5446 HWY 290 WEST #270
AUSTIN, TEXAS 78735
512 / 891-8010 v
512 / 891-8014 f

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Who we are:

Jerry Tubb
CEO and Chief Mastering Engineer

Diane S. Tubb
Vice President and Head of Business Operations

Mary Cooke
Administrative Assistant

Nick Landis
Mastering Engineer

Bill Johnson
Mastering Engineer



Jerry Tubb
Ceo and Chief Mastering Engineer

Jerry Tubb is a lifetime musician from Levelland, Texas. He and his wife Diane are the co-owners of Terra Nova which they started in 1990. Jerry's mastering skills are well known throughout the US, Europe and Australia. "Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio" is a credit that artists want on their albums.

Jerry has been recording, performing, and teaching since his early teens. Some of his early musical influences were The Beatles, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King. He was Director of the Commercial Music Department at Midland College for several years prior to opening Terra Nova in 1990. He has won many academic awards and as a jazz guitar performer has played with numerous famous musicians. Mentor to so many musicians and friend to all who meet and work with him, know that he "keeps it real" and is dedicated to his work. Jerry has excelled in every aspect of music, but mastering was an area that he knew he would choose as his focus. It was a decision that has made Jerry's talent a major contribution to the music industry of Texas and beyond.

Jerry has a "sixth sense" for knowing how to make the most out of a final mix. He's on a mission to make sure that all the projects he masters are sonically correct. The late Townes Van Zandt (one of our friends and clients) called Jerry "The Wizard." Jerry has more than 7000 album credits to date. (7/2007)

Personal: 1950's sci-fi movies, travel, reading, sudoku, internet forums for mastering, driving his Chevy Avalanche, listening to his vintage jazz vinyl record collection, watching football, playing guitar, being the total studio gearhead.

Achievements
  2006 Platinum & Gold Record:
Artist: Johnny Cash

Title: Live From Austin TX
Austin City Limits


Category: Solo

RIAA Certification Date: 7/06
Label: New West Records
Format: DVD / Video Longform
johnny
  2008 Gold Record:
Artist: Willie Nelson

Title: Live From Austin TX
Austin City Limits


Category: Solo

RIAA Certification Date: 1/08
Label: New West Records
Format: DVD / Video Longform
willie
  2008 Gold Record:
Artist: Dwight Yoakam

Title: Live From Austin TX
Austin City Limits


Category: Solo

RIAA Certification Date: 1/08
Label: New West Records
Format: DVD / Video Longform
dwight
  2007 Gold Record:
Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Title: Live From Austin TX
Austin City Limits


Category: Group

RIAA Certification Date: 8/07
Label: New West Records
Format: DVD / Video Longform
lynyrd
  2007 Gold Record:
Artist: Eric Johnson

Title: Live From Austin TX
Austin City Limits


Category: Solo

RIAA Certification Date: 7/07
Label: New West Records
Format: DVD / Video Longform
eric
  2007 Gold Record:
Artist: Waylon Jennings

Title: Live From Austin TX
Austin City Limits


Category: Solo

RIAA Certification Date: 7/07
Label: New West Records
Format: DVD / Video Longform
waylon
 
Grammy nominated albums mastered by Jerry Tubb
  1994 Corazon De Piedra / Santiago Jimenez Jr.
Best Mexican American Album
  2000 Night and Day / Willie Nelson
Best Instrumental Album
  2002 Rainbow Connection / Willie Nelson
Best Country Album
  2004 So Many Rivers / Marcia Ball
Best Traditional Blues Album
  2005 Live! Marcia Ball Down the Road / Marcia Ball
Best Traditional Blues Album

Education:

  • Master of Music / Texas Tech University / 1987
           Jazz Guitar Studies
  • Bachelor of Music / Texas Tech University / 1983
           Music Composition
  • Associate of Arts / South Plains College / 1975 
           Music
  • Attended / University of North Texas / 1975
           For Jazz Studies & Composition

Affiliations:

  • AES / Audio Engineering Society
  • NARAS / National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
           Voting member since 1995
  • Board of Governors / Texas Chapter / 2001-2005

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Diane S. Tubb
Vice President / Co-Owner
Head of Business and Studio Operations

Diane S. Tubb is a native Texan, originally from Houston. When Jerry and Diane decided to open Terra Nova in 1990, she took on the responsibility of the business operations, public relations, and basically all aspects of the business except engineering. Jerry and Diane have made a perfect duo for their business, and, as well as being married, have well defined rolls at Terra Nova and enjoy working together.

Diane has a musical background and played classical violin and folk guitar until her college days. Attending North Texas, she made interior design and art her main studies. As a designer, she has taught interior design and has owned many businesses along the way, all involving design. She returned to the university in the early 80's to earn a degree in literature and history.

In 2002, Terra Nova moved the studio to its present location. With 3200 square feet to play with, Diane seized the opportunity to make the interiors of Terra Nova mastering studio what she and Jerry had always envisioned. Incorporating her design skills, she has made the studio a great place for mastering and a visual delight for the clients and guests.

Diane is also advancing her personal career in art. She is a published watercolor artist and illustrator and has many works displayed at the studio. She has her own website for the sale and promotion of her artwork. The painting on our website of the "Yellow Guitar" is an acrylic piece by Diane and is now the logo for Terra Nova.

Please visit and enjoy Diane's web site: www.dianetubbart.com

Diane also welcomes email concerning her work: info@dianetubbart.com

Personal: Travel when possible, always continuing studies of design, medieval architecture, and history, and an avid watcher of reality shows.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts / Literature and History
           University of Texas (Permian Basin)
  • Attended: University of North Texas / Denton
           Interior Design / Industrial Arts

 

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Mary S. Cooke
Administrative Assistant

Mary is the Administrative Assistant for all the staff at Terra Nova. She is always ready to help the clients with scheduling, answering questions, and solving problems. All calls go through Mary, as the engineers are in session and are not able to talk most of the time. Please give Mary your information and she will make sure your requests are handled, and phone calls returned. Mary is a great asset to our staff and is here to provide assistance to our clients.

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Nick Landis
Mastering Engineer

Nick Landis is a mastering engineer, consultant and freelance audio engineer in Austin, TX. Hand-picked in his junior year by Austin mastering engineer, Jerry Tubb, Nick soon became an integral part of the Terra Nova team. Nick finished his coursework and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology from Texas State University. Since then, he has accumulated over 2,000 album credits and continues to demonstrate his excellent audio engineering background both academically and professionally. Also, Nick is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas State University and a frequent guest lecturer at Austin Community College and Mediatech Institute. Currently, Nick serves on the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy.

As both a musician and engineer, Nick brings musicality and a complete technical understanding of every step in the recording process to each project he works on. Other interests include video games, cooking and electronics.


Please visit and enjoy Nick's web site: NickLandis.com

Nick also welcomes eMail concerning his work: NickLandis@NickLandis.com

Education:

  • Texas State University, Bachelor of Music, Recording Arts (2006)
  • University of North Texas, N/A, Jazz Studies: Guitar Performance (2001-2003)

Affiliations:

  • NARAS
    • Board of Governors (2009 - 2013, 2014 - Present)
    • Vice President (2012 - 2013)
    • Voting Member (2005 - Present)
  • AES
    • Voting Member (2003 - Present)
  • GMA
    • Voting Member (2012 - Present)

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Bill Johnson
Mastering Engineer

Bill Johnson, Austin native and lifetime music professional, has a resume that defines Texas music. Bill has been affiliated with Terra Nova since 1990, but officially teamed up with the company in 2005 as one of our mastering engineers. He's been co-mastering with Jerry on the KGSR Radio Broadcast CD's since the beginning in 1993. Bill has also engineered, edited and co-mastered critically acclaimed interview CD's featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Warren Zevon, Steely Dan, Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, BB King, Kris Kristofferson, Jackson Browne, Beth Orton, REM, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Eric Johnson, Los Lobos and many more.

As well as a mastering engineer, Bill is also a producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, musician, analog specialist, and studio designer. He is the acoustic designer for Terra Nova's mastering rooms and has designed many studios over the years.

Personal: Bill loves to fish and is a great gourmet chef when he has time.


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http://www.dianetubbart.com/


"The Red Violin"
Acrylic on canvas by Diane Tubb
www.dianetubbart.com 2008

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