Mr. Toad's Mastering Staff
Tardon Feathered - Mastering Engineer, Customer Service, Video Director, Web Photographer...
Tardon is clearly the most likely person here to be called "Mr. Toad," despite the fact that there is no actual Mr. Toad. But is it coincidence that merely shuffling the letters of Tardon's name results in one possible anagram - Nr. Toad? Conspiracy theories abound.
Tardon is the head mastering and archival transfer engineer and, well, just about everything else as well. In his spare time, he builds the place. The third incarnation of Mr. Toad's Studios will be unveiled in October 2008 and features a surround HD screening theatre, a veritable Noah's Ark of recording equipment (2 by 2 they came), mastering studio, recording studio and graffiti art gallery.
Ben Adrian - Mastering Engineer, Recording Engineer, Computer/Web guy
Indianapolis, 1995; Ben Adrian buys an 8 track reel to reel machine to record his own bands because he's just a DIY kinda guy. That same year he gets his first computer job. After five years of recording a ton of bands for almost no money and learning various computer skills he moves to the bay area.
In the east bay Ben tries running a small studio out of a practice space while also working (and getting laid off from) various computer jobs for "the man." After meeting former mastering engineer Marvin Humphrey, Ben weaseled his way into Mr. Toad's doing both audio engineering and a multitude of computer tasks.
In his spare time he rebuilds tube amps, watches film noir, and plays in rock band Replicator.