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John Starley Allen

John Starley Allen

Pop / Inspirational / Holiday Salt Lake City, UT  US
You Made Me Whole Again
You Made Me Whole Again
I Will Go, I Will Do
I Will Go, I Will Do
We Can Fill the World With Love
We Can Fill the World With Love
Look Unto Me
Look Unto Me
The Spirit of Christmas
The Spirit of Christmas


You Made Me Whole Again by John Starley Allen


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  • Sonny Boy Baker (Artist)
    Sonny Boy Baker
    Amazing vocals and great music. I enjoyed listening to such relaxing music. Thanks for dropping by.
  • Hillbilly Dix (Artist)
    Hillbilly Dix
    John, beautiful songs..great arrangements and instrumentation..and some fabulous vocals going on..been a pleasure listening..all the best to you and thnaks so much for fanning...
  • Richard Roblin (Artist)
    Richard Roblin
    Great relaxing sounds here.
    Awesome job John, I loved it brother. Great vocals and infectious anointing !!!
  • Elaine Joyce (Artist)
    Elaine Joyce
    Hi there Thank you so much for becoming a fan I love your voice and your video you have in your site Blessing Elaine
  • Elaine Peacock (Artist)
    Elaine Peacock
    Thanks for visiting my page! Wishing you many blessings and success as you sing and share your gift! Elaine Peacock.com



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Q: How did you produce Look Unto Me? What instruments and performers were included? Was it recorded in a professional studio?

A: Thanks for your question. I record both in home and at professional studios. (Look Unto Me was recorded at a professional studio.) And as far as getting the right sound, a lot of it is just transferring what is in your head, to an actual performance. After the words and music are complete, I ask myself what kind of sound is most appropriate for the song? Single voice? (You Made Me Whole Again) Lead and backup? (Look Unto Me) Lead and multiple voices? (Spirit of Christmas). And then there’s the overall sound. What instruments work best? Do you want it sparse? Do you want it full? Sparse building to full? And a lot depends on the path the lyrics take. In the case of Look Unto Me I was able to get the sound I wanted by simply using a Roland keyboard, and I just kept layering tracks. Sometimes you’re going a direction and then you realize you need to start over. I was recording a song involving a choir. I thought it was okay and sent everybody home. The next day I realized it was all wrong. So I took a deep breathe, called everybody back into the studio and tried it again...and this time it worked for me. Mixing, for me, is hard because there are so many possibilities. All I do is just keep tweaking and re-tweaking until it “sounds right.” (Whatever that might be.)

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