Quiethouse is a comfortable place to record.

Analog and Digital Hybrid Recording

Tubes and Tape | Dirt and Distortion

Close to the city but out in the woods

We also do podcasts, audio for film, and commercials!



Dereck Blackburn


tel: 978-254-1050

location: Bedford MA 01730

Soundbetter Profile

Audio Recording | Audio Mixing

Audio Mastering

Voiceovers | Podcasts

Bespoke Audio

Coffee | Tea | Water

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What We Are

Quiethouse is a private residential recording studio located 20 minutes from Boston, MA. Access to commuter rail and ride services are available. In a relaxed environment we offer a nicely equipped studio for your project.

We have a bunch of analog gear, a console, tubes and transformers, ProTools and Ableton Live, lots of amazing plugins, high end monitoring, and a ton of tea and coffee - in a room designed by Lou Clark of Sonic-Space.

We want to make the process of making a recording easy, inspiring, and a lot of fun. Your satisfaction is our highest priority.

>> Lost Dog - Precious Stuff Sessions 2018 <<

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What They Say

“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

When 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, we recorded drums at another facility and brought them into his studio to see to the projects end. We are incredibly excited with how both projects came out and we recommend the hard work and dedication Dereck will surely bring to your next project. Highly recommended, professional recordings done the right way. -

Evan Lord

- Idle Pilot (>> Animals and People <<)”



Who I Am

My name is Dereck Blackburn

I am a freelance audio professional (producer / engineer / mixer) based in Boston, MA. I’m also a musician, I play whatever people need me to in the studio.

I am the owner of Quiethouse Recording in Bedford, MA, a private residential studio where I do the majority of my recording and mixing.

As a producer and engineer I’ve worked with Imogen Heap, Windmills, Sidewave, Husbands, Graveyard of the Atlantic, Lost Dog, and many other artists. I’ve also composed for film and commercials (The World Underground : China), engineered sessions with Steve Albini, and I’ve been a panelist at Music Expo Boston and AES on DIY Audio and building your own recording studio. Sometimes I’m asked to pick up a guitar or play drums on a track - I do whatever serves the song.

Contact me if you need a trusted advisor and experienced engineer to help define your sound!