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run by audio engineer Dereck Blackburn



We are a part of the new professional studio paradigm : purpose built in a fantastic modern home where (almost) every room is available for use. Large lofty spaces for sound design to isolated booths for vocal production. Quiethouse is truly a comfortable place to record. 

We are 100% committed to the artists who chose us with the task of recording, mixing, and mastering their music. 


Audio Recording (Tracking) | Mixing | Mastering | Songwriting | Forensic Audio

email: dereck@quiethouserecording.com  |    call/text: 978-254-1050

Quiethouse Recording is a private recording studio just outside of Boston. Audio Engineer Dereck Blackburn has engineered, mixed, and mastered recordings by Carsick Cars, Husbands, and Idle Pilot among others. Our studio, professionally designed and constructed by Lou Clark of Sonic-Space, is located in a new modern home and is an inspiring place to create.

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Quiethouse Recording is located inside a renovated modern home. It feels like a spaceship. Its very comfortable and acoustics sound great in this particular room. 

Quiethouse Recording is located inside a renovated modern home. It feels like a spaceship. Its very comfortable and acoustics sound great in this particular room. 

Look, if you made it this far I'm just going to tell you how I really feel: I've been recording and making music for 20 years and we built a place we would want to record. Clean place with nice design but still a little bit of punk rock (in the control room). Anyone and every one who has recorded here has had a great experience. We will keep offering our place as a refuge for the discerning artist who doesn't require a "traditional" recording studio to create. 

I believe in the creative use of effects pedals when mixing. 

I believe in the creative use of effects pedals when mixing. 

I love pedals. More photos on Instagram!

I love pedals. More photos on Instagram!



Ever since I met Dereck his passion for achieving the right sound was apparent right from the start. We had discussed working together in the future and as time went on finally executed not one but TWO projects the first of which needed help and the second of which was a new album from the ground up recorded drums at another facility and brought into his studio to see to the projects end. We are incredibly excited with how both projects came out and couldn’t recommend the hard work and dedication Dereck will surely bring to your next soundscape project. Highly recommend, professional recordings done the right way.
— Evan Lord | Idle Pilot | Drums/Percussion
Dereck has now done two separate projects for my band. The first involved a track we recorded elsewhere that needed a little bit of TLC to get it up to snuff and Dereck was up to the job, he was able to take our stems and mix it to our complete satisfaction and then mastered it to boot. Since we were so happy with our this turned out we decided to go to Quiethouse for recording our next album which has been an absolute joy to record there.
— Alex Miller | Idle Pilot | Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Our band worked with Dereck Blackburn on recording a six-song demo at Quiethouse. Dereck brings a great deal of technical expertise to the table, and with an easygoing manner, he was a knowledgeable, reliable collaborator and guide who managed to keep things fun-but-focused throughout our recording sessions. During the subsequent mixing process, Dereck worked patiently and diligently to field even our most nit-picky, painstaking requests. We were told prior to working with him that our demo would not sound at all like a demo, and it’s a pleasure to report that the finished product we have from Quiethouse certainly bears out his promise.
— Jonathan Keane | Maximum Heckman | Guitar
The coffee is actually pretty good.
— Ian Dydyna | Guy who really likes coffee


Recent recordings tracked, mixed, or mastered at Quiethouse


Lead Head Fred Drums were recorded at UMass Lowell. Guitars and Bass plus mixing and mastering for vinyl was done at Quiethouse. Idle Pilot also recorded an album here, due out in the fall of 2017. 

Revalation was recorded and mixed at Quiethouse in the Spring of 2017. 

Promise was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Quiethouse. Husbands are currently working on a full length due out this Winter. 

Valuable Coupons Inside was recorded by the band in Champaign Illinois and mixed and mastered at Quiethouse. 

recorded on february 13 2015 at Earth Analog engineered by matt talbott with additional recording and overdubs by dereck blackburn and matt yeates mixed and mastered by dereck blackburn // Quiethouse Recording Services "Adrift" was mastered by Dereck "Meet the Frownies" was remixed by Dereck.