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Producer | Mixer | Engineer

Independent and label. Local and national. Hundreds of records for hundreds of artists, since 1997.

About

Jonathan Wyman

Hi, I'm Jonathan Wyman.

I’ve made a lot of records. I have spent most of my adult life inside of recording studios.

It all started innocently enough. I was 19 years old, working on a B.A. in psychology from Bates College. During the summer, I ventured into a studio in Allston, Massachusetts with my band to make a record. To offset the cost, I began interning at the studio. Vacuuming and cleaning led to assisting on sessions and eventually, sessions of my own.

After graduating, I continued to pursue recording, which eventually led me to New York City. In between major label pop sessions, I would steal back to New England to produce independent records. Eventually, I decided to focus on the independents and move back to Maine.

Since then, I have had the privilege of working in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Boston, and of course, my home – Portland. I have collaborated with artists and labels from all over the country and the world, from Northern Maine to Chennai, India.

Over the years, I have amassed a collection of modern and vintage gear, instruments, and amplifiers. I’m able to use these on every session to inspire and enable performance and capture it with a unique and artistic perspective.

I’ve worked alongside some extraordinarily talented engineers and producers, including Tony Visconti (Bowie, T Rex), Beau Hill (Ratt, Jeremiah Freed), and David “Sluggo” Katz (Gym Class Heroes, Train) and collaborated with the likes of Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon Five), Randy Staub (Metallica, Alice In Chains), Brian Malouf (Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam) and of course, Adam Ayan and Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering here in Portland.

Working on a diverse range of projects and genres has taught me the single most important thing about making records: serve the song. No matter what the genre of music, the song will dictate the direction the production needs to take. No defaults, no presets, no shortcuts. Just the ability to listen to a song and the experience to know how to bring it to fruition in its fullest potential on an independent budget.

Sounds

  • "I have always loved working with Jon Wyman. For me, the studio experience can be horrifying, because you immortalize an idea that's in your head. The recorded representation of your music is how it will be forever. That being said; I would let Jon Wyman tattoo my face. That's how much I trust him and his vision."

    Dave Gutter, Rustic Overtones
  • "I have had the pleasure of making records with Jonathan for over a decade now, and can say that he is one of the finest record producers that I know. Not only is he a gifted record producer and musician (with unrivaled personal skills and musical ears), he also has the talent for knowing just how to make recorded music sound fantastic."

    Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering & DVD
  • "Jonathan is the biggest undiscovered star in the Portland music scene. Jon is a multitalented musician/producer/engineer who is world class in every respect. Jon will soon be discovered by the big wigs, so work with him now while you can afford him!"

    Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering & DVD
  • "Working with Jon has always been a pleasure. He makes sure the client is comfortable, and feeling at home. We have done four records with Jon, not only is he amazing at what he does, he will find a way to make you laugh if you're getting stressed. I would recommend his services to anyone who is trying to make a top notch recording, and have fun doing it."

    Toby McAllister, Sparks The Rescue.
  • "Jon and I did a project for Universal Records and I can honestly say that I could not have done it without him. Great work ethic, great ears, great personality. Mr. Wyman will always get my endorsement!"

    Beau Hill, Producer (Ratt, Winger, Jeremiah Freed)
  • "I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Jon Wyman during the As Fast As and 6 Gig projects. He had done quite a bit of preliminary work with both bands that brought them to a point of accomplishment and ability that made my subsequent work with them much easier. If you've heard that old saying "We see so far because we stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us." is basically applies to my being able to shine like a genius with As Fast As and 6 Gig only because of Jon Wyman's diligent efforts prior to my joining the team."

    Matt Wallace, Producer (Maroon Five, Faith No More, The Replacements)
  • "I know that he's going to take my ideas and elevate them to the heavens, and pull out all the best pieces of the song for maximum impact. I actually first went to him right after I signed a major label record deal and he helped create and mix some of the best songs I've ever made. As I was making The Audacity!, I showed a buddy of mine the demos and - citing my ambitious multi-genre approach - he said "You gotta have Jon Wyman mix this." And I did. And we sold a shitload of copies. And people love it. My music wouldn't be what it is without his seemingly effortless wizardry."

    Spose, musician

Discography

Artist Title Label Role
6gig A Tincan Experiment Ultimatum / Artemis Recorded
Amy Allen Neptune Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Amy Allen Honey Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Amy Allen Neptune Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Anna and the Diggs River Girl Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Anticon Music For The Advancement of Hip Hop Anticon Mixed, Mastered
As Fast As Open Letter To The Damned Octone Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Better Than Tilting at Windmills Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Billy Libby Pitter Patter Independent Mixed
Cherry S/T Sleepwalkers Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Cherry S/T A Diary To Burn By Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Colepitz Colepitz" (Album of the Year, 1999, Portland Phoenix) Wonderdrug Produced, Recorded
Colepitz No Tomorrow Tonight Independent Produced, Recorded
Cult Maze 35, 36 Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Dead Season Down Again Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Dead Season The Fight Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Dead Season Rise Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Dead Season When Everything's Lost Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Dead Season Life Death Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Dead Season The Negative NUMBers Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Deadfriend A Connection Failure Has Occured Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Deadfriend Manikan Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Dean Ford CTRL Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Dean Ford Deaf, Dumb and In Love Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Diesel Doug & The Long Haul Truckers The Fine Art Of Carousing Sad Bird Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Doctor Astronaut Analogies Preposterously Dank Recorded, Mixed
Doctor Astronaut King Of Your Pussy Independent Mixed
Dominic and the Lucid Waging the Wage Independent Mixed
Even All Out Things I Forgot To Say Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Every Forty Seconds Best of Luck Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Gone For Days Upcoming EP Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Gone for Days Guilty Pleasure Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Greetings From Area Code 207 Volumes 1-7 Cornmeal Records Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Gunther Brown Gunther Brown Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Gypsy Tailwind The Halo Sessions Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Gypsy Tailwind Grace Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Gypsy Tailwind Decades and Days Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Haven't Talked Since Half The Person Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Headstart! Headstart! Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Headstart! Sincerely Yours Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Headstart! Our House Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Headstart! A Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Hiss & Chambers Making Eyes Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
In The Arms of Providence Left My Voicebox In A Seaside Town Muscle City Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Jake Roche Just Survivin' Independent Recorded, Mixed
Jared Salvatore Mischief & Mayhem Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Jared Salvatore Upcoming Album Ind Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Jason Spooner The Flame You Follow Independent Recorded, Mixed
Jeremiah Freed Jeremiah Freed Universal / Republic Recorded
Jeremiah Freed Times Don't Change EP Gravsite Recorded, Mixed
Jeremiah Freed Slow Burn Gravsite Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Jerks of Grass Come On Home Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
JIVEjones Me, Myself & I Jive Recorded
Joe Gallant My Own Divide Inde Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Joshua Madore The Same Mistakes Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Joshua Madore D4988 Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Keep Me Conscious Sounds Of Rescue Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Kenny Neal Blues Fall Down Like Rain Telarc Recorded
Kurt Baker Rockin' For A Living Oglio Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Lansdowne Leaving Boston Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Lansdowne Burn This For Your Friends Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Loki No Disclaimers Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Lost On Liftoff Mixtapes Blackouts Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Lost On Liftoff The Brightside Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Loud Neighbor No Gain Ripchord Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Loverless Fighter Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson and the Magic Rockers Got To Find A Way (Grammy Nominee 1999, Best Traditional Blues) Telarc Recorded
Manila Reign The Q.E.D. EP Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Manila Reign Free Street Love Song Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Marie Moreshead Birdwatchers Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Marie Moreshead Marie Moreshead Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Moonshot I Think Our Star Is Fading Sugartone Produced, Recorded, Mixed
MTV Nokia Unwired Concert Series (Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Franz Ferdinand, Weezer, Hawthorne Heights) N/A Mixed
Nice Places Option / Command / Escape Inde Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Nice Places Drowning's Enough Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Now is Now Days of Summer Independent Mixed
Paranoid Social Club Axis II NMG Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Paranoid Social Club Axis III & Axis I Independent Recorded, Mixed
Paranoid Social Club Axis IV Independent Mixed
Pete Kilpatrick Yesterday Love Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Pete Kilpatrick Louder Than The Storm Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Pete Kilpatrick Hope In Our Hearts Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Pete Kilpatrick Upcoming EP Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Pete Kilpatrick Halfway Home Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Phantom Buffalo Shi Shi Mu Mu (included in the Top 50 Records of 2005 by Mojo Magazine) Timelag Recorded, Mixed
Phantom Buffalo Take To The Trees Timelag Recorded, Mixed
Phantom Buffalo Tadaloora Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Phantom Buffalo New Song Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Plains Upcoming Album Independent Mixed
Planeside Under The Circumstances... Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Pornography for the Blind S/T Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Prospect Hill Prospect Hill Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Pushing Zero The Chosen Independent Recorded, Mixed
Ransom Darkness into Sun Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Ray Lamontagne Songwriting demos Independent Recorded, Mixed
Rustic Overtones Viva Nueva Tommy Boy Recorded, Pre-Production
Rustic Overtones Light At The End Velour Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Rustic Overtones The New Way Out Independent Mixed
Ryan McCalmon Out Of The Storm Independent Recorded, Mixed
Sage Francis Personal Journals Anticon Mastered
Seekonk For Barbara Lee Kimchee Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Seekonk Pinkwood Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Signal The Escape 1986 Double Blind Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Skyler Take You Away Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Skyler Long Gone Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Sly Chi Seven in the Shadows Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Space vs. Speed S/T Paper Empire Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Space vs. Speed Tea & Cocaine Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Sparks The Rescue The Secrets We Cant Keep Double Blind Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Sparks The Rescue Eyes To The Sun Fearless / Double Blind Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Sparks The Rescue Upcoming EP Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Sparks The Rescue Worst Thing I've Been Cursed With Fearless Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Speech Spiritual People iMusic Mixed
Spose The Audacity Preposterously Dank Recorded, Mixed
Spose Happy Medium Preposterously Dank Recorded, Mixed
Stars Look Down Stars Look Down Black Fly Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Station 85 Mister Automatic Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Station 85 Hoka Hey! Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Baltic Sea Through Scenic Heights And Days Regrets EricRock Recorded, Mixed
The Everyday Visuals Things Will Look Up Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Frotus Caper Lingo Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed, Writing, Guitar, Vocals
The Frotus Caper Paper, Scissors, Rock and Roll Independent Recorded, Mixed
The Frotus Caper Lose Your Cool Independent Recorded, Mixed
The Frotus Caper Danger School Independent Mixed
The Goodnight Process The Way Things Are Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Great Northern Rocket Fight Independent Recorded, Mixed
The Holy Boys Danger Club Lessons for Liars Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Killing Moon A Message Through Your Teeth Fearless Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Leftovers Mitton Street Special Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Leftovers Stop, Drop, Rock and Roll Muscle City Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The McCarthys The Way Life Is Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Other Bones Upcoming EP Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Sea Captains Unfathomable Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Troubles Here We Go Again Crooked Cove Recorded, Mixed
The Whatnot What You Make Of It Independent Produced, Recorded
The Whatnot One More For Pocket Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
The Wrecking A New Abolition Chosen Universal Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Tony McNaboe Destination Independent Recorded, Mixed
Tony McNaboe The Cost Of Living Independent Mixed
Tractor Trailer 4th Of July Independent Recorded, Mixed
Trailor Shape of Things Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Uncle Jack Rear Naked Choke Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Vacationland Vacationland EP Independent Recorded, Mixed
Vacationland All Around You Tacit Recorded, Mixed
Vanityites Once Again to Lillith Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Vegas Temper Molotov Season Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Whitcomb The Amber Tide Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Whitcomb Crown Park Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Will Gattis Upcoming EP Independent Produced, Recorded, Mixed
Zach Jones Broken Record Independent Mixed
Zach Jones Fading Flowers Independent Mixed