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. | 415.334.1970 | production website

house staff

  Beau Sorenson, engineer/producer
Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould, Sparklehorse | 608.445.1980 | website
    Maryam Qudus, engineer / producer / musician
toro y moi, tune-yards, sasami 
510.825.3586 | website
  Danielle Goldsmith, engineer/mixer/producer
SASAMI, Madeline Kenney, Cherry Glazerr
$350/day | 925-876-7723 | website
Layla Moheimani, engineer/producer/musician
Wayfairy, Globo Cons, Coraza
$300/day | 650.223.4762 | website

Meric Long, engineer/producer/musician
The Dodos, FAN, Brigid Dawson, Eternal Drag
$350/day | 510.388.9194 | website
Chris Palowitch, engineer/producer/musician
Elujay, John Daversa Big Band, Just Friends
Nicole Rowe, engineer/producer/musician
Worthitpurchase, Boarding Party, Kronos Quartet

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.

Jason Slota ($400 / day)

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

Mark Clifford

Jon Monahan
James DePrato ($400 / day)

Pedal Steel
David Phillips $200/half day

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


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