John Vanderslice, producer, proprietor
Songwriter, producer, studio owner, tireless collector of gear, pursuer of fidelity improvement, lover of cats, evangelist of “sloppy hi-fi.” Forced into piano lessons as a kid; couldn’t be happier about them now. Has worked with Cherry Glazerr, the Mountain Goats, Grandaddy, and Spoon. Managed by Adam Katz at Next Wave. | 415.334.1970 | production website

house staff

  Beau Sorenson, engineer/producer
Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould, Sparklehorse | 608.445.1980 | website
    Maryam Qudus, engineer / producer / musician
toro y moi, tune-yards, sasami 
510.825.3586 | website
  Danielle Goldsmith, engineer/mixer/producer
SASAMI, Madeline Kenney, Cherry Glazerr
$300/day | 925-876-7723 | website
Layla Moheimani, engineer/producer/musician
Coraza, Isaiah Ashburn, G Timothy Shestak
$250/day | 650.223.4762 | website

Luke Baće, engineer/producer/musician
LakeCube, Bows, Firemaid
$250/day | 646.248.9931 | website
Meric Long, engineer/producer/musician
The Dodos, FAN, Brigid Dawson, Eternal Drag
$250/day | 510.388.9194 | website
Chris Palowitch, engineer/producer/musician
Elujay, John Daversa Big Band, Just Friends

recommended session players

I can’t overstate the impact of having great session players on your booking. These players are pros: they’re faster and more in control of tone and performance and, because of that, they’ll save you money.

All of the players on this list are amazing people with tons of experience tracking at Tiny Telephone. They have our full endorsement.
Please discuss options with your engineer, we can help schedule the players.

These are our rock/jazz/indie go-to players, for orchestral musicians and arrangements, contact resident genius Minna Choi at Magik*Magik Orchestra.

All players, unless noted below, are $250 for an 8 hour day.

Jason Slota ($400 / day)

Percussion, Mallet Instruments
(Vibraphone, Marimba, Hand Percussion)
Mark Clifford
Jason Slota ($400 / day)

Mark Clifford

Jon Monahan
James DePrato ($400 / day)

Pedal Steel
David Phillips $200/half day

Nate Blaz
Crystal Pascucci

Trombone, Tuba
Adam Theis $250/half day

Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone/ euphonium, French horn
Henry Hung $50 an hour, 2 hour minimum

visiting staff

  Jamie Riotto, engineer/producer/musician
Gem Club, Charlie Hunter, Geographer | 401.439.8405 | website
    Jacob Winik, engineer/producer
Magnetic Fields, Pomplamoose, Samantha Crain
$300/day | 510.333.8055 | website
  Rob Shelton, engineer/producer/musician
Kacey Johansing, Brian Laidlaw, DRMS
$300/day | 650.814.6879 | website
    Sami Perez, engineer/producer/musician
Sonny and The Sunsets, Union Pacific, Bear Call
$250/day | 415.793.9006 | website
  Adam Hirsch, engineer/producer
Ex Eye, Shahzad Ismaily, Yasmine Hamdan
$250/day | 310.569.5531 | website
    Omar Akrouche, engineer/producer/multi-instrumentalist
Glaçon Garçon / Cataldo / Astronauts, etc.
$250/day | 949.607.9883 | website
  Shawn Alpay, engineer/producer/musician
matt pond PA, Emily Jane White
$250/day | 530.220.3789 | website
    Eli Crews, engineer/producer/musician
Why?, Thao Nguyen, tUnE-yArDs
  John Congleton, engineer/producer
David Byrne, Modest Mouse, St. Vincent
    Merrill Garbus, producer
tUnE-yArDs, Thao & Mirah, Latryx | website
  Brandon Eggleston, engineer/producer
Josh Ritter, Mountain Goats, Pelican
    Chris Walla, producer
Death Cab, Tegan and Sara, Decemberists
  Joel Hamilton, engineer/producer
Black Keys, Sparklehorse, Elvis Costello | website
    Kelley Coyne, engineer/producer
Tall Sheep, Doe Eye, Kronos Quartet | 415.525.2150 | website
  Laura Dean, engineer/producer
Kronos Quartet, Dead Kennedys, Amanda Palmer | website
    Spencer Hartling, engineer/producer/multi-instrumentalist
the gonks, eyes of love, the paranoyds
$250/day |949-633-3511 | website
  John McEntire, engineer/producer/musician
Stereolab, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub | website


  Minna Choi, director @ magik*magik
Death Cab, Explosions in the Sky, Mike Patton | website