If you want to make exceptional records, you’ve come to the right place!


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Preston Smith is a classical music recording engineer making world class records under the name Perfect Record. I’m a leading specialist in classical music recording, making great records for clients ranging from major labels to independent artists for over two decades. I craft elegant sounding recordings with a deep inviting soundstage, and a great sense of intimacy with the music and performers. Everything from opera and orchestral to solo and chamber music, with a special emphasis on
choral and vocal recordings. I'm also great at jazz and all forms of acoustic music.

An average recording is a mere document.
A great recording captures the emotion of your performance.


MY SOUND


I make great records that are highly reviewed and have received numerous Grammy® awards and nominations. My recordings are known for a deep, engaging soundstage that conveys the emotion of a great performance. My expertise spans a wide range of music from opera, orchestral, chamber, early music, solo performance, with a specialty in choral and vocal music. I am skilled at both session and live recordings.

Every record is a creative venture- I never rely on cookie cutter approaches to recording. We will work together to make the recording you've always wanted. I can get the results you desire on anything from standard rep to highly experimental music. I have experience from hundreds of recording sessions that allows me to efficiently find the perfect sound for your music.

If you’ve seen records with the credit
Recording by: Preston Smith, Perfect Record, St. Paul
then you’ve heard my work.


WHO I WORK WITH

My clients include everyone from major international labels to individual performers and performing ensembles. Some clients and artists I've been proud to work with include:
• Dale Warland Singers
• Jake Heggie
• Cantus
• Chanticleer
• King’s Singers
• St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
• Houston Symphony
• Washington Men's Camerata
• Vocal Essence (Plymouth Music Series)
• Washington Cathedral Choral Society
• Washington Bach Consort
• Minnesota Orchestra
• Concordia College Choir
• Yale Whifenpoofs
• Twyla Paris
• Sharon Isbin
• Aspen Music Festival
• Amy Grant
• and many, many independent artists

Record Labels
• Warner Classics
• Sony BMG
• Virgin Clasics
• Gothic
• EMI/ Angel
• Signum Classics
• American Choral Catalog
• Teldec & Das Alte Werk
• Many, many independent record labels

Please Contact Me so that we can start a great record together!