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The Shack (Film) Lionsgate

The Shack (Film) Lionsgate

  Recently I arranged some church choir pieces for the new Lionsgate release “The Shack”. I brought in groups of singers and recorded them all at my studio. I don’t have a large space so I had to record a few groups on separate occasions. I was going for that Country Church Congregation sound. The…

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John Paterno Audio Engineer/Producer/Mixer

John Paterno Audio Engineer/Producer/Mixer

A few weeks ago I was mixing a project…My friend John Paterno, an amazing Audio engineer/producer and mixer came by to lend his ears. He took me through several ideas for the mix utilizing some cool EQ techniques. His ears are finely tuned to the frequencies of the sonic spectrum. We sat down and experimented with…

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UAD Apollo Quad

UAD Apollo Quad

Hello to all my music colleagues out in word-press land So I’ve been using the Apollo Quad for a week or so now and I’m really beginning to understand what all the hub-ub is about regarding UAD plugin’s..I’ve really only been scratching the surface but the UAD610B preamp plugin sounds great on both Guitar and…

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New Site is Live!!

http://johndefaria.com Many thanks to Connie Nassios at webworks for designing my new site on wordpress! The functionality and DIY ease of use on the new wordpress open source is absolutely mind blowing! And.. what’s really cool is I’m back online the day after the FCC approved it’s “Net Neutrality” ruling, regulating broadband internet as a…

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Alternate Tunings

Alternate Tunings

Yo fellow Guitar Players! I recently finished a slew of solo Acoustic Guitar tunes for Megatrax. It was hard work !! Not only playing but writing for the Acoustic Guitar. Trying to fill up the space with one instrument is a daunting task.. I found some Alternate tunings that worked really well.. They not only…

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And Man Created Dog

And Man Created Dog

Evergreen Films trusted me with their new release for the Nat Geo channel called  “And Man Created Dog”. They were short on time and gave me 3 weeks to score 96 minutes of show !! It was a rush, but with the help of my old compadre, composer Guy Thomas we came in a little…

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Jon Secada Show

Jon Secada Show

Last weekend I got to play a few shows with my old brother Jon Secada… We go way far back to working in Miami clubs together.. I can remember when Jon first began writing songs !! Jon just released a gorgeous Jazz record so I put together a stellar band of players for him, including…

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