OWNER l CHIEF ENGINEER
Tom Askin is a seasoned music industry veteran. He has been a national touring and recording musician for 20 years, first with his own band Alaskan and later with The Samples. Throughout this time he gained engineering experience by multitrack
recording at live venues and recording and mixing for the Samples. When not on tour Tom spent his time recording artists from diverse genres in his own Balsam Studios. With the growth of Balsam Studios, Tom later launched PonderRosa Studios where he is the Owner and Chief Engineer. Tom’s friendly nature and passion for recording are the guiding force behind PonderRosa’s success.
RECORDING & MIXING ENGINEER l STUDIO MANAGER
Joe has a love for basement shows and has roots in the NJ DIY music scene. With minimal gear and in less than ideal environments, Joe began recording in basements and garages. Later he coupled that with the formal study of engineering and internships at several studios. While the technical skill he has garnered makes him great with everything from country and rap to jazz, Joe specializes in alternative rock.
As the Studio Manager he’s involved in session planning and works closely with artists to make sure they feel at ease. When you call the studio its likely you’ll speak to Joe.
RECORDING & MIXING ENGINEER
Andrew began his music career at a young age studying music theory, playing drums with various groups, traveling and playing live shows. After graduating with a degree in music technology, he pursued a career in sound engineering. He has skills in all areas of production including live audio, studio recording and mixing, video production and editing, podcasts and audiobooks.
RECORDING ENGINEER l PRODUCER
Richie started recording very young on barely functioning laptops. As he honed his skills, he decided to pursue a career in the industry. After studying under professors of various genres, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Music Production and has been with PonderRosa ever since. While he has skills in all areas, Richie specializes in rap, hip-hop and R&B production.