OUR TEAM

David Amlen
Owner & Chief Engineer

Having successfully run Sound On Sound, Legacy, and MSR Studios for more than 30 years, David has had a broad career in audio, from engineering albums to coordinating broadcasts for network TV. After relocating to New Jersey, he has spent the latter half of 2017 building the new Sound On Sound Studios.

Tony Drootin
Studio Manager

Tony began his career at Unique Recording in NYC, which he ended up managing for 9 of his 13 years. He then went on to manage numerous other facilities, including Sony Music Studios on West 54th, Daddy's House, Platinum Sound, and his own Area 51 NYC before teaming up with David to manage Sound On Sound Studios.

Mike Rachlin
Staff Engineer
A graduate of IAR, Mike began interning at Puff's NYC recording studio Daddy's House, then became an assistant engineer at Area 51. He has worked with platinum-selling artists as well as Grammy-winning engineers. Mike is an active recording engineer and contributor to the NJ/NYC DIY scene.
Alex Graves
Staff Engineer
A graduate of Belmont University, Alex first interned at Area 51 before spending a year and a half as a staff assistant engineer at Platinum Sound in NYC, working under several Grammy- and platinum-awarded artists. Alex also enjoys music production and playing the bass, piano, and drums.
Alex Poeppel
Staff Engineer

After graduating from Berklee, Alex returned home to NYC to pursue a career in the industry. Having interned at MSR before its closing, he has a distinct familiarity with the equipment used here at Sound On Sound. A skilled musician, he also spends free time producing as well as glassblowing.

Chris Gold
Staff Engineer

A graduate of William Paterson University, Chris started at this iteration of Sound on Sound as construction continued at the studio in late 2017. Chris is also an active musician, performing on saxophone, flute, and clarinet when he is not working on recording projects.

Matthew Campbell
Assistant Engineer

A graduate of IAR, Matthew interned around the NJ area at Gear Studios Inc. and Architekt Music after graduating before landing at Sound On Sound. In his spare time, he enjoysproducing tracks for rap and R&B music, as well as recording friends at the studio and local artists.

Sam Enright
Assistant Engineer

A graduate of Berklee, Sam was active in the NYC/NJ scene as an engineer, session musician, and performer for many years before joining Sound On Sound Studios. He specializes in all things Rock, but has roots in Funk/R&B and enjoys everything from Contemporary Pop to Folk.

Nathaniel Hawkins
Assistant Engineer

Nathaniel is a class of ‘17 William Paterson graduate.  He is an active recording and mixing engineer in the New Jersey scene who loves all aspects of audio, tech, and music.  A day one team member at Sound On Sound Studios, he makes you feel right at home in a session.