John solved a problem I've had in music production for 15 years for around $1000: Poor acoustics in my room that led to bad mixes, which meant every sound I made or song I wrote sounded muddy, which led to two times the overhead on everything I was doing. That amount of money seems daunting when you're 30, but when you only have 1-2 hours a week to record or compose, it's worth saving up for. I had been looking for someone like this for years, came across recommendations for him on a private message board for audio production, and reached out.
A few weeks later he drove to my house, took measurements in my room, and provided a sketch of what we were going to do. Two months later his team was back at my house installing the panels. The room now sounds *amazing*. I no longer have to redo every mix. He custom-builds his own absorption and reflection panels, having expertise in the materials, design, and placement. This is not something that can be trusted to DIY or some $300 Auralex egg-carton kit. The difference between what I had before and what I have now is tremendous.
Since my working with him, two of my other friends have also jumped on the bandwagon and hired him to fix their studio problems as well. I highly recommend having him come fix your studio space — it is life-changing. No amount of crappy DIY solutions comes close to trusting a pro who does it for a living. If you have a space in your home where you work on music or play instruments, do podcasts, or any type of audio work, I guarantee it is worth every penny to have him treat the space.