producer & sound designer

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Hey I’m john
I’m a DJ music producer, composer, co-writer, sample maker, and sound designer, I also like dad jokes

I’m mostly known for my original sample work on boilers room “crowdsourced”. I’ve had my beats featured on the team's supreme Beat cyphers, and I’m an original/current beta tester for the soft synth phase plant By Kilohearts. I’ve also been sampled by my former mentor Dot on her latest album “Life Support”

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Zack Monroe
    by Zack Monroe

    Over the years of knowing him and even sharing music projects together, John is one of the greatest artists and mentors that I have met. He's well rounded in all kinds of EDM styles, both niche and mainstream, and he stays sharp with all the techniques that the pros use. He's a very patient and resilient teacher. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to take your productions to a new level or just getting into music production for the first time.

  2. Review by Markus
    by Markus

    John has been nothing but the best in giving me information that I need to exceed in music.Having had the privilege of collaborating with them, I can confidently say that John's musical prowess is unmatched. The dedication to craft, creativity and unwavering commitment to making some of the best music out there is amazing. Whether it's composing, or producing, John raises the bar to a high degree truly and I love them for it.

  3. Review by jo c.
    by jo c.

    my lesson with rejectdamain was extremely helpful in understanding the basics of sampling and live looping. as a beginner stepping into the music industry, rejectdamain gave me so many tools and tips to start practicing and creating on my own. after my first one-hour session, i am more than confident to start diving in and chopping samples. why waste your time searching thru saturated videos on Youtube when you can actually learn something useful from a lesson personally tailored to your needs?! book a sesh with my G you wont regret it.

  4. Review by Anthony Whitehurst
    by Anthony Whitehurst

    Over the past five years, collaborating with John has been nothing short of inspiring. His multi-faceted expertise as a DJ, music producer, and sound designer, among other roles, is complemented by an ever-positive vibe and a commendable professional attitude. John's prowess in sound design is notable, effortlessly crafting sounds that embody the emotions and narrative at hand. His open and engaging approach makes every collaborative project a seamless and enjoyable venture. The energy John brings to the table not only enhances the creative process but also fosters a great collaborative enviro

  5. Review by Khemyst

    I've worked with John on several projects and he has always been an incredible partner to have working alongside with. His knowledge involving music, sound design, production, DJing, etc. is a huge asset to any project, and you can count on his results being delivered promptly and professionally.

  6. Review by Mike Parvizi
    by Mike Parvizi

    Can’t recommend John enough. If you’re looking to learn production skills or even need help finishing one of your tracks, this is one of the most prolific and skilled music producers in the game… no exaggeration. He is also a very talented DJ. I’ve been working with John for over 5 years and we have collaborated on all kinds of projects including hiring him to do some remixes for my band recently. If it’s production or sound design related, they will deliver.

  7. Review by Tyler
    by Tyler

    I’ve been working with John since 2018 on original music and television scoring projects. He’s taught me so much and he’s the absolute master when it comes to the technical processes behind mixing and mastering. Everything he does translates to every genre because his work transcends genres as a whole. Not to mention his sound design work landed him a spot making some of the preset patches on KiloHearts’ PhasePlant synth. Do not sleep on my guy. He’s the real deal.

Interview with rejectdamain

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: life support by dot that project really put me on the map

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: oshi or sober rob

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I can promise to give you a song that sounds unique & different from whats out now

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: What is my turnaround time? i do work a day job so my return time is about 4 weeks

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Please label EVERYTHING

  11. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  12. A: At the moment I’m co scoring a kid show & working on a few demos for my own project

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Digital because it’s affordable. I love analog gear but I can’t afford that right now.

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: That I can help finish, start or assist someone on their song

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: That I make lofi hiphop, which isn’t bad but I don’t remember lofi hip hop having bass sounds

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: What are your references & why.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: My laptop that’s really all I need.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I’ve been djing for 10 years & producing for 8 years there is still so much to learn.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Idm ghitch hop with some nice jazz chords.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Personally I’d love to work with my mentor dot. She truly has such a great sound & such an excellent producer / singer

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Taking breaks when you aren’t enjoying writing music.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Bass music, pop, hip hop

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Arrangement, sound design,

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I guess I would have to see emphasis to a strong idea. Most of the time a good song is over produced which is fine but what I’m good at is trusting where the song is going go next

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I tend to write a lot of Ideas & pick my favorites to finish from that bunch. I find that if you having fun writing & trust your werid choices your likely to finish things.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Everything I do is on my laptop.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I’m really inspired by flume, arca, Porter Robertson as of recent. But my main influences are mr carmack, hudmo & rustie.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: The work I get is mostly collaborating & scoring.

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