Since 2012, we have offered professional and highly personalized recording, mixing and mastering services for independent and major label bands and musicians. Our close proximity to major markets like Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia makes us a cost-effective alternative to expensive "big box" studios while providing similar, if not superior results.

Mystery Ton has all the equipment you’ll need - all high end stuff to get you that professional sound - but the real draw to recording here is [Owner/Engineer] Kenny Eaton. He took our songs and helped trim the fat, polish them up and make them even better than they were before. He really pushed us to make the best album we possibly could, which is a great feeling to leave a studio with. As the sessions went on, I learned to listen to any and all suggestions he had, because 90% of the time they turned out to be the right move. His knowledge of effect pedals is great - he knew exactly which pedals to use and how to use them, so no wasted time or money fiddling around with parameters. He’s also just a really cool guy, so spending 30+ hours with him is fun and doesn’t grind at all. Overall, this was one of the best studio experiences you can get.
— Alex Wandres, The Milestones
  Owner/Head Engineer, Kenny Eaton [Photo: Mike Laws]

Owner/Head Engineer, Kenny Eaton [Photo: Mike Laws]

Recording

Are you intimidated by the idea of entering a recording studio? Don't even know where to begin? We're here to help. Owner/Engineer Kenny Eaton has a decade of experience building trust and working side by side with artists across every genre. While we are happy to gently suggest workflows and produce your sessions, we're completely open to whatever plan you have in mind for your recording session. Want to track the whole band live at the same time? Let's do it. Want to track each individual instrument separately to a click track? Let's do it. Want to program electronic drums on your old Atari and record them through a broken bass amp in a trash can? Let's do it. We are here to serve you and your artistic process.
 

Mixing

Next, we combine all of those well-recorded audio tracks into a stereo file. We adjust them using EQ, compression, effects and automation to accentuate the musicality of a song, fix problem areas or performance mistakes and optimize relationships between instruments. This is done using our DAW of choice (Pro Tools HD), our vast collection of plugins, a healthy stockpile of analog outboard gear and our world-class monitoring. Making sure your tracks are recorded properly is an incredibly important part of making a great sounding record, but a poor mix can render it lifeless. We are happy to mix songs that are recorded here at Mystery Ton and we have plenty of experience mixing material that was recorded at another studio (or at home) by a different engineer, even if it was tracked in another DAW besides Pro Tools.
 

mastering

This is the final step. We take your final mixes (now a single stereo track) and put the finishing touches on them to ensure proper playback across all range of listening systems, as well as to ensure cohesion between songs across an album. Think of this as a final optimization process before printing to CD and vinyl. 


  Assistant Engineer, Kiwi

Assistant Engineer, Kiwi