Aaron Johnson (AaronJProducer)

Producer, Mixer, Engineer

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Multi-platinum producer, mixer, engineer, and songwriter. Past clients include The Fray, Alpha Rev, Katie Herzig & Eve 6. Productions have been nominated for multiple Grammys, awarded a Billboard Music Award, and a #1 Billboard award. UltimateIy searching for inspiration by great artists.

Aaron Johnson began his career on the audio side of the music biz by hanging out at a studio in Southern California at the age of 17. Intrigued by the way recording melded the technical and artistic mediums into one, Johnson attended the California Institute of the Arts majoring in Music Technology.

In 1999, he moved to Denver, CO and began freelancing as a producer and playing in bands. Wanting to enrich relationships with major/indie labels, as well as create meaningful music business inroads, he moved to New York City in 2001.

Aaron developed Epic records artist "The Fray" starting in 2003. He produced "The Fray's" first album for Epic (How To Save A Life) as well as their second self-titled album (The Fray) in 2009. The albums yielded the mega Top 40 hits "You Found Me", "How To Save A Life", and "Over My Head (Cable Car)".

Aaron has had a production hand in successful indie artist Katie Herzig, Top 40 hit bands Secondhand Serenade and Eve 6, as well as Chase Coy and Colbie Caillat. Mixing duties include Alpha Rev, The Fray, Secondhand Serenade, God Or Julie, Meese, the score for the motion picture "Brick". and surround album mixing for Epic artist Cartel. Aaron loves Neve and API consoles to track and prefers mixing on SSL consoles. He now lives and works out of his beloved Southern California hometown of San Clemente CA at his "Little Big Studio".

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Aaron Johnson
  • The Fray
  • Whitefield Brothers
  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Bebel Gilberto
  • Telepathe
  • Charles Tolliver
  • El Michels Affair
  • Jonas Sees in Color
  • Jonas Sees in Color
  • Chin Chin
  • Chin Chin
  • The Fray
  • The Fray
  • The Phenomenal Handclap Band
  • Foals
  • TV on the Radio
  • TV on the Radio
  • Menahan Street Band
  • Bronx River Parkway
  • Mike Gordon
  • Jamie Leonhart
  • Jamie Leonhart
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
  • Sharon Jones
  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Boyz II Men
  • Antibalas
  • Ticklah
  • Charles Tolliver
  • Charles Tolliver
  • Charles Tolliver
  • Salim Washington
  • The Harlem Arts Ensemble
  • Ezekial
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • DJ Logic
  • Hot Day at the Zoo
  • Hot Day at the Zoo
  • The Fray
  • The Fray
  • The Fray
  • New Tertian Recordings
  • El Michels Affair
  • El Michels Affair
  • Marcelo Salazar
  • Victor Rice
  • Cordero
  • Cordero
  • Antibalas
  • Antibalas
  • Fire of Space
  • Oliver Lake
  • Chris Lee
  • Bobbito
  • The Fray
  • The Fray
  • The Fray
  • The Fray
  • The Fray
  • Clifford Brown
  • Antibalas
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • Tinkers Punishment
  • Alpha Yaya Diallo
  • Chris Lee
  • Warden
  • Self Scientific
  • Nancie Banks
  • Nancie Banks
  • DJ Revolution
  • Harry Partch
  • Steve Turre
  • Steve Turre
  • Nancie Banks Orchestra
  • Ricky Dillard
  • Ricky Dillard & New Generation
  • Eric Dolphy
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The Fray, How To Save A Life

I was the Producer, Co-Engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • The Fray
  • Weezer
  • Colbie Caillat
Gear Highlights
  • I got a little bit of all the good stuff. API and Neve for pres. Mixing in my studio is done through a hybrid setup based around the SSL Sigma.
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