WRITER - PRODUCER - MIXER

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Adam John on SoundBetter

I'm of Swedish descent and have long hair. Need I say more?

Hello! My name is Adam. I write, produce, and mix songs for artists and for Film/TV. I'd say I'm pretty well versed in multiple genres (please hear my production reel). I work out of my home which has been rated "Los Angeles' Most Cozy Vibe" by all my friends/colleagues. I'm just out here tryna make fun catchy music.

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

16 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Gin
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    Lovely to work with!

  2. Review by Gin
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    Had an awesome session with Adam! So nice to talk to and so great to work with. It really feels like he takes his job seriously. Thanks for the demo!

  3. Review by Elizabeth F.
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    Adam is just exceptionally talented to the point he can almost read your mind; he's that good. He got the sound for what I wanted immediately! Anytime I asked him to tweak something he did it without protest. If you want a hit song he's your man.

  4. Review by Todd C.
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    He kills!

  5. Review by Zach K.
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    Adam is my BOY! Kills it every time. My go to mixer.

  6. Review by Jonathan G.
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    Adam is always great to work with. Great ideas, great producer, takes the time and goes as far as necessary to get the song sounding right. Will be working with him more for sure.

  7. Review by Gin
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    Adam is a very kind person and great at what he does! Would recommend 👍

  8. Review by Zach K.
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    Amazing dude, incredible mixer, and plan to work long term for my full project.

  9. Review by Jonathan G.
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    It pains me to write this, because I neither want Adam getting more popular nor charging more...but he is the best producer on here. Period. There's a lot of talent on SoundBetter but very little that gets to the "radio ready" level...and Adam knows how to take a song that far.

  10. Review by Hans H.
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    Working with Adam was really easy. Definitely on the same pop wavelength with what I wanted to create. I came in with a general layout of what i want the song to be, and he had great input and ideas, but was also willing to compromise. Super happy with what we made, and definitely will work with him again!

  11. Review by Ramon M.
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    Adam was so great to work with. He understands pop music extremely well and provided top-notch production for my song. I hope to work with him again!

  12. Review by SEVEN BILLION PRODUCTIONS
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    Adam is soo talented! From writing to producing to mixing, he has a great ear for what will work in music. As a co-writer, he comes up with great concepts, hooks & melodies and makes sure the song is relevant, makes sense conceptually and structurally (songwriters know big of a deal this is). As a co-producer, he's very smart, fast and detail oriented, always making sure great sounds are used and the structure has purpose. As a mixer, Adam can make a mix sound great and easy on the ears. There are very few people who know how write a great song, play on it, produce and mix it, but Adam is one.

  13. Review by Lennon Leppert
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    I've been working with Adam for a few years now and he is my first choice for anything from production and session guitar work to songwriting and mixing. He is truly a one stop shop and will make your music sound like it's already on the radio.

  14. Review by Ramon M.
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    I worked on two more songs with Adam which he provided solid production for. He's very talented, has a genuine energy about himself, and is just a pleasure to work with. Hoping our songs see success, and would like to work with him again in the future.

  15. Review by Abe Stewart
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    I have worked with Adam a lot! He's done mixing, production, engineering and even writing for me! Every time its so freaking catchy! It's always turned out beyond legit and totally current!

  16. Review by Blake Bunzel
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    What a great vibe this guys has in the studio! Such a catchy songwriter with those DAMN HOOKS!! Kills it every time!

Interview with Adam John

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: I follow Max Martin really closely (you could call it musical stalking), but in general, my style is centered around whatever is currently popular. I'm pretty set on keeping things tight to the grid and tuned and timed perfectly, so if you're looking for a raw live sounding rock track, I'm probably not your guy.

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

  4. A: Bleachers. Jack Antonoff is a musical genius and I just want to witness his workflow and write some bangers with him.

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

  6. A: Make my own hours, meet tons of random and amazing people through sessions and all kinds of media, and most people in the creative industry are generally laid back. It's just chill hangs!

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

  8. A: When's the soonest I can have it done by. It depends on the type of gig and how much I currently have going on. For a quick mix of a track or recording guitars or vocals, I can usually have that done within two or three days. For a full production or multiple productions, that can sometimes take about a week or so, mainly because I like to sit with full tracks for a couple days to keep an objective ear on the project. When I am confident with the result, I bounce it down and send it.

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

  10. A: The biggest misconception about this job is that people assume you're struggling and have no work because it's a dying industry. Well.. they're right. No but for real, there is a TON of work around and money to be made; you just gotta put yourself out there and try to constantly better yourself and hone in on your craft to stay ahead of the game and keep it sounding fresh and keep making new connections and run on sentences for the win.

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

  12. A: What's the deadline? Is this to be released as is or is it a demo to pitch to other artists?

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I run Pro Tools 10 on my Mac Pro. I use a Manley Reference Cardioid through a Vintech 573 preamp. Other Equipment: Taylor 110ce Acoustic Guitar Fender Telecaster American Deluxe Electric Guitar Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Fender Jazz Bass Guitar Fender Precision Mark Hoppus Signature Bass Guitar Roland Juno 106 Polyphonic Synthesizer Cordoba 22T Ukulele

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

  16. A: I wrote, produced, and mixed Over Atlantic's debut single, "What Do I Gotta Do." It charted on iTunes in the U.K. This is my first charted release :D

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

  18. A: Writing and producing for various up and coming artists.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Digital because that is how I learned and that is what I have, gear wise.

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

  22. A: I'll work the project until they're totally happy with the outcome.

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

  24. A: Make sure you're absolutely convinced the provider can deliver exactly what you're looking for. There's nothing worse than paying someone for a job that you're not happy with. Read their bios, know their gear, and listen to samples.

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

  26. A: Assuming there is an endless supply of electricity which is a terrible assumption to make in this situation, a MacBook Pro, my Manley, my Vintech pre, my Taylor acoustic, and lube (to prolong the life of the guitar strings of course :D)

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

  28. A: My career path was to be a songwriter, but as I got more involved, I realized how important production value was when pitching tracks. So, by default, I started producing my own songs and eventually attracted enough ears to hire me to write, produce, and mix for them.

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

  30. A: A technique that I've found helpful to prevent producer's block would be to track the entire length/structure of the song with a scratch guitar or piano or anything, rather than get caught up trying to make that intro or first verse sound unbelievable. Sometimes working backwards is more beneficial. This way you can throw ideas into the chorus or the bridge or anywhere as you hear them, and slowly the track comes together before you even realize it.

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

  32. A: Top 40, Boy Band, Alternative Rock

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Production/Melody

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

  36. A: I'd say I bring coherency and melodic hooks comparable to the current pop/rock market.

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

  38. A: - Write a song - Track scratch guitar and vocal - Build the track - Record final vocals - Mix

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

  40. A: Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Savan Kotecha, Ricky Reed, Rob Cavallo, Chris Lord-Alge

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

  42. A: I do production, mixing, guitar playing, and vocals for clients. My style ranges anywhere from artists like Nickelback to One Direction.

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Adam John - Production Reel

I was the Writer, Producer, & Mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn-around time: 3 days - 3 weeks depending on type of project Revisions: Flexible. Expect small percentage of producer points for production gigs.

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Mac Pro
  • Manley Reference Cardioid
  • Vintech 573 preamp
  • Taylor Acoustic
  • Tele Deluxe Electric
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Fender Precision Bass
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