Chad Copelin is a producer, engineer, mixer, musician, and songwriter from Norman, Oklahoma. Copelin got his start playing in local bands and majoring in music composition and after three years of school, left to collaborate with various musicians, tour nationally, and engineer and produce local bands. In 2005, he opened Blackwatch Studios with co-owner Jarod Evans and produced his first full-length album, I Am Haunted, I Am Alive by Beau Jenning's project Cheyenne. Copelin was nominated at the 2017 Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Album for his work on "Poets & Saints" by All Sons & Daughters.

Copelin began to garner attention from a diverse mix of musicians and has since gone on to engineer music for pop artists Christina Perri, Avril Lavigne, Train, and Third Eye Blind, as well as produce and engineer indie artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Ben Rector, Ivan & Alyosha, Bronze Radio Return, Emily Hearn, BRONCHO, and Other Lives, among others. In 2011 Copelin worked on Christina Perri's Top 40 song "A Thousand Years" that went on to receive six platinum records. Copelin's most recent projects include working on new projects for Riah, Sports, Andrew Belle, RVRB, Broncho, and Third Eye Blind.