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Welcome to Blackheart

​Located in one of Manchester, New Hampshires historic mill buildings, Blackheart is a place that strives to provide a comfortable and relaxing creative environment. We like making records the old fashioned way, combining tried-and-true audio engineering with modern techniques and equipment. 

We're here to make your art into reality, and can handle any job or genre, from Top 40's pop to the heaviest of metal, from folk to voiceovers. Check out our team below and see what we're about!


Eric Sauter

A total gear nerd, Eric Sauter started recording music in his living room on a single track interface into Audacity at 19. Since 2015, he's crafted digital multi-track setups in rooms around Manchester. Eric has been a New England favorite for bands looking for an easy, enjoyable way to capture their sound, and has cemented his reputation as not only a rock, metal, and folk producer, but an engineer fluent in working with the most avant-garde of genres. He is the owner of Blackheart, which has been in operation on Willow St since 2019.

James Palko is a New England based Audio Engineer. A graduate from University Of New Haven’s audio program, James has been making records consistently since 2012. With his feet firmly in both the punk and indie world, James’s work can be tailored from the softest of folk rock to energetic emo and rock. As a member of bands like Taking Meds or Perspective A Lovely Hand To Hold, James has had his hands across the production of numerous records as well as his own, with a versatile style of engineering


James Palko

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