So how did I get started with music? When I was 5, my dad had my 4 year-old sister and I singing kids and gospel songs into an SM58. I received a rural Midwest education in three-part harmonies growing up around folk and bluegrass festivals. Had front row seats when my dad and his brothers serenaded house parties and county political rallies. My family was always near where the hoedown was happening.

By the time I got to college, my interest in writing and producing music took off. I interned at a recording studio in Tucson, Arizona. While there, I first started to learn about stuff like signal flow, gain stages and running a session. All while this was happening, I began collaborating with songwriters and finding my own voice.

After graduating, for years I was tinkering around with different analog and digital multitrack recorders. Always looking for a new effect or arrangement to give an interesting edge to my indie pop/rock demos. The sonic drive rising inside of me, with the knowledge that the music scene of Tucson (quirky and unique as it is) had its limitations, eventually inspired me to move to Los Angeles… The ultimate buzz-filled hive for all musical busy bees.

Since 2005, when I landed my first awful second story windowless room in a sweltering part of town during the summer with no air conditioning, I’ve grown leaps and bounds as a producer and writer. I think this city can teach you a lot about what you’re capable of, if you’re willing to stay and just keep trying. Open your eyes and ears and take in what the experiences here can offer. I learned so much from all the demos and albums of mine I’ve had professionally produced over the years. The amount of seemingly invaluable input I was giving during the production of my own songs, along with my genuine interest and excitement in the process itself, made me realize that I could be of service to others in that way as well.

In 2015, LOVE Studios opened for business in Culver City, California. It’s been a couple years of hard work in the making, a space that’s sure to lead to greater creative heights for my clients and I. It’s been an epic learning challenge, but one that I’ve fully embraced. With truly some of the best analog gear available anywhere, it enables me to dial in stunningly unique vocal and guitar sounds.

I’m just getting started with all the music and voiceover projects I want to do, and aim to create a community around the facility. One that uplifts everyone that works together to make the world a funner place to groove to.

Til the next great thing,

John

By the time I got to college, my interest in writing and producing music took off. I interned at a recording studio in Tucson, Arizona. While there, I first started to learn about stuff like signal flow, gain stages and running a session. All while this was happening, I began collaborating with songwriters and finding my own voice.

After graduating, for years I was tinkering around with different analog and digital multitrack recorders. Always looking for a new effect or arrangement to give an interesting edge to my indie pop/rock demos. The sonic drive rising inside of me, with the knowledge that the music scene of Tucson (quirky and unique as it is) had its limitations, eventually inspired me to move to Los Angeles… The ultimate buzz-filled hive for all musical busy bees.

Since 2005, when I landed my first awful second story windowless room in a sweltering part of town during the summer with no air conditioning, I’ve grown leaps and bounds as a producer and writer. I think this city can teach you a lot about what you’re capable of, if you’re willing to stay and just keep trying. Open your eyes and ears and take in what the experiences here can offer. I learned so much from all the demos and albums of mine I’ve had professionally produced over the years. The amount of seemingly invaluable input I was giving during the production of my own songs, along with my genuine interest and excitement in the process itself, made me realize that I could be of service to others in that way as well.

In 2015, LOVE Studios opened for business in Culver City, California. It’s been a couple years of hard work in the making, a space that’s sure to lead to greater creative heights for my clients and I. It’s been an epic learning challenge, but one that I’ve fully embraced. With truly some of the best analog gear available anywhere, it enables me to dial in stunningly unique vocal and guitar sounds.

I’m just getting started with all the music and voiceover projects I want to do, and aim to create a community around the facility. One that uplifts everyone that works together to make the world a funner place to groove to.

Til the next great thing,

John