Your music should be huge—not your bill. You want to sound even bigger & better than when you play it live—I get that. You’ve logged countless hours into writing, arranging and rehearsing your tunes. I have a passion to deliver great sounding mixes, so I'll do whatever it takes to make your tracks sound their best!
I can take your tracks (even tracks not recorded in a pro studio) and make them sound great. In fact, everything you hear on my reel was recorded in bedrooms, churches, and storefronts. I've got 10+ years of experience producing radio-ready tracks on very tight budgets.
Recent client review:
"I had the privilege and honor of working with Jon on our last worship album. Jon set up, directed, and engineered 100% of all instrumentation and vocals for the album. We got amazing results while recording 100% in house. It's a great accomplishment and one that I am very proud of."
"Jon has extremely good technical knowledge of recording, and was able to guide us efficient manner. He has a great ear and is able to engineer mixes that rarely need too much adjustment."
"Jon is also an exceptional musician as well, and can offer his talents to sit in and help on recordings as well. We used his instrument skills on our album as well."
"From start to finish, Jon impressed me very much, and I would be happy to work with him again in the future."
I'd love to talk about your music and how I can make your music sound it's best!
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1 ReviewsEndorse Jon David Butler
From start to finish, Jon impressed me very much, and I would be happy to work with him again in the future.
I had the privilege and honor of working with Jon on our last worship album. Jon set up, directed, and engineered 100% of all instrumentation and vocals for the album. We got amazing results while recording 100% in house. It's a great accomplishment and one that I am very proud of.
Jon has extremely good technical knowledge of recording, and was able to guide us efficient manner. He has
Interview with Jon David Butler
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Indie project with Trinity. Unique voice and ukulele/indie/pop sound. Very cool.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do I have to play/sing to a click? 100% YES!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That $$$ gear is the key to great mixes.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1.MacBook Pro 2.Sennheiser HD650 3.My Taylor 514ce 4.Expresso Maker. 5.Generator to keep the gear going lol
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working with live church music and engineering for 20+ years. Over the last 10 I've focused more on recording, mixing and mastering for singles/eps/albums
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I love mixes with a strong balanced punch top to bottom. There's a sweet spot where the vocal and the band both hit hard and cut through with impact.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: You! I'm excited to work with talented artists who haven't had their big break yet.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Hub City Worship's "No Looking Back" album. We tracked the entire album in their storefront church space and the end result was great!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital 100%. It's just too flexible and clean. (Plus, most people who will hear your music will be listening on a digital platform.)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work on your tracks like they are my own. I'm not satisfied until you're satisfied,
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the process of taking raw tracks and crafting them into a great mix. Getting the feedback from clients when they hear their music at it's best never gets old!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your timeline/deadline? Who do you want this to "sound like" (in terms of the mix)? What is the leading instrument for your song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm an engineer who will work with you 'til your music sounds great. I wanna see you "win" so I'm willing to go the extra mile.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get the recording right! There's no magic to transform sloppily recording tracks into radio-ready songs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Modern church worship and singer-songwriter
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I know how to get your song to sound great side by side with whatever songs are on your favorite playlist.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 100% in the box. If you're looking for vintage outboard gear, I'm probably not you're guy lol.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mumford & Sons, Judah and the Lion, Matt Maeson, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Maverick City Music, U2, The City Harmonic, Five Iron Frenzy, We The Kingdom, Almost any live worship music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, and Production