AES New York 2017 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN, USA
AES Member Type: Member
John earned a degree in Music Engineering from the University of Miami in 1989. While still in school, he began working as an intern at Middle Ear Studios on South Beach, owned by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, where he advanced from assistant to Chief Engineer. In 2004, he opened his own studio in Miami, RedDoor, to produce both new and established acts.
Over the course of his career, John has had the opportunity to work with an amazing array of musicians, songwriters, producers & engineers. His recording credits include Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, and Lenny Kravitz, as well as producers Arif Mardin, David Foster, Russ Titelman, Hugh Padgham, Phil Ramone, and many others. In 2008, John was nominated for a Grammy as producer for the artist Mika.
Having completed his MFA in Recording Arts & Technology at MTSU, he continues to work as an engineer and producing while teaching. Most recently, John produced Barry Gibb's album "In The Now" for Sony/Columbia.
More Info: http://www.johnmerchant.com
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