derek_guitarA Washington D.C. native and graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Nashville music producer Derek Garten has a strong vision of completing every project with the utmost care and attention to detail. While working at Emerald and Masterfonics studio, Derek was able to work with engineers such as Chuck Ainlay (Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler, Sheryl Crow), Dann Huff (Faith Hill) and Jeff Balding (Megadeth).

Over the last few years, Derek has been keeping busy recording and mixing albums for local and national indie bands like Pico Vs. Island Trees and Parachute Musical. His most recent clients include four-time Grammy-nominated artist Jewel and Akron, Ohio’s Lovedrug.