Super Clean Mixes & Dope Vibes

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J.Bonkaz on SoundBetter

Here to make your songs sound amazing!! Hello! My name is Jonathan "J.Bonkaz" Howard. I am a platinum producer, song writer and mix engineer. I have been in the music business for about 20 years. I have worked on multi-platinum selling artist's projects such as 50 Cent, Cyhi Tha Prynce, Bobby V., Big Sean, Roscoe Dash, Red Cafe, Lil Zane and more.

I offer quality production (music, beats,etc.), mixing & mastering, recording and more. If you need song beats remade for covers, I also can do that very well. I will have a quick discussion with you before starting to fully understand the song's direction. Turn around time for the first reference is usually 2-4 days, depending on the project requirements. I also offer limited revisions to satisfy the envisioned final product and so the client is happy!

SERVICES
Mixing & Mastering
Vocal & Instrument Recording
Vocal Tuning & Comping
Song Editing & Arrangements
Hooks (Male & Female Vocals)
Songwriting
Instrumentals

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24 Reviews

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  1. Review by LinnieTwoTymz
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    I have been working with J.Bonkaz for over 15 years. He is the most talented eingeneer, artist, producer I have ever been around! His expertise in all levels of production is second to none. If you’re serious about a career in music J. Bonkaz is a person you should get to know. -LinnieTwoTymz-

  2. Review by Dj H.
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    Bonkaz is a Phenom. We collaborated and he took my tunes to another level. I've been in the industry for a while and he is the truth! Engineer Phenom!

  3. Review by EllisSings.com
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    "Went in the studio blind but now I see" Real nice first time session. I got lots of help and support. Recommended by a friend, and he was right J.Bonkaz was just what I was looking for. I'm already preparing for the next session.

  4. Review by A1 Bold
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    Bonkaz is the best at what he does! Excellent production, superb mixing, and he is thorough but at the same time doesn’t take a long time in the music creating process. Highly recommended!

  5. Review by Ramséy Rose
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    I just finished my EP ‘The Vibe’ with J. He’ such a musical genius! Very hands on and very professional!! I would recommend anyone to work with him. The quality of the finished product is Immaculate! Thanks again for such beautiful work man!
    -Ramz

  6. Review by Mia Rio
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    Had the pleasure to work with J in a full EP project. Very professional, stickler for perfection and very involved, he makes sure the vocals are as on point as they can to ensure a strong record all around. Highly recommend.

  7. Review by Shanley
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    Super dope producer! Did my first record. Definitely talented and nothing less!

  8. Review by Dijay Alexander
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    Solid from beginning to end. Engineering, Production of any kind. Music is his God given gift. Without a doubt one of the best I have ever work with in the industry. Highly recommended. True Talent. GodsChild!

  9. Review by Trayce G.
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    This guy is something serious. He’s definitely the guy to work with when it comes to production and/or music overall. Mad love to Born Genius Records.

  10. Review by Leland Wright
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    This man is beyond talented: Everything from his exceptional ear for music to his knack for branding and individualizing an artist’s sound. I’m an up and coming artist, and as I’m getting started, I wouldn’t rather work with any other producer BUT J. Bonkaz! I’m very particular with how I would like my sound to be, and he’s the best Producer to set me apart from other artists. If you’re SERIOUS about making music and being an artist, then J. Bonkaz is your guy!

  11. Review by Taj-naranja
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    J has helped me put an album together and it wasn’t just get in the booth and do your thing he really cared how it sounded and listen to what I wanted to bring out in the music.. def will be coming back for more work!!!

  12. Review by Iamdanstokes
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    B was a teen when I first worked with him. We worked together on songs for a Latino group known as Tha Heights. He's been my musical Lil' brother since. He continued to awe and inspire me with his musicality and his ability to bring emotions (not just Beats) to everything track that he touches! I liken him to young Jam and Lewis (in one person) He caters to the Artist, not just the track. His approach to music is always multi-layered and sonically on point. A grounded and humbled man, and yet still he grinds to grow! Period. I will always musically trust him. Worth every $

  13. Review by G Nukes
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    J Bonkaz is a Genius when it comes to this music. The first time I recorded with him I never wanted to record with nobody else. He knows what he’s doing and I respect his ear when it comes down to changing anything if needed. Very professional and very talented. I always get grade A product that’s very hard to find.

  14. Review by Tj Yeboah
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    Very dope producer and engineer. One of the best in the business as well. He creates a very pleasant musical atmosphere that an artist can grow and thrive in. He’s also very professional and understands what it takes to have a win.

  15. Review by Cola Janneti
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    I have known J.Bonkaz personally for over 15 years. Professionally, his musically ear and professional acumen is unmatched. His is one of the best mixers I have witnessed in my A&R career.

  16. Review by Kay
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    J. Bonkaz is an A1 Producer, writer, and engineer. He can take a project from conception to the final quality product, which is rare to find in one person. J has the best ear. He finds harmonies that really bring a track to life. If you want someone who has vision, can produce a quality sound, and can help you grow as an artist J. Bonkaz is your man.

  17. Review by Digi Buzz
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    One of the dopest engineer / producers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Very humble and experienced. #1 guy to go to for Production and mixing services.

  18. Review by Rick steel
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    Got my shit sounding right 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  19. Review by B Sims
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    Bonkaz mixed my ep and it’s sounds absolutely phenomenal! Glad I chose him!

  20. Review by Leah
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    One of the best producers i’ve had the pleasure to work with!

  21. Review by Caly Cal
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    Bonkaz is the best! Not only has he helped me as an artist, but he also teaches you while he works with you. He’s down to earth, never steered me in the wrong direction, and his resume speaks volume. Thank you for everything, and he’s someone in the business you wanna work with whether an artist or executive.

  22. Review by Real
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    Dope beats and great professional input. Bonkaz is a world class engineer! His ear is super strong, and his ideas are some of the best today. He can take a mediocre song and make impactful changes that are subtle but powerful! If you have a chance to work with him, you better take advantage.

  23. Review by DiiJai The Singer
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    This man is BY FAR the most professional, affordable, creative, affordable & focused producer/engineer I've ever worked with PERIOD. He's engineered/produced (vocally & overall) my last two projects & every session I leave with QUALITY work & a life lesson, business tip or something positive to better myself as an artist, businessman & individual. Every artist needs a J. Bonkaz on their team & roster.

  24. Review by Jacobbia
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    J has a great ear, he finishes projects quickly and efficient, and I always love the end product. He also makes changes and adjustments quickly if needed. Truly a pro

Interview with J.Bonkaz

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

  2. A: 50 Cent - Bulletproof (P.I.M.P. Pt 2) because it sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide.My role was producer.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Record label and developing artists to release!

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yonni

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. It's necessary!

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

  10. A: To keep going until it is right!

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

  12. A: Making my clients happy and doing what I love to do.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: "How long have I been doing this" - "Forever"

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

  16. A: That I'm just an engineer. When I AM A PRODUCER! Well rounded.

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

  18. A: Make sure the person you hire has a style that matches yours and is experienced.

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

  20. A: Laptop, Midi Keyboard, Harddrive, Microphone and Interface.

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

  22. A: I started making music in 97. Thats over 20 years!!

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Clean, melodic and very catchy!

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Russ, because I think we can make super smashes together.

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

  28. A: Less is more! Use big sounds!

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

  30. A: R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Mixing, Producing and Hearing

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

  34. A: I bring expertise to a song. A professional and trained ear, vocal production, mixing and everything else to make the song radio ready.

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

  36. A: I love to work with the artist to produce quality from the beginning process to the end.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: My studio is private, clean, smoke free and has professional grade gear and DAWs that produce a professional quality sound. No Ifs, Ands or Buts!!

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

  40. A: I am inspired by everybody on the grind doing their thing. From minor to major!

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

  42. A: The most common type of work I do for my clients would be audio engineering, recording, mix mastering & music production.

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Mixing: Reference Mix + 2 free revisions. Editing: Edit + 2 free revisions. Mastering: Main Master + 1 free revision ($10 per extra revision)

GenresSounds Like
  • Chris Brown
  • 50 Cent
  • Russ
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • MPC Renaissance
  • Logic Pro
  • Fantom X7
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