| "As the owner of a high profile media house in
Los Angeles, I don't even consider audio houses that don't have a superb
record and top-of-the-line equipment. Oakwood Sound Design turned out
to be a flawless choice on both counts and allowed me to get the perfect
score created for a very important project!!"
- Andy Yardy, Co-Owner of New Link Media
"[Oakwood Sound Design] is at the very least the finest recording studio I've ever had the privilege of working with. John Howard has the special and rare sort of brilliance that knows the fine balance between producer input and artist autonomy. Added to that is the superior quality of equipment that I was allowed to drool over. I highly recommend Oakwood Sound Design to anyone looking to record something they want to be proud of."
Matt Swaim, Lead Singer for Heros Of the Torah
- Patrick Scott, Independent Studio Artist
"As the band I play in, Wake, was in search of a studio to record our first CD, we had two primary requirements: a place that would offer a professional sound and a great experience. Our expectations were far met and surpassed at Oakwood Sound Design. When we arrived at Oakwood for the first time, we were introduced to owner/chief engineer, John Howard. We found John very easy to work with from the very beginning with his open spirit and professional attitude. The atmosphere was always fun and laid back, and when it came to recording and producing, John never ceased to amaze me. He comes from a very musical background, so we appreciated his input greatly, especially since his ideas made the songs sound 100% better. Oakwood offered us the best service possible, whether that meant having to purchase new equipment to record our huge percussion section, or taking a little time to explain what a particular audio tool is and why it works the way it does. OSD gave us 100% and beyond!
"Many thanks for all the hours you have put into this! I am so very pleased with the result! Thank you!"
Dr. Lynn Cooper
"Wow! I got CD today. I tip my hat to you--what a GREAT job! The music you wrote is exactly what my lyrics needed. I almost cried when I heard it--I'm so proud!"
- Laura Yates, Singer/Lyricist
"I took a listen to the mastering you did for my band. Basically, I am very impressed. It had such a warm sound and everything from the drums to the vocals sounded extremely polished. You gave us a ton of depth!"
- Donavon Davis, MLS
"You did the best recording I've ever had done down through the years with any of my groups!"
- Dr. Don Donaldson, Richmond Choral Society