143rd AES CONVENTION Presenters: Piper Payne

AES New York 2017 Presenter or Author

Piper Payne

Piper Payne

Primary Affiliation: Neato Mastering - San Francisco Bay Area, CA
AES Member Type: Member

Piper Payne is a mastering engineer in Oakland, CA, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels. Formerly a mastering engineer with Coast Mastering in Berkeley, CA, Piper is now Owner and Chief Mastering Engineer of Neato Mastering. She is the President of the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy and serves on the P&E Wing Steering Committee and the P&E Wing Advisory Council. She is also on the committee of the AES SF Chapter and is an active member of Women's Audio Mission. Piper is an audio professor and guest lectures often about mastering and recording.??Piper began her career with a BFA in Audio from The University of Michigan, continuing her graduate education in Audio at the University of Stavanger in Norway. She has apprenticed under some of the best-known Mastering and audio mentors in the world, including Bob Katz in Orlando and Michael Romanowski in San Francisco. Piper moved to San Francisco after working at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada as the Senior Audio Associate in a work-study program that had her climbing glaciers for film sound design and recording jazz orchestras in the same day! Her focus is mastering and she lives for quality and equality in audio.

Piper has a diverse background in musical styles. As a drummer, she knows that the best outcome of every project is that it has to feel good. As an engineer, Piper is focused on technical quality and correctness. But, at the end of the day, mastering is about format conversion and quality control so the project gets just what it needs.

Piper has mastered music for many artists, including Madame Gandhi, Geographer, Kat Robichaud, ANML, Elletrodomestico (Jane Wiedlin/Go-Go’s), Sioux City Kid, Battlehooch, Psychic Twin, Mars Today, Fritz Montana, Tumbleweed Wanderers, The She’s, Pine & Battery, Beautiful Machines, Headlander (video game), Emily Afton, Alexis Harte, Deer Park Avenue, Abbot Kinney, American Lions, Alta View, Bed., Travis Hayes, Vela Eyes, Higuera, Hundredth, New Diplomat, Brendan McCreary, Crashing Hotels, Eagle Wolf Snake, Moetar, Bad Form, Gardens, The Boys After, Sabertooth Zombie, Makeunder, MC Rai, Gay Paris, Real Numbers, Shawna Virago. 

More Info: http://www.piperpayne.com

Session List

Oct 18: SE01: Diversity Town Hall (Panelist)

Oct 18: SA16: The Butterfly FX—Unintended Consequences of Mastering Tools (Presenter)

Return to Full List of Presenters and Authors