John May

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John May on SoundBetter

Music Producer, Mix and Mastering. EDM European genuine sound, progressive house BONZAI RECORDS, BLACK SUNSET MUSIC, BLANCO & NEGRO, BIT MUSIC... Gosth Producer and TOP 1 hits maker since 2001 (ex Pro Active member dúo). POP, DANCE, ROCK CLASSICS, NEW WAVE, TECH HOUSE, TECHNO, PROGRESSIVE, AMBIENT, DANCEHALL. ETC. English & Spanish treatment.

20 years of experience in the studio, recording, composing, mixing,remixing, covering, mastering, teaching audio techniques. Works in pop and electronic music. Music for advertising, radio, podacast, voice over.
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Authentic creativity you have to try.

Best studio gear: Focal, Genelec, Moog, Korg, Neumann, Yamaha, Audient. Spectrasonics, etc.

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12 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tats
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    John is my favourite here so far. You can tell even without meeting him in person, that he has a very positive energy that flows into his production work. He listens to the clients requests and delivers above and beyond. I wish him a lot of luck in everything he does. I will be back !

  2. Review by Tats
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    John is a very creative producer. He has ghostproduced a number of my songs and his speed, dedication, experience and positivity is admirable.

  3. Review by Jessica
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    John is an incredibly talented producer with lots of patience with me. The disco spirit lives in him and it only gets better. It was an absolute pleasure working with him and he's able to take your vision and turn it into the perfect disco reality. I am extremely happy and satisfied in the process of it all. Highly recommended and I would definitely work with him again! Thank you so much John! :)

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    This is my 6th or 7th job with John.
    He always amazes me with his genius and also his integrity!

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    I really enjoyed working with John. He is very patient, easy to work with and provides great tips to add value to any project he undertakes. Every time!

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    John is very easy to work with and a seasoned producer x

  7. Review by Jessica
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    Working with John has been nothing short of a pleasure. He is extremely patient, meticulous, creative and professional with his work and allow my track shine the way I imagine it to be. I highly recommend John if you'd like to work with someone that can take your song to the next level and that you also feel good in the process of it all. Thanks John! :)

  8. Review by Trezell L.
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    I highly recommend John May

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    1 of my go to providers.

  10. Review by Trezell L.
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    Working with John May is helping me develop further as a producer, this is the provider I wish I had 8 years ago, looking forward to the next project

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    Another great end result.

  12. Review by Trezell L.
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    Beautiful end result, great sound quality. Will be working with John May again as soon as possible.

Interview with John May

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

  2. A: I don't know many people at the moment

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: Macbook, AKG Headphones and a few Pringles.

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

  6. A: I have been seriously composing and producing music since 2001, but I don't even remember how young I was playing my first piano notes and pounding a huge drum in a local band.

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: Remix of rock català band from Catalonia, Spain. My modern vision of this iconic track.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Sometimes fresh and melodic! Sometimes dark or melancholic.

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

  12. A: EDM & Pop

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

  14. A: Remix cover for a DJ of 80s classic Hit pop track.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: DEPENDS on the situation: Analog: Warm and raw sensations. Digital: Clear and precise.

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

  18. A: Work work work and after, more work.

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

  20. A: The customer satisfaction!

  21. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  22. A: -You can get to sound like ...? Me -He already exists, what if we can get something better?

  23. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  24. A: Not getting enough sleep when I start a new project! Hahah!!

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

  26. A: Only the necessary ones, before, I prefer it to flow and he tells me what he wants to achieve

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

  28. A: Analogy ... Often, lesser-known restaurants are the ones that will treat you best and will fight to make you happy.

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

  30. A: Anyone who brings me a new challenge and surely that teaching and experience.

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

  32. A: In music, less is more, the important thing is the feeling that the song generates but you have to pay attention to detail so that the ensemble marries perfectly

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Creativity and long experience.

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

  36. A: Clear but warm sound, originality, innovation.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Analysis of the project's needs, study its possibilities, always start the project based on references of works of proven success, short rest between measured time periods to avoid the loss of objectivity.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: 75% in the box with Logic, Spectrasonics, Waves, Fabfilter etc with hardware synths Moog & Korg, top brand mic Neumann, acoustic guitar, Yamaha and Genelec Monitors.

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

  42. A: Classics; Kraftwerk, Mike Oldfield, Vangelis. Actual; KSHMR, ABOVE & BEYOND

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

  44. A: Gosth producing original and covers.

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  • MOOG & KORG Synths
  • Mic NEUMANN
  • FOCAL Monitors
  • RME Interface
  • AKG
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