Kevin Antreassian: Owner-Operator — Producer/Engineer
Before touring the world with The Dillinger Escape Plan, I spent my time producing hundreds of records out of my studio in NJ, Backroom Studios. I work with all styles of music and artists at every level. Creativity is important to me and I enjoy working closely with every client. Before I opened the studio in 2007, I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelors of Music in Audio Engineering and a concentration in Classical Guitar. Over the past few years, I’ve also had the opportunity to share the stage, both as a tech and a musician, with bands as diverse as The Deftones, Mastodon, Marilyn Manson, GWAR, Glassjaw, Slipknot, and Todd Rundgren. This experience has given me a unique perspective that I’ve always incorporated into my producing style.
Scot is a graduate of the Suny Purchase College studio production program, and has experience putting a mic in front of everything, literally. Think of something right now. Got it? He put a mic in front of it. He’s worked on projects with folk artists, classical composers, metal bands, hip-hop artists and even a little jazz. Are you wondering, “Will he make our music sound good?”. Well, the best we can give you is probably. It’s a crapshoot, really. Scot will, however, put every bit of energy he has into your project, and you’re guaranteed to have a blast working with him.
Jonathon has been a musician since he was 7 years old and has been actively involved in the music industry for the past decade; formerly of Will Wood & The Tapeworms, and previously Science alongside members of Frank Iero & The Patience. Over the first 2 years of his career were spent devoted to the craft as an intern at various recording studios, assisting the likes of Billy Perez (The Rolling Stones) and Joe Borges (KoRn).
He’s since had the honor of working with established New Jersey natives such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Streetlight Manifesto & Survay Says!; his work also transcends state lines with tri-state acts such as Inhibitor & Widow’s Work, down the coast to Fero Lux and even extending to the mid-west working with The Skulx (Foxy Shazam/Cadaver Dogs).
He has developed a sizable list of happy and talented clients. Jonathon’s eclectic background is consistently made known in his musical experimentation. As a producer, he’s always found himself to be most concerned with finding the most unique way to fill the stereo image; his influence from experimental fusion outfits such as Mr. Bungle are manifested in his style of production. Jonathon treats every project that comes his way as uniquely as if it were his own.
Mikhail Marinas: Producer/Engineer
Ever since he was ten years old, Mikhail knew his passion for music would last a lifetime. This perspective allowed him to evolve and adapt to various production styles, musical genres, as well as a plethora of techniques for multiple applications. With over twelve years of professional recording experience, Mikhail always strives to go above and beyond for each project. Whether you’re a band, solo artist, singer/songwriter, or someone who wants to delve into creating something spectacular, Mikhail will adapt to any situation and environment with helping clients achieve their sonic goals.
Brandon Ashford: Producer/Engineer
Brandon has been creating music ever since he was 12 years old. Before making the shift into recording, Brandon played guitar in bands such as Teach Me How to Breathe and EarthBound. From there, the studio environment quickly became his second home. Now as an audio engineer, he has been producing countless hip hop and r&b records. Not only with local talent in the tri-state area, but with international artists as well. What sets Brandon apart is his eccentric approach to vocal production and sound design. When working with Brandon, you’ll surely end up with something that is truly unique.
Gabriel has been writing and creating music since the age of 11 and has a great respect for all different genres of music. He sings and plays guitar for the rock band, “Black Lagoon” and also writes and performs as an acoustic act in the NJ/PA area. He has recorded many acoustic and full band acts ranging from Indie/Pop/Alternative to Hard Rock/Punk/Metal, as well as scoring and mixing several short films for the indie film community in the NJ/NYC area. He has a passion for videography and film-making as well and is the head videographer at Backroom Studios. He made his first short film at the age of 14 and has continued making them ever since. Gabriel always goes the extra mile to ensure the client gets the audio/video product they are looking for.