Major-label producer/mixing engineer based in LA. Produced for/with: Chlöe Bailey, Demi Lovato, Jaden, Xtina, Mark Ronson, Mike Dean and multiple placements in TV/FIlm/Advertising. I'm here to consult and/or produce your project and give you the tools necessary to tell your story and equip you for success! Verifiable credits!
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
I specialize in Pop/R&B/Hip Hop
Production: I am a classically trained pianist and also a drum programmer and arranger. Whether it be adding or changing additional drums or synth sounds, filling in and creating parts, I can do what's necessary to make the record the best it can sound.
Vocal production: Were you rushed when you recorded the song the first time? If there are parts that need to be re-recorded for reasons such as a lacking performance or inadequate studio equipment, we can do that. Vocals need backgrounds and harmonies? Yes, we can! Vocals need tuning? Yup!
Mixing: Good mixes make a huge difference in how the sound is perceived. It can make vocals shine, backgrounds and instruments balanced.
Whatever it is you need, I can figure it out. I provide clear no-nonsense rates and precise completion dates. Let's face it, this industry is full of BS and I haven't the time to waste nor do you. This is my only job, not my sidegig!
A note for those who don't have a budget and are looking to shoot your shot, add me on IG and send me links of your music if you want me to listen.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
510 Reviews - 100 Repeat ClientsEndorse MR. HO
In Love with the mix :)
John gave my song a great and modern vibe. It was a pleasure to work with him. He always was very patient with my requests, which I appreciated very much! Warmly recommended.
GREAT MIX. Definitely working with him more.
Mr. HO is the GOAT. It's amazing how working with a mixer with 10,000 hours is just for some reason easy. Thank you for helping me with my song, Mr. HO!
I had the honor of working with Mr. Ho on a track recently. His production skill is EXCELLENT, and the speed at which he operates is astounding. He brought a unique flair to my music, delivering a polished piece way ahead of schedule. Highly recommend Mr. Ho for top-quality, swift production!
always delivers ^^ highly recommend.
Came in with thoughts and a vision and John made it into a reality. Loved working with him on some tracks. Super talented, and gifted in what we does. Glad I trusted him with these songs.
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I re-played a Nylon String Guitar part he needed - overall great client and I highly recommend him!
It's a pleasure working with John such a cool guy his hard work and patience is a bonus, he does what he says. His work on vocals just amazing. He had top notch skills with unique modern pop sound. John listens and works on each and every detail. Looking forward to collaborate with him again.
Wonderful job as always, thank you so much for your amazing work. I appreciate every single detail that you put into your craft and you’re very amazing at what you do.
John is absolutely talented and super friendly! Totally recommend him. Thank you so much for everything!
John does beautiful production work. Turned my basic idea into a solid, complete track.
John paid attention to the finer details, which I greatly appreciated.
I'm very happy with the final result. I would recommend working with John on your next project! :)
John is fabulous to work with! He always works with me on my own timeline and masters exactly what I am looking for! He hits the mark every time! I highly recommend.
John is an exceptionally skilled producer who demonstrates a high level of proficiency! He exhibits excellent communication skills, fostering a productive and collaborative working environment. Moreover, his remarkable patience and keen understanding of the artist's requirements contribute significantly to the creative process. Can’t wait to work with Mr. Ho again soon!
Mr. Ho was amazing! I knew what direction I wanted my artist project go, but never knew how to produce that vision in my head. When I sent Mr. Ho a few ideas, he knew exactly how to merge my vision into one. Also, extremely patient. Genius! Would recommend!
John's production skills are nothing short of extraordinary. His meticulous attention to detail is evident in every layer of the music he crafts. He pushes boundaries to create something uniquely captivating and I always enjoy working with him. Thanks for always working with me John, you are the best!
MR. HO did a fantastic job with the production mix! great communication as well. thank you!
I always feel safe putting my music in John's hands because he consistently does a great job! I've worked with several other producers, and John is the best! I'll definitely continue working with him!
Great producer, super easy going and understanding. Was a pleasure working together
Interview with MR. HO
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: If you made it this far down, I can see you're patient and don't mind reading. Well get ready for this one. I've been in the music industry for nearly 10 years now. I've been fortunate enough that this has been my only job. When I first started, the goal was just to break into the industry. I didn't know the rules, all I knew was to create music that I would listen to. And so I did, and I eventually got my first placement with Columbia artist Michelle Williams. This led to major label song deals to publishing deals, management with big companies, you name it. Pretty soon, it became a rat race. It wasn't so much about creating, it was about getting paid. I would be cranking out songs, cutting songs with artists and lots of times the songs wouldn't even release. It was a paycheck. The years went by, I got a nice place, car and pretty much a bunch of shit that doesn't matter. And as thankful as you think I should've been, I was miserable! I had completely lost my "soul" in the music. The songs were no longer me, nor did they represent what I was about. They were professional, but they had lost all their edge. It was sterile. I went on a long vacation to clear my head and when I came back, I had made up my mind that this wasn't how I would spend my days with the job I supposedly loved. If I wanted to work relentlessly without passion, I might as well find a 9-5. Fast forward to about 3 years ago, I decided I would no longer take on projects where I would be doing a single song. I wanted to sit down, focus my energy on an artist and tell their story the best I could. Unfortunately because of the limitations of this site, I can't post everything but the song "Jailkeeper" is the fruits of my labor. It was the catalyst for a string of projects I have worked on since where I've dedicated myself to finding that sound for each artist, and helping tell their story through my strokes. Cheesy enough for you?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your story?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It really comes down to the music. The credits, this interview, yeah it's somewhat important but the reality is the music has to fit. Don't look for someone who you can warp into what you're looking to do. Be open, and understand that producers are artists as well. We've dedicated much of our lives to creating sound, and the sounds we make are shaped by our experiences. You're shopping for that right sound to put on your wall.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A machete, water-sanitizing pills, fire starting matches, a tent, and my Telefunken C12. God I love that mic.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Well, I grew up with a lot of influences and I'm inspired by many things. Not just music, but places I travel to, food I eat, furniture, clothes, books. I just pull from anywhere inspiration strikes.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Honestly, I barely know what I'm doing myself.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Electronic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm Asian, so probably Math?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The most important thing to me when working with an artist, is really trying to figure out what they're about and how to tell their story. I want to create records that make people feel something, anything! Creating a hit is never the focus, because it's never guaranteed. Creating something honest is the only thing we can control, and that's always been what I'm about.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have all the fancy gear that you hear people mention. But most importantly, I have a mini-basketball hoop. And yes, I accept your challenge.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The list is too long! The Beatles, Daft Punk, M83, Kanye West, Drake, The Neptunes, Banks, Amy Winehouse, Andre 3000, Chemical Brothers, Arcade Fire, Radiohead
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production and mixing. Aside from just creating tracks, I'm known for the way I treat vocals and make the artist sound.