Seen by many as a Portland music institution at this point, over its 22 years of existence hundreds of records were recorded at Type Foundry, from a wide variety of genres, by artists from Portland, as well as many notable, internationally known musicians and record labels.
Type Foundry, as a studio, was dissolved February 2020.
The space will continue on as a recording studio called Sleeper’s Mountain, run by Henry Betz Brown & Bronson Tew.
We are all continuing to record, mix and produce, whether at our own personal studios, or freelancing at other spaces. We are no longer occupying our large studio space, but the name lives on.
A million thank yous to the music community that allowed us to survive and thrive for so many years! Without you we would have been nothing.
Adam, Dylan, Jason
Type Foundry was founded in 1998 by musician & engineer Adam Selzer in a humble storefront in SE Portland, Oregon where it lived for two years. After being introduced by a mutual friend, Jason Powers moved down from Olympia, WA in late 2000 and became a partner in the studio.
The building was sold in 2001, forcing a move, and after three months in storage the studio was relocated to its current home, a sizable warehouse space tucked away in an industrial area of North Portland. In 2002, Jeremy Romagna, a co-founder of the now defunct Portland Robot Steakhouse joined on as the third engineer. Dylan Magierek, formerly of Closer Recording in San Francisco, and also the head of Badman Recording Co. arrived from the Bay Area in 2006.
Dylan’s entrance to the business catalyzed a major studio upgrade, in which we purchased our Trident Series 70 console, added tons of new gear, and shut down for two months to build a 3rd tracking room.
Jeremy left the studio in early 2015, but still returned periodically as a freelance engineer.
Type Foundry shut its doors in early 2020.