John Vanderslice, producer, proprietor
Songwriter, producer, studio owner, tireless collector of gear, pursuer of fidelity improvement, lover of cats, evangelist of “sloppy hi-fi.” Forced into piano lessons as a kid; couldn’t be happier about them now. Has worked with Cherry Glazerr, the Mountain Goats, Grandaddy, and Spoon. Managed by Adam Katz at Next Wave.
jv@tinytelephone.com | 415.334.1970 | production website

house staff

   Beau Sorenson, engineer/producer
Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould, Sparklehorse
$300/day
beaunoise@gmail.com | 608.445.1980 | website
    Maryam Qudus, engineer / producer / musician
toro y moi, tune-yards, sasami 
$300/day
510.825.3586 | website
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  Danielle Goldsmith, engineer/mixer/producer
SASAMI, Madeline Kenney, Cherry Glazerr
$300/day
danigold0@gmail.com | 925-876-7723 | website
   
Layla Moheimani, engineer/producer/musician
Coraza, Isaiah Ashburn, G Timothy Shestak
$250/day

layla.audio@gmail.com | 650.223.4762 | website

             
 
Luke Baće, engineer/producer/musician
LakeCube, Bows, Firemaid
$250/day
lukebace@gmail.com | 646.248.9931 | website
   
Meric Long, engineer/producer/musician
The Dodos, FAN, Brigid Dawson, Eternal Drag
$250/day
mericlong@gmail.com | 510.388.9194 | website
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recommended session players

I can’t overstate the impact of having great session players on your booking. These players are pros: they’re faster and more in control of tone and performance and, because of that, they’ll save you money.

All of the players on this list are amazing people with tons of experience tracking at Tiny Telephone. They have our full endorsement.
Please discuss options with your engineer, we can help schedule the players.

These are our rock/jazz/indie go-to players, for orchestral musicians and arrangements, contact resident genius Minna Choi at Magik*Magik Orchestra.

All players, unless noted below, are $250 for an 8 hour day.

Drums
Jason Slota ($400 / day)

Percussion, Mallet Instruments
(Vibraphone, Marimba, Hand Percussion)
Mark Clifford
Jason Slota ($400 / day)

Keyboards
Mark Clifford

Guitar
Jon Monahan
James DePrato ($400 / day)

Pedal Steel
David Phillips $200/half day

Cello
Nate Blaz
Crystal Pascucci

Trombone, Tuba
Adam Theis $250/half day

Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone/ euphonium, French horn
Henry Hung $50 an hour, 2 hour minimum


visiting staff

  Jamie Riotto, engineer/producer/musician
Gem Club, Charlie Hunter, Geographer
james.riotto@gmail.com | 401.439.8405 | website
    Jacob Winik, engineer/producer
Magnetic Fields, Pomplamoose, Samantha Crain
$300/day
jacob.winik@gmail.com | 510.333.8055 | website
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  Rob Shelton, engineer/producer/musician
Kacey Johansing, Brian Laidlaw, DRMS
$300/day
rob.shelton08@gmail.com | 650.814.6879 | website
    Sami Perez, engineer/producer/musician
Sonny and The Sunsets, Union Pacific, Bear Call
$250/day
sami.m.perez@gmail.com | 415.793.9006 | website
             
  Adam Hirsch, engineer/producer
Ex Eye, Shahzad Ismaily, Yasmine Hamdan
$250/day
adamhirsch0@gmail.com | 310.569.5531 | website
    Omar Akrouche, engineer/producer/multi-instrumentalist
Glaçon Garçon / Cataldo / Astronauts, etc.
$250/day
omarakrouche1@gmail.com | 949.607.9883 | website
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  Shawn Alpay, engineer/producer/musician
matt pond PA, Emily Jane White
$250/day
salpay@gmail.com | 530.220.3789 | website
    Eli Crews, engineer/producer/musician
Why?, Thao Nguyen, tUnE-yArDs
website
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  John Congleton, engineer/producer
David Byrne, Modest Mouse, St. Vincent
website
    Merrill Garbus, producer
tUnE-yArDs, Thao & Mirah, Latryx
Jason.Colton@redlightmanagement.com | website
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  Brandon Eggleston, engineer/producer
Josh Ritter, Mountain Goats, Pelican
website
    Chris Walla, producer
Death Cab, Tegan and Sara, Decemberists
website
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  Joel Hamilton, engineer/producer
Black Keys, Sparklehorse, Elvis Costello
nicole@mastermindartistmanagement.com | website
    Kelley Coyne, engineer/producer
Tall Sheep, Doe Eye, Kronos Quartet
ok.coyne@gmail.com | 415.525.2150 | website
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  Laura Dean, engineer/producer
Kronos Quartet, Dead Kennedys, Amanda Palmer
ledrecording@gmail.com | website
    Spencer Hartling, engineer/producer/multi-instrumentalist
the gonks, eyes of love, the paranoyds
$250/day
spencerhartling@gmail.com |949-633-3511 | website
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  John McEntire, engineer/producer/musician
Stereolab, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub
john@somastudios.com | website
       
             

magik*magik

  Minna Choi, director @ magik*magik
Death Cab, Explosions in the Sky, Mike Patton
minna@magikmagik.com | website