Former Sweetwater Technical Support Engineer for 5+ Years as well Independent engineer and producer for 10. Worked Live sound, as well as engineered many artists including Brother Isaiah and Scythian. Winner of Songwriter of the Year and Production in 2018 from University of Saint Francis.
Experienced and youthful engineer and producer with many years in the Blues, Jazz and Celtic music scene. My expertise lies in Mixing and Mastering as well as professional session guitar. I believe in the beauty of music and my goal is to promote and expose as much of that as possible, especially as it reveals God. I am an engineer who works FOR you. I focus on finding music I enjoy, and want to work with. Passion and authenticity are everything to me.
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Jordan’s an amazing cheerleader for artists. He’s very committed to your success and also getting to know you personally as an artist to help you keep true to yourself, and I think that sets him apart. Anyone can learn the technical side of things, but you can’t teach that. Working with him is super rewarding!
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Jordan recorded a track for me. It was simple, but it had heart. He captured magic onto tape. That's not an easy thing to do!
Interview with Jordan with Heard Productions
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am recording, mastering and mixing a few songs for multiple clients. I am also restoring audio from the 1970s to fit todays sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will make your sound be Heard! Anyone can learn the technicality side of things, but to sit and learn who a person is through their music, podcast, or such is a different story.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to listen to music all day, as well as help dreams and music be realized! Beauty is out there and people just need to sit and get creative. I wanna help cultivate that!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Analog definitely give a sonic quality that digital cannot, but digital is very convenient. Hence, I use a hybrid setup!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I cannot fix bad. If someone cannot play or sing, it's a lost cause in some sense. Master your song first, then record it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Probably just my acoustic guitar! Not like there is any power there to record anyway!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: About 10 years. I worked on stage at The Who and then went to school for Audio, leading me to work for Sweetwater and starting my own business.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Old school with a focus on the art, not money.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I think John Mayer is an artist that embodies the character I see as creative. Always doing something new and reaching into new realms.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When producing someone else's song, listen to it. Multiple times. Not thinking about what your options are, or what you thing would work in certain parts of the song. Listen and enjoy it. Even if it is mixed poorly, and needs a cut at 375 Hz. Listen to where the magic happens and then the rest will flow perfectly.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Americana, Blues/Jazz, and Folk Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: See above. I'm skilled at bringing out the best in the project I am doing. I also worked for the top rated Technical Support Team in the country, and am a professional at troubleshooting.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I find where the magic happens and bring it out, put it at the forefront. My job is not to take over the sound and make it my own, my job is to find YOUR sound and make it ever present.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Wake up, coffee, work, sleep, repeat.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a hybrid rig that allows me to mix/master in both Analog or Digital. Using a patchbay and a 12 channel mixer with an assortment of outboard gear going into either a tape machine or Studio One Professional/Protools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Working at Sweetwater helped form me. Meeting many producers and being associated with some of the best in the field, such as Robben Ford, a favorite guitar session player, and Russell Schlagbaum who worked closely with The Who
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most work I have done was in studio, recording. I have done much Mixing, and Mastering with my concentration in Mastering from Saint Francis. I edit and produce many high profile podcasts and have done many restoration projects.