JNav Productions

Producer, Mix Engineer

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***CURRENT Special pricing in the midst of our pandemic*** Reach out today so we can discuss getting your song(s) off the shelf and into the hands of your clients and/or fans!

PRODUCTION
* Looking for top notch/commercial quality productions. I've got you! With a diverse skillset and an ear for
marketability, we can take your demo and produce it into a current sounding and competitive song. Just contact me for more
info, i'd love to speak with you in order to know your vision.

I work on single songs, EPs and songs aimed at TV/Film

Ownership/Publishing Rights TBD and agreed upon during discussion of project details.

MIXING
* Did you produce your own hit and now just need it stand up sonically against the competition...? Again, I got you!
With over 20 years experience in both big commercial studios and home project studios, I have developed
something you cannot buy online or at a music store in terms of plugins or gear. My ears! This often gets greatly
overlooked in today's day of home studios. The gear can only get you so far. It's proven that good ears will get
you a big sound even with stock plugins. My mixes are a combination of my experience, taste and talent. All
working for you to make your song the best it can possibly be.

ALA CART
* I offer many other sub-services including; vocal tuning, comping, file editing, podcast editing/mastering and more. Just contact me with your needs.

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

11 Reviews

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  1. Review by Sylvan Guerveno
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    John is a talented producer who is easy to work with. He is very receptive to feedback, ready to polish details until your musical vision is realized. He delivered a track of top quality and I'm happy to recommend him for your next project!

  2. Review by Sid Mofya
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    5 star all the way! John has a great ear and consistently creates amazing sounding music. His creative input to the song we were working on helped to transform it from a good demo to a great song, ready for my clients. He communicates very clearly, is friendly and accommodating, and does what he says he will do. A real pleasure to work with. I highly, highly recommend him.

  3. Review by Justina Shandler
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    John is not your average run of the mill producer. He is a sound wizard. In my ten years of work as a freelance musician and songwriter, I have never had an easier time collaborating with a producer. John is as pro as it gets- he is prompt, open to feedback, friendly, a strong communicator, and an AMAZING producer. All of our collaborations have been remote since we live in different states, and every time I am blown away by his work. Thrilling and dynamic soundscapes + fun and easy to work with guy... seriously could not recommend him more highly.

  4. Review by Justina Shandler
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    John is not your average run of the mill producer. He is a sound wizard. In my ten years of work as a freelance musician and songwriter, I have never had an easier time collaborating with a producer. John is as pro as it gets- he is prompt, open to feedback, friendly, a strong communicator, and an AMAZING producer. All of our collaborations have been remote since we live in different states, and every time I am blown away by his work. Thrilling and dynamic soundscapes + fun and easy to work with guy... seriously could not recommend him more highly.

  5. Review by Justina Shandler
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    John is not your average run of the mill producer. He is a sound wizard. In my ten years of work as a freelance musician and songwriter, I have never had an easier time collaborating with a producer. John is as pro as it gets- he is prompt, open to feedback, friendly, a strong communicator, and an AMAZING producer. All of our collaborations have been remote since we live in different states, and every time I am blown away by his work. Thrilling and dynamic soundscapes + fun and easy to work with guy... seriously could not recommend him more highly.

  6. Review by Elaine Ryan
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    John is extremely talented and so easy to work with. He's genuine, kind, fair and goes above and beyond to deliver excellent productions, quickly. I've worked with him on two songs that both had 2 week deadlines from creation to completion and he nailed them both. He has an excellent ear for what will make a song pop. Just a total pro all around. I'm looking forward to working with him again!

  7. Review by Steve Demers
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    John Navarrette is a multi talented musician, songwriter and producer from outside Fort Worth, Texas. I met John back in 2010 when I moved there from Rhode Island. I had been looking to put my music in motion and start the recording process in order to reach more of my audience and create a fan base. I shared my songs with John and he listened to a majority of my musical catalog. He helped me to record my work and pushed me to want the best for myself and my songs. John consistently took his time with me and saw the potential I had as an artist. He put his energy and time into producing me.

  8. Review by Adrienne Zolondick
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    John's productions are over the top amazing and he's professional. He's now my go to producer without a doubt. Uses cutting edge sounds in a unique and extremely musical way. Doesn't over produce and uses the "less is more" way of approaching his productions. Every sound is well placed. In my tune he recognized the need to edit the chorus (I had 2 sections sounding like a chorus) and added an entire bridge section that was needed to make this song compete in the ad world, which was my intention when writing the tune. John is ridiculously good. You will be beyond happy just like me. No doubt.

  9. Review by Butch
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    John was professional and friendly in recording my song. I started with a vocal and guitar demo and he turned it into a professional top notch broadcast quality recording that I could pitch anywhere with confidence. Every step of the way he checked in with me to make sure I was happy with the incredible creative additions he made. I plan to keep working with him on many more songs and look forward to when we can both do well from our work together. Highly recommended.

  10. Review by Esli Martinez
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    Loved working with John! He has such great taste at blending modern sounds with an organic feel in a way it serves the song the best way possible. And he's also a great teamplayer, listens to the rest of the crew and finds how to drive the project with positivity and excellence.

  11. Review by J.Wells
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    John is byfar one of my favorite producers to work with. He delivers top quality every-time and has a relentless drive! Whether you're and artist, agency or brand in need, you're definitely in the right hands working with John. Don't hesitate to hire him!

Interview with JNav Productions

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: I will deliver top quality, crisp sounding productions and mixes

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: Working with talented people and New music!

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: It's easy work and doesn't take that much time

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

  8. A: What is your budget? What is your deadline? What are your references?

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I started playing music in bands back in the early 90's. I transitioned to engineering around 1995 when I interned in a major studio in my area of Dallas, TX. Since, I have worked in several studios, managed a studio for 5 years and began a freelance career that saw many ups and downs when the big studios started downsizing and closing. When the internet started becoming a more reliable source for transferring bigger file sizes, I started offering my online mixing services. Now I do a lot of Film/TV music productions and produce and mix for people all over the world!

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: My ears and ability to make decisions to keep from the project going over budget.

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

  14. A: I bring whatever is needed for that song at that time. Every song can be very unique to what my client wants and I usually ask for 1-2 references to determine best what they are looking for. The reference should represent both style and sonic quality.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: Typically, I will have a very open and upfront conversation with my client. I want to be sure before any time is invested on either side, we are on the same page with everything. This is especially important with online clients. Once the foundation is established, I get started on a production demo to make sure we are going in the right direction. Once approved, I finish the development and (if online) I work closely with any/all vocal recording sessions. Vocal and/or instrument files are transferred to me and any final changes are expressed and executed. The mix stage begins and we make any revisions (usually a predetermined amount) to achieve the final master.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I have my own home set up equipped with mostly in the box solutions. Currently, I do a lot of music designed for sync in Film and TV, so I have established my setup to keep me fluid and efficient for time turnarounds. I have access to a wide range of outboard gear to use as needed.

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

  20. A: I've always been inspired by the diversity and creativity of Quincy Jones and Prince. Because I do a wide range of music styles and genres, i have many different influences from past hit makers to current trends.

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

  22. A: While I work with local indie talent here in the DFW, TX metroplex, most of my work these days has been built on distance/online talent. I have developed a strategic online method that allows me to be very transparent with the my clients.

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Terms Of Service

50% Deposit to book and hold dates. 50% Balance due before delivery of Mix. Deposits are non-refundable. Mix Revisions included 2.

Gear Highlights
  • Cubase Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • in the box processing with outboard options
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