about

Jason Powers

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’ve been a co-owner of Type Foundry Recording in Portland, OR since 2000, and have recorded many records there and elsewhere. This includes projects by Moon Duo, The Decemberists, Grails, Scout Niblett, The Estranged, 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 have worked 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 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.

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, 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: jason@typefoundrystudio.com.  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, please contact me and we’ll see what we can work out.