Piper Payne is a mastering engineer in Nashville, TN and Oakland, CA, where she works on albums for independent artists and major labels. Piper began her career with a BFA in Audio from The University of Michigan, continuing her graduate education in Audio at the University of Stavanger in Norway. She has apprenticed under some of the best-known Mastering and audio mentors in the world, including Bob Katz in Orlando and Michael Romanowski in San Francisco.
In addition to mastering, Piper is a Co-Founder and the Chief Product Officer for Second Line Vinyl, a new Oakland-based vinyl pressing plant opening in 2018. She has served as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy, and currently serves on the P&E Wing Advisory Council. She is also on the committee of the AES San Francisco Chapter and is an active member of Women's Audio Mission.