Kevin Antreassian: Owner-Operator — Producer/Engineer
Before joining The Dillinger Escape Plan and getting the opportunity to tour the world, I spent my time producing thousands of songs out of my studio, Backroom Studios, in New Jersey. 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, often playing small parts and adding in my own creative styling. Before I opened the studio in 2007, I graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Audio Engineering and this is also where I currently teach the SEA program. 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 Sound Garden, The Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Mastodon, Aerosmith, Glassjaw, Slipknot, and Todd Rundgren.
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.
Simon Ficken: Producer/Engineer
Simon is a talented drummer and audio engineer from Warren County, NJ. Coming from a musical family, he started exploring music at a very young age. Simon grew up performing in rock bands while experimenting with recording and production at home. Today he works with bands regularly, both live and in the studio. Simon enjoys working on virtually any style of music. His favorite artists include bands like Tool, Radiohead, Boards of Canada, and Tame Impala. Simon’s primary goal as an engineer is to make your sonic vision a reality.
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.