Mixing and production with a focus on YOUR vision.
I am a mixing engineer/producer who specializes in rock, pop, indie, and folk. My experience began in 2010 with 3 years of broadcast/restoration work (even cracking open a homicide investigation through restoration work). This laid the foundation for my editing ability and attention to detail.
In 2013, I graduated audio school in Nashville, TN and apprenticed at Playground Recording in Nashville for 2014-2015. During my time there and since, I have focused on honing my skills, mixing or producing over 20 records in the past three years.
I mix on a Sony MXP3056 Console with 56 channels of API 212 Pre & 550 EQ Modules. See my select gear list to the right.
I am young, fresh perspectived, and have the chops & gear to take your record where you want it to go -- all for an affordable rate. My goal is to communicate, support you, and help you make the record in YOUR head.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Jon Paz
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I lost my father to cancer a few months ago, and on top of my regular work, have been working on a solo record that chronicles my experience with being on that journey with him.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Yes. Always.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm just grateful that I get to do this full time.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let's talk through your goals. Don't be afraid to pick someone who might fit your needs better!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Sense of space is important to me. Finding the right space to place everything in makes the record feel cohesive, inspiring, real.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: A decade ago, I wrote a letter to Ryan Adams' studio PAX AM and begged him to let me even enter his building. Never heard back, but that offer will ALWAYS stand.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: You can use triggers, expanders, gates, and sidechains for much cooler stuff than utility.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Meticulous editing. I can spend 12 hours straight in flow.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Broadly, anyone and everyone who makes something that makes them feel. Some of my producer/engineer role models are Tucker Martine, Ethan Johns, and Beau Sorenson. Michael James has given me a generous amount of his time, and he's definitely on that list.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm used to doing the full package - producing, recording, and mixing. Within the past few years, I've had a number of artists approach me to simply mix. I hold a holistic approach to record production, and while it was a transition at first, I've learned through mixing that I get to be ONE part of a record's "ecosystem". I don't plant the flowers or water them, I just make sure they look as good as they can.