John Clinebell

Producer/Engineer/Vocal Ninja

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I'm a full-time music producer/engineer based in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in fun & energetic Indie Folk/Americana, Indie Rock and Indie Pop. My songs have been heard by millions around the world on different TV shows, films and ads. These include CBS, ESPN, MTV, Starbucks, Oxygen, Lifetime, Ring training videos and major UK retailers.

LIVE for making each track I work on sound unique & modern. To set up special moments that WOW the listener.

LOVE fat sounds that hit hard. Or sounds so delicate they slay you with their vulnerability. Undeniably catchy melodies. Vocals that feel like the singer is right next to you. Air and a nice open ceiling to the track that makes you feel like you're IN it.

VOCALS are just one of my "things." I've had a mic in front of me since age 4. I know how to dial in a killer vocal sound, artistically using editing, tuning and FX to give them real lift and life. Harmonies come naturally to me as well as arrangements.

SO FUN programming drums and keys, and dialing in killer synths. Building a track from scratch is where my creativity really shines. I work with a palette of different acoustic instruments and drums to give my tracks authentic organic vibes.

BEEF UP your current demos up so they have the fullness & impact you truly want. Wherever your song is at, I will make it sound polished & current.

ARTISTS who need a producer who will build a COMPLETE sound with them, hit that green button.

PSYCHED to expertly mix and master songs whether I produce them or not. Again, green button!

INCREDIBLE session vocalists and players in L.A. - if you need a singer or musician I can get them in to record for you at a very reasonable rate.

How can I help you?

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

13 Reviews

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  1. Review by Lori Malvey
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    John first really “hears” what the artist is all about, and then crafts the song production to meet the needs of both the song and the artist vision. That is a gift. You feel heard and valued. A joy to work with.

  2. Review by Helen Avakian
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    Working with John is amazing and inspiring! He is very comfortable and positive to be around, and he gets the job done quickly without neglecting any details in production or mix along the way. He engineered and produced one of my my songs and helped me finish another with full production including his top notch vocals. That second song was just a vocal/lyrical song start phone recording when I brought it in. Now it has been getting interest from licensing companies. Both songs came out better than I expected. I can't wait to work with John again! Highly recommended!

  3. Review by Dario Forzato
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    Great producer. I love his way of tracking vocals, really modern and creative. Always a pleasure working with him!

  4. Review by Steve Collom
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    I have worked with John on over 6 songs now. Not only does he bring the best out of me as an artist. He knows just the right sounds to use. He is the entire package, Producer, songwriter, vocalist, engineer, mixing and mastering. Thanks John for all your expertise, hard work AND for all the extra hours you put in to make these songs perfect!

  5. Review by Danielle
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    John has been great to work with! As a writer he's great to bounce ideas off of to come up with a great artist, and as a vocal producer he's been able to deliver really well edited vocals to me really quickly!

  6. Review by Daniel Blake
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    John is an extremely talented songwriter and producer. He brings a lot to the table in regards to creativity and excitement for the project. I was very impressed the last time we worked together. can't wait to do it again.

  7. Review by Pontea Banayan
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    I LOVED working with John. His energy is contagious, and he's an incredibly talented songwriter and overall musician. We worked on a song together and he did an excellent job of directing my vocal takes and helping me to get the best performance possible. As a producer he is fantastic, he works quickly and efficiently, and literally can accomplish anything you need.

  8. Review by Jared Lindbloom
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    John is an all-around musician's producer and I can't say enough good things about him and his craft. I had the awesome fortune to be able to work with John on a remote project--I'm NYC based while he's in LA. The ease with which John was able to take my rough worktapes and talk through ideas to eventually make a track that I'm so proud of just amazes me! He is a true professional and one helluva human being to boot :) I can't wait to make more music with him and tell more people that are looking for a producer to look no further than John Clinebell--he's the real deal.

  9. Review by Jason Turner
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    I had a great time working with John. It was a fun project and I think we ended up with a really cool song.

  10. Review by Stefano Bussadori
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    Working with John was absolutely an outstanding experience! Great producer, project leader, singer and an awesome dude to work with, highly recommended!

  11. Review by Jadea
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    John is a fantastic producer, songwriter and all around kind person :) He tracked a Tom Petty cover for me and Im so pleased with the vibe. Hire him!!!

  12. Review by Lynz Munich
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    John is a fantastic producer. He has excellent taste in sounds and has INCREDIBLE focus. He is up and coming fast, and you won’t want to miss working with him! What a great guy too!

  13. Review by Samuel Knaak
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    Cant' say enough about working with John. He can do about anything! He also has great drive and follow through. We all know in music these days it's about quality, standing out, and making sure your final product crosses the finish line. John will help you with all these things. Recommend highly!

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