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Recording the score for Jordan Peele's US at Sony with composer Michael Abels Maestro Michael Abels and  recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage old wall boxes  recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage Recording strings at The Sony Scoring Stage US Recording team at Sony Scoring Stage. Maestro Michael Abels back center
Control Room wide shot  recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage Control room view of choir recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage ribbon ORTF  recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage selfie  recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage I put 2 options on the Decca Tree  recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage
Jordan Peele says HI to the choir  recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage Choir recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage Another choir recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage More choir  recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage Recording Wade at The Sony Scoring Stage
my Subkick  recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage Recording Taiko at The Sony Scoring Stage Perc recording sessions at Sony Scoring Stage Recording a Marvel project at Fox Scoring Stage My view to the left while recording at Fox Scoring Stage
Recording at The Fox Scoring Stage John at Fox Scoring Stage recording brass for Avatar the game John at The Fox Scoring Stage John recording at The Fox Scoring Stage John selfie with Sean Callery in background
John selfie recording a score at The Fox Scoring Stage The Village recording   studio The Village Michael Abels and the soloist The Village phase meter The Village Recording Music mug
John selfie outside Warner Bros scoring stage Benois Larry Sean Chris John and Tom at WB scoring stage John at WB scoring Stage with Sean Callery Recording with a vintage mic at Warner Bros Scoring Stage Recording with Sean Callery at Warner Bros Scoring Stage
Benoit Gray  Sean Callery and John recording at Warner Bros Sean Callery thanking conductor Bill Ross at WB scoring stage Honored to be a part of a British Academy Award nominated team Honored to be a part of a British Academy Award nominated team once again John listening to some Fearn gear at AES 2014
Speaking on a WonderCon panel discussion Mixing at my studio Clearstory Sound Penka and John at Clearstory Sound Some of the gear in my Los Angeles studio Chris Lord, Penka Kouneva and John mixing at my studio Clearstory Sound
Honored to have mixed Michael Abels awesome score for GET OUT Cool GET OUT Japanese Chirashi Mini Movie Poster I have Get Out LA Times cover Very proud to have mixed the score for GET OUT I had fun recording and mixing Michael Abels score for this film
I mastered the Better Call Saul score album Honored to have mastered numerous Mr Robot score albums for Mac Quayle One of the many World of Warcaft games I have worked on One of the numerous Blizzard games I have worked on I mastered some of the songs on this awesome electronica album
I mixed score for the film and also mastered the score album for Blood Road Awesome mixing Penka Kounevas score for NASA's Heroes and Legends I mixed some music for DOTA 2 for composer Tim Larkin One of the numerous Star Wars games I have worked on John Rodd recording ELYSIUM at Abbey Road
The Philharmonia orchestra recording the ELYSIUM score at Abbey Road Studio 1 - Alain Mayrand conducting Mixing the Elysium score at Clearstory Sound --- clockwise from back left: Rich Walters, Dave Lawrence, Ryan Amon, John Rodd John at Abbey Road John walking through the orchestra at Abbey Road John at Abbey Road
John mics the basses at Abbey Road John at the console at Abbey Road The stage power supplies at Abbey Road The orchestra from the floor at Abbey Road Wagner Tuba at Abbey Road
Cimbasso at Abbey Road French Horns at Abbey Road John mics the cello at Abbey Road The console at Abbey Road The power supplies at Abbey Road
The power supplies at Abbey Road John mics the violins at Abbey Road View from the booth at Abbey Road Clearstory Sound - John Rodd's recording, mixing & mastering studio - built from the ground up as a studio. Clearstory Sound - John Rodd's recording, mixing & mastering studio - built from the ground up as a studio
Clearstory Sound - John Rodd's recording, mixing & mastering studio - built from the ground up as a studio. The STAR WARS Kinect sessions at Abbey Road with the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Voices choir John Rodd recording an orchestra at 20th Century Fox's Newman scoring stage. John was on staff there from 1997 to 2004 before going freelance. Clearstory Sound - John Rodd's recording, mixing & mastering studio -
built from the ground up as a studio. John Rodd lecturing the 2010 ASCAP Scoring Workshop participants at
Clearstory Sound - John Rodd's recording, mixing & mastering studio.
Clearstory Sound - John Rodd's recording, mixing & mastering studio -
built from the ground up as a studio. Percussionists Bruce Carver, MB Gordy and Pete playing huge drums at
The Bridge Recording Studio. John Rodd engineered. Re-recording Mixer Deb Adair and Scoring Mixer John Rodd at The
Lincoln Lawyer dubstage on the Sony Pictures lot in Los Angeles. John Rodd and composer Jesper Kyd with Carl Vaudrin (standing) during
the mixing and mastering of Assassins Creed Brotherhood at John's studio 'Clearstory Sound'. Assassins Creed Brotherhood at E3
One of the great scoring stages that John loves to work at: Warner Bros
Eastwood scoring stage. One of the great scoring stages that John loves to work at: Warner Bros
Eastwood scoring stage. Al Machera, John Rodd and Kevin Teasley at The Lord Of The Rings -
War In The North trailer mixing session at Westlake studios, Los Angeles. The Lord Of The Rings -  War In The North at E3 Some of the outboard gear at Westlake studio C for the The Lord Of The
Rings -  War In The North trailer mixing session.
John Rodd recording at The Bridge Recording - another great studio in
Los Angeles. John Rodd recording at The Bridge Recording - another great studio in
Los Angeles. LoSP Bratislava recording session Golden Compass score at WB stage Golden Compass Jamie Christopherson and John
Golden Compass on the stage Golden Compass console Golden Compass console John Golden Compass Jamie James John Golden Compass Warner Bros scoring stage
Golden Compass TC 6000 and console Golden Compass racks of preamps Golden Compass 6 horns Emil Richards and John Rodd George Shaw recording session
using Frank Sinatras u47 at Capitol JOKEL with George Shaw and team at Firehouse JOKEL Capitol A CR wide JOKEL Capitol A  wide JOKEL Capitol A console
JOKEL Capitol A George Shaw conducting JOKEL Capitol A control room JOKEL Capitol A Amy Noah Kate JOKEL Capitol A John at console JOKEL Capitol A  group
John got married John doing a small overdub A few fine folks at a scoring session Mark Robertson, Ceiri Torjussen, Julia Newmann, Cody Westheimer and John Rodd all discussing a cue at Capitol studios during the scoring session for SMILE John working on the Neve at Capitol studios during the scoring session for SMILE
Cody Westheimer and John Rodd outside of Capitol Studios Recordist on I, ROBOT at 20th Century Fox - Newman Scoring Stage In session with Andrew Kaiser The control room at Cello (formerly Ocean Way) in Hollywood, CA Composer Andrew Kaiser and Scoring Mixer John Rodd in the control room at  Capitol Studios in Hollywood for the orchestral recording of TAO OF PONG.
Scoring Mixer John Rodd, Executive Producer Mark Robertson, Composer Andrew Kaiser, and Director Eli Craig at the orchestral recording of TAO OF PONG at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. working on a mix at the Newman Scoring Stage Composer Gordy Haab conducting at Entourage Studios Patrick Kirst Conducting at Capitol studios Some of the musicians for the score to "Elephants Egg" including the legendary Endre Granat, Violin. Also pictured is Maestro Patrick Kirst at right.
an orchestra in action at Fox John adjusting a mic at Warner Bros scoring stage with Victor looking on John and his favorite reverb - the TC 6000 Recording the strings for "The Legend of El Charro" at the Eastwood Warner Bros Scoring Stage Reading the score
Always lots of buttons to press on a large analog scoring console! George Shaw (left) Rich Ragsdale (center) and John in session <i>Bettie Page: Dark Angel</i> recording session - John Rodd, Director Nico B and composer Zack Ryan <i>Bettie Page: Dark Angel</i> recording session - listening to a playback <i>Bettie Page: Dark Angel</i> recording session - Dave Lofti at the drumkit
<i>Bettie Page: Dark Angel</i> recording session - John at the console recording John at Benaroya Hall in Seattle Ceiri, Cody, Julia, Mark, Ashburn and John working on <i>The Birdcage</i> Mixing and reading the score an orchestra in action at Fox
John mixing (fisheye lens) John surrounded by recording gear Patrick Kirst and John making a battle plan before the sessions for <i>Elephant's Egg</i> start at Capitol studios John recording at Entourage Studios - part of the orchestra is visible in the background John, Gordy Haab and Kyle Newmaster enjoying a playback of a cue from "The Works"
Concertmaster Mark Robertson, John and Patrick Kirst discuss the finer points of a performance of one of the cues John at the console at Fox Percussion, horns, bones, and trumpets (including the legendary Rick Baptiste) in Capitol Studio A+B for "Elephants Egg" <i>Planet of the Apes</i> (2001) - Hanging on for dear life - note the 24 track remote (2 additional ones not pictured), the 48 track remote (one additional one not pictured), the DA-88, the 24 track MX-2424, three Genex-8000 recorders, two computers, three DAT recorders, and the TV monitor showing the reels of one of the 48 track machines. Sean McMahon conducting at Eastwood Warner Bros Scoring Stage - Rich Wheeler in background
Chatting with one of the musicians at Capitol studios Adjusting a percussion preamp level during the "Elephant's Egg" session at Capitol John recording and live mixing the score to "Elephant's Egg" at Capitol studios A+B Maestro Patrick Kirst is seen just above right monitor speaker Legendary cellists Victor Lawrence and Armen Ksajikian at Entourage John in session running three multitracks, automation, video playback, a 24 track digital stem mix recorder, timecode, a surround sound matrix and stereo digital recorders.
the SSL 9096 at Newman - over 18,000 knobs and buttons! <i>Planet of the Apes</i> (2001) - note the massive amount of cables in the patchbay. John is holding the Mackie mixer he used to manage all the click track sources used at various times during the recording and mixing of the score  - two Auricle rigs, two different clicks from Marc Mann's rig, playback from a 24 track analog, playback from a 48 track digital machine. Christian conducting at "O'Henry" John up at the Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California John at the Chan Theatre / Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada
Engineer John Rodd, producer Craig Stuart Garfinkle and legendary drummer Steve Smith (Journey, Vital Information, etc) in session at Capitol Studio B in Hollywood. Legendary drummer Steve Smith (Journey, Vital Information, etc) in session at Capitol Studio B in Hollywood. Note the two snare drums! The custom Neve 8068 at Capitol with Steve Smith in the background Engineer John Rodd, legendary drummer Steve Smith (Journey, Vital Information, etc) and producer Craig Stuart Garfinkle in Capitol Studio B Looking down into Capitol Studio B at Steve Smith’s Sonor drum kit
The custom 56 input Neve 8068 at Capitol Studio B in Hollywood The band Metaphor with recording and mix engineer John Rodd Ali Wood in the studio as a member of Metaphor Audrey in the studio as a member of Metaphor Meg in the studio as a member of Metaphor
Audrey and Tina in the studio as members of Metaphor Composer Andrew Kaiser John working at Ocean Way studios in Hollywood in 1997 John and a very cool old digital reverb - the EMT 250 - at Ocean Way in 1997

Los Angeles-based John Rodd is able to legally work in the U.S.A., the EU and Canada (without a work visa)