Meet The Team

Paul Diaz
Paul has been the owner of Tree Sound and a pillar of the Atlanta recording community for over 35 years.

Jason Steele
Studio Manager
Jason is an accomplished composer, producer, musician and engineer. Through his 20 plus year career in Los Angles he worked as Executive Producer at Universal Production Music producing over 70 albums and now co-owns a label under Warner Chappell Publishing. Prior to that Mr. Steele was head composer at HUM Music and staff composer at Elias Arts. He was brought into Tree Sound to help facilitate the best studio experience for each client.

Sir Charles
Grammy nominated songwriter/ producer Sir Charles, (New Jersey) hailing multiple RIAA certifications helping bridge the gap with his musical expertise and industry experience. Since his time in Atlanta, Sir Charles has placed records with Cardi B, Chris Brown, SZA, Summer Walker, BabyTate, Vedo etc. Dedicated to pushing the Tree Sound Culture forward while maintaining pristine professionalism and leadership.

Kevin Pergantis
Head Engineer
Kevin is a graduate of Kennesaw State University. He specializes in Orchestral and BigBand recordings. He was trained by Oscar Winning Engineers Dan Wallin and Michael Aarvold.  Kevin has been hired to work on jobs at Warner Brothers, Capitol Studios, Silent Zoo and Tree Sound (of course) with clients Michael Giacchino, Junkie XL, Coldplay, Nami Melumad, Alfredo Gonzalez, CimaFunk, Gordons Big Fat Band, Steve Spiegl Big Band, Wayne Bergeron, Joe Gransden and many others in LA and Atl,  With his expertise and positive attitude, Kevin provides customers with a world class experience and a top tier product.
Terence Elam
Assistant Head Engineer
Bedford Heights, Ohio native and Berklee College of Music Graduate, Terence Elam began his engineering experience in 2013, after graduating from Cuyahoga Community College with an associates degree in Recording Arts Technology. Upon receiving his associates, Terence opened a home studio and engineered many sessions over the course of five years. To further his education and expand his knowledge of engineering, Terence was accepted into the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he received a bachelor's degree in Music for Electronic Production and Design, in 2019. Since, he has continued to develop his skills and career at Tree Sound Studios in Norcross, GA. Terence has engineered for notable names, such as Missy Elliot, Mario, Ne-Yo, GloRilla, Keyon Holder, LaKeith Stanfield, 6lack, Organized Noize and more. Alongside his exceptional engineering experience, Terence is also known as a producer, recording and mix engineer.

Andrew Robertson
Mixing/Recording Engineer
Andrew is a platinum recording, mixing, and editing engineer who has worked on hit records across multiple genres for the past 15 years.  He is able to deliver exceptional results quickly and makes it easy for you to reach your greatest creative potential.   This Berklee College of Music graduate is not only technically savvy, but is also a classically trained pianist and has been playing and performing his whole life.  He can tune your vocals, tighten up your performances, and find subtle nuances in the pocket to make sure your music is at its absolute best.  Clients and Credits Include: Lady Gaga, Busta Rhymes, Miguel, DVSN, Usher, Kelly Rowland, Tank, Melissa Etheridge, Wale, Anthony Hamilton, Boyz 2 Men, Ayo & Teo, Monica, Gyptian, Raekwon, Snoop Dogg, T.I., and many more

DJ Burn One
Mixing/Mastering Engineer
Burn One has been a legendary figure in the Atlanta Rap scene for over 20 years. Starting as a mixtape DJ in high school, he recorded and executive produced Gucci Mane's first mixtape Chicken Talk in 2006. After tour DJing and A&Ring for Bubba Sparxxx and his label New South  Burn One started producing for artists such as A$AP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, Nicki Minaj and later on Don Toliver, Rich The Kid, Sleepy Brown and more. In the past 10 years Burn One has Mixed and Mastered for David Banner, Trouble, Fana Hues, Mereba, ScottyATL, Kenny Muney, Mamii and more. He currently provides curriculum for his class at the University of Illinois (Music Monetization 499), is a guest lecturer at Kennesaw State University's Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program and is a member on the Governor's Task Force for Sound Economy in Georgia.
Erik Pedersen
Erik’s background in music ranges from playing jazz saxophone to recording/mixing hip-hop. Since moving to Atlanta in 2021, he has worked with many artists including J. Cole, DaBaby, Dave, Earthgang, Smino, Nardo Wick, Doe Boy, Southside, Lil Gnar, NoCap, Lil Mama, Kevo Muney, Kodie Shane, Seddy Hendrinx, Homixide Gang, 24hrs, and many more. He brings a high level of professionalism and a calm demeanor to every session he engineers, in addition to catering to the specific needs of each individual. His education consists of a B.A. in Commercial Music from Florida State University and a M.M. in Music Technology from Southern Utah University.

Nile "Stodgy" Brodie
Stødgy graduated from Kennesaw State University majoring in Media and Entertainment with a minor in Music and Business. There he studied audio production in a program recognized by Billboard Magazine as one of the top Music Business programs in the world. He began working at Tree Sound Studios in 2021.

Bryan "Primo" Ruvalcaba
Primo interned at Tree Sound in 2019 where he gained experience  working with clients like of YSL, Lil Baby, Brockhampton, ASAP Rocky, Drake, Wondagurl, & etc. After the pandemic, Primo became an engineer recording for James Blake, Destroy Lonely, Kyle, CEO Trayle, Kalan.Frfr, & many more. In his spare time he enjoys making beats or piano covers.

SideShow Von
The up-and-coming Audio Engineer Deuvon Hughes Desir also known as “SSV” or “Simply Von” was born December 11, 2000, in NewPort News, Virginia. Side$how gained interest in Percussion which lead him to play the drums and join the choir for the church at the tender age of 10. In 2020, SSV graduated from the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) in Arizona and received his certificate in Audio Engineering. Once he graduated, he relocated to Atlanta, GA, and currently is an Audio Engineer at Tree Sound Studios. Since moving to Atlanta, Side$how has engineered for Doe Boy, EARTHGANG, G Herbo, Polo G, Lil Gnar, LVRN and more. Von has also had the privilege of being the Assisting Audio Engineer for City Girls, Internet Money, Lil Baby, Summer Walker, Young Thug, Migos and more.

Walter Tinsley
Tins graduated from the Conservatory of the Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS) in March of 2022.
Upon graduation he moved to Atlanta and started his internship at Tree Sound Studios where he was eventually promoted engineer. Tins has recorded for SwaVay, Ann Marie, Vory, Tony Shhnow, CEO Trayle, Finesse 2times & More. In his off time Tins likes to relax and crochet.

Glenn Zekser
As an assistant, Glenn is focused on helping capture your sound the way you want it. He has experience working with clients of all kinds, from large companies like Nike, to local indie artists, making him capable of handling whatever your recording needs may be.