I have produced records for many major-label artists including Demi Lovato ("Dancing The Devil"), Jaden Smith and the list goes on. I am blessed to work with legends such as Mark Ronson (The Last Artful, Dodgr - HOT), Mike Dean, and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. My name is known within the industry and background checks are encouraged!
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!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
446 Reviews - 91 Repeat ClientsEndorse MR. HO
Superb work as always! My piano never sounded more beautiful!
He added such vibes to my track. I'm hype, would love to work with him again soon!
Great job! Always a pleasure
John is the best of the best! He’s created 7 songs for me over the past few years and he’s such a joy to work with. Super creative, responsive, and talented. Can’t recommend him enough!
Extremely efficient, communicative, and skilled. He gets it, you can tell right away; both the music as well as the business side of things. I appreciate that because working on something as personal as music remotely is a challenge in itself. It's SO nice to feel at peace trusting a mixer/producer with your song(s) because of their ability to build solid rapport right away--simply through their work. Mad respect, thank you!
Mr. Ho did an extraordinary job on this project. What he did to the vocals was magic. The whole experience with with working with him throughout was flawless and I look forward to us working on this album. Highly recommended!
John was great! It took me a while to get things together but he was patient throughout the process. Would definitely recommend!
The most professional and timely producer I've ever worked with. It was a seamless process and he was able to execute 100% of what I was looking for. Even when I asked for a revision he was courteous and blew the job out of the park. Thank you!
MR. Ho is a very talented engineer and a pleasure to work with. He helped mix one of my tracks and I absolutely love it! Highly recommend!
I was so thankful to work with MR. HO. He was so patient and really listened to what I wanted. He took my song to a whole new level, and I love the finished product! I would really recommend him for any projects!
Mr.Ho is very professional and always makes sure your truly satisfied till the very end!!a pleasure working with him!!!
Just a fantastic ears connecting with my music.
The production just grew up and we reached next level working with him.
The Best producer overall in all aspects I've worked with so far here on Soundbetter, I give him a 10/10. Definitely working again with him.
GREAT JOB AGAIN MR.HO! We will be contacting you again very shortly!
Easily the best mix and master engineer I've worked with on sound better. Dedicated to the craft, very professional, open to ideas/has his own creative elements to add, and quick responses. I'm excited about my project. Thank you!
Amazing producer! His work sounds surpasses the top record label producers. What stands out most is his passion for the art of music and his passion that enters your song. He is a top professional producer that has a strong music theory and instrumental that can be heard in his produced and engineered music.
If you want your song to sound like a million dollars, message Mr Ho!
WOW!!! Every time I work with people like this brother, it is truly an honor and privilege. So professional, communication is excellent, he knows exactly what he's doing and gives himself to the project like it's his own. Definitely worth the money and definitely use him again!
Mannnn you took my loop and made it cinematic. The embellishment you put on this track is simply dope. Like I want to release it right now. But thank you for being patient with me while I decided what I wanted. Thank you for going above and beyond. Thanks for taking my notes and adjusting until I was satisfied. We will be working together again soon.
MR. HO was great to work with and I'm very happy with the final production/mix- if you like his sound you're gonna love what he does for your music!
John was pretty cool to work with and happy to explain everything when it comes to his work.Any request of mine,he was always very open to accomplish and very professional:)!
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.