Over the past twenty years I have been involved with Steve on at least a dozen recordings (half of those with middle and high school age students). First of all, he has the knowledge and expertise with the technology. Also, as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist himself, he has that sensitive ear and persistent desire for the best quality recording. On top of that, so importantly, his patience, kindness, and encouragement make the projects fun.
— Chris Prickitt —

Steve Chiasson has been building his knowledge of recording techniques for years. This alone would make him adept at running a studio, but there’s more to the picture — he’s played in a bunch of acoustic and rock bands, sings, writes great songs and plays a mean guitar. He understands both the technical and artistic sides of recording, and it’s such a joy to work in his studio. Did I mention he’s also a real nice guy?
— David Dodson (David Dodson & The Lowdown) —

We had a great experience recording at Forest Audio. Steve has created a wonderful room there. It has the setup and the space to record many different artist configurations. He is great to work with personally. He immediately puts you at ease so you can shake off all the anxieties that sometimes come with the prospect of recording your heartfelt creations. This frees you to dig in and get it down. I looked forward to every session!
— Vicky Andres (Vicky Andres & Life Itself) —

Steve recorded, mixed and mastered five bluegrass records that I was a part of. Whether the challenge was a quiet lead vocalist with a loud harmony singer, five guitarists, drum-beats that weren't in the right place, or even silly nerves, he knew how to make us sound like our best selves. A decade later, as a published author looking to get my audiobook tracks cleaned up for production, I knew Steve was the person to go to. He completed my project with stunning results. If that's not multi-talent, I don't know what is! And did I mention he's the nicest guy to work with?
Rachel O’Laughlin

Steve is that perfect combination of laid-back, extremely competent, helpful, friendly — and did I mention affordable? In short, he’s the guy you wish you could find whenever you need help with anything recording-related!
— Bob Siegel —

Steve helped Cantankerous transform our pile of loosely rehearsed songs into two very professional albums. His years of producing and engineering made it possible for him to turn our somewhat off the wall crazy ideas into reality, actually even encouraging our artistic expression. What I appreciated the most was his efficient use of his and our time in the studio. I have experienced engineers spending hours of my paid-for studio time reading Pro Tools help articles and screwing around with inadequate equipment. This is not the case with Steve. He even mastered both cds in what I consider a remarkably short time. He has a vast vocabulary of engineering skills and continually kept our sessions efficiently moving forward, often making valuable artistic suggestions and diplomatically pointing out things that were not working. Steve also has a mean rooster imitation that he graciously allowed us to include on our cd. I mean really — what more could one ask for? We had a blast!
— Doug and Pam (Cantankerous) —

Forest Audio is a wonderful studio with all "the right stuff.” Great microphones, monitors and recording gear. The studio is situated overlooking Belfast Harbor, with a roomy front area and plenty of space to stretch out and set up a whole band. Steve is a really great guy to work with — very professional and willing to listen to new ideas.
— Sonny True —

I love working with Steve for many reasons, one of which is he knows how to fly the plane. Creative ideas can evolve comfortably. He's got the tools and knows how to use them, which keeps the process going smoothly.
— Dav Johnson —

After years of saying we would like to have a good recording of the music we play together, we asked Steve to bring his equipment and stay for a couple of days. In just a day and a half, we had enough music for a cd! The recordings were done live, with a natural sound, which was very comfortable for us. Steve worked his magic and helped make every song sound good. It was an experience we will never forget… and hope to repeat!!
— Thom, Jane & Phyl (Dragonphly) —

Recording at Forest Audio is friendly, efficient, and satisfying. Steve is an excellent sound engineer, and his perceptive comments about the music are a welcome bonus.
Bill Berlinghoff

As a singer/songwriter working with Forest Audio, I quickly recognized Steve’s skill and passion for the technical aspects of recording. His calm approach and patience put me at ease to experiment and to tailor my songs. Most important to me is the keen musical sensibility that Steve’s years of experience have given him, his creative talent, and his genuine love of music.
— Richard Murray —

I am new to studio recording, and Steve made me feel very comfortable. He gave me useful information at my level of expertise without burying me in jargon. The process was very collaborative and I had creative control of the things that mattered to me. Steve facilitated all the technical elements while keeping me engaged and supported.
Carol Graff

Forest Audio was a great experience for me! The space was comfortable and Steve was professional yet easy going and fun to work with. I enjoyed my time and came away with excellent recordings. Thank you, Steve!”
— Kate Chapin, The OUIJIS —

Recording is exciting but can also be a little overwhelming for a perfectionist type like myself. Steve's calming and encouraging presence always helped me stay focused and positive about the process. He once said to me, ”A recording is like a snapshot.” That perspective has stuck with me for gigs as well as for recordings.
— Clarissa Maynard (Zevulon) —