Piper Payne

Mastering Engineer

Piper holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Technology–Media/Sonic Arts Concentration from the University of Michigan, where she worked as a resident Student Engineer for the U of M recording studios. Piper supplemented her experiences in Michigan with a Graduate Studies Certificate in Music Production and Recording from the University of Stavanger, Norway. There, she had the opportunity to work with MemNor Sound Archival Service, and she also worked as an Apprentice to Thor Legvold at Sonovo Mastering. In 2009, Piper worked as the mixing engineer and mastering assistant to Bob Katz at Digital Domain in Orlando, Florida. In 2010, Piper served as the Senior Audio Associate at The Banff Centre in Alberta. Piper began operating her own location recording business in Michigan, and this business has traveled the world along with her. Piper is also an active member of the Audio Engineering Society. Piper hopes to use her experiences in recording, mixing, and mastering as she embraces the San Francisco soundscape.