Parachute Mastering

Mastering & Hand Cut Vinyl

15 Reviews (3 Verified)
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Specialist in Americana, Country, Folk, and Jazz ***Now offering Hand Cut (Lathe Cut) Vinyl.***

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.

We're very excited to now be offering Hand Cut or “Lathe Cut” records. These records are carefully made one at a time. This allows us to offer short runs with no minimum requirement. If you’d like just one, We’ve got you! It also opens up a world of creativity that is not accessible to traditional “pressed” records. We love it because we get to take your project from a digital file to something you can hold in your hands. If you’re interested, just message us for more info.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

15 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Luke M.

    John creates a positive environment for mastering music. He is not only supportive but is patient in your creative process. He delivers crisp masters that achieve what you envisioned. A friendly professional with skill and finesse. I'll be working with John again!

  2. Review by Rocky B.

    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.

  3. Review by Rocky B.

    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

  4. Review by Kyle Rathbun
    by Kyle Rathbun

    John was extremely pleasant to work with, very kind, responsive, and patient. He took the time to talk about what I was looking for from the tracks and made me feel at ease about a process I sometimes find stressful and confusing.

  5. Review by Rocky B.

    oops... Amending my review...only 4 stars were punched....meant 5!!!!

  6. Review by Ryan McMahon
    by Ryan McMahon

    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.

  7. Review by tyler enslow
    by tyler enslow

    AMAZING SOUND. high quality work. fast response times. flexible and easy to work with. John is THE mastering engineer.

  8. Review by Nathanial Wells

    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.

  9. Review by Chuck Teed
    by Chuck Teed

    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.

  10. Review by Neil Pearson
    by Neil Pearson

    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.

  11. Review by Laynah
    by Laynah

    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.

  12. Review by Jon
    by Jon

    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!

  13. Review by Jesse Daniel Smith
    by Jesse Daniel Smith

    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!

  14. Review by Aleisha Ross
    by Aleisha Ross

    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!

  15. Review by Jon Estes
    by Jon Estes

    John is my go to mastering engineer! Super quick, great communication and open to ideas and revisions, crazy knowledge and insane gear!

Honest Easy by Griffin Anthony

I was the Mastering Engineer in this production

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
  • Knif Vari-Mu II
  • API 2500+
  • Ampex ATR 102
  • Spectra Sonics V610s
  • Rupert Neve Designs Master Buss Processor
  • ATC 100 ASL Monitors
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