Keith O. Johnson

Real Name:
Keith de Osma Johnson
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US recording engineer, born March 29, 1938.

In the 1970s, he worked with rock band Ambrosia (2) and partnered with producer Alan Parsons to develop the Projectron, one of the first tools to incorporate expressive polyphonic sampling, used on I Robot. In 1976, he joined producer J. Tamblyn Henderson, Jr. and Marcia Martin to form Reference Recordings, launching a legacy of high-end/half-speed mastered LPs and high-definition CDs (DDD). Co-invented the HDCD technology with Michael Pflaumer and in 1996, they formed Pacific Microsonics to introduce the concept of high-resolution audio. In 2000, Microsoft purchased Pacific Microsonics and continues to incorporate HDCD technology into its PC offerings. Prof. Johnson subsequently consulted with Microsoft; one project, Speaker-Correction, uses modeled correction of speakers to improve computer sound and can be found in XP software.
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Production

RR-123 Mike Garson Mike Garson - The Bowie Variations For Piano (Album) Reference Recordings RR-123 US 2011 Sell This Version
RR-122 Keith O. Johnson - Brubeck/Gandolfi/Foss album art Concord Chamber Music Society Concord Chamber Music Society - Brubeck/Gandolfi/Foss(HDCD, Album) Reference Recordings RR-122 US 2011 Sell This Version
RM-2513 Keith O. Johnson - Exactly Like This album art Doug MacLeod Doug MacLeod - Exactly Like This(2xLP, Album, 180) Reference Recordings RM-2513 US 2015 Sell This Version

Technical

S 32873 Keith O. Johnson - Somewhere I've Never Travelled album art Ambrosia (2) Ambrosia (2) - Somewhere I've Never Travelled (Album) 20th Century Records S 32873 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
T-508 Keith O. Johnson - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination album art The Alan Parsons Project The Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination (Album) 20th Century Records T-508 US 1976 Sell This Version
KS-556, KS 556 Keith O. Johnson - Masters Of Flute And Harp Vol. 1 album art Susann McDonald, Louise Di Tullio Susann McDonald, Louise Di Tullio - Masters Of Flute And Harp Vol. 1(LP, Album) Klavier Records, Klavier Records KS-556, KS 556 US 1976 Sell This Version
RR-6 Keith O. Johnson - First Takes album art Andrei Kitaev / Bill Douglass Andrei Kitaev / Bill Douglass - First Takes(LP) Reference Recordings RR-6 US 1978 Sell This Version
RR-5 Keith O. Johnson - Steven Gordon Plays Chopin: The Sonata In B Minor album art Steven Gordon Steven Gordon - Steven Gordon Plays Chopin: The Sonata In B Minor(LP) Reference Recordings RR-5 US 1978 Sell This Version
KS-560, KS560, KS 560 Keith O. Johnson - Masters Of Flute And Harp Vol. 2 album art Susann McDonald, Louise Di Tullio Susann McDonald, Louise Di Tullio - Masters Of Flute And Harp Vol. 2(LP) Klavier Records, Klavier Records, Klavier Records KS-560, KS560, KS 560 US 1978 Sell This Version
RR-8 Keith O. Johnson - The Forward Look album art Red Norvo Quintet Red Norvo Quintet - The Forward Look (Album) Reference Recordings RR-8 US 1981 Sell This Version
MHS 4412 Keith O. Johnson - Herman Berlinski At The Ruffatti Organ Of St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco album art Frescobaldi*, Kohs*, Liszt*, Berlinski* Frescobaldi*, Kohs*, Liszt*, Berlinski* - Herman Berlinski At The Ruffatti Organ Of St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco(LP) Musical Heritage Society MHS 4412 US 1981 Sell This Version
RR 10 Keith O. Johnson - The Tempest album art The Performing Arts Orchestra The Performing Arts Orchestra - The Tempest (Album) Reference Recordings RR 10 US 1982 Sell This Version
RR-9 Keith O. Johnson - In Formation album art Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet - In Formation (Album) Reference Recordings RR-9 US 1982 Sell This Version
RR-11 Keith O. Johnson - Symphonie Fantastique album art Berlioz*Kojian*, Utah Symphony* Berlioz*Kojian*, Utah Symphony* - Symphonie Fantastique (Album) Reference Recordings RR-11 US 1982 Sell This Version
RR-12 Keith O. Johnson - Däfos album art Mickey Hart, Airto*, Flora Purim Mickey Hart, Airto*, Flora Purim - Däfos (Album) Reference Recordings RR-12 US 1983 Sell This Version
RR-15 Keith O. Johnson - Church Windows album art Respighi*, Keith Clark (3), Pacific Symphony Orchestra Respighi*, Keith Clark (3), Pacific Symphony Orchestra - Church Windows(LP) Reference Recordings RR-15 US 1984 Sell This Version
RR-14 Keith O. Johnson - Your Friendly Neighborhood Big Band album art Matt Catingub Feat. Mavis Rivers Matt Catingub Feat. Mavis Rivers - Your Friendly Neighborhood Big Band (Album) Reference Recordings RR-14 US 1984 Sell This Version
RR-19 Keith O. Johnson - Marni Nixon Sings Gershwin album art Marni Nixon, Lincoln Mayorga Marni Nixon, Lincoln Mayorga - Marni Nixon Sings Gershwin(LP, Album) Reference Recordings RR-19 US 1985 Sell This Version
RR-13 Keith O. Johnson - Popular Masterworks Of The Baroque album art Tafelmusik* Tafelmusik* - Popular Masterworks Of The Baroque Reference Recordings RR-13 US 1983 Sell This Version
RR-17 Keith O. Johnson - Stravinsky: L´Histoire Du Soldat - Suite / Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol album art Igor Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov* / Chicago Pro Musica Igor Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov* / Chicago Pro Musica - Stravinsky: L´Histoire Du Soldat - Suite / Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol (Album) Reference Recordings RR-17 US 1985 Sell This Version
RR-21 Keith O. Johnson - Star Of Wonder album art Ralph Hooper, San Francisco Choral Artists Ralph Hooper, San Francisco Choral Artists - Star Of Wonder(LP) Reference Recordings RR-21 US 1986 Sell This Version
RR-20 Keith O. Johnson - Serendipity album art Michael Garson* Michael Garson* - Serendipity (Album) Reference Recordings RR-20 US 1986 Sell This Version
CEL 015 Keith O. Johnson - In Lands I Never Saw album art Double Image Double Image - In Lands I Never Saw (Album) Celestial Harmonies CEL 015 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
RR-22-CD Keith O. Johnson - Appalachian Spring Suite album art Aaron Copland, Keith Clark (3), Pacific Symphony Orchestra Aaron Copland, Keith Clark (3), Pacific Symphony Orchestra - Appalachian Spring Suite (Album) Reference Recordings RR-22-CD US 1986 Sell This Version
RR-24CD Keith O. Johnson - Three-Way Mirror album art Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Joe Farrell Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Joe Farrell - Three-Way Mirror (Album) Reference Recordings RR-24CD US 1987 Sell This Version