Multi-instrumentalist producer with a track record spanning several genres. Adaptable and quick; the goal is to find your style, not just purchase a beat. Film and Game composition are also my strong suit - full orchestral string arrangements come as part of the package. Listen to WHOLE reel for a range of genres.
John is a producer/violinist/pianist with years of experience, touring and featuring with artists such as Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Raz Simone and Sam Lachow. His own, self-produced artist project 'Saint Claire' has over 9,000,000 cumulative streams on Spotify alone. A Seattle transplant now based in LA, he runs a studio in Hollywood. In addition to his experience in production, John is also an extremely proficient violinist, specializing in Pop and Hip-Hop. This lets him weave string arrangements through intricate production, whether as a part of a contemporary pop piece or as the backdrop to a movie scene.
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Interview with Sinclair Productions
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sia - that's my dream session.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be flexible - don't get caught making 'your type' of beat to a song that should belong to the artist. Learning to create in the style of the artist you're working with is the secret sauce.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most often I'm working on Film, Game and Electric Pop music. Although I also do a heavy amount of string work and folk production/piano playing.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Either producing or violin.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique, original flavor - as well as powerful string arrangements. I like to make sure each song has a unique identity by the end of the process.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually begin with real instruments - piano, violin, voice - and then add elements and shape sounds around a strong core of authentic writing. Then I polish the composition and give it the unique flairs and details that make it stand out. Getting the track from 90% to 100% usually takes the longest, but is the most gratifying.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio in Hollywood, complete with all the outboard gear and equipment necessary for simple, rich recordings (especially vocals and strings).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jon Bellion is a huge inspiration for production. Although I find inspiration almost every time I hear a new song.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly I find myself producing bodies of work or arranging and recording strings for clients.