Award winning Singer-Songwriter turned into Mixing and Mastering Engineer. I use the real analog stuff that makes your music sound radio ready.
Over the years I have been blessed enough to tour 30 countries as a Singer-Songwriter, produce multiple albums with radio play across multiple genres, and worked with award winning artists/producers. I started my musical journey as a 2 year old kid playing the piano by ear and ended up studying music in college. I play several instruments at a professional level. I love working with people to bring music to life and I take it very seriously. If you're looking to create something beautiful, get in touch! I look forward to connecting with you.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Jonny Castle
Extremely gifted guy. His passion for music shows whether he's singing, writing, producing etc. Looking forward to collaborating again.
Incredibly talented....this guy does it all. Write, play, produce,engineer etc.
I’ve had the chance to work w/ Johnny on more than one occasion. I love his ear for great melodies and his vocal versatility, tone and overall musicality. 100%
Interview with Jonny Castle
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on mastering a bunch of records AND I have a few songs I'm producing to license for TV and film.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Helping bring art to life.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Martin 000-18, MacBook Pro, Universal Audio Apollo X, Shure SM7B, and some sort of MIDI Keyboard.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a hybrid Analog/In the box setup in a Dangerfox Genesis 24U with a few Universal Audio Apollo X's as the foundation. Gear list: Focal CMS50, Rupert Neve Designs 5057 Orbit, Rupert Neve Designs MBP, SSL Fusion, Dangerous Music BAX EQ, SSL UF8, Audient ASP880, Warm Audio WA273, Warm Audio WA2A, Black Lion Audio Bluey, Signal Art U47, Townsend Labs L22 Sphere, and much more!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering. I really enjoy production and mixing as well. But I mostly do that for myself and my friends. Mastering is the service that I most do with outside clients.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: 'Dejalo Ir' by the Only Way was my very first fully produced, engineered and performed album. It's FAR from perfect, but I learned so much from it.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would highly recommend PennDusko for songwriting and top line writing.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It really depends on the situation. I typically prefer analog because what you hear is what you get and there's a certain quality that doesn't 100% translate to digital even with all of today's incredible technology. But I will admit digital is getting pretty damn close.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to care for your art and do everything in my power to make it sound and feel exactly as you envisioned it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking to accomplish, and what do you feel like you're missing?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your time to find someone who actually cares about your art.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off as a signed artist and naturally evolved into production and engineering. I've been at this for almost 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have alot of influences from Latin music to Blues. My style is a mix of alot of different sytles.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer. Because John Mayer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep things simple and make sure you create space in your mix to make it feel natural. You want the person listening to feel like they're in the room with you as you're laying down the tracks live.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on mostly Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Pop, and Worship music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever it needs. I believe song is king, so I do everything I can to serve it.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get files from my clients, sprinkle magic pixy dust on em (aka mastering), and send them back for maximum pleasure.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a huge fan of John Mayer and his production team for 'Continuum' and 'The Search for Everything'. I'm very inspired by Stevie Wonder. What he was able to do with his incredible melodies paired with soulful jazzy tracks is just amazing.