TEAM

At Sonic Zen we collaborate with producers and engineers from all over.  If you're looking for expertise for a particular project you can browse our house approved engineers below (coming soon) or contact us with details and we'll help find your perfect match. 

CHARLIE WILSON: OWNER

Producer/Engineer Charlie Wilson grew up in Seattle as a jazz musician and sound engineer with a love for all forms of music. As an undergrad at UC Berkeley, Charlie was handed the keys to a room full of unused recording gear, and accepted the role of Head Sound Engineer, before eventually serving as President of UC Jazz. Through persistent experimentation and the opportunity to work in some of the best studios in Northern California, this path has wound through countless genres and built a vast network of top-tier studio musicians. 

At Sonic Zen, Charlie has contributed to hundreds recording projects as a producer, engineer, composer and performer. A selection of these credits can be found on our Music page, and a few thousand of these songs can be heard on our Spotify channel.

JOSH JACOBS: STUDIO MANAGER

Josh "Big Soda" Jacobs is an engineer, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with an appetite for challenging and creative content. As a self-taught producer and musician, Josh has studied under some of the greatest engineers in the Bay Area - and developed a varied portfolio of his own.

Josh has adopted a juggernaut attitude towards his passion. He has lived in numerous tiny apartments, as well as boats, cars, and studios. To him, making good music with good friends is more important than any other comfort on earth.

House Approved Engineers

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Charlie Wilson - engineer/producer
The Stone Foxes, Hot Buttered Rum, more than 250 albums with Sonic Zen
$450/day
soniczenrecords.com
Trombone, Upright Bass, Percussion
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Josh Jacobs - engineer/producer/musican
Jack Johnson, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran
$250/day
bigsodamusic.com
Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Photographer
Ben Bernstein - engineer/producer
Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, Mumford and Sons
$350/day
lumberjackbeats.com
Smiling Young Man
Nathan Bauld- engineer/musican
Sun Kil Moon, Radiohead, Swans
$350/day
hipsterbeats.com
Photographer
Ben Bernstein - engineer/producer
Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, Mumford and Sons
$350/day
lumberjackbeats.com
Smiling Young Man
Nathan Bauld- engineer/musican
Sun Kil Moon, Radiohead, Swans
$350/day
hipsterbeats.com
Photographer
Ben Bernstein - engineer/producer
Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, Mumford and Sons
$350/day
lumberjackbeats.com
Smiling Young Man
Nathan Bauld- engineer/musican
Sun Kil Moon, Radiohead, Swans
$350/day
hipsterbeats.com