Hi! My name is Jason Powers. I’m a Portland, Oregon-based audio engineer. Here are some of the things I do professionally:
Studio Engineering & Production: I was co-owner of Type Foundry Recording in Portland, OR from 2000 until early 2020, and made many records there and elsewhere. This includes projects by Moon Duo, The Decemberists, Grails, Scout Niblett, and Blue Cranes. My work spans a wide variety of genres from indie-pop to Americana, jazz, out/experimental and punk. To hear some examples of projects I’ve worked on, you can visit my Soundcloud page. Also, here is a selected discography of my work.
Live Sound: I have been a venue tech for years, and have toured the world extensively for acts such as Matthew Dear, Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Mountain Goats, Cibo Matto, Portland Cello Project, EMA, HTRK, and Laura Veirs. I am also one of the Audio Coordinators for Portland-based Pickathon music festival. For more information about this, visit my live sound page.
Live Multi-Track Recording: In 1999 & 2001 I did live multi-track capture for two of Olympia’s famous YoYo a GoGo festivals. More recently, I’ve done this work at Portland venue Mississippi Studios, for Pickathon, for NPR’s Live Wire Radio show, and for various performance pieces. My live recording page can tell you more about this.
Teaching: I work regularly as an educator. This includes working with the music program at the French American International School for the better part of a decade on live sound seminars and studio sessions with middle-schoolers. I also designed curriculum for, and teach Live SET and Studio SET – sound engineering course for teens, run by Young Audiences of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Tech/Consulting: I’m available for various other types of tech, audio consultation and non-musical audio work including studio wiring/patch bay design, tape machine calibration, audio editing work, as well as tech documents and advancing for touring bands. For more details on this go here.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions/requests at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I do enjoy traveling for work, and also will mix in Portland for projects from afar. If you’d like to work with me and you don’t live in Portland, get in touch and we’ll see what we can work out.