My name is Jason Lackie, I help singer/songwriters and bands bridge the gap between a great song idea and an amazing sounding record.
I’ve never had my jaw sewn shut before, but imagine the frustration. It must be similar to the feeling when you have a great idea in your head, you can hear it, you can feel it, but you don’t know the exact steps to take to get it recorded, mixed, mastered, and out for the world to hear. I can help with that. Not your jaw, you should see a doctor. I can help you take your song idea from a simple melody and lyric to a full, incredible-sounding production. Yes, a voice memo recorded on your phone is absolutely ok to start with. If you have some more specific ideas which you’ve created in a DAW at home, that’s great too. I will meet you wherever you are starting from and collaborate to get you to where you want to be. As an artist you tell your stories through lyrics and melodies. As a producer I will support the story by helping you create a background that highlights the main characters, and never overshadows them.
My poor first roommate had to endure such awful cooking. I tried to use every spice in the cupboard. Recorded parts are like ingredients to a good meal, they have to be mixed together in a way that highlights the most important elements while supplementing your palate with something that adds texture and depth. Overdo it, and you can’t tell what it’s supposed to be, all of the flavors mask each other. If you’ve ever tried mixing your own music, you know what I’m talking about. Frequencies clash, the vocals get buried, you can’t feel the low end, etc. It took me quite a few years out of the almost 20 that I’ve been a professional mix engineer, to learn how to put everything together to make a great sounding record. There is so much to learn, and you have concerts to book, merch to create, and more songs to write! I’ll take the mixing off of your plate so you can focus on your fans and your musical career. Let’s make a record together that you’ll be proud of for years to come.