John Taitano

Remote Mixing & Mastering

Hello! My name is John Taitano and I live in Los Angeles by way of Guam, USA. I am a drummer of 11 years and have been producing music for 5. I recently obtained a Master of Music Production and Technologies Certificate from Berklee College of Music and have an Avid Certification. I work for B Real as a live sound engineer.

I offer live sound mixing which does not include gear. Digital mixers preferred for best results.

I offer mixing and mastering at reasonable rates and bundles. Note that most mixes and masters would be within the digital domain, processed through plugins of choice. I have access to analog gear, but price ranges will vary dependent on what needs to be used.

I also compose instrumentals and have an archive of original recordings, mostly a blend hip hop and electronic music. Rates vary per song.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Interview with John Taitano

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

  2. A: J Dilla, The Beatles, King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: The centerpiece of my studio would be my custom PC. As a previous Mac user, I built this computer out of frustration from Apple OSX compatibility issues with popular DAWs. I use Reason 8 for composing and mixing and use Pro Tools 10 + 11 for mixing, mastering, and audio for film editing. I use Izotope Ozone 6 for mastering as well and RX4 for audio repair and restoration.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Live mixing. I do it on the daily for a internet television network. From conversations to live bands and performances live mixing is definitely my strongest skill.

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

  8. A: Hip-hop, reggae, and electronic music. I am working towards expanding into other genres, so don't hesitate to contact me!

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Both. I covet the pricey analog gear, but digital plugins are top notch these days.

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

  12. A: Short films, tracking an EP.

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

  14. A: My goal in mixing audio is to always be creative. There is an art to mixing as much as the music.

Gear Highlights
  • Izotope Ozone + RX4
  • Reason 8
  • Pro Tools 10+11
  • Bheringer X32
  • Waves Mastering Plugins
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