John Patrick Roberts


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Hybrid music producer/mixer/music business individual looking to help you with your hit song.

Music Producer

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Interview with John Patrick Roberts

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both! The analog chain going into the computer is so incredibly important. The speed and recall-ability of mixing digitally is an absolute necessity for 2019.

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

  4. A: I promise that I will care about your work. The whole reason I got into music production in the first place is that other producers wouldn't really creatively invest in my band. I do not accept jobs for a "paycheck". I have to love what I'm working on.

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

  6. A: Delivering the completely transformative Mix to the client. I thrive on creating dynamics, clarity, and explosiveness that isn't possible with unmixed tracks.

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

  8. A: People think that I'm a DJ. Nope.

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

  10. A: Grado PS1000's, Macbook Pro, Undertone Audio MPEQ1, C-12, Piano

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

  12. A: I've been doing this for 10-12 years. Started in a band. Had to resort to recording ourselves. Someone

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

  14. A: Gain-staging is the most important thing. Learning VU vs DBFS is my main gripe when working with artists that like to record themselves.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Creating energy and emotion in a recording is my strongest skill.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: South facing/Sunlit Manhattan home studio with a collection of analog gear and an overdub/vocal booth.

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

  20. A: I mostly work with independent artists that like to record their own music. I am the responsible next step in that process. Since I have extensive experience making records on a commercial level, I'm able to guide and elevate those "bedroom recordings" sonically to be able to compete with today's top artists.


Gear Highlights
  • Undertone Audio MPEQ1
  • Grado PS1000's
  • Apogee Converters
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