WE ARE PROUD THAT HUNDREDS OF OUR MARA MACHINES ARE OUT IN THE WORLD AIDING IN THE PRODUCTION OF GREAT RECORDS!
WHERE ARE THEY?
We've got Mara Machines all over the world!
13 Different Countries
WHO ARE THEY?
Artists and Engineers:
Pete Townshend - The Who
Eddie Kramer- The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix
Greg Wells - Adele, Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Pink, Ariana Grande
Ryan Freeland - Aimee Mann, Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt, Hugh Laurie
Paul Savoy - Ah Ha
Eric Heigle - Arcade Fire, Dr. John
Justin Neibank - Kid Rock, Rodney Crowell
Greg Kurstin - Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters
Ryan Ross - Panic at the Disco
Shy Carter (songwriter) - Tim & Faith
Nathan Chapman - Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, Keith Urban
Bruce Rounds - Fat Possum Records
Catherine Vericolli - FiveThirteen Studios
"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
"I love this unit and I will often print mixes to it! It's just two track, and I run it at 30 ips."
- Greg Wells - Engineer, Producer - 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!"
"There is no argument that technology has changed everything. But, sometimes we find ourselves chasing our tail for a sound that only tape would deliver. With all the bells and whistles that are in today's marketplace that claim to give you the sound of tape, the ease of tape or what have you, nothing is easier nor compares to a well-oiled tape machine. If you have a good machine and a little bit of patience, there is no sound that can't be achieved and without spending a bunch of money on other things you don't need. Chris Mara's company delivers the goods: the machines, the elbow grease and the know-how makes getting into tape for the first time an inexpensive and worthwhile endeavor."
- Mark Hornsby
"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
For the last dozen years, it's been a no-brainer for me to hire Chris Mara for all things analog. Chris found, delivered, and restored my rockin' MCI 428 console, gives my MCI JH110 1/2" tender lovin', and has wired my personal studio so that it's a joy to make music in. Chris recapped our Trident 80B console at the college recording school that I direct. Chris Mara is all about delivering more than you know what to ask for. Hire this guy."
- Tommy Wiggins - Tommy's Tracks - Nashville, TN