New Paradigm Audio

Mixer Producer Session Musicia

3 Reviews
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Works in Rock, Modern Rock, Country, Funk, Singer/Songwriter genres only. Mix engineer, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Multi-instrumentalist musician/arranger.

Professional level skills in song/lyric/melody writing, song/ strings/horns arrangement, and vocal harmony construction. Professional level guitar/bass/ keyboard parts writer/player and drum programming. Pro level mix engineer. I love doing all these things.

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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Warren P.
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    John is very passionate about his music. And it shows! His vocal melodies are powerful and the instrumentation is equally dynamic! Very open to suggestions and sharing in the creativity.
    Grateful for the chance to have worked with him! All the best!

  2. Review by Warren P.
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    John - of New Paradigm Audio - is a consummate songwriter! The melody memorable and the 'musicianship and lyrics' as powerful! Truly enjoyed this experience. Johns guide vocal is good enough to stand on its own - but he hears something else in his head and conveys his thoughts thoroughly and with kindness. Would love to work with him on future projects.
    Wish him much success now and in the future!

  3. Review by David Glenn
    by David Glenn

    I've seen and heard John's work transform right before my eyes (ears?). His dedication to delivering the right sound for his clients is second to none. Highly recommend!

Interview with New Paradigm Audio

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

  2. A: My song, "Stop". I went through a lot personally for the lyrics to come to me. I worked hard to make the music emote as hard as the lyrics/melody. I think my best end to end effort yet.

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

  4. A: A cd of my own material.

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

  6. A: Go get Warren Passaro if you need a male vocalist.

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

  8. A: My very best effort on your behalf.

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

  10. A: Getting the sound i hear in my head to come out of the speakers accurately.

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

  12. A: That it's not really a job. More a fun hobby.

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

  14. A: If you really believe you want something, are you willing to have your mind changed by ideas?

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

  16. A: I've been a working musician for 47 years. Mixing for 15 years.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: A little aggressive and a lot dynamic whether song writing, being a session musician, or mixing.

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

  20. A: Before you move a fader, phase align every multi mic track you have in your mix first.

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

  22. A: Rock, Country, Singer/Songwriter, Pop

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: That varies per client need.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: PC based rig on i7 8086 OC @ 5ghz. UA Apollo Twin USB, PT 2023, Studio On 6, Presonus FS, Slate ML-1 and 2's, Focal CMS50s, Tuned room and Sonarworks room and headphone calibration Sennheiser 650's.

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

  28. A: Mixing Songs/ Full CD's. Develop/Complete/Produce material artists bring in. Provide tracks as a session player on guitar, bass, keys of all kinds, backing vocals. Drum replacement/enhancement.

  29. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  30. A: Both. Always. There are 2 used professionally every day. Why would I minimize my options?

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

  32. A: Find the person(s) who you feel 'get you' and your project and make your vision a focal point. Look for someone who's as ready to listen as they are to tell you what they think.

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

  34. A: Vision and ears. I believe I listen closely to clients and understand their vision for the song. I am a firm believer in working in context with that understanding until the point I go to them with an 'outside the context' idea. My 'ear' - where for pitch, frequency, or when used in producer mode, is very good.

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

  36. A: I've been inspired by so many players/ producers, and engineers since the 60's it's hard to name a couple and not feel that way too many were left out.

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

  38. A: Dependent upon Artist needs, deadlines.

John Shepherd - Stop

I was the Songwriter/All instruments/Mix/Master in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools and Studio One DAWs
  • Sooo many VSTi's and plugins
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