MR. HO

Music Producer / Mixer

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500+ 5 star reviews - Major-label producer/mixing engineer based in LA. Produced for/with: Chlöe Bailey, Demi Lovato, Jaden, Xtina, Mark Ronson, Mike Dean and multiple placements in TV/Film/Advertising. I'm here to consult and/or produce your project and give you the tools necessary to tell your story and equip you for success! Verifiable credits!

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: 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, I can do that. Vocals need backgrounds and harmonies? Yes, I can! Vocals need tuning? Yup!

Mixing: Great mixes make a huge difference in how a song is perceived. The balance and treatment of vocals, how hard a drum hits, automating reverbs, there’s a level of detail that I dedicate to mixing that’s equally important as how well a song is written, or the production of a track. My philosophy is to approach a mix not only from a technical standpoint, but to be guided by the emotions of the song.

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!

A note for those who don't have a budget and are looking to shoot your shot, add me on IG and send me links of your music if you want me to listen.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

542 Reviews - 107 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mynia Ta'Nae
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    John was amazinggg and such a pleasure to work with. His mixing skills are on point and my song turned out exactly how I pictured it. I can't wait to have him on my next project!

  2. Review by Will H.
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    Fast replies, great mix and master, super job!

  3. Review by Naishe
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    MR.HO was easy to work with! Turn around time was quick and I will be using him again soon :) Thank you very much!

  4. Review by Myles X.
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    Mister Ho is a very talented, patient, and creative producer. If you believe that curious about things being difficult to pull from your head and have someone else understand and visualize it? Think again with Mr. Ho. He understands and will work hard to see your vision come to past as exactly as you want it to be. I highly recommend you to work with him, as I foresee myself working with him again. :)

    Ps. He’s very friendly and respectful!

    Thanks again John!!

  5. Review by Art K.
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    It was a pleasure working with John. He is a talented musician and is able to bring ideas to life. Despite, is very dedicated and collaborative which made my experience working with him very enjoyable.

  6. Review by Sabian A.
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    John is a very talented producer and engineer. He makes the recording process go very smoothly and brings your vision to life! His attention to detail, creative ideas, and focus on the project makes him stand out. I will definitely work with John again and highly recommend him.

  7. Review by Steven R.
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    Firat time working with Mr. HO and I'm thoroughly impressed. He delived a great product. I will be working with him again

  8. Review by Rebecka Aldana
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    How to find enough words? John is just the perfect partner to realize your dream. He has a very special skill to understand highlights very quickly and able to go into deep details on instrumentions, chords, moods, voices... so profesionnal, highly skilled, passionate, reliable and on time!!! We love you John... first collaboration of a long serie!!!

  9. Review by theshiningpath
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    John is smart, friendly, helpful, professional, talented, responsive, technical, and fun to work with. He’s the full package. Hire him while you can, and expect great things!

  10. Review by Robert D.
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    John is a fantastic producer: smart, generous, and extremely efficient. I very much enjoyed collaborating with him, and I look forward to working with him again!

  11. Review by Dani F.
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    John was AMAZING! He made one of my favorite songs better than I could imagine!

  12. Review by James A.
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    understands the job and completes very quickly

  13. Review by Jovva
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    Not only does John understand your vision, but he knows how to bring your ideas to the next level. So happy to work on 4 songs with him, and cheers to many more! I definitely recommend him!!

  14. Review by NEW I.
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    John is straight to the point and swift. I wanted to see if I could understand how to communicate with him but it was easy simpler than that.

  15. Review by Sarantos
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    Very quick response time

  16. Review by Trey
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    Mr. Ho is a master at his craft and always delivers. I’ve been working with him since I was completely inexperienced. He’s taught me a lot.

  17. Review by joshuadjangmah
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    I’m very pleased with the quality of the work and the quick turn around. I hope we can have a good working relationship in the near future!

  18. Review by Dani F.
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    It was great working with MR. Ho! Love the final product!

  19. Review by Sarantos
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    Very easy to work with

  20. Review by Eva Poklonskaya
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    John is an amazing producer! It has been a big pleasure working with him, as John follows your vision in the best way and does everything to bring it to life!

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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Terms Of Service

I allows up to 3 major revisions, turnaround time is based upon complexity and schedule for production, but mixes are delivered within 1 week of booking.

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Gear Highlights
  • ProTools and Logic
  • Blue Bottle Microphone
  • BAE 1073 Pre
  • Tubetech CL1B Compressor
  • Neve Orbit
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