Piper Payne lives for quality and equality in audio.
Piper Payne is a mastering engineer based out of Nashville, TN, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels at Infrasonic Mastering.
Piper is a Trustee of the Recording Academy and she is Co-Chair of the P&E Wing Steering Committee. She is a former Governor of the Audio Engineering Society and she is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the AES’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee as well as an active member of Women's Audio Mission and she serves on the Board of SoundGirls.org.
In addition, Piper is a keeper of Vinyl Quality Control and a consultant for vinyl record pressing plants, and is opening her own vinyl manufacturing plant in Nashville in mid 2021.
Piper has a diverse background in musical styles. As a drummer, she knows that the best outcome of every project is that it has to feel good. As an engineer, Piper is focused on technical quality and correctness. But, at the end of the day, mastering is about format conversion and quality control so the project gets just what it needs.
Piper has mastered a wide variety of music including nationally renowned artists Third Eye Blind, LeAnn Rimes, The Go-Go’s, Madame Gandhi, Geographer, The Steven Universe Soundtrack’s composers Aivi and Steven, Basement, Hundredth, Elettrodomestico (Jane Wiedlin/The Go-Go’s), Blithe, ANIIML, Shamir, Betsy, Between You & Me, and Fritz Montana to name a few. See more of her sample discography at infrasonicsound.com/piper