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 hundreds of records in the past six years.
When mixing analog, 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.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Jon Paz
Always a pleasure. Multiplatinum producer says my voice never sounded better!
Brilliant engineer. He mixed and mastered one of my beats and the result was so professional. You'd be struggling to find better!
I contracted Jon's services to mix a very, very raw and low-quality recording I did. In less than a day, he made gold out of grain. I had tentatively mixed it on my own, and I might as well have been a three year old playing with pedals, when it was held up against Jon's finished product. The only flaws with it were my fault, due to the low quality of the raw recording. And, to make it more impressive, he had the finished product done in about a half a day, with prices that were, in my opinion, obscenely low for the quality and speed of work, not to mention the quick and ready communication!
Interview with Jon Paz
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Broadly, anyone and everyone who makes something that makes them feel. My two biggest producer/engineer role models are Tucker Martine and Ethan Johns. Michael James has given me a generous amount of his time, and he's definitely on that list.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Yes. Always.
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: What's your strongest skill?
A: Meticulous editing. I can spend 12 hours straight in flow.
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: 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.