I have produced records for many major-label artists including Natalie LaRose, Cody Simpson, Danity Kane, Flo-Rida and the list goes on. I collaborate with the industry's top writers such as James Fauntleroy, Carmen Key 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/EDM.

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!

Contact me through the blue button above and lets get to work.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • ProTools HD
  • Avalon 737 Pre-Amp/Compressor
  • Great River Pre-Amp
  • Neumann u87 Microphone
  • Telefunken C12
  • DBX 160a Compressor

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of MR. HO

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar3 days agoby

    John is magical, created an amazing setlist for my live gig!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_037718 days agoby

    My experience with MR. HO aka John was fantastic. Top quality. Never took more than 1-2 days to get back to me with new revisions, replies, etc. despite the time difference and all. Very professional in terms of quality and work ethics, (and very friendly) did some really tricky vocal adjustments and I'm happy with the result!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar26 days agoby

    John is genuinely great as always!! I have worked with him twice now...hes fast paced, makes quality music...he always takes my feedback into consideration and always manages to make the track even better which I genuinely appreciate it...he takes time and really pays attention which I love!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I can't imagine working with another Producer. John always delivers and knows exactly what I'm looking for. thanks John for really delivering on the last several projects!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_screen_shot_2017-05-09_at_6.24.27_amabout 1 month agoby

    Very pleased. Fast worker! Patient, listens to and applies each and every mixing note so well!
    Will work with again!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_web-0070about 1 month agoby

    Another great experience. Always a pleasure to work with John!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I came to John with an idea and he went above and beyond! I am hesitant to work with other producers after working with such perfection! Thank you John for another amazing track!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    John delivered and top class mix. He took all of my notes into consideration and was in touch all the time. I am very pleased I hired him.
    Recommended!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_frazier_kelvin_headshot2 months agoby

    MR. HO was great to collaborate with! He got things done in a timely manner and produced a hot track. He is very adaptive as well in making the music fit your vision. He is definitely very good at production, recording, mixing and mastering plus he is a nice guy. It was a pure pleasure working with him and I'm glad SoundBetter connected us.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_web-00702 months agoby

    John is the best! Super friendly and professional, not to mention talented. He knows his way around a studio and will make you and your record sound great.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar2 months agoby

    John helped me gain my confidence back, he was supportive, patient, cooperative, professional and most of all very talented in what he does! Im glad I went with John...I know ill definitely be working with him again in the future for sure. I would recommend him to anyone

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_web-00703 months agoby

    John is amazing at what he does hands down. He was a pleasure to work with and made the final product sound incredible. You can't go wrong using him for your project.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_08093 months agoby

    Highly recommended¬°¬° He exactly knows what to do to improve your song. Fast, clear, and very hard worker. For sure I will work with him in the future.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar5 months agoby

    MR. HO was great to work with. He stayed in communication which is huge on this platform. Most importantly, he delivered a banger. Do yourself a favor and hire this talented professional, NOW!!!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar6 months agoby

    I honestly don't know if I can work with another Engineer. John always knows what will take the track to the next level. I brought him in to help with a collaboration and the other artist was equally impressed! It's his attention to detail that sets him apart from other people I have worked with! THANKS JOHN!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_15957 months agoby

    John delivered again! Remarkable turn around time and radio quality production! Always a positive experience.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar8 months agoby

    After helping me with my Christmas song, which came out amazing , my most recent song was much more challenging. But Mr. Ho was up for the task! I gave him a few references I wanted it to sound like and he managed to fit all of them into the song without it sounding too busy- it came perfect and I can't wait for the next one!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar9 months agoby

    Nothing but praise to say. Amazing producer with a great ear and vision who can take your music to the next level. Seriously couldn't be happier

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_dscn1863_bw__9 months agoby

    John is an awesome talent to work with and was diligent to the end in addressing all my needs. I can't say enough about this talented, creative producer. I hope we can work together again. If anyone is thinking about engaging John, you better hurry, he is going to skyrocket as a producer!!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar10 months agoby

    Mr. Ho works very fast without compromising on quality. He delivered a great atmosphere in our mix. He is very service-minded and it's a pleasure working with him. We had a lot to do in our private life, but he was patient about that. We would definitely recommend him to others.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar10 months agoby

    John always has an amazing turn around and very willing to work with you to make sure it's exactly what you want. I don't use other people because I know with John it'll be done right and efficient! Thanks for another great track!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 months agoby

    Obviously if you're here, you want someone who can kill it. This guy hears you song and makes it even better than you could ever imagine. Hugely impressed and will set use him again- please don't take up too much of his time cause I need him.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_14433042_2076051589287434_4726238245734972897_n11 months agoby

    Mr. Ho did some great job on the track we worked on. Really took it to the next level and I can only recommend working with him

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 months agoby

    Mr. Ho was super excellent! And we would absolutely work with him again and strongly recommend him to others. He works fast and is very professional and answers fast. He captured our vision for this song.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar12 months agoby

    John is THE ideal music producer - distinct/one of a kind sound that impacts at radio. Trendsetter vs. trend follower. He hit it out of the park for my artist Drea! We couldn't be happier with how the single turned out. He was also very professional and timely. We've found a secret weapon in Mr. Ho.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_159512 months agoby

    Another successful collab with John! He is very consistent, and very creative!

  • Verified Review (Client)Listing_thumb_img_1595about 1 year agoby

    John, Happy I could help out. Love the production. Keep me posted on the song, let's keep building!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    John comes through each time!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    John was absolutely professional and great to work with. He worked with me through many changes and all the back and forth and totally delivered the sound I was looking for. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Will absolutely recommend and work with John again.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_studio_pic.pngover 1 year agoby

    John Ho is a great producer and a pleasure to work with. He has been very flexible and co-operative, bringing exciting ideas to the project.
    I would highly recommend working with him!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Really cool dude! got me exactly what I wanted, more to come!
    Cares about the track and delivers dope stuff, 5 stars!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    This guy is amazing! His ear is impeccable, 7 stars! Prompt, efficient, and professional. If you want to take your tracks to the next level, hire John!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_steven-lee2-1almost 2 years agoby

    Very professional. he goes extra 10 yards to get the quality I want! I really appreciate all his awesome efforts. And the turnaround is fast too.

  • Listing_thumb_img_037724 days agoby

    John is very professional open-minded and friendly. He definitely knows his craft. My project isn't quite mixed yet, but I can already tell you that I'm pretty happy with how he molded my song and sprinkled it with his magic. Great work with vocal comp as well. He's always pretty quick with response and getting back with adjustments. I'll definitely want to work with him again.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Once again Mr Ho did an incredible job with my 2nd song- the simplicity of meeting on time and getting everything done quickly is so important to me! When I had notes on something I wanted to change, he got it done within two days and was always accommodating. I'm pretty sure he lives in his studio, and i intend on continuing with the rest of my EP

  • Listing_thumb_img_1595about 1 year agoby

    If you are looking for professionalism, quality, and radio sounding records, John Ho is the guy! Incredible producer, programmer, arranger and mixer. John is detail oriented and very patient when it comes to working with you and getting exactly what it is you want. My experience working with him is always incredible. I strongly recommend John Ho!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    After working with John on my first couple of projects, it was a simple choice as to who to use to finish my project. Great turnaround, and willing to work with your project and make sure it's clearly what you want. The only producer I will use for my projects. If you want a phenomenal product, contact John Immediately.

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Interview with MR. HO

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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?
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's your story?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A machete, water-sanitizing pills, fire starting matches, a tent, and my Telefunken C12. God I love that mic.
How would you describe your style?
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.
Can you share one music production tip?
Honestly, I barely know what I'm doing myself.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Electronic
What's your strongest skill?
I'm Asian, so probably Math?
What do you bring to a song?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Music production and mixing. Aside from just creating tracks, I'm known for the way I treat vocals and make the artist sound.