John Barrett

Senior Recordist

With over 12 years of experience, a vast technical knowledge and a musical ear, John has established himself as one of Abbey Road’s most in demand Engineers and Recordists.

John’s career at Abbey Road started in 2005, forming part of a placement year scheme from his degree course. His dedication and strong work ethic (too many late nights tinkering to mention), meant that he progressed from studio tea boy to Assistant Engineer to Score Recordist very rapidly, and within months was running Protools on a number of large scale orchestral and band sessions, taking full advantage of Abbey Road’s unique and traditional apprenticeship approach.

Although the majority of John’s work is with large scale orchestral recordings, he has a vast experience and expertise working on all kinds of music, recently including live sessions with George Ezra, James Bay, Slaves, Krept & Konan and JP Cooper. As a consequence, he is equally at home in Studio One recording an 100 piece orchestra, as he is recording a jazz swing band in Studio Two, or a band in Studio Three. The addition of the two new pop oriented rooms at the Studios has allowed John to bring in a number of up and coming artists who could previously only have dreamed of working at Abbey Road.

Recently John was fortunate enough to have worked on two projects that were nominated at the Oscars for ‘Best Original Score’: Jonny Greenwood’s Phantom Thread as Score Mixer and Alexandre Desplat’s multi award-winning score for The Shape Of Water as Digital Score Recordist.


Highlights


Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread - Mixed By

Alexandre Deslpat - The Shape Of Water - Score Recordist

John Powell - Solo: A Star Wars Story - Score Recordist

Christophe Beck - Antman and Wasp - Score Recordist

The Rolling Stones - On Air - Mixed By

Steve Price - American Assassin - Scoring Engineer

The Levellers / John Leckie - We The Collective - Engineer

Steven Price - Our Planet - Scoring Engineer

Simon Hale/Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country - Engineer

Seth McFarlane - No One Ever Tells You - Tape Op / Protools Engineer / Additional Engineering

Carter Burwell - The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs - Score Recordist

J P Cooper - Raised Under Grey Skies - Engineer

Frank Ocean / Jonny Greenwood - Blond - Orchestral Engineer

Chris Bacon - Sherlock Gnomes - Score Recordist

Arcade Fire - The Reflector Tapes - Additional Mixing

Dan Jones - On Chesil Beach - Scoring Engineer

Teddy Shapiro - Captain Underpants - Score Recordist

Ludwing Göransson - Black Panther - Score Recordist

Tyler Bates - Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 - Score Recordist




Discography

Solo: A Star Wars Story Soundtrack - John Powell
Beauty and the Beast - Pierre Adenot
57th & 9th - Sting
Disney Animal Kingdom - Rivers of Light - Andrew Lockington
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - James Newton Howard
Sausage Party - Alan Menken/Christopher Lennertz
Shanghai Disneyland - Parade - Mark Hammond
Shanghai Disneyland - Soaring - Bruce Broughton
Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Austin Wintory
Disney 60th Anniversary Celebrations - Don Harper/John Debney
Disneyland Shanghai - Mickey's Royal Friendship Fair - Gordon Goodwin
Florence Foster Jenkins - Alexandre Desplat
Halo 5 - Kazuma Jinnouchi
Halo 5 - Gaurdians - Kazuma Jinnouchi
iTunes Festival 2015 Live Mixes - Various Artists
Max & Me - Mark McKenzie
Mon Roi - Stephen Warbeck
No One Ever Tells You - Seth McFarlane
Pete's Dragon - Howard Shore
Poltergeist - Marc Streitenfeld
Sharks (Discovery Channel) - Josh Ralph
Stages - Josh Groban
Tale of Christmas - Mario Frangoulis
The Bodyguard - Alexandra Burke
The Danish Girl - Alexandre Desplat
The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone
Woman In Gold - Hans Zimmer
50 to 1  - William Ross
A Most Wanted Man - Herbert Grönemeyer
After The Fall  - Marc Streitenfeld
Bears  - George Fenton
Beatles - Magne Furuholmen
Beauty and the Beast  - Pierre Adenot
Before I Go to Sleep  - Edward Shearmur
Days and Nights - Claire van Kampen
Exodus Gods And Kings - Alberto Iglesias
Exodus Gods and Kings OST - Alberto Iglesias
Inherent Vice  - Jonny Greenwood
Interstellar - Hans Zimmer
Interstellar (OST) - Hans Zimmer
Michael Nyman The Piano Sings Vol. 2 - Michael Nyman
The Monuments Men - Alexandre Desplat
Elysium - Ryan Amon
Enders Game - Steve Jablonsky
In Secret - Gabriel Yared
Jack The Giant slayer - John Ottman
Mandela, Long Walk To Freedom - Alex Heffes
The Counsellor - Daniel Pemberton
Trance - Underworld
Walking with the Enemy - Tim Williams
 Merry Christmas Baby - Rod Stewart
Prometheus - Marc Streitenfeld
Songs from the Silver Screen - Jackie Evancho
The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey - Howard Shore
The Impossible - Fernando Velázquez
The Master - Jonny Greenwood
The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2 - Carter Burwell
Arthur Christmas - Harry Gregson-Williams
Gnomeo & Juliet - Elton John, Chris Bacon + James Newton Howard
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Alexandre Desplat
L.A. Noire - Andrew Hale
My Week With Marilyn - Conrad Pope + Alexandre Desplat
The Grey - Marc Streitenfeld
A Different Hat - Paul Carrack
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - Alexandre Desplat
Norwegian Wood - Jonny Greenwood
Progress - Take That
The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Howard Shore
The Circus Live - At Abbey Road - Take That