Get out of the box and create songs that are original, interesting and most importantly- yours.
I am a lifelong musician, 20 year guitarist and 10 year producer and engineer. I absolutely love that I get to work on music every day!
My goal is to help each artist achieve their vision for their music. I have no interest in changing you or making you something you are not.
I thrive on taking unrealized songs and bringing them to life. My experience has been doing just this with various singer-songwriters who have never played their songs with a band. I will take you from start to finish making sure your project is exactly what you want the whole way.
Mixing is my happy place, I love digging into a song, finding what makes it special and bringing out its unique sound and vibe while adding a creative flare along the way. Going between mixing and production really keeps me fresh and excited for each step.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
2 ReviewsEndorse Jason Reif
Jason is such a great producer. He has worked with me PATIENTLY and CONSISTENTLY throughout the whole process until I loved everything about my song. I highly recommend him and his studio as it is extremely professional and efficient.
Jason from Freestone Productions took on our project and breathed a whole new level of life into it. We couldn't be happier with his leadership, ideas, and overall performance as a producer... he really put his heart into it. Top notch work from start to finish. He made the final product even better than we thought it could be. Seriously, do not hesitate to choose to work with him. You won't be disappointed!
Jason: Thanks again for everything! You far exceeded our expectations!
--Kamin, from Constitution & Ninth
Interview with Jason Reif
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am currently working with local indie band ServiceDog on their new record and I love the ideas were are coming up with. I feel it is my best work to date.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Lots of small singles and EP's for local artists.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do whatever it takes to make sure you are happy with your project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I work in a positive, collaborative and professional studio.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Most people think production isn't necessary, but having someone with a plan and another ear on your songs will always make your project better.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals for your music? Who are your influences?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: A person with great credits may not be the best fit for you, find someone who works well with you, and has the same opinion of what sounds good.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar in bands at age 14, and after some time working in Christian music I developed a love for arranging and production. I started recording in 2005 asa hobby, and started doing it professionally in 2012.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Relaxed and easygoing. If the process isn't fun it will show in the music. I like to collaborate on all decisions and add may own ideas when they arise. There are no wrong answers and I don't get offended if you don't like my ideas.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am most proud of my Philosophy of production which if focused of keeping songs interesting and engaging for the listener.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will meet with an artist to pre-produce the songs so that they can be the best possible before we even record a note. During tracking we take whatever approach is most appropriate for the project. I like to work continuously on a project, yet leaving space for the songs to linger so that decisions can be better informed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own production suite within Real Studio in Bethlehem PA. Our main recording space is a beautiful, 32x32x18 live room connected to our comfortable Control Room A It includes 32 channels of Antelope Audio Conversion. Pro tools HD, preamps from API, SSL, Focusrite and more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Shepps, Al Schmitt, Michael Beinhorn, Glyn Johns
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A combination of both gives you both great sound and flexibility.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Taylor 514, Custom Koa Telecaster, Vox AC-15, Apollo Twin, and Mojave Mic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I just love making a living supporting my local music scene.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Practice, practice and practice. When you think you know the parts, practice more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer-songwriters, Americana and Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Seeing the big picture of what a song can be, whether that be in production or mixing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Start to finish production of songs including song development and arrangement.