The story behind the sound
John Paterno is a Grammy-winning Los Angeles-based producer, mixer, composer, engineer, mastering engineer, and musician who has worked with a diverse range of artists including Robbie Williams, The Steve Gadd Band, Soraya, Robben Ford, The Thrills, Tim McGraw, Bonnie Raitt, and Badly Drawn Boy in his twenty five-plus year career. Dubbed ‘Mr Meticulous’, Paterno is known for his attention to detail while at the same time allowing artists to feel uninhibited in their creativity. John moved to Los Angeles after graduation from the University of Miami MUE [Music Engineering] programme. He spent 5 years working at Sunset Sound/Sound Factory in Hollywood, working with many great engineers, producers, and artists. John worked with a wide range of producers including Mitchell Froom, Joe Chiccarelli, Byron Gallimore, Celso Valli, and Stephen Duffy. He won a Latin Grammy for his work with artist/producer Soraya. John has produced or co-produced projects for Andrew Synowiec, The Black Mollys, Mitchell Froom, Lustra, Robbie Williams, The Lilac Time, and many other artists. He also writes for TV and film.
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