Justin CollettiJustin is an audio engineer, educator and journalist.

As a recordist, mixer and mastering engineer, he has worked with indie artists like Hotels, Dead Leaf Echo, Jandek, Rebecca Pronsky, Josh Dion Band, The Shaggs, DeLeon, Monocle, Soundpool, Team Genius, as well as plenty of major label artists including Jadakiss, Chrisette Michele, Flight of the Conchords, Sugarhill Gang, Jimmy Webb, Wynton Marsalis, and Willie Nelson.

As a live sound engineer, he has provided support to Amanda Palmer, Fiery Furnaces, Sufjan Stevens, RZA, Battles, Brent Green, Vijay Iyer, Black Dice, Mahogany, Bryce Dessner of The National, Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins and Glenn Kotche of Wilco. He has worked all over the NY metro area and have mixed FOH at venues including Hammerstein Ballroom, The Kitchen, Studio B, Mercury Lounge, Pianos, Highline Ballroom, The Cutting Room, and The Bowery Ballroom.

Justin has created audio books, audio tours, commercials or podcasts for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Jewish History, Nintendo of America, Traveler’s Insurance, SonicScoop, and Rizzoli Publishing.

In addition to his studio work, Justin is a journalist whose words reach tens of thousands of readers each month. His writing has appeared in the music and sound magazines SonicScoop, Trust Me, I’m a Scientist and TapeOp, and has been syndicated in SPARS, Indaba Music, and The Deli Magazine.

He has hosted marquee industry panels, including the Audio Engineering Society’s recent “Platinum Engineers” presentation titled “The Studio as an Instrument,” held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. Special guests have included Dave Fridmann [The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Sleater-Kinney]; Peter Katis [The National, Interpol, Jónsi of Sigur Rós]; Chris Shaw [Bob Dylan, Public Enemy, Weezer] and Damian Taylor [Bjork, The Prodigy, Arcade Fire].

Justin is also an Adjunct Professor at CUNY’s College of Technology and in NJCU’s Media Arts Department, where he teaches courses in audio technology, music production, and sound for multimedia.

In his spare time, Justin is a commuter cyclist, a farmer’s market junkie and a voracious consumer of music and words. He formerly did community engagement for WNYC New York Public Radio, broadcast engineering for WFMU Freeform Radio, distribution for Showpaper, and served on the board of directors at Vaudeville Park.

Feel free to say hello by email for booking, audio advice, studio recommendations, or to make story suggestions. You can also:

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