Justin Johnson grew up in a recording studio near Seattle Wa, spent 9 years in Nashville touring the world and playing on loads of albums as a session drummer, started producing full time in 2004... and has been producing and song writing ever since. Among others, Justin has had the privilege to produce an album for Jerry Foster who has been inducted into the 'International Country Music Hall of Fame'. Justin moved to the UK in 2010 and has been producing some of the top artists of the Country and Americana scene, artists including Raintown, Thorne Hill, Ellie Dibben, Lily Garland, Steve Young, Sabrina Maria, Emma Moore, Jeannine Barry, NARN, Jade Helliwell, Darcy, Southern Junction, Angie King, Samantha Lloyd, Blue Genes, Acoustic Journey, Hollie Barrie (from The Voice UK), Sam Hollyman, Hollie May, Joe Bennett, Mike Ward (finalist on The Voice UK season 2)... Among others.
Sometimes I will mix the project (which I have done professionally for over 13 years now), and sometimes I will hire it out to another mix engineer, either way it will be done to a proven professional level and will not be completed until you are happy with it. Mastering is always done by an outside source, who that is will depend on the style of music but again will always be done to a professional industry standard.
It really does all begin with the song...
Whether you have written your own songs or are looking for assistance on crafting the perfect songs for your project, the right songs are VERY IMPORTANT... I have many co-writes on released projects with many UK artists, including Jeannine Barry, Thorne Hill, NARN, Jade Helliwell, Southern Junction, Samantha Lloyd, Angie King, Mike Ward, Hollie May, etc.
Usually done at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, where the likes of Coldplay and John Mayer have recorded... I am a big fan of tracking in the old style of getting a bunch of real musicians in the studio at the same time... recording on real pianos, organs, rhodes, drums etc. "Making your music to a quality that will stand the test of time".
MIXING & MASTERING
"MAKING YOUR MUSIC TO A QUALITY THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME"