Music Producer / Mixer

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MR. HO on SoundBetter

I have produced records for many major-label artists including Natalie LaRose, Bebe Rexha, 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!

ADDED BONUS:

If you live in Tokyo or Portland and you want to book me, I will fly to you and accommodate myself (no charge).

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

72 Reviews - 14 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by The Vibe
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    Great Experience listened to everything in detail. Highly Recommended!

  2. Review by Andy
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    I’m giving John 5 starts only because there’s no 6 stars here. He’s very fast and professional, amazing as always. My go to all in one major label quality sound person/producer. Really appreciate John’s help.

  3. Review by Eleanor K.
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    Dope guy! Really appreciated his efficiency and ability to get the job done the way I wanted. Would recommend!

  4. Review by Sarah Y.
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    The very best at what he does- super talented, works quickly, and knows exactly what you want and how you want it!

  5. Review by ferrris h.
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    Great experience, John is very professional and detail oriented.

  6. Review by Matthew G.
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    This is my second song with Mr. Ho And I definitely plan on continuing to use him on my future tracks. Very fast turn around with quality results every time.

  7. Review by Andy
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    3 years ago I was the very first client of John’s on Soundbetter and I left the first review here, and at the time I knew he was a gem as the sound was incredible! No doubt anyone would love his work, many amazing producers decades ahead of him can’t make the sound that John does, and he’s GREAT with many genres that blew my ears away, yes he’s a genius, cool to work with, and respectful for my artistic vision... and made it all happen.

  8. Review by Matthew G.
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    After hearing Blacked Out Impala (which Mr. Ho mixed and mastered) I knew he would be a great fit for mixing my song. And he did not disappoint!! Very creative engineer, took my song to places I didn't know it could go. Im about to start working on another song with him right now.

  9. Review by Данила М.
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    Very good experience, thanks a lot!

  10. Review by Sai S.
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    Top quality production and incredibly friendly throughout the process.

  11. Review by Derek L.
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    Truly amazing work mixing, thank you!

  12. Review by Angel O.
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    Truly amazing. Makes sure you’re 100% satisfied and overall an amazing producer. Will definitely be working with him again. Highly recommend.

  13. Review by craig k.
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    Working with MR is a pleasure. He is professional, timely, a very good listener and someone who can definitely help bring a track to life. It was a fantastic experience for me all round.

  14. Review by Ginelle P.
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    John is very talented and great to work with! I would recommend him to others, and look forward to working with him again in the future.

  15. Review by Derek L.
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    Thank you for this fantastic mix!

  16. Review by Lila Q.
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    He did a great job creating harmonies for my project. Highly recommend!

  17. Review by Abdulla A.
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    John is one of the best producers I have worked with in LA. He helped me transform the vision and sound in my head into a song. Very collaborative back and forth effort while creating the track which helped it sound much better. Production, Mixing and Mastering were nothing short of phenomenal. It was a pleasure working with somebody as professional as John!

  18. Review by Katy K.
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    Wow!!!!! He’s amazing!!!

  19. Review by Sarantos
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    Great job!

  20. Review by Vincent S.
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    Killed it! Awesome producer

  21. Review by Julian M.
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    Mr. Is amazing! So responsive and creative and overall just an amazing person to work with!

  22. Review by Sarantos
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    Great job! I'd highly recommend for any mixing.

  23. Review by Andrew E.
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    A M A Z I N G !!!!

  24. Review by Cory T.
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    always amazing! Grazie Mille!

  25. Review by Will P.
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    John is a legend, plain and simple. He is very open-minded and willing to take the time to make you "soundbetter" (pun intended). He is patient and offers amazing professional advice that will take your music to a whole other level. He goes above and beyond with the production/mix and I wish I could give him more than 5 stars.

  26. Review by stacey s.
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    Just finished recording my third song with John, and it turned out AMAZING!!! Every time we finish a track, it becomes my new favorite and then I listen to it over and over again for weeks cause I’m THAT obsessed with it LOL. I cannot highly recommend his work enough! Seriously if you want your songs to sound pro, John Ho is the way to go!!

  27. Review by Linus Y.
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    John came through for us as he always did! This one is a little different in that it’s a remix, and right after an acoustic track which he did a very great job on, he also did a fantastic job on this remix! His mix gave me goosebumps!

  28. Review by stacey s.
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    Just finished recording my second song with John and it turned out freakin AMAZING!!!! He has such an incredible gift for producing and really listens to artists and their goals for their music. Thank you John for another badass track and looking forward to the next one!!

  29. Review by Linus Y.
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    Quality work as always! He fixed stuff I messed up on, and I'm completely satisfied with the end result.

  30. Review by Josh D.
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    John is the very good at what he does. He knows how to make the mix sound fantastic.

  31. Review by Nahk | Atik
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    The job called for a track made from an original sample along with a visual of the process. The end result was top notch across the board. Super dope.

  32. Review by stacey s.
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    John is amazing!! He's super creative, professional, timely with his turn-arounds, and the quality of his work is top notch! I don't think I've ever had a producer make my vocals sound as flawless as John does, and recording with him was the first time I ever felt 100% comfortable in the studio. Looking forward to working with him on more songs!

  33. Review by Linus Y.
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    Always professional and friendly. This time I asked him to comp my vocals, mix and master the track I produced. Really made it sound cool. He's quick, has great work ethics, and really knows his stuff. Highly recommended!

  34. Review by Cory T.
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    John is always so patient and makes sure whatever he is working on is exactly what you want! Another home run! Thanks for the set mix!

  35. Review by Cory T.
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    John is magical, created an amazing setlist for my live gig!

  36. Review by Linus Y.
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    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!

  37. Review by Jay
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    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!

  38. Review by Cory T.
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    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!

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

  40. Review by Josh D.
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    Another great experience. Always a pleasure to work with John!

  41. Review by Cory T.
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    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!

  42. Review by Kevin B.
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    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!

  43. Review by Kelvin F.
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    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.

  44. Review by Josh D.
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    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.

  45. Review by Jay
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    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

  46. Review by Josh D.
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    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.

  47. Review by U.R.T.A
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    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.

  48. Review by Alexis D.
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    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!!!

  49. Review by Cory T.
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    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!

  50. Review by Jimmy Burney
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    John delivered again! Remarkable turn around time and radio quality production! Always a positive experience.

  51. Review by Alex G.
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    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!

  52. Review by Jason J.
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    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

  53. Review by RJ
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    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!!

  54. Review by Max M.
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    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.

  55. Review by Cory T.
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    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!

  56. Review by Alex G.
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    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.

  57. Review by James D. Cash
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    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

  58. Review by Max M.
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    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.

  59. Review by Jonathan J.
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    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.

  60. Review by Jimmy Burney
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    Another successful collab with John! He is very consistent, and very creative!

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

  62. Review by William H.
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    John comes through each time!

  63. Review by William H.
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    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.

  64. Review by Rafael S.
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    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!

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

  66. Review by Cory T.
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    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!

  67. Review by Andy
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    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.

  68. Review by CALIX
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    Yo your sound is dope, we should collaborate I’m in LA too

  69. Review by Linus Y.
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    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.

  70. Review by Alex G.
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    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

  71. Review by Jimmy Burney
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    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!

  72. Review by Cory T.
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    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.

Interview with MR. HO

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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?

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: What's your story?

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. 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.

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

  8. A: A machete, water-sanitizing pills, fire starting matches, a tent, and my Telefunken C12. God I love that mic.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. 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.

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

  12. A: Honestly, I barely know what I'm doing myself.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Electronic

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I'm Asian, so probably Math?

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. 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.

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. 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

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

  24. A: Music production and mixing. Aside from just creating tracks, I'm known for the way I treat vocals and make the artist sound.

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