john's bio




Fez Ballroom, Portland, OR 11/08

Photo by Ty Hitzemann


About Reynolds
Audio Production

John Vernon Reynolds is a musician, producer, mixer, composer and teacher with a wide variety of experience. Since 1990 he has operated Reynolds Audio Production, providing professional music and audio services.

He is fortunate to have studied with many outstanding teachers including electronic music pioneer Laurie Spiegel, blues guitarist Danny Starobin, and students of composer John Cage and jazz theorist and guitarist Dennis Sandole. He studied Physics of Music (acoustics) and Electronic Music at the University of Pennsylvania.

John has mixed concert sound for many international touring artists (
Live Sound Artists List). In the late 1990s John was the house sound engineer at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, California and toured nationally as sound engineer for Pele Juju. He has produced, mixed, mastered, composed and performed music for film, television, theater and independent CD releases in many genres (Discography).

He has performed with many bands in the Philadelphia, San Francisco and Portland areas, including Alicesun, The Bolivians, The Secrets, Sum 1 Else, Vivid Curve, The Dead Beetles, and Thumptown.

John has taught hundreds of guitar and music students, at all ages and levels, from beginners to pros and has taught at Portland, Oregon's Artichoke School Of Music.
He has provided extensive consultation to venues, performing artists, studio owners, schools (including Stanford University and Cabrillo College) and pro audio manufacturers (including E-mu Systems, Summit Audio and Antares Technologies).

In early 2013 John acquired a rare neurological disorder called cerebellar ataxia which for several years prevented him from making music entirely. Although he has regained some of his capacity, he continues to struggle with this chronic condition.

Shook Jimi Hendrix’ hand, February, 1968

You can find John's original music, ranging from folk, to electronic, rock/pop, soul and funk, on most digital music download and streaming services.

With his first home studio, West Philadelphia 1978.



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Portland OR