures that we can hear exactly what your track needs. Using world class digital and analog tools of the highest quality, we're not done with our job until your tracks have reached their full potential.

Owner and Mastering Engineer, John McLaggan has been an insatiable music nerd his entire life. With many years of touring and a Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, he approaches his craft from a wide and varied musical background. After working in and out of various studios for years, John opened his own studio in 2012 and began working with independent artists throughout Atlantic Canada. A growing interest in mastering and obsession with sound quality led to the redesigning of his studio and the launch of Parachute Mastering.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nathanial
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    John was as professional as humanly possible. He made the mastering process for the new Jung Yeller album completely painless. He responded to every question and critique with speed and precision that I have not gotten from a mastering engineer until now. It was a joy to work with such a professional.

  2. Review by Chuck Teed
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    John mastered a couple of projects for me recently, and I was so impressed with his service. Clear communications, a quick turnaround, and a very reasonable price for the services rendered. Parachute will be my go to mastering facility from now on.

  3. Review by Neil Pearson
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    We used Parachute to master a one-off track that we re-recorded for a video ('Eye to Eye' - John Smith featuring Sarah Jarosz). John went out of his way to give us exactly what we needed, and the results and attention to detail were exceptional, and he delivered well within our tight turnaround schedule.

  4. Review by Laynah
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    John is a kind fellow who is very easy to work with! His excellent mastering took my music to the next level, the perfect professional touch I needed to compete in today’s constantly developing industry.

  5. Review by Jon
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    Was a first time client using John for mastering our project. He quickly turned us into a lifetime client. Fast and professional he went above and beyond to make sure we were 100% happy with the product. Thanks John!

  6. Review by Jesse Daniel Smith
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    Courteous, thoughtful and easy to work with. I was especially impressed with how easy the process was. With a lightning-fast turnaround, John was able to deftly navigate my neurosis as a musician who writes, records & produces his own material from home. As a "one-man-band" it can be easy to lose sight of what your song is about and having Parachute Mastering as a safety net is an invaluable asset.

    Thanks again John!

  7. Review by Aleisha Ross
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    I had a great experience working John. He took time to help me feel comfortable and find the sound I was looking for. Definitely will be back to work with him again!

  8. Review by Jon Estes
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    John is my go to mastering engineer! Super quick, great communication and open to ideas and revisions, crazy knowledge and insane gear!

Terms Of Service

Turn-around time of one week or less. Unlimited revisions. Free Sample!

GenresSounds Like
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Sarah Jarosz
Gear Highlights
  • Knif Soma EQ
  • Maselec MEA-2 EQ
  • Manley Vari-Mu
  • Rupert Neve Designs Master Buss Processor
  • ATC 100 ASL Monitors
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