In 2014 he was the cutting engineer on AIR Studio’s first ever direct to disc recording – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed by the leading Venetian Orchestra Interpreti Veneziani. He’s also cut records for artists including: George Michael, Syd Barrett, Ghostface Killah and Neon Neon.
At London’s Pro Sound Awards 2014 John received the ‘Rising Star’ prize for his recent mastering achievements, He’s also received accolades in the HiFi press, including scoring 94% sound quality for his work with BJ Cole & Guy Jackson (Transparent Music 2) in HiFi News and ‘Best in Show’ awards for his work with audiophile producer Mike Valentine at the 2013-14 National Audio Show.
Working with any style of music & understanding all aspects of the music creation process are amongst John’s key attributes whatever the genre. Aside from his technical abilities & efficient workflow, all of John’s clients respect his creative decisions as he does theirs.
Other recent mastering clients/works include: Duologue, Zbigniew Preisner, Super Furry Animals, Clean Bandit, Sarah Vaughan, Marc Almond, London Symphony Orchestra, Nerina Pallot, The Prisoner (Soundtrack), Pure Reason Revolution, The Swingle Singers, The Alarm, Little Big Planet 3 (2014 Soundtrack), Polar Bear, The The, MF DOOM, Clint Mansell, Whitey, The Minutes & Ben Hudson for labels including XL Recordings, EMI, Parlophone, Mute, Sony BMG, Universal/Island, Genetic/AATW, Domino Records, Heavenly & Young Turks.
“John Webber’s ear is adaptable to many genres, this versatility isn’t as naturally shared by all mastering engineers in the industry”. – Ian Prince (Grammy Award winner – Quincy Jones – Bobby Brown – Earth Wind & Fire).