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.
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13 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Parachute Mastering
This was my third track mastered by John. Couldn't be any more grateful or happier. He is incredibly professional. Wonderful experience all the way around.
I'll be sending more work his way, for sure.
John of Parachute Mastering did a great job....very courteous, professional and accommodating. Highly recommended....I do "Americana" music and he seems to have a real affinity for it.
I will be using him again....most definitely. Quick turn around, great correspondence....5 stars and more
oops... Amending my review...only 4 stars were punched....meant 5!!!!
I had some rough GarageBand demos that I felt were good enough to share with my followers, and knowing John, I knew he'd be a safe place to ask for not only quality mastering, but also some mixing advice. He's someone I consider to be a friend in this industry - one of the real good guys - and when the time is right, I'll definitely be reaching out again.
AMAZING SOUND. high quality work. fast response times. flexible and easy to work with. John is THE mastering engineer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
John is my go to mastering engineer! Super quick, great communication and open to ideas and revisions, crazy knowledge and insane gear!