JOHN O'MAHONY

MIXER / PRODUCER

New York, NY - USA

John O’Mahony is a Mixer known for his work with artists such as Vance Joy, Sara Bareilles, Coldplay, Metric and The Cribs.

John moved from his native Ireland to his current home of New York City to work for some of the city’s top studios before spending 5 years engineering for renowned producer Andy Wallace.

Since then John has worked mostly out of New York and Los Angeles while also making records around the world in cities like Nashville, Copenhagen, London and Toronto. In 2012 Electric Lady Studios invited John to take up residence in a custom built mix suite in their historic Greenwich Village Studio which he now calls home.

Career highlights for John include Album Of The Year Grammy nominations for Sara Bareilles’ The Blessed Unrest (2014), Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2009) and Juno Awards for Metric’s Fantasies (2009) and Synthetica (2012).

 

"The RN17 is my new favorite small diaphragm condenser mic.

It's incredibly detailed in the higher frequencies and has a weight in the lower mids that was traditionally compromised in pencil mics. I love it on acoustic guitar, piano, strings, percussion, and as a room mic on any source. It was a go-to mic this year for sessions with Metric & The Kills."

 

"The VR1 is a fantastic ribbon. I used it this year on everything from sousaphone in New Orleans with Metric to electric guitar cabinets and drums at Electric Lady with The Kills. It's extremely true to the sound source and could handle the SPL’s of a rocket engine!"

 

"The X1 D is a great choice for faithfully reproducing low frequencies from a loud source. I like it on kick drum, bass guitar cabinet, Hammond organ and timpani."

 

 

"...and the RNR1 is the next level in ribbon mic design; it's simply the most detailed sounding ribbon mic I’ve ever heard. It's stunning in all the obvious applications, and for my taste it's the first ribbon I’ve been truly happy to use on lead vocal."


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