John Merchant

Assistant Professor

John Merchant
615-898-2553
Room 210, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • M.F.A., Middle Tennessee State University (2008)
  • B.M., University of Miami (1989)

Areas of Expertise

Advanced Pro Tools
Mixing Techniques and Technologies
Studio Production
MTSU Records

Biography

John Merchant earned a degree in Music Engineering from the University of Miami in 1989. While still in school, he began working as an intern at Middle Ear Studios on South Beach, owned by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, where he advanced from assistant to Chief Engineer. In 2004, he opened his own studio in Miami, RedDoor, to produce both new and established acts.

Over the course of his career, John has had the opportunity to work with an amazing collection of music...

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John Merchant earned a degree in Music Engineering from the University of Miami in 1989. While still in school, he began working as an intern at Middle Ear Studios on South Beach, owned by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, where he advanced from assistant to Chief Engineer. In 2004, he opened his own studio in Miami, RedDoor, to produce both new and established acts.

Over the course of his career, John has had the opportunity to work with an amazing collection of musicians, songwriters, producers & engineers. His credits include Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion and Lenny Kravitz, as well as producers Arif Mardin, David Foster, Russ Titelman, Raphael Saadiq, Phil Ramone, and many others.

In 2007, John produced a top-selling DVD on mixing techniques for Multiplatinum Productions and in 2008 was nominated for a Grammy as producer for the artist Mika.

Having completed his Masters Degree in Recording Arts & Technologies at Middle Tennessee State University, he is now an Assistant Professor in their Recording Industry Department.

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