Founder and CEO

“Dark Horse Recording has been a dream realized. We are now celebrating our 25th year, and in that time we’ve had the privilege of serving artists from all over the world. Our commitment goes far beyond technical excellence. We have created a culture of exceptional customer service in an environment that sparks imagination and encourages creativity. Our mission is simple: to give each of our clients an extraordinary recording experience.”


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Wayne Caparas

Studio Manager, COO

Wayne is an award-winning business developer and media producer who has worked in the entertainment business for more than 30 years. He started as a film industry professional (SAG) and fitness media producer who cut his teeth co-developing a globally celebrated health club franchise, two newsstand magazines, and a fitness show for ESPN. Also a CCM singer-songwriter and talent development coach, he released an indie LP to favorable reviews and relocated to Nashville in 2010. Before joining Dark Horse, Wayne continued consulting and producing for major media & entertainment entities while managing, coaching, and advising young recording artists and other broadcast/film talents with lasting success.

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Dave Hagen

Head Engineer

Dave Hagen is a 2019 Grammy nominee for his mixing work on Keb’ Mo’s latest album, and is fast becoming one of the most respected “young” producer/engineers in Nashville. Dave graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Audio/ Electronic Arts before interning at Dark Horse Recording. In 2011 he became staff engineer and in addition to teaching Audio Engineering and Producing has recorded dozens of bands on Sony, Capitol, Gotee, and Tooth and Nail including Ashley Judd, OneRepublic, Relient K, Matthew West, Jeremy Camp, and For King and Country.