I am a multi genre composer specializing in bass heavy electronic music with intricate knowledge of sound design and audio engineering. Collaborations with artists such as Bassnectar and Manic Focus fill my discography. Beyond this, I have nine years experience playing shows to tens of thousands of fans at venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater.
:: Audio Engineering
:: One-on-one Coaching
:: Song Composition / Scoring
:: Foley / Sound Design
Genre specialties: dubstep, trap, leftfield bass, and other bass heavy electronic music variants
- Has played over 500 international shows in past 9 years (including 45 states in the US), consistently touring 50-70 dates per year
- Support for Zeds Dead at Red Rocks 2018 (10k capacity)
- Support for Bassnectar NYE 360 in Birmingham, AL (17k capacity)
- Inclusion on Bassnectar's "Into The Sun" album
- Notable Collaborations & Remixes: Bassnectar, Minnesota, Space Jesus, Gramatik, Manic Focus
- Notable Appearances: Lightning In a Bottle, Summer Meltdown, Camp Bisco, Hulaween, Wobbleland, High Caliber, Big Dub, Deja Voom
- Notable Press: EDM.com, ThisSongIsSick, YourEDM, BassRush, Thump/Vice, Vibe, Earmilk
- 6 million plays on SoundCloud
- 100k monthly listeners on Spotify
- "Carbon Based Lifeform" LP released in 2019 has garnered 1 million plays following branded 45 date tour
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14 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Psymbionic / John Burcham
John was amazing to work with! Very professional and has a great understanding of what needs to be done to get a song to its full potential. Great communication from start to finish. Would recommend to anyone looking to take their music quality to the next level.
John is a pro! He was a pleasure to work with and delivered a master that was incredibly rich and balanced. I will definitely work with him again.
Super professional and answered all my questions!
John goes above and beyond to bring your artistic vision to reality, honest and helpful.
John did an awesome job with my music! Not only is he good at what he does, he also is extremely professional and is quick with his response time. His quality of work is top notch and I honestly couldn't of asked for anything better. I will definitely be going to him again in the future.
Great to work with, really helped take my song to the next level.
Psymbionic has amazing ears! John is really easy to work with, did great work on making my mixes cleaner, louder, and wider, without sounding harsh or over compressed. 10/10 would recommend!
Psymbionic / John Burcham is an absolute pro. From the first email on, I could tell he was very courteous but also willing and eager to help me get the best result for my track. It isn't easy letting go of a song for mastering, but John makes it a much more comforting, deliberate, and calculated process. If there are problem areas, he's willing to revise them. He's also open to revisions in the pre-mastered track, which is a huge help because I tend to notice things after listening to the finalized version many, many times. I plan to continue using his services in the future.
I had John mix a track from stems and couldn't be happier with the entire experience. His strength is not just in his mixing and sonic abilities, but also his communication about what he was doing and why. The flow of revisions was always timely and each with its own detailed explanation. But most of all, there was a sense that he truly cared. About the track, about me as an artist and about our entire collective industry. Though we had never met before, we shared some profound email conversations. His wisdom reflects not just in the mix but for the project as a whole.
John is an amazing teacher, and a great music mentor. He has helped me excel in all aspects of my brand, and music. His response time is fast, and his knowledge is vast. Highly recommend.
John was awesome to work with. He really listened to me throughout the entire process and I could trust putting my art in his hands. Highly recommend.
John is my go-to choice for sound engineering. Whether it's producing a song, improving voiceover quality, or mixing/mastering, I trust that my projects are in the most capable hands. What makes him especially unique is his ability to intuit what's needed or missing, executing with utmost precision. And somehow, he always exceeds my high expectations.
John clearly has the experience along with the talent. His masters always come back with tonal balance, clarity, and punch. Very professional and easy to work with. Definitely would recommend!
John has mastered many projects for me and his work is impeccable. With John, you are getting so much more than just mixing or mastering engineer. He goes the extra mile and will do what it takes to get your music sounding great. I can't recommend him enough.
Interview with Psymbionic / John Burcham
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: New sample packs
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: There are many reasons to use either depending on the situation, but I feel that anyone who tells you one is 'better' than the other is willfully ignorant of the other's full potential.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people think the life of a touring musician is all partying - I would call it more of a workplace hazard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working in the industry for nearly 12 years as a touring DJ, songwriter, mastering engineer, record label manager, and blogger.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic music (specifically of the bass heavy variety), lofi hiphop, neo soul
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Focal Shape Twin x2 Focusrite Clarett 2Pre USB Fully treated studio Ableton 11 Beta Sonarworks Reference 4 Self-built PC running MacOS 4.2ghz 10 core Intel i9 64gb 3200mhz ram Samsung 970 Pro NVMe SSD 1TB Nvidia 1080 TI
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: :: Audio Engineering :: One-on-one Coaching :: Song Composition / Scoring :: Foley / Sound Design :: Music Marketing / Release Strategy :: Music PR Copywriting :: Consulting for Record Labels