BRINGING THE PAST
INTO THE FUTURE
We keep spare parts around so you don't have to. Once you're a Mara Machines owner, you'll have access to a lifetime of tech support to ensure your machines are always up to speed. We're available for consultations and video calls to help guide you through any issues you may have.
15 YEARS OF
We've got a deep client list including artists like Pete Townshend and Donald Glover, engineers like Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt), Eric Heigle (Arcade Fire), and Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck), to colleges and universities - all around the world!
If you're a music fan, chances are, you've heard MCI before. We utilize our Mara Machines daily at our sister company, Welcome to 1979 to record and mix records. In addition to their sound, we love the flexibility and customization abilities that MCIs have to offer.
DOWNLOAD OUR NEW APP
Use MaraTapeCal to align your tape machine just like our in-house techs - but without confusing equipment, diagrams or second guesses! The app is designed with Mara Machines owners in mind, but geared for any tape machine make or model! Simply answer questions regarding your tape formulation, speed, MRL, and reference levels, then our app will walk you through all the necessary steps!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"Chris Mara has single-handedly revived the reputation of the great Jeep Harned's American MCI JH series of tape machines. These have survived in large enough numbers to make a business out of their restoration and the Mara rebuilt machines are top quality, great sounding, easy to keep lined up, and smooth running. We have all been pleasantly surprised that the MCI gear they are based on has lasted so well. They were so much better built than anything made today."
- Pete Townshend - The Who
"My Mara Machine MCI JH-110 1/4” is as sonically beautiful to listen to as it is aesthetically attractive to look at. Aimee Mann’s Mental Illness was mixed through my Mara Machine and won me my fifth Grammy. It subtly helped glue the final mix together and added some magical fairy dust. With its unassuming charm and stalwart support my Mara Machine adds the sort of sonic love I’d rather not mix without."
- Ryan Freeland - Engineer - Los Angeles, CA
"My preferred method of working is to record basic tracks to my Mara MCI JH 110 1" 8 track then transfer to Protools for overdubs. For mixdown is use my Mara MCI JH 110 1/2" 2 track. With that combination you can't go wrong. Solid machine and a solid support team!"