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John Merchant
John with Barry Gibb

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 collection of musicians, songwriters, producers & engineers. His 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, Raphael Saadiq, Phil Ramone, and many others.

In 2008, John was nominated for a Grammy as producer for the artist Mika.

Having recently completed his masters degree in Recording Arts & Technology at MTSU in Tennessee, he plans to continue recording and producing while teaching. Recently, he produced a top-selling DVD on mixing techniques for Multiplatinum ProTools.