Mystery Ton Studios

Mystery Ton Studios Mystery Ton is a recording studio owned and operated by Kenny Eaton. [email protected] Welcome to Mystery Ton Studios. We offer a 24-input Pro Tools HDX system, a stockpile of legendary preamps, EQ’s, compressors and microphones, vintage amps, instruments, synthesizers, effects pedals and tape echoes, the very best in monitoring and a wide assortment of plug-ins, soft synths and DAW's to make your recordings sound incredible.

I believe the recording process should be one of the most gratifying experiences in your entire life and as such, I designed this place with the artist in mind. Located 15 minutes from Frederick and 45 minutes from Baltimore and DC. CONTACT: Kenny Eaton
[email protected]
240-674-6581

Operating as usual

Thank you for supporting my small business this year.  Currently booked out through February 2022. Reach out via DM or t...
11/26/2021

Thank you for supporting my small business this year. 

Currently booked out through February 2022. Reach out via DM or the studio website to schedule your free tour/consultation. 



#recording #mixing #mastering #recordingstudio #audio #protools #analog #maryland #dc #virginia

Thank you for supporting my small business this year. 

Currently booked out through February 2022. Reach out via DM or the studio website to schedule your free tour/consultation. 



#recording #mixing #mastering #recordingstudio #audio #protools #analog #maryland #dc #virginia

And another one #mixing #flawlessvictory
11/17/2021

And another one #mixing #flawlessvictory

And another one #mixing #flawlessvictory

11/12/2021

Recorded + mixed by me at Mystery Ton. 

November 19 - "Silence" - Design Flaw 

@designflaw__

Messy mix day!
10/31/2021

Messy mix day!

Messy mix day!

"Can you put a little slap on the vocals?"    "Yes."    #tapeecho #mixing #analog #recordingstudio #music #tubetapeecho
10/30/2021

"Can you put a little slap on the vocals?"  
  
"Yes." 



#tapeecho #mixing #analog #recordingstudio #music #tubetapeecho

"Can you put a little slap on the vocals?"  
  
"Yes." 



#tapeecho #mixing #analog #recordingstudio #music #tubetapeecho

Anatomy of a mix.
10/25/2021

Anatomy of a mix.

Anatomy of a mix.

Friendly reminder - mixing is important.
10/24/2021

Friendly reminder - mixing is important.

Dialed.  📸: @lowandtwisted
10/19/2021

Dialed. 

📸: @lowandtwisted

Dialed. 

📸: @lowandtwisted

Maxed out this place with @halfheardvoices  Live session vids inbound
10/18/2021

Maxed out this place with @halfheardvoices 

Live session vids inbound

Maxed out this place with @halfheardvoices 

Live session vids inbound

10/15/2021

This band rips. 

Recorded and mixed by me, mastered by @willyipmusic

FFO Glassjaw, Alcest, Deafheaven, Deftones, post-rock, heavy, moody, ambient, post-hardcore, etc. 

@designflaw__ deserves your follow.

10/08/2021
New tunes with @katiepowderly this week. Also check out this totally real and authentic Neve console I now own
10/06/2021

New tunes with @katiepowderly this week. Also check out this totally real and authentic Neve console I now own

New tunes with @katiepowderly this week. Also check out this totally real and authentic Neve console I now own

Here we have the fabled Shaolin triple-mic technique 🥷
10/06/2021

Here we have the fabled Shaolin triple-mic technique 🥷

Here we have the fabled Shaolin triple-mic technique 🥷

Haven’t been THIS impressed with an amp in a while. Well done @tworockamplification
10/05/2021

Haven’t been THIS impressed with an amp in a while. Well done @tworockamplification

Haven’t been THIS impressed with an amp in a while. Well done @tworockamplification

08/17/2021
Sloan Supply Drop!

Sloan School of Music was kind enough to drop off some lovely pieces of gear for us to use at the studio over the next couple weeks. I wonder what gets used the most…? My vote goes to that Telecaster with P90’s 😍

Only a few days left in September for recording - DM or link in bio. Studio tours welcome!
08/07/2021

Only a few days left in September for recording - DM or link in bio. Studio tours welcome!

Only a few days left in September for recording - DM or link in bio. Studio tours welcome!

OG Chonky Boi     #ehx #microsynth #electroharmonix #bassmicrosynth #vintage #bass #pedals #gearybusey #sub #gearporn #r...
07/29/2021

OG Chonky Boi 




#ehx #microsynth #electroharmonix #bassmicrosynth #vintage #bass #pedals #gearybusey #sub #gearporn #recording #recordingstudio #knowyourtone #audioworker #maryland #marylandmusic #dmv #dmvmusic #dc #dcmusic

OG Chonky Boi 




#ehx #microsynth #electroharmonix #bassmicrosynth #vintage #bass #pedals #gearybusey #sub #gearporn #recording #recordingstudio #knowyourtone #audioworker #maryland #marylandmusic #dmv #dmvmusic #dc #dcmusic

Choose your fighter!  ⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️➡️🅱️🅰️*START*
07/28/2021

Choose your fighter! 

⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️➡️🅱️🅰️*START*

This is the GOAT for me - all original 1969 (*nice*) Ampeg SVT. Sounds like pushing a bowling ball through a woodchipper...
07/26/2021

This is the GOAT for me - all original 1969 (*nice*) Ampeg SVT. Sounds like pushing a bowling ball through a woodchipper. 





#ampeg #svt #blueline #vintage #1969 #bass #bassguitar #knowyourtone #recording #recordingstudio #gearporn #guitar #maryland #dmv #instagood #dc #dcmusic #marylandmusic #music

This is the GOAT for me - all original 1969 (*nice*) Ampeg SVT. Sounds like pushing a bowling ball through a woodchipper. 





#ampeg #svt #blueline #vintage #1969 #bass #bassguitar #knowyourtone #recording #recordingstudio #gearporn #guitar #maryland #dmv #instagood #dc #dcmusic #marylandmusic #music

I had a new recording client tell me recently, “it’s cool that you just LET people use all this stuff.” It caught me off...
07/15/2021

I had a new recording client tell me recently, “it’s cool that you just LET people use all this stuff.” It caught me off guard - why would I not? 

This is your home. It’s not a museum. I want folks to feel comfortable and creative and impulsive during their time here. Every tool here is fair game for your vision. 






#recordingstudio #recording #moog #synthesizer #moogvoyager #analog #gearporn #dmv #dmvmusic #dcmusic #dc #maryland #marylandmusic #gearporn #gearybusey #geartalk #knowyourtone

“After a long, loud and inspired play test, Carlos [Santana] looked around at Randy and the onlookers that had gathered ...
07/14/2021

“After a long, loud and inspired play test, Carlos [Santana] looked around at Randy and the onlookers that had gathered at the store and said, ‘Man, that amp really Boogies!’” 



#mesaboogie #boogie #mesaengineering #dualrectifier #guitar #amp #gearporn #recordingstudio #recording #audioworker

“After a long, loud and inspired play test, Carlos [Santana] looked around at Randy and the onlookers that had gathered at the store and said, ‘Man, that amp really Boogies!’” 



#mesaboogie #boogie #mesaengineering #dualrectifier #guitar #amp #gearporn #recordingstudio #recording #audioworker

It can be risky and you can absolutely mess it up, but I generally like to “cook” signals with EQ and compression during...
07/13/2021

It can be risky and you can absolutely mess it up, but I generally like to “cook” signals with EQ and compression during the recording phase as much as possible. It is critical to do this in a way that gets me to where I want it to ultimately end up in the mix - not just processing for the sake of it or because some talking head on the internet told you to. 

The Empirical Labs Distressor and Fatso cover a lot of ground with this task in mind. Between the wide variety of ratios, attack and release times, sidechain detectors and distortion options, they can do both the subtle and the smash. The tone itself is what I would call flexible - it’s got a sort of punch that lends itself to most source material and can be dialed in to be transparent or dirty depending on context. 

By the time a mix rolls around, I like being able to quickly pull up a fader and know the direction that track is moving. I don’t have to create a vibe from scratch thanks in part to these units. If a production takes thousands and thousands of incremental steps, I like to think these boxes help make those steps fewer and more impactful. 

Nerd talk aside - all this means less time tinkering with plugins and more time creating music. That’s ultimately the goal - right? 

#empiricallabs #distressor #fatso #compressor #analog #mixing #recording #recordingstudio #mixengineer #audioworker #gear #gearporn #maryland #marylandmusic #dc #dcmusic #dmv #dmvmusic #geartalk #drums #guitar #music @empiricallabs

It can be risky and you can absolutely mess it up, but I generally like to “cook” signals with EQ and compression during the recording phase as much as possible. It is critical to do this in a way that gets me to where I want it to ultimately end up in the mix - not just processing for the sake of it or because some talking head on the internet told you to. 

The Empirical Labs Distressor and Fatso cover a lot of ground with this task in mind. Between the wide variety of ratios, attack and release times, sidechain detectors and distortion options, they can do both the subtle and the smash. The tone itself is what I would call flexible - it’s got a sort of punch that lends itself to most source material and can be dialed in to be transparent or dirty depending on context. 

By the time a mix rolls around, I like being able to quickly pull up a fader and know the direction that track is moving. I don’t have to create a vibe from scratch thanks in part to these units. If a production takes thousands and thousands of incremental steps, I like to think these boxes help make those steps fewer and more impactful. 

Nerd talk aside - all this means less time tinkering with plugins and more time creating music. That’s ultimately the goal - right? 

#empiricallabs #distressor #fatso #compressor #analog #mixing #recording #recordingstudio #mixengineer #audioworker #gear #gearporn #maryland #marylandmusic #dc #dcmusic #dmv #dmvmusic #geartalk #drums #guitar #music @empiricallabs

07/09/2021

Phew, this is a heavy band to write about… I hope I can do it justice. 

I got to sit behind the console for a couple releases with @cheshimusic before they split up, but this live session in particular still gives me goosebumps. 

If you know me IRL, you know I’m obviously a nerd for instrumental prowess, but the main draw to this band is those absolutely gargantuan vocals. Ash is a powerhouse. Their lyrics dig into the core guts of human emotion - vulnerability, rage, self doubt, compassion. As a listener, one of my immediate reactions to this music has been a recurring sense of reverence. I don’t get that feeling a lot these days. There is only a small handful of artists that I listen to that stray into this almost “holy” territory of artistic creation and Cheshi has to be one of them. 

I remember at one point during a session, I patched the vocal feed into a maxed out reverb pedal while Ash improvised a few feet away. We all wore headphones, so it was eerily quiet - outside of the bleed and the vocals. Those performances only ended up as subtle ear candy layered behind a huge, dense arrangement, but I will ALWAYS remember that heavy feeling that crept over my chest during those takes. I knew I was bearing witness to a consummate artist stretching the limits of unfamiliar territory, but quickly mastering a new tool to create resonant and impactful performances. 

What a sick band. Love and miss y’all bunches. Full video on the studio website. Link in bio. 

#cheshi #cheshiband #indie #recording #recordingstudio #band #marylandmusic #maryland #postrock #dmv #dmvmusic #music #epic #mixing #mastering #audioworker #fbf

This care package from @sloanschoolofmusic does not suck. Stoked to finally have a well-stocked, family-run music shop T...
07/08/2021

This care package from @sloanschoolofmusic does not suck. Stoked to finally have a well-stocked, family-run music shop TEN MINUTES from the studio!

Anthony Sloan and I grew up playing music in crappy bands together and I can personally vouch for this dude’s integrity and his lifelong love of music. I can see that drive and deep commitment to quality seeping into his business and how he interfaces with the community around him. I’m rooting for these guys 💪

#strymon #urbana #maryland #recordingstudio #recording #music #sloanschoolofmusic #pedalsandeffects #spectraflex #coffee #marylandmusic #dmv

This care package from @sloanschoolofmusic does not suck. Stoked to finally have a well-stocked, family-run music shop TEN MINUTES from the studio!

Anthony Sloan and I grew up playing music in crappy bands together and I can personally vouch for this dude’s integrity and his lifelong love of music. I can see that drive and deep commitment to quality seeping into his business and how he interfaces with the community around him. I’m rooting for these guys 💪

#strymon #urbana #maryland #recordingstudio #recording #music #sloanschoolofmusic #pedalsandeffects #spectraflex #coffee #marylandmusic #dmv

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07/08/2021

🔥🔥🔥

🔥🔥🔥

07/02/2021

I’m a big fan of tracking everything live - but ONLY if a band can pull it off and the arrangement calls for it. Mr. Husband checks both those boxes.

I want to draw attention particularly to the vocal performance here. No pitch correction or tuning. Dude is hitting a Boss Super Shifter every measure to mimic a vibrato bar bend AND singing AND playing guitar… all while dressed like a gym teacher? 70’s hand model? I didn’t question it- do your thing homie. Whatever is going on here works and it works well.

I have nothing but the nicest things to say about this band and these humans. There’s a sincerity here that resonates deeper than the goofy first impressions, which makes them all the more charming for me as a listener. The band clearly shows a deep respect for surf and Hawaiian music too - which is a flavor near to my heart that I rarely see infused nowadays. Lots of spring reverb and tape slap on this one.

Enormous respect to this band. Highly recommend listening through their discography. Full video of this performance on the studio website. Link in bio.

#mrhusband #indie #springreverb #hawaiian #surf #surfrock #recording #recordingstudio #mixing #mastering #audioworker #maryland #marylandmusic #dmv #fbf #dmvmusic #dc #dcmusic

06/28/2021
Nice plugins.•••#diezel #vh4 #highgain #diezelvh4 #guitar #recording #recordingstudio #gearybusey #metal #metallica #gea...
06/28/2021

Nice plugins.



#diezel #vh4 #highgain #diezelvh4 #guitar #recording #recordingstudio #gearybusey #metal #metallica #gearporn #maryland #marylandmusic #rigsofdoom #audioworker #adamjones #tool

Nice plugins.



#diezel #vh4 #highgain #diezelvh4 #guitar #recording #recordingstudio #gearybusey #metal #metallica #gearporn #maryland #marylandmusic #rigsofdoom #audioworker #adamjones #tool

06/25/2021

#fbf to when @glooptown dropped by the studio and wrecked s**t (figuratively). They just announced a new release, “Crayon Sun”, with @grimoirerecords coming on August 20th. Pre-order links on the Grimoire Records page. Full vid of this performance on the studio website (link in bio).



#noiserock #postpunk #grimoirerecords #noise #punk #artrock #gloop #recording #recordingstudio #maryland #marylandmusic #mixing #mastering

Ever breathe a frequency?•📸 @diegotipacti  🎸 @billypizarro •#sunn #rigsofdoom #doom #gibson #sg #recording #recordingstu...
06/24/2021

Ever breathe a frequency?

📸 @diegotipacti 🎸 @billypizarro

#sunn #rigsofdoom #doom #gibson #sg #recording #recordingstudio #noise #ampeg #svt #marshall #jcm800 #emperorcabinets #gearporn #metal #e609 #subkick #maryland #dc #dcmusic

Ever breathe a frequency?

📸 @diegotipacti 🎸 @billypizarro

#sunn #rigsofdoom #doom #gibson #sg #recording #recordingstudio #noise #ampeg #svt #marshall #jcm800 #emperorcabinets #gearporn #metal #e609 #subkick #maryland #dc #dcmusic

The anatomy of a mix.•Now booking recording, mixing and mastering projects for Fall 2021. DM or reach out via www.myster...
06/23/2021

The anatomy of a mix.

Now booking recording, mixing and mastering projects for Fall 2021. DM or reach out via www.mysterytonstudios.com/contact

#mixing #mixengineer #recording #recordingstudio #analog #patchbay #neve #audioworker #maryland #marylandmusic #dc #dcmusic #protools #music #gearporn #burlb2 #ns10 #genelec

The anatomy of a mix.

Now booking recording, mixing and mastering projects for Fall 2021. DM or reach out via www.mysterytonstudios.com/contact

#mixing #mixengineer #recording #recordingstudio #analog #patchbay #neve #audioworker #maryland #marylandmusic #dc #dcmusic #protools #music #gearporn #burlb2 #ns10 #genelec

Warning: this product can expose you to sounds that are known to the state of California to cause severe nausea when usi...
06/18/2021

Warning: this product can expose you to sounds that are known to the state of California to cause severe nausea when using digital plugins, irrational hoarding of esoteric audio equipment and other financial harms.

For more information on the dangers of recording at Mystery Ton Studios, go to www.mysterytonstudios.com/contact and schedule your tour today.

#tapeecho #tubetapeecho #fulltonette #tape #analog #delay #echo #recording #recordingstudio #mixing #mixengineer #audio #gearporn #dub #music #guitar #nofilter

Warning: this product can expose you to sounds that are known to the state of California to cause severe nausea when using digital plugins, irrational hoarding of esoteric audio equipment and other financial harms.

For more information on the dangers of recording at Mystery Ton Studios, go to www.mysterytonstudios.com/contact and schedule your tour today.

#tapeecho #tubetapeecho #fulltonette #tape #analog #delay #echo #recording #recordingstudio #mixing #mixengineer #audio #gearporn #dub #music #guitar #nofilter

06/17/2021
One Take - Black Dirty

#tbt to when this absolute powerhouse of a band drove down from Philly to grace us with a One Take. Black Dirty does it all for me - instrumental virtuosity, the lyrical and vocal chops to back it up and the uncanny ability to package everything up into something highly accessible.

Definitely one of my absolute favorite bands out there right now. Swing over to the studio website to catch the full video. (Link in bio)
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Recorded, mixed and mastered by Kenny Eaton at Mystery Ton Studios
Video by Jordan Miller

#mathrock #indie #recording #recordingstudio #mixing #mixengineer #mastering #tapping #riffs #maryland #marylandmusic #dc #dcmusic #philadelphia #phillymusic #guitar #music #vibe

Follow the smoke toward the riff filled land.•••#orange #or120 #picsonly #vintageamps #rigsofdoom #doom #guitar #riffwor...
06/17/2021

Follow the smoke toward the riff filled land.



#orange #or120 #picsonly #vintageamps #rigsofdoom #doom #guitar #riffworship #itdooms #orangeamps #plexi #gearporn #recording #recordingstudio #maryland #marylandmusic #dc #dcmusic #riff

Follow the smoke toward the riff filled land.



#orange #or120 #picsonly #vintageamps #rigsofdoom #doom #guitar #riffworship #itdooms #orangeamps #plexi #gearporn #recording #recordingstudio #maryland #marylandmusic #dc #dcmusic #riff

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We are a full service recording, mixing and mastering facility located in Monrovia, MD. Our studio features an assortment of high-end and vintage outboard gear, microphones, tube amplifiers and instruments that YOU get to use on your next recording. Owner/engineer Kenny Eaton has years of experience working with musicians around the world and a passion for one thing - helping artists realize their vision. Your music matters to us. Located 15 minutes from Frederick and 45 minutes from Baltimore and DC. For more information: www.mysterytonstudios.com CONTACT: Kenny Eaton https://www.mysterytonstudios.com/contact/ 240-674-6581

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Silence is out now on all streaming platforms. Listen at the link in our bio. Recorded and mixed by Kenny Eaton at Mystery Ton Studios and mastered by Will Yip Cover art by Duncan Gilchrist
Official music video for "Ghost" by Design Flaw. Directed & edited by Jordan Miller / GypsyCab Studios. Camera: DiAnté Jenkins & Jordan Miller. 3D animator: VAJ.Power. Colorist: Thomas Huggins. Recorded & mixed by Kenny Eaton / Mystery Ton Studios. Mastered by Will Yip.
If there are any gigs or tours left when this is all over would y’all want to see us play this song?? ——— Alex Weber made a video for the 2nd part of the title track, So Bound, a couple of years ago so if you haven’t seen it yet head on over to his YouTube Channel to see the whole thing! ——— Recorded at Mystery Ton Studios 🎥 by Jordan Miller (GypsyCab Studios)
Respect to those who voted. Teen Mortgage are finalist across the board in all 3 punk categories at The Wammies #Wammieweekend #2020WammieAwards #TheMusicianShip King Pizza Records Mystery Ton Studios
‘How many amps do you want?’ Me: ‘Yes’ Happy #ShredSunday Photo: Mystery Ton Studios #liveformusic
In case you missed the premier yesterday here is the full version of Writing On The Wall! Thanks again to NO CLEAN SINGING for premiering the song and for those of you who have checked the music out already. More content will be rolling out really soon and expect another single before the end of the month!! Video created by Jordan Miller (GypsyCab Studios) Personnel: Matthew Rossa - Guitars Charlie Eron - Synths, Guitars Alex Weber - Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming Anup Sastry - Drum Production Rafael Trujillo - Guest Solo Mixed and Mastered by Anup Sastry Vocals engineered by Kenny Eaton at Mystery Ton Studios Monrovia, MD Artwork by Will Shanklin
With “Gary” hitting the World Wide Web tomorrow, we thought to take this time to thank some folks, without whom, this record wouldn’t have happened. First up, Mr. Kenny Eaton at Mystery Ton Studios! It was August 2017 when we first loaded gear down Kenny’s narrow stairwell, into his beautiful studio, and spent the week laying down the foundation of what would become “Gary.” Kenny is a true wizard, and the best guy. One of my favorite quotes through this whole process came from Kenny, and it perfectly sums us up. “Before we started, I was thinking you all would come in here and be this stoic group of guys, but really, you’re all a bunch of goofy dumbasses.” That might not be the direct quote, but the sentiment was the same. Kenny, thank you thank you 🙏. Next, we have Derek Salazar. The easiest way to thank Derek Salazar is to flat out say that we thought we knew what we wanted this record to be and sound like before Derek came aboard - but were wrong. He lived in Pat’s house for a week and finished tracking. He mixed the whole thing to perfection. Derek came in and made this album what it is, and it’s better than we imagined it to be. We were proud of these songs, and even more so with the finished product. For all those hours and all of our stupid little notes, THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts. 🙏 We had some Silent Old Alum on the album, and their contributions are so wonderful. Thom, thanks for bringing the pretty 🎹 stuff to Trenches, Milwaukee, and 10 & 2. Alex, thanks for bringing the thunder to the city with the bass 🎸 playing on the whole dang thing. We love you guys. Lastly, TW Walsh mastered the hell out of this record, and it sounds brilliant. Thank you sir for being a part of this project! 🙏 If you haven’t guessed, this is Andrew writing all this. I wanted to now thank my band mates for making such a beautiful record. Pat, Joe, Colin, Samuel, and John, you guys killed it, and I’m so proud of what we made. I love you guys. #hotdogsuccessstories
S3 EP5: Blue Heaven stop by and perform their song "Growing" on Frederick One Take! | Video GypsyCab Studios | Audio Mystery Ton Studios
For those of you who might’ve missed it when he first uploaded it, here’s a clip from the video Alex Weber made for our tune Writhe! You can check out the rest of the video on his YouTube Channel or in the video section on our page. ——— Recorded at Mystery Ton Studios 🎥 by GypsyCab Studios
The wall of amps at Mystery Ton Studios 🤯🤘We recently went to Kenny's studio to record a new track for the Frederick One Take show, and it was a ton of fun! Keep posted for its eventual release as well as an interview with the three of us on their youtube channel YouTube Channel link ---> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWlcvzLVkLQKNqd0xXXEHMQ
Alex Shanholtzer is throwing down some bass this week at Mystery Ton Studios . .. . . . . . . . . .#bass #recording #recordingstudios #fablecircuit #fablefam #music #melodic #islandmusic #progressiverock #coheedandcambria #stingray #ernieball #riffs #bassriffs #bassguitar #bassriff
Latest episode of Frederick One Take features Joseph & The Beasts blowing us away with their song "Alright Now"! 🙌 Audio Mystery Ton Studios Camera Jordan Miller Mark A. McKittrick