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.

My credits include

Gear highlights

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

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Interview with John Taitano

What are you working on at the moment?
Short films, tracking an EP.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. I covet the pricey analog gear, but digital plugins are top notch these days.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip-hop, reggae, and electronic music. I am working towards expanding into other genres, so don't hesitate to contact me!
What's your strongest skill?
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.
What do you bring to a song?
My goal in mixing audio is to always be creative. There is an art to mixing as much as the music.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
J Dilla, The Beatles, King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry.