Best known by his Mr. Kaplan moniker, Jason McClary has been making music for over 20 years. Prior to immersing himself in the audio world, he was a classically trained pianist residing outside of Boulder Colorado. He moved to Nashville in 2008 to pursue music full time. He runs his own commercial recording studio in Franklin, TN.
Jason (Mr. Kaplan), was trained in Audio Mixing by the legendary Mixing Engineer, Dave Pensado. Ask him about his friendship with Dave and he will have many entertaining stories. He has produced and released numerous EPs', remixes, singles, songs for film and television, and a cover of New Order’s Blue Monday.
Jason (Mr. Kaplan) is able to write in any genre of music, although he is best known for his own version of synth wave music. When you listen to his music, you will undoubtedly hear influences from Depeche Mode, The Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Joy Division, and New Order. Having a creative mind takes him on many different audio paths. One day he will be writing classical music, and the next he will be writing Industrial Music. He is happiest when he is creating music of any kind. Jason (Mr. Kaplan) resides in Franklin, TN with his wife and Cookie the dog. In his spare time, he likes to collect vintage synthesizers and original Nintendo games.
Whether recording takes place at a larger commercial studio or my private studio, I make sure the artist gets the sound that is needed to achieve the desired end result.
Well balanced. Full-bodied. Perfectly blended. Sounds like an accurate description of the perfect bottle of wine, but it’s also the essence of a great mix. Mr. Kaplan is ready to mix your recordings to satisfy your highest expectations.
"There are many ways to describe Mr. Kaplan's Music, but unique, original, and charismatic just seem to scratch the surface. However, there is one word that ties them all together and is true to their character: Mr. Kaplan's Music is Real."
"Few people compose so honestly from their heart and soul. Mr. Kaplan Music does so in just the right way, combining skills learned as a classically trained pianist, skills learned from his friend and mentor, Dave Pensado, and his instinctual ability to know how a song should sound and feel."