Hi! My name is Jason Powers. I’m a Portland, Oregon-based recording and live sound engineer. I’ve been part-owner of Type Foundry Recording here in Portland since 2000, and have recorded numerous records there and elsewhere, including projects by The Decemberists, Grails, Scout Niblett, The Estranged, and Blue Cranes. My work spans a wide variety of genres from indie-pop to americana to jazz, out/experimental and punk. To hear some examples of projects I’ve worked on, you can visit my Soundcloud page here. A selected discography is available here.
As a live sound engineer, I have toured the world extensively for acts such as Matthew Dear, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Cibo Matto, Portland Cello Project, EMA, HTRK, and Laura Veirs. For more information about this, visit my live sound page here.
Live multi-track recording and mixing for live video is another area I’m familiar with. Starting in 1999 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 Portland-based music festival Pickathon, for Livewire Radio show, and for various performance pieces. For more information on this, visit my live recording page.
I have worked as an educator in a variety of capacities. 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 the curriculum for, and teach Live SET, a live sound engineering course for teens, commissioned in 2013 by Young Audiences of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I’m also available for various other types of tech, audio consultation and non-musical audio work including studio wiring/patch bay design, tape machine calibration, mixing preparation and organization for home-recorded projects, 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. So if you’d like to work with me and you don’t live in Portland, please contact me and we’ll see what we can work out.
And for the interested, here’s an ongoing log of my past and current musical fixations.