Producer/Engineer – Testimonials

AJ Jansen

"Talent and perfection are just a few words that come to mind when working with Producer/Engineer Jay Franze. Jay has an ear for the craft of producing records. He is an example of what sound should be and captures it every time he is in the studio. His hard work and dedication bring music to a life it has never known before. It is always amazing to work with Jay and be a witness to his work."

AJ Jansen
Singer/Songwriter


Allison Piccioni

"Jay Franze is an extremely talented producer, and working with him on my album "A Season For Change" has been the most wonderful and exciting past few months of my life. He is creative, insightful, professional, and has really gone the extra mile. He has surpassed all expectations of a musical producer – Thanks so much, Jay"

Allison Piccioni
Singer/Songwriter


Bob Bullock

"Jay has helped me with several recording projects, and has always gone the extra mile. I know if Jay is on the project things will go well, which allows me to be more creative as a music producer.

Jay contributes what I need most; creative assistance and follow through of the many tasks involved in creating music.

I am glad to have Jay as part of my engineering team."

Bob Bullock
Producer/Engineer
Shania Twain/George Strait/Travis Tritt


Chas Sandford

"Jay is extremely punctual and conscientious. He takes extreme pride in the job at hand always going above and beyond to insure the project is of the utmost quality."

Chas Sandford
Producer/Songwriter/Musician
Chicago/Stevie Nikcs/Rod Stewart


Crystal Armentrout

"It is my personal preference, whether working in a preferred live performing situation or recording in the studio, that a comfort zone is met to enhance my creativity. In my opinion, that comfort is met by providing an environment that perfects the balance between professionalism and camaraderie between the studio, producers/engineers, and the artist. This is not an easy task but was accomplished with apparent ease by Jay Franze. A project can very easily be skewed or compromised without that balance and Jay exceeded my expectations in this area. My full recommendation, adjoined with complete confidence, goes out to anyone looking to acquire complete comfort with a creative atmosphere to Jay Franze, no matter what the project ventured may be."

Crystal Armentrout
Singer/Songwriter


Dave Tough

"Jay is a professional working engineer who knows what he is doing and always has the best interest of the song at heart. He gets great sounds out of his mixes and can communicate successfully with a producer’s demands. I definitely will use him again on a mix."

Dave Tough
Producer/Audio Professor
Belmont University Curb College


Grey Sky Turn

"We contacted Jay about doing our next project and after he re-mixed one of our trax from our previous cd, it was obvious we’d come to the right place… the song sounded like it sould have in the first place! We are looking forward to doing our next cd, from start to finish with Jay!"

Ethan Rightmyer
Grey Sky Turn


Hazin’ Jane

"Jay walked us through every inch of the record business honestly and clearly. I never felt like we were being taken advantage of, which obviously is on every serious artist’s mind. Every question asked was answered and every base was covered.

When we got to recording, there were no time cards and clocks to race. Jay made sure everyone was comfortable and even offered to have us stay at his place. Every bit of the recording process was available for us to see. There was no secrecy in the mixing or mastering of the album, either. He always made it clear that it was our album and we had creative control.

I’d recommend Jay Franze to anyone trying to get off the ground and take that vital first step. We are very happy with everything he has done for us and plan on working with him in the future."

Michael Haley
Hazin’ Jane


Judie Bell

"Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and attention to detail that you have put into my projects and everything you do.

You have presented my package to the public in such a professional manner. You make me look good. The website blew me away, and now this video has left me speechless. It’s incredible.

I look forward to all of our future projects.

Thank you does not begin to sum up the gratitude I have. You’re Awesome."

Judie Bell
Singer/Songwriter


Ken Elevan

"A tireless worker, a solid professional, a persistent optimist with a dedication to seeing things through. Jay is solely responsible for where I am and where I will be in the future. Without his expertise and attention to detail, my music might have never been heard. I respect and treasure Jay’s ability to make the dream reality. He is truly unique. I’m proud to know and work with him."

Ken Elevan
Singer/Songwriter


Marie Martin

"Jay, I’d like to thank you for your dedication, hundreds of hours attending to details, sticking with me when most would have walked, and finally, for believing in the possibilities."

Marie Martin
Singer/Songwriter


Matt Green

"Hiring Jay to mix and master my album was by far the wisest investment. He brought my songs to life and helped me accomplish something I am very proud of."

Matt Green
Singer/Songwriter


Matt McClure

"Jay has always accomplished what I have asked of him in a very professional manner. He has a deep understanding of what clients need and expect in the music business. He has always kept his technical "chops" up, staying on top of the quick moving technology that is required to be an engineer/producer in our field. I will continue to work with Jay in future endeavors."

Matt McClure
Producer/Engineer


Matty McRee

"Despite my budget constraints Jay worked hundreds of hours mixing, tweaking, and mastering my project because he believed in my songs and the music I was trying to create. Simply put, Jay will not put his stamp on a project unless it is as good as it can be. Not only did he devote all his time to perfecting the album, he has also helped me with many things since manufacturing. My success means his success and he has been there for me every step of the way. I can’t imagine working with a more talented engineer or, better yet, a cooler more genuine person."

Matty McRee
Singer/Songwriter


Max Alan Winer

"Jay Franze…

What can I say. When he commits to a project he delivers. His expertise as an Engineer lends itself to an unsurpassed mix and master. Jay has always been able to deliver my projects on time and within budget. I have worked with Jay for several years and look forward to many more!

Thanks again for your time and energy Jay."

Max Alan Winer
Singer/Songwriter


Max Cantoni

"Jay mixed my project in a professional manner, making it sound loud and clear. Just what I needed…

I’m always glad to work with people that are experts, as well as kind and very professional. Thank you!"

Max Cantoni
Singer/Songwriter/Producer


Mindy Jo Rigel

"I would like to thank Jay Franze for his support of my career. Thank you Jay for your time and efforts in paving the way for my songs. You are an asset to anyone who is trying to succeed in the music business!"

Mindy Jo Rigel
Singer/Songwriter


On Fire For God Records

"I don’t know how to express my appreciation for Jay’s hard work on our album. He mixed and mastered it for us, and we were all amazed at how much better it sounded afterward.. very professional! Another great thing about working with him was the kindness he showed us. He was very friendly, and we are very glad we got connected with him."

Brandon Holley
On Fire For God Records


Richard Pittman

"Mr. Franze’s expertise in the studio is invaluable. From producer to engineer, from mixing to mastering, Jay is an undiscovered gem. His common sense in the studio has saved me much needed time and energy."

Richard Pittman
Producer/Singer/Songwriter


Robin English

"I appreciate you coming out to my house and for giving me the benefit of your expertise and professional insight. I’ll definitely recommend you to anyone who asks.

Thanks so much!"

Robin English
Singer/Songwriter


Rosemary Haskin

"If you are looking for an expert in the world of audio, then Jay Franze is the one to find. Jay’s knowledge of ProTools, is so extensive, you’ll never have to worry about whether the sound you want to create can be captured. With Jay, you know it can be captured, the question is, "how well can you create that sound?" It is a relief to find someone who is so easy to work with, and dedicated to giving 110%."

Rosemary Haskin
Singer/Songwriter


Special D

"Jay handled our project with the highest level of professionalism. When we were under a very heavy time constraint, Jay worked late into the night to make sure we had our CD finished in time to go to the manufacturers. Whether he’s tracking, mixing, or mastering your project, rest assured Jay will get it done on time and he’ll spare no expense at getting it done extremely well.

Thanks Jay Lord Franze!"

Jason Killebrew
SpecialD


Todd Berry

"I used Jay Franze for my first perfessional project and I was very pleased. It’s the highest quality recording I’ve ever done and the musicians were well worth the money. Dont waste your money on cheap demos, make it a Jay Franze Production you wont be sorry."

Todd Berry
Singer/Songwriter


Tremo

"We are a band from Italy, we didn’t want to deny our origins, but we wanted to give an “American” sound to our tunes. We listened to many engeneers, but we fell in love with Jay’s taste. He really dedicated himself to our project, and he was so kind and professional accomplihing every single request we had. We are really proud of the final result."

Giuseppe
Tremo


Tristin Burke

"Jay Franze is hands down the hardest working person in the business, he’s dedicated and always willing to go the extra mile, he pays strong attention to details and genuinely cares about my music and career."

Tristin Burke
Singer/Songwriter