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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)