DAVID BARBE - OWNER/ENGINEER
David Barbe has worked on hundreds of recording projects as engineer, producer, musician and writer. Over the past few years, projects have included Deerhunter’s “Halcyon Digest,” Patterson Hood “Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance,” Dennis Ellsworth “Dusk Dreams,” Drive-By Truckers “Go-Go Boots,`” New Madrid “Yard Boat,” & Dead Confederate “In The Marrow” to name a few.
David’s general approach to making records is, “In any creative endeavor, the answer should never be ‘No’.”
ANDY LEMASTER - OWNER/ENGINEER
Andy LeMaster began recording music in high school. And by the time he finished UGA Art School in 1998, he had joined forces with David Barbe and Andy Baker to form Chase Park Transduction. Since then, LeMaster has recorded hundreds of records as engineer, producer, mixer, musician, & collaborator. “I’m always actively adjusting the right combination of these roles from project to project to best serve the musicians I’m working for. I love all varieties of translating artists’ ideas into reality. From puristically capturing a live band on analog tape, to programming/editing in the electronic realm, to conjuring the quintessential vocal take, and all points in between. I love inhabiting the creative world of who I’m working for, and dialing in the best approach to compliment their music.”
DREW VANDENBERG - ENGINEER
Beginning at age 16 Drew started interning with David Barbe at CPT and made the difficult decision to leave the studio and continue his education at Indiana University. Now with a B.S. in Recording Arts, Drew is glad to be back and working on a lot of exciting projects.
HENRY BARBE - ENGINEER
Son of David Barbe, keeping the torch lit by engineering many bands (including his own)
JASON NESMITH - MASTERING ENGINEER
Jason NeSmith has come at music from every angle: student, writer, performer, DIY label, promoter, etc.-- but the sound of records has always been a special fascination. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production and Engineering he joined about a hundred bands, opened Bel*Air studio in Athens, and recorded a hundred more. His clients kept asking him to master their records until he accidentally got good at it. Now his CV includes Dirty Projectors, New Madrid, Fred Schneider, Clem Snide, a Pandora session for the Drive-By Truckers, and dozens more great local and national artists.
WINSTON BARBE - STUDIO MANAGER
Winston has been Chase Park's studio manager since 2016. He can answer any questions about booking, studio rates, dogs, old Volvos and where to get the best coffee.