John Paterno

John Paterno

Engineer/Mixer/Producer

John Paterno is an LA based Grammy Award winning audio professional. He has worked on a wide variety of projects over the years, with artists such as Robbie Williams, Eros Ramazzotti, Los Lobos, Soraya, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne and Badly Drawn Boy among others. He has also been involved with the Ally McBeal, Boston Public, and Boston Legal television shows. Recent record productions include the bands Lustra and The Black Mollys. John also co-wrote and produced the debut album of Candace Marie.

John is an east-coast native who graduated with a degree in Music Engineering from the University of Miami School of Music. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to pursue a production and recording career. This has led to work not only in LA, but also to gigs in San Francisco, Nashville, London, Miami, Berlin, and Milano. The work in Miami with Soraya garnered John a Grammy for his work on the album "Soraya". On Robbie Williams "Intensive Care", in addition to recording the record, he also played guitar on the album ,which went on to sell over 10 million copies world wide.

For more information, a discography, and links to interviews with John, please visit his website : www.jpreceng.com


"Tracked the new Gavin DeGraw & Colbie Callait song called 'We Both Know' using a pair of Amethyst Vintage mics on the piano, and a Black Finger as the hi hat mic. The Amethyst Vintage is great on pianos, drum overheads, and vocals. I like to use the Black Finger on hi hat, and for percussion overdubs as well. It is also a nice acoustic guitar mic too. The Amethyst Standard works really well on guitar cabinets, and on darker pianos that could use a touch of brightness."

John Paterno
Producer / Mixer / Engineer
(Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Joan Osborne, Los Lobos)

 


 

"Violet microphones, the Amethysts in particular, have become my go-to mics on almost everything. They capture the source the way I imagine it."

 

John Paterno
Producer / Mixer / Engineer
(Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Joan Osborne, Los Lobos)


 

"The Black Finger has been great on hi hat and all kinds of percussion overdubs. I've also used it on acoustic guitar with great success."

 

John Paterno
Producer / Mixer / Engineer
(Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Joan Osborne, Los Lobos)


 

"The Amethyst Vintage is my first choice on piano."

 

John Paterno
Producer / Mixer / Engineer
(Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Joan Osborne, Los Lobos)


 

"The Global Pre/ VIN system has been a great way to have several different sounds at my fingertips. The VIN 12 is great on background vocals, the VIN 67 is great on all kinds of things, including vocals. The VIN 26 has a nice presence that can help dark sources come to life."

 

John Paterno
Producer / Mixer / Engineer
(Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Joan Osborne, Los Lobos)

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