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I trust Darren’s ear completely. He goes above and beyond by offering the knowledge and reasoning to back up his decisions. I’ve learned so much more about the mastering process from him.
— Sarah Winters (vōx)
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Bio

 

Darren Vermaas is an Audio Engineer based in Hoboken, NJ, specializing in mastering, mixing, and tracking.

Originally from Hudsonville, Michigan, Darren followed his passion for audio to professional studios throughout Minneapolis, Nashville, and NYC. From an early age he was drawn to the energy and emotion of music. He finds inspiration from the classic sounds he discovered when first dropping the needle on his parents’ record collection, and the sonic impact of modern recordings.

Bringing perspective, quality, and efficiency to his client's projects, he has worked with a variety of Grammy winning major label and independent artists since 2008. Darren has recently joined the team at 60th Parallel Audio, providing mixing and mastering services. Check them out!

Darren is also an accomplished post-production engineer with Audible Studios, part of Audible, Inc and has garnered numerous industry awards and nominations for his work with VO artists.

 
 
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CLIENTS

 

MUSICIANS

 

The National | Tracking 

Mumford and Sons | Tracking

Spoon | Tracking

Vampire Weekend | Tracking

Rufus Wainwright | Tracking

Phantogram | Tracking

Communist Daughter | Tracking

Dawes | Tracking

The Living Royals | Tracking/Mix

The Secret Sisters | Tracking

The Wailin' Jennys | Tracking

Loudon Wainwright III | Tracking

The Tallest Man on Earth | Tracking

Frightened Rabbit | Tracking

The Temper Trap | Tracking

Cloud Cult | Tracking

Two Headed Cat | Mix/Master

Mickey J. Meyer | Master

 

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros | Tracking

vōx | Master

The Muteflutes | Tracking/Mix

The Ultrasounds | Tracking/Mix

Sarah Winters | Master

Bora York | Master

ZEPS | Tracking/Mix/Master

Paint | Tracking/Mix

Paradise Fears | Master

Summertime Dropouts | Master

Bronze Radio Return | Assist

Imagine the Silence | Master

Joe Vivona | Tracking/Mix/Master

Almost Six Six | Mix/Master

Jason Shannon Band | Tracking

Kat Higgins | Tracking/Mix/Master

Alex James | Master

Micah McLaughlin | Mix/Master

VO CLIENTS

Emma Thompson | Director/Mix/Master

Jesse Eisenberg | Director/Editor/Mix/Master

Ben Stiller| Tracking/Edit/Mix/Master

Dustin Hoffman | Edit/Mix/Master

Bryan Cranston | Edit/Mix/Master

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Director/Edit/Mix/ Mastering

Richard Armitage | Director/Tracking/Edit/ Mix/Master

Amber Benson | Edit/Mix/Master

Arianna Huffington | Director/Edit/Mix/Master

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor | Director/Tracking/Edit

 

James Franco | Edit/Mix/Master

John Malkovich | Edit/Mix/Master

Warren Zanes | Director

Toni Tennille | Edit/Mix/Master

Will Patton | Edit/Mix/Master

Michael C. Hall | Edit/Mix/Master

Jim Dale | Edit/Mix/Master

David Duchoveny | Edit/Mix/Master

Ice T | Edit/Mixing/Mastering

Danny Aiello | Director/Edit/Mix/Master

Darren not only masters my projects to sound amazing, but he does so efficiently. He actually talks with us to get a sense of what we are looking for, and doesn’t just give us a ‘one size fits all’ master.
— Joshua Stoll (Engineer/Producer/Artist Development Summertime Dropouts)
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SAMPLES

 

 

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CONTACT

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I’m a lead guitarist who is also a perfectionist and Darren Vermaas is basically my recording soul mate. He has loads of patience and great intuition when it comes to melody writing and ‘the big picture’. Darren knows when to crack a joke to help you get out of your rut, but he also knows when to let you work through the frustrations of a grueling recording session on your own. An excellent man to have behind the glass.
— Aaron Wildey (The Muteflutes)