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Staff

The facilities and equipment at Big Red would mean little without the talents of experienced professionals who bring it all to life. Big Red Rhythm: a collective of musicians and producers for hire. Independent engineers and producers are welcome

Billy Oskay

Billy Oskay

Owner, producer, and engineer

“Mr. Analog”

Co-founder of the group Nightnoise on the Windham Hill label, Billy toured the world for 7 years and is known for his violin and for his big acoustic music recordings. He produced 60 CDs in his Portland living room before building Big Red Studio. Since opening Big Red in 2000, BillyO has co-produced & recorded numerous projects, including the charting “Drum Hat Buddha” by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, “Blu de Genova” by Beppe Gambetta and “The Renaissance of the Steel String Guitar” by Dan Crary. He loves laughter in the studio and brings passion, and world- wide musical experience to every project.

3 RIAA Gold Records, Two “Indie” awards

Focus: Acoustic music of all varieties: Singer-Songwriter, Jam Bands, Folk, World Music, Jazz, Celtic, New Age, Classical and Reggae.

Pete Wells

Pete Wells

Assistant engineer, Videographer

“Unflappable Calm”

Pete Wells has been with Big Red since Jan. 2017, first as an intern and now as Assistant Engineer. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Cinema Studies, plays drums and prides himself in getting big drum sounds at Big Red. Pete provides a sharp set of ears and digital editing skills. Outside of Big Red, Pete has a mobile studio that he utilizes to record live bands for video.

Nick Moon

Nick Moon

Independent producer and engineer

“Ears like a bat, and the patience of a monk!”

Nick Moon is a graduate of Full Sail. Nick worked as an assistant engineer under Steve Albini and others in Chicago and as a staff engineer at Reel Time Audio in Texas. Since moving to the Northwest he is sought after for his being a very meticulous engineer with the ability to stay focused for days. Attention to detail along with an easy going attitude are what people love about Nick.

Credits include: Gino Vannelli, Brave Combo, Sugar Bomb, The Retrofits, Jennifer Batten, Deep Blue Something, Alan Jones, Bernard Purdie, Liv Warfield, and many more!

Craig Brock

Craig Brock

Independent producer and engineer

“An analog approach in a digital world.”

Craig trained for 6 years in Los Angeles’ Record Plant studio, working with world renown artists and producers: Phil Ramone, Steve Miller, Joe Cocker (among many others). Turning freelance in 1995, Craig has been lucky to record many different styles of music in many parts of the world. He is known in the Portland area for his stint at Pound House Studio on Sauvie Island and for creating often with Billy at Big Red. He is currently based in Austin, TX and eating as many tamales as possible.

Focus: Rock en Español, big, beefy drums, organic mixing.

Matt Thomson

Matt Thomson

Independent producer and engineer

“A Passion for music”

With over 12 years of engineering experience, Matt  has worked with many well established bands, in addition to artists just starting out. Always taking the time to help each project reach their full potential. Matt believes that working with an experienced engineer is the key to working quickly and creatively.

Adding to his audio toolkit, Matt has been a significant part of the Banana Stand Media team, helping to document Portlands ever growing and evolving music identity with multimedia content.

Clients:  work with legendary producer Ron Nevison (The Who, Led Zeppelin, Heart, etc) and, (among many others): Spooky Mansion, Dream Wulf, Hemingway, The Hague, Bridgadier.

Focus:  rock to reggae, hip-hop to hardcore

“Thank you for your patience, great ears & hard work! Look forward to the next time.”


Enion Pelta photo

Enion Pelta

Violinist, TAARKA

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:13:34+00:00

Enion Pelta

Violinist, TAARKA

Enion Pelta photo

“It is always a good time, capturing sound in a place that is so Amazing.”


Linda Vigil photo

Linda Vigil

Experimental musician, DJ, VJ

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:23:08+00:00

Linda Vigil

Experimental musician, DJ, VJ

Linda Vigil photo

“Hey! Awesome sounds, great feeling recording at your wonderful facility!”


Graham Lear photo

Graham Lear

Drummer for Santana and many more

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:07:42+00:00

Graham Lear

Drummer for Santana and many more

Graham Lear photo

“This place is a temple for music. Thank you.”


Belinda (Beliss) Underwood photo

Belinda (Beliss) Underwood

Multi-instrumentalist and dancer

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:25:34+00:00

Belinda (Beliss) Underwood

Multi-instrumentalist and dancer

Belinda (Beliss) Underwood photo

“Thank you for your sensitivity and good sound. Great studio!”


Airto Moreira

Legendary Brazilian percussionist (Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Jobim, Flora Purim, more)

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:29:49+00:00

Airto Moreira

Legendary Brazilian percussionist (Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Jobim, Flora Purim, more)

“We are all smiling!! Amazing work, you are a genius.”


Pam Boulding photo

Pam Boulding

Magical Strings

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:29:09+00:00

Pam Boulding

Magical Strings

Pam Boulding photo

“Billy Oskay you are truly one of the finest producers of acoustic music there is.”


John Doan | Celtic Cottage photo

John Doan

21-stringed harp guitarist

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:26:24+00:00

John Doan

21-stringed harp guitarist

John Doan | Celtic Cottage photo

“Unf***ing believable microphones! Thanks for the vibe, the sound, the great room & your ears”


Tom Bergeron photo

Tom Bergeron

Saxophonist, composer, band leader and recording artist

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:24:19+00:00

Tom Bergeron

Saxophonist, composer, band leader and recording artist

Tom Bergeron photo

“Billy, you are a fine master of your art and it is a pleasure working with you.”


James Whiton photo

James Whiton

String Bassist

Big Red Studio
2018-07-05T23:28:21+00:00

James Whiton

String Bassist

James Whiton photo