"I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have met John, and to have worked with him—recording my first full length album with him was the journey of a lifetime for me in so many ways, and I’m thankful for every second of it. I could tell immediately as we started recording and discussing an overall vision for the album, that John was invested in the details (lyrics, the emotions behind them, and capturing those feelings during recording). I always felt highly supported by John throughout the often raw process of recording, both as a professional, and as a friend.
I appreciate how keenly John is able to process feedback and direction, especially when mine can admittedly be pretty abstract at times. This would often put a smile on my face as I’d offer feedback, and watch/listen while John would focus the sound to match the exact “picture” in my head. It’s true, John, you are a wizard.
Independently, the contributions John made to bringing each song on the album to life with specific and unique sonic textures were immeasurable.
I’m also very thankful for the opportunity to have collaborated with John throughout the production process, and genuinely feel like I am a better musician because of it. Watching him work in the studio was an informative experience, and I always felt welcome and supported to share my input and feedback. I truly value the experience I had working with John, and enjoyed exploring what we’d come to describe as the science and psychology of sound throughout the album.
After recording with John, and receiving final cuts, I feel like I don’t just have songs to share with people—I have an experience to offer them when they listen to OUR album. What an awesome adventure, to have made a friend through music.
Thank you, John, for all the time, energy, creativity, and love you pour into your hard work. You’re truly an amazing human, my music is better because of it—and so am I."
- Jacobo Mendoza (Howlin’ Moon)
"Working with John has been a dream come true experience for me. John is one of the kindest, most thoughtful, insightful humans I know. His passion for music, mixing, production and people combined with his critical ear and devotion to excellence are evident in his music. I call him the “Wizard of Sound” - as he takes the visions I have, turns them into reality and then adds his own unique touch; resulting in pure magic!
John is a producer that really cares about you as an individual; he wants to build rapport and relationship so you feel comfortable expressing your music in its truest, most authentic form. 'It’s all about the feel and texture' John likes to say.
He is invested in the lyrics and the back story of each song so he can gain a more complete picture and build it in a way that elicits the most emotional impact. He captures the raw essence of the song while making it catchy- it’s incredible.
His studio is private and cozy, making it feel like you’re singing in someone’s living room, eliciting a very relaxed feeling. The more relaxed I am, the more confident I am in my singing and playing which is key for capturing the raw emotions of my songs.
I feel honored and grateful to have found this man at the beginning of his career, I know he is going to make big waves in the music community!
Thank you John, for the amount of time, care and brilliance you have added to each of my songs. You gave them new life and added unique complexity that makes them fun to listen to again and again." -
- Amanda Cogan
"I would like to tell you my experience working with John. First off, communication and the vibe of feeling comfortable in the recording process is crucial. It's like you've been friends for a long time when you get in John's studio. He is super easy to work with and makes the recording process so enjoyable.
He is an outgoing, passionate, knowledgeable engineer/producer. He has amazing producing and songwriting ideas (both lyrically and instrumentally) along with a bunch of creative tricks up his sleeve. Whether you are looking for a studio to track finished/produced songs or you need help with finishing your song ideas, John's your guy. When you feel like you can't quite get the creative juices flowing he always comes up with a variety of options to make your song shine.
His studio space has a great vibe and I love recording there. I highly recommend working with John. He is affordable and has top notch equipment. Go get your next single or album recorded with John now!"
"I cannot thank John enough for the energy and effort he invested in producing my 5-track EP last year. John and I hadn’t met prior to working together, so establishing a relationship and comfort level was paramount for me to get the best out of myself in the studio. He was incredibly hospitable, and generous with his time, often working around my schedule to get hours in, which made the recording process infinitely easier for me. John has a great mind when it comes to music and is constantly throwing out new ideas and twists for songs in studio. As a producer, his dedication to keeping an open mind, while creating the best mixes for the songs he works on, is second to none. I’d recommend John to anyone looking to for an excellent producer for their next project."