I'm a recording and mixing engineer and I've been creating music on one instrument and/or another for the past 18 years both solo and in collaboration with other musicians. I want to be the recording and mixing engineer that partners with you to take your sound and vision through the mic, out of the speakers, and into your listeners' hearts.
Do you have a song that you want recorded but you don't have a full band? Send me a track of you singing with your instrument for a reference and I will build the song from there. Most importantly, this is your song! We will work together to make sure that your song is what you imagined it to be. The instrumentation I specialize in includes drums and guitars for the most part, with some keys, pads and synths to enhance. Lets make it happen!
I also offer mixing and mastering, as well as studio recording (you come to me, or I come to you). Message me and tell me about your vision and lets work together to make it happen.
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Interview with Mason Perkins
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Writing my own songs, also doing a couple full instrumental productions for two clients.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I go as analog as possible on the front end during tracking. After that, in the mixing/sweetening phase, I use plugins. If I can't make the needed sound in front of a microphone or via D.I. I go digital.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a humble setup, but I know it and use it very well. I run Pro Tools on a PC with a TASCAM US-1800 interface. ART Pro MPAII outboard pre's, Shure, Sennheiser, AKG, EV microphones. Can either track electric guitars live or via reamping, so if you have some DI guitars I can reamp them through my Ibanez TSA15h amp. That amp can sound warm, smooth, raw, screaming... It's a lot of fun to play through.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ascend the Hill, Benny Greb, Snarky Puppy, Graham Cochrane, Ronan Chris Murphy, Andrew Schepps
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full instrumental productions. The client sends me a reference track of their song that they recorded to a click track. From there, I build the song from the ground up; recording drums, guitars, keys, whatever the song needs. I started out wanting to record and mix other musicians, but this type of work just kept coming in. It's not what I expected, but I enjoy it and it's very rewarding. Keep 'em coming!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get it sounding exactly how you want it at the source. There are some sounds that require some processing, but if you take the time to be creative and achieve that sound in front of the mic, real studio magic is happening, and then it can only get better from that point on.