I am a Producer/Songwriter/Mixer out of Nashville, TN that has produced songs over many genres that have accumulatively gained over 100million streams on just Spotify alone. Produced for Billboard topping Kpop group SuperM and many others!
Looking to take your song to the next level?
No matter what genre or vibe you are going for i'm 100% confident I can help bring your dreams to a reality. With over 10 years of experience producing and mixing I can make sure what you are hearing in your head comes to life! I specialize in Pop/Hip-hop/Rnb but have experience in just about every other genre!
Whether its fully producing a song, mixing your tracks, or changing out drum samples on a track, I can do it all at a high level of quality and in a very timely manner.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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6 ReviewsEndorse JS
Had a great experience working with JS, sound design and melodies are next level.
Jon is professional, ABSURDLY talented, and a genuinely kind person. His work and productions are world-class and he will absolutely take your song to the next level. Hire him, you really can't go wrong!
Jon is incredibly talented, quick, & has an innate ability to capture & enhance your vision. 10/10 recommend! One of my absolute, all time, favorite producers!
Jon is one of the most talented producers and writers I've had the pleasure of working with. We have collaborated numerous times and his mixing/producing skill level is always so inspiring. I'd trust Jon with any genre and would highly recommend working with him!
Jon is the most prolific down to earth dude you'll work with. He knows his strengths and applies them to every project he works on, never under-delivers or overpromises. Everything you'd like to have in a creative partner... Proud to work with him and I only wish there was more of him to go around! Always look forward to any opportunity to work together.
The best producer I know!
Interview with JS
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the work I do is ground up productions on clients songs they provide. I also do a lot of mixing!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: A lot of clients ask me how they can get their ideas out of their head the best way. The best way to accomplish this is to provide as much information as possible and examples!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my inspirations include Joel Little, Cashmere Cat, Lido, and Malay.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a keyboard/synth centered studio. I have several analog synths that are all midi connected for easy recording and great tones. I use Focal monitors as my reference point and run everything through Protools 12. My main programming software is Reason 10.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get the full vision from the client and then work from the beginning to make that vision come to life. Whether its a mix, where I normally start mixing the drums and make my way up from there, or a full production where I would start with an outline of the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Through my various genre inspirations and experience I feel I bring something unique and polished to the song. I also have years of experience and work very quickly and efficiently.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is beat programming.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work within the pop realm but that can often bleed into other genres such as hiphop, indie, rnb, singer songwriter.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Banks because I feel like she's always pushing her sound to something unique.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as simple but precise production with very thought out elements.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started making beats when I was 14 and sold my first beat online when I was 18. Since then its been 11 years of many various music related gigs.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mellotron Micro Microkorg Roland Juno 106 Macbook Pro Reason 10
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be thorough with your vision. The more details the better the product!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your influences? What is your timeline? How can I bring your vision to life?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's not just about the gear, it's about the user.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability to be creative every day and meeting new people through my work.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise your song will meet or exceed your expectations. I take pride in providing quality in a very timely manner.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because you can get the best of both worlds! But you can't beat a real Juno 106!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! Thomas Daniel, Trove, Taylor.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've currently been writing and pitching lots of songs. Also finishing some of my own music which i'm excited about!!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A project i'm super proud of is having a song on is SuperM's debut project! I produced/co-wrote the song "No Manners" and the album went #1 on billboard. It was a great experience and got to hear my song performed in an arena!