I currently teach the advanced mixing and mastering program in Logic and some in Pro Tools at Pyramind studios in SF. I have also designed and lead music production and editing / mixing workshops at both the San Francisco and Santa Monica Apple Stores and in various cities around the world.
- Logic Pro X
- Pro Tools
Hi, I’m Jay-J a San Francisco based music production and audio professional.
I have been making and playing records since the early 90’s. Close to 750 tracks spanning several Genres have passed by my ears in some form or another. I’ve flown over a million miles playing in clubs all over the world including many of the most famous brands like Ministry of Sound and Pacha. I have released music on Ultra Records, Defected Records, Naked Music, Hed Kandi, Sony Music, Large Music, Salted Music and many many others. I have produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered albums, DJ Mix compilations, and more singles than I can remember. My music has been synched in Film, TV, and other special projects as well as being featured in product demos for both Apple and Avid.
My audio engineering and producer experience has an established track record including a Grammy nomination in 2003 for best remixed recording. I have recorded, edited, mixed and mastered the work of many artists, singers, and musicians spanning almost every instrument and genre for the past 25 years. My production and engineering talents have kept me in demand and my recognition in the trade comes from the tech side as well as the creative side. I am well versed in everything required for the production, editing, mixing and delivering a high quality product. I mix, master, run 2 Record labels (Downtempo / Nu Disco and House), teach, sound design and create content.
Records I mix or master have been on the charts of Beatport, Traxsource and others and I master for several notable labels including SF’s Salted Music and Miguel Migs, Mark Farina (GLA and Mushroom Jazz 7-8), Colette, Julius Papp, Noa and Sonido Local (NY) and many others.
My labels Shifted Music and Downshift have worldwide respect. 11 of the first 12 tracks released on Downshift took the top spots for the year of 2016 in the Downtempo and Chill Genre on Traxsource.
I helped create content to show off the “Jam Packs” associated with Apple’s Garage Band and Logic, and for Avid’s (now AIR) Transfuser groove creation instrument. I have curated, sound designed and packaged 2 sample Packs for Loopmasters including an Artist series.
I founded Moulton Studios, the West Coast's most influential dance music studio, had my own Coke® bottle for the 2008 Beijing Olympics (WE8) alongside Tiësto, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, and 8 Chinese Graphic artists. In 2006, I performed live on MTV Australia's Video Music Awards program seen by millions.
Early in my career I opened San Francisco’s Moulton Studios, a state of the art digital and analog hybrid facility and one of the first all digital, computer based recording and production studios. Went on to build it into a world-renowned, genre creating facility, specializing in sound quality at the top of the industry.
Since these beginings in San Francisco I have been constantly pushing forward with the technological advances of computer based music production and remained constant in my commitment to delivering high-quality audio.
Through my mentoring and internship programs, I have helped shape several music industry professionals including the current head of the in-house production studio, eLevel, at the award winning, global Advertising Agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners and another who is currently mix engineer for Raphael Saadiq and Joss Stone as well as many other top artists.
Throughout my long career I have been called upon as an industry professional to lead numerous seminars, training sessions, product demos and private tutoring and teaching including leading seminars for BPM magazine through Remix Hotel's in NY, LA, and Miami and 4 years as a keynote presenter for Music Expo SF and Miami. I have also been involved as a brand ambassador for companies like Digidesign/AVID, Sol Republic Headphones and Sonnox Plug-ins.
Being chosen to participate, design and present so many of these types of events provides insight into my exceptional abilities and experience with recording, editing, mixing, and mainly communicating these insights clearly across various levels of understanding.
I have developed a concept oriented, genre and platform or DAW independent way of teaching folks how to create better sounding music. Teaching these concepts help everyone spanning all styles of music, across all DAW’s and in less time, get from creative inspiration to final masters with a better sounding result.
I’m sure I can help you, let me know how.
Beatport : Shifted Music
Beatport : Downshift