T R I P L E J
M U S I C P R O D U C T I O N
J E F F J A C K J O N E S
Over 30 years of experience in all aspects of music production -- theatre, live concerts, audio for television & film, live broadcast, studio recording, mixing, and mastering
The first major step in my career came in 1982 as I took a position managing a 5,000 seat outdoor concert venue. Most of the equipment, including the mixing console, was custom built and I continued to maintain and use the existing equipment , as well as replace and and augment it with more professionally accepted gear. It was a lot of fun, but working outdoors in Texas summers would not have been my first choice!
In late 1984, I joined a small Dallas firm with big plans to build a medium size audio production truck. The truck quickly grew into a full scale audio production unit offering 48 tracks of 2" analog, or 48 tracks of digital, specializing in audio-for-video, live broadcast, and live album work. Our work paid off in at least one gold record, a couple of Emmies, and several PBS Great Performances productions. My portfolio grew to include just about any kind of music from bluegrass and country, jazz and rock, to big band and opera. Still suffering those Texas summers, but 5-1/2 tons of air conditioning in a 32 foot truck made it much more tolerable! The inevitable take-over of inexpensive DAW rigs spelled the end for the medium sized, smaller-market trucks and I had to adapt as well.
I closed the chapter on the truck and started writing a new one on how to get everything I needed for 32 track live recording in the back of my Audi. My passion was, and still is, live production. The intensity... the interaction... the role of an audience... it's addictive. I continued to do some studio work, but really focused on capturing live performances.
Fast forward several years and I find myself in Durango, CO, and while my business interests have expanded, my love for recording is still the same. My home has been transformed into a studio (...I wonder why I'm not married) and I continue to do as much live recording as I can fit into my schedule. In the meantime, mixing and mastering are very fulfilling as well. Contrary to what you may read on the web, there are a LOT of good recordings being made in small studios, homes, and garages these days. I really enjoy helping take those projects to the next level.
If you have a project and need some help, let's talk! After more than 3 decades in the business, I would like to think I can contribute in many different ways and usually within most any budget. I look forward to working with you!
A B O U T
T R I P L E J M U S I C P R O D U C T I O N
Track your project wherever you like... your own project studio, local studio, live recording from the PA company, whatever you may have.
J J J M A S T E R I N G
The finishing touch to your project... and one that often gets omitted due to budget constraints. Don't let a few dollars stop your project from having the final polish and levels expected in today's competitive music market. Whether it's mp3s for download, CD/SACD, or vinyl, your work deserves to be finished off in a professional fashion.
*Standard pricing includes consultation, proofing, and one re-master of your song or album. Subsequent work priced hourly or by special arrangement.
We pride ourselves not in the squashed, slammed, clipped sounds so common to the "we'll master any song for $25" crowd, but in a very musical approach to EQ, compression, and leveling.
You'll hopefully notice on our music sample page, that our expertise shows up in a light hand on the controls and preserving the dynamics and emotion of your work... all the while ensuring that levels are strong and the songs very "listenable" in any environment. Audiophile systems, home theater systems, headphones, and car audio systems are all considerations in our final product. We like to think we strike an artful balance in the mastering process that differentiates us from the gaggle of online robotic mastering shops.
Rates & Fees
$40/hour @ Home Studio
$50/hour @ local Studio
$75/hour @ Wooden Live Room (3,000 sq ft)
$100/song (24 track limit)
or $50/hour based on client need and project content
$50/song (negotiable based on size of project)
Archival Transfers or Format Conversion
$50/hour or by negotiated arrangement based on project
Basic system $350 with engineer (8 hour day - up to 2 bands)
Festival and special events priced by consultation
special non-profit discounts offered based on availability