The Johnson Recording Method is simply the recording process, broken up into steps, so that average independent producers and recording artists can understand it. It is the same process used by every producer that has ever completed an album, and it can be executed successfully regardless of the size of the recording budget or the available equipment. In fact; limiting the budget, time, and recording equipment, is the key to creative and efficient execution of the recording process. I did not invent this method of recording. I simply observed that every successful creation of a single, demo, EP or LP, followed this specific order of steps.
This method of describing the recording process, and the creation of Art Beyond Audio and artbeyondaudiogroup.com, was necessary because of there are many forces deterring independent recording artists from completing marketable recordings.
For example; today, the Recording Industry Association of America is so threatened by the growing market share of independent records that legal actions have been taken to curb their success - as well as the success of independent internet radio. Online forums like homerecording.com, are littered with bad advice that confuses and distracts independent recording artists from effectively executing the process. The Johnson Recording Method helps the artist recognize the difference between good advice and bad advice.
There are so many new options for recording equipment in today’s market, and there are tons of production tricks and recording techniques that you can use. But, if those recording techniques do not fall within the framework of the recording process as described in the Johnson Recording Method, no marketable recording will ever be completed.