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Jason Shaffer - Audio Engineering & Production Instructor
Title: Audio Engineer
and Production Instructor
Engineering & Production
Full Sail University
Jason Shaffer's Summary
Jason was raised in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. While he didn’t seem to connect with the music playing on the radio at that time, he found his mother Charlotte’s stash of classic vinyl. His life long love affair with music was born. Jason’s early influences were The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Credence Clearwater Revival to name a few.
It was then Jason knew he wanted to make his own music which led him to pick up a guitar. By the age of 15, he was playing in his own band. Curious by nature, his attention turned to recording where he created his own multi-track recordings using a karaoke machine. Eventually, he graduated to a 4-track cassette recorder and continued to learn everything he could about recording.
Once Jason completed High School, he left for Florida to attend Full Sail, the premiere audio recording instructional facility in the nation. It was there he began to hone his craft on the most current equipment and develop a feel for several genres of music such as rock, jazz, R&B, funk and country.
Jason returned to Pa in 2002 and worked with producer Bill Grabowski who is best known for his work with Bon Jovi early in their career. Jason’s reputation as a credible engineer was on the rise as he moved to Scott Wray studios where he soon became the chief engineer. Later he would move to After 7 Studios in Mechanicsburg working freelance.
In late 2009, Jason, and consultant Craig Cady, designed a professional recording studio in the lower level of Jason’s residence. Full Tilt Productions was now born! Jason is positioned to handle virtually any recording situation in his own studio or when special needs arise, he also has access to other facilities.
Jason’s goal is to provide a professional, quality product with a personal touch while cultivating relationships with his clients. His role as producer has grown dramatically over the past several years. When you work with Full Tilt Productions you can expect to find a wide range of services available to you.
Jason has worked with world class talents such as Jeff Feltenberger (x-Badlees), Tom T-bone Edmonds, Jessie Yawn and Bernard “Pretty” Purdie. Jason is a professional guitarist / bassist and once played with Grantham Road. He currently plays with Giants of Despair and Hybrid Ice and can be available to play a live gig or perform on your recording project.
Jason Shaffer's Availability
Available Monday – Friday by appointment only
Lessons are ½ hour or a full hour in length.
“I have been a recording artist at the Professional level for 3 years. I have Produced 2 Full length LP’s and sold over 1,500 albums. I owe any success to the ability, tireless work ethic, and intuition of Jason Shaffer. Jason’s Production skills are second to none. No matter how talented a client or artist is, Jason will accentuate their positive attributes and bring fourth the best possible performance that he/she is capable of. Jason’s skills are what attracted me to work with him initially, but his personality, professionalism and flexibility is what established our great relationship and will keep me coming back every time I am in need of production. I recently released a Compilation CD working with many inexperienced and amateur artists. Jason not only worked tirelessly to help us achieve our release date, but he even pulled in favors, put in extra hours of his own time, called upon his personal network of very talented connections and never once complained or wavered under the pressure of working under a very strict deadline. Jason’s ability is every bit the equivalent to that of any Producer/Engineer you would find at the highest level of the Entertainment Industry, and any artist in the Central PA area has the honor and privilege of working with him locally.”
— Jordan Michael Coulson aka "JMC" / Songwriter
“We first worked with Jason Shaffer while recording our debut record. We had little money and little time, and Jason worked within our guidelines to craft a product that far exceeded all of our expectations. Though Jason was both focused and professional while in the studio, he also approached our project with the emotional intensity of a passionate artist and music enthusiast. Jason gave us complete creative control of our recording project, but also gave thoughtful and helpful input so that, together, we were able to make the best final product possible. We now have completed our second record, and, though we decided to record the bulk of the album from our recently built home studio due to cost, we decided to work with Jason again through the mixing and mastering process. It is because of Jason’s diligence, friendly nature, and clear dedication to his craft that we will undoubtedly work with Jason on future projects and continue to benefit from his knowledge as a producer, engineer, and musician.”
— Jordan Capizzi / Singer & Songwriter
“I’ve worked with Jason since I was fifteen. With every project that I’ve done, he has been amazing at figuring out how to get the sound that I am looking for. Many people today assume you have go to Nashville or New York to get quality recordings, but I feel Jason has consistently engineered and produced great work that competes on that level. The Full Tilt studio environment in general is fun and relaxed, which to me is one of the most important aspects for creativity during the recording process. I highly recommend Jason to any other singer-songwriter or band looking for a quality recording experience.”
— Megan Davies / Singer & Songwriter
“As a solo artist with few professional connections, Jason was able to introduce me to some very talented musicians who brought my acoustic songs to life. He put more effort into all of my songs than I ever expected and produced something I am personally proud to share with others. Any musicians, if you want a quality recording, check this out. Easy to work with and affordable rates. The whole process was a blast.”
— Mike Falk / Singer & Songwriter
“Jason was easy to work with and very accommodating. He has a great work ethic and an excellent ear. One of the things that I appreciated about him was his feel for the music. He makes suggestions if you ask him, but lets the artists guide the recording process. He offers knowledgeable and thoughtful feedback and is a great guy. Jason did a wonderful job with our project and we’ll definitely use his services again. Thanks Jason!”
— Nate Myers / Musician
“From a personal and professional standpoint Jason Shaffer was fantastic to work with. His technical expertise and superior work ethic were major proponents in the conception and completion of what is our best recording to date. Going forward, I wouldn’t even consider recording with another engineer.”
— Adam Tarin / Musician
“Attempting to search out the best possible avenue for the production of my album, I worked with multiple people as well as a 'professional' bigger budget recording studio. After the album was finished I just wasn’t completely happy with the quality. I found and contacted Jason and he worked within my budget to identify the studio’s actual mixing mistakes. Not only did he fix these problem areas but he went above and beyond that. He was a great pleasure to work with. So much in fact that I’ll be skipping the 'professional' studios next time and will simply work with him through the whole recording and mixing process. I’m finally content with calling my album finished because the quality is where it should be. Thanks so much Jason.”
— Ravi / Musician
“I’ve built my working relationship with Jason in several studios over the past decade, and the space he’s cultivated at Full Tilt is everything I’ve craved in terms of intimacy and comfort. He loves musicians and knows their records well, and in his hands, your record will be more than safe. It will be that beautiful creation you always wanted it to be.”
— Nathan Veshecco / Singer & Songwriter
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