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with your host, James Meder

In essence, Pique Recording Studio is FULL SERVICE RECORD MAKING.

Founded in 2014 and currently based out of the Echo Park Neighborhood of Los Angeles, my approach to record making creates safe environments - enabling musicians to record in a comfortable environment, take chances, push boundaries, diversify, and ultimately realize their “pique” potential. This pursuit of growth, dedication, and drive grace all of my work. Make Pique Recording your one-stop shop for all of your recording and production needs. 

Please reach out here via direct message, say hello at 916-960-3971, or drop a line at Feel free to peruse some of the wonderful recordings I've been part of on my discography page. I look forward to hearing from you!

James Meder


James has discerning creative solutions in spades – and he's also that rare engineer who can make an artist feel instantly at ease while still maintaining a high degree of professionalism. 

Annelyse Gelman - Singer/Songwriter, Shoulderblades

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me record a project that is very dear to my heart. I cried when I heard the finished songs. You really helped me capture my 'true' emotion. You are phenomenal and it was such a joy and an honor to work with you. 

Tracy Cruz - Vocalist, Singer/Songwriter

As far as the impeccable mixing and presentation, the band (Vesper Sails) credits their recording engineer, James Meder of Pique Recording in Los Angeles, CA.

David Rodriguez  - Journalist,

I cannot recommend Pique Recording's services enough.

James has the perfect combination of engineering mastery and empathic sensitivity to the artistic process.

If you are looking to record music in the Los Angeles area, your songs will be in good hands at Pique Recording.

Miles Maltbie  - Singer/Songwriter, Werwisp

James has passed a number of recording projects to me for mastering over the years. The projects, which he often both tracks and mixes, always come in balanced, clear and harmonically rich. Corrective EQing is never really in order, and the dynamics are tastefully pinched while never unpleasantly squashed.  His expertise seems to handle any genre or style with ease and top notch professionalism.

Garrett Bevins - Mastering Engineer

James exceeded all expectations and provided top-notch original music for my iOS App. Plus he’s a cool dude with a sharp ear for what sounds good.

Justin Heinzer - App Designer, Idea Fortress

James is a highly creative and professional engineer and producer. My sessions with him were fast and productive and yielded great results. 

Michael Glines - Musician, Singer/Songwriter

James is a pro and everyone should definitely work with him in one capacity or another. huzzah!

Vincent Randazzo  - Singer/Songwriter

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