Mixing Engineer, Producer, Dub

9 Reviews (1 Verified)
@DJRJ on SoundBetter

I can help you produce a track from start to final mix. My label is Music For Life, since 2014. I work with artists from Austin, the Caribbean and all over the world. I specialize in DUB mixes with lots of effects.

What is the vibrational intention that you want to deliver into people's hearts?

I love to do coaching, song development and co-writing to help you get clear on what your message is.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Peter Ferguson Productions
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    Excellent instruction and file delivery! Tracks were organized and clean. 10/10 experience working with DJRJ!

  2. Review by Samuel
    by Samuel

    DJ RJ STUDIO and Family were very welcoming in offering tons of experience at his fingertips to those who enjoy DUB music....

  3. Review by Phillipidon
    by Phillipidon

    R. J. Johnson (DJ-RJ) is a very committed, dedicated, inspired and assiduous producer. He really loves what he’s doing producing music, and it shows in his pleasant demeanor and work ethic…so much so that on many past occasions, I have personally witnessed him getting lost in his music, being completely oblivious to the hours that have transpired while absorbed in his work. RJ’s persistence and diligence has paid off in that he is quite accomplished at making great music. Being a musician himself certainly helps. However, he has successfully merged his love for electronics and his musicality i

  4. Review by Klana Andrea Ludwig
    by Klana Andrea Ludwig

    R.J. has created the music for my podcast. He is very professional and easy to work with. He always tried to get me what I wanted. I loved working with him and highly recommend him!

  5. Review by Alan Moe Monsarrat
    by Alan Moe Monsarrat

    I have been working with R.J. Johnson for over three years. I don’t work with amateurs. R.J. always puts the artist first and does not try to dominate things like some guys do. He is a very good musician as well which makes him easy to deal with. He and I have spent many hours in the studio and I promise you I would not have invested so much time with someone who is not competent and a master of his equipment. R.J. is the best and we go together like a hand and a glove!

  6. Review by Kimberly

    DJ RJ is a consummate professional! His amazing ear for music, thoroughness, and meticulousness are balanced with his great sense of humor and creativity! The best part of working with RJ is that he truly cares about the best interest of the artist and the music! To boot, he possesses a beautiful soul and a joyful spirit! Working with him will truly light you up!!!

  7. Review by mark w brown
    by mark w brown

    I have been lucky enough to work with DJRJ multiple times, spanning nearly three decades. HIs creativity, positivity and patience is always present in his sessions. In my experience, both aspiring professionals and those wanting to finally hear their dream produced will benefit greatly from working with RJ.

  8. Review by Sgt. Remo
    by Sgt. Remo

    R.J. has produced, mixed, and provided an amazing level of support in the production of my music. Not only is the mixing great, but R.J. has a network of musicians, vocalist, and music related services which were very helpful. I'm very thankful for the open communication and overall experience working with R.J.
    Sgt. Remo

  9. Review by Angel Austin
    by Angel Austin

    DJRJ is a supportive, knowledgeable, inspiring producer. I've worked with him and supported his work for years and it's always been the most fulfilling and life-affirming process. His music acumen is impressive, but I most remember how working with him made me feel. He produced the first song I'd ever written and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect partnership. If you want to see your creations come to life in meaningful way, trust him to mix and even produce your music from start to finish. You're welcome in advance.

Interview with @DJRJ

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

  2. A: Yes, Umberto Echo has some great mixing on my projects.

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

  4. A: That I will work with them on the mix of their song until they love it.

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

  6. A: I am finishing Alan Moe Monsarrat's 2nd LP, mixing several singles for Planet Jam and General Smiley and also working on a various artists compilation for Music For Life label.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I started on 4-track, went to 16, then 24 tracks. Then started working in Reason in 2003 and it became my instrument. I know this software very well and all of the shortcuts so I can work very quickly to pull a track together.

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

  10. A: I'm always learning and growing and studying the newest sounds from all over the world. It's so satisfying to me.

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

  12. A: Tell me about the vision for your project and why it's important to you. Who do you want to reach or inspire with your music?

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

  14. A: Hire somebody whose sound and work you really love.

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

  16. A: I started in radio in high school, then bought an 808 after high school, which led to buying a 909, then acoustic drums and playing live reggae on 6th Street around 1987. I have done reggae radio continuously on Austin's community radio, KAZI 88.7 FM. I'm always breaking new artistes and great songs on the radio.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Heavy bass, crisp vocals and lots of effects

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

  20. A: Beres Hammond, he's the best!

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

  22. A: Don't rush the writing process AND take the time to find an original concept.

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

  24. A: Reggae and Dub are my favorites, but I love to dub all kinds of music and twist it to into something new.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: My people skills, awareness and attention to details

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

  28. A: I bring ears that hear all of the details, especially when it comes to vocals being in tune. I also bring the knowledge of reggae music from DJing for over 35 years.

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

  30. A: All the greats from Jamaica going back to the 50s.

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

  32. A: Creating, writing and recording songs from scratch and also mixing songs and remixes for clients

Alan Moe Monsarrat - Agriculture feat General Smiley

I was the Producer/Mixing Engineer in this production

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Includes revisions until you love it

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  • Reason 12
  • Logic
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