Eli - photo by Colin Held

Eli Crews

Eli started making records during the previous millennium. These days he mostly works at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn. He has made records with artists like tUnE-yArDsLaurie Anderson, Marc RibotDeerhoof, Why?, Erase Errata, Thee More Shallows, Mike WattKyp Malone, and quite a number of other amazing people. He is a regular contributor to Tape Op magazine, and played bass in Beulah for the last few years of the band’s existence. For a discography and more information on Eli, visit

John Finkbeiner

John Finkbeiner

John is an engineer and multi-instrumentalist. He has studied engineering with Myles Boisen, guitar with Morris Acevedo, Myles Boisen, and Richard Festinger, and musical drinking straw with Aaron Bennett. John has worked on records with Fred Frith, Crime, Knights of the New Crusade, Tango No. 9, Aphrodesia, Edmund Welles, and many others. He plays guitar in many bands, including Go-Go Fightmaster and Bait and Switch.

ian marvs at neve  Ian Pellicci

Ian is a freelance Recording and Mix Engineer with over 13 years of experience.  He loves his job and smiles all of the time.  The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Deerhoof, There’s Talk, Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, and Strand of Oaks are some of the people he’s been fortunate to make records with.  He used to play guitar in a band called Dilute.


jay-smiling    Jay Pellicci

Jay is a recording engineer who’s been working out of San Francisco for over 13 years.  He loves recording people.
Besides working at New, Improved Recording, some of the places he’s worked at are: the Music Annex,  Jackpot!Hyde Street Studios, and was also a house engineer at Tiny Telephone for 13 years. Some of the bands that he’s been lucky enough to work with are: Sleater-KinneyDeerhoof, the DodosSubtle, Erase Errata, Cody Chesnutt, and Yann Tiersen.
He’s been a member of 31knots, Okay and Natural Dreamers, and has also toured with other groups. Slightly more info at: