John Marshall Cheary
CEO, Founder & Chairman
After earning a B.M. from Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and a successful stint as a digital audio editor, Cheary launched John Marshall Sound in 1995. In under a decade, he built a one-man operation into a leading independent audio production company. With the acquisition of Paul Ruben Productions in 2008, he began to focus on emerging areas of the education field.
One of Cheary’s core goals is to up the fun factor in educational media productions. “One of the most important things in life is a great education, and one of the best ways to educate is to entertain,” he believes. “Kicking media up a notch is a way to make things engaging.”
VP of Studio & Post Services
Kevin Fecu, John Marshall Mediaʼs mastermind of post-production, joined the company in 2000. As the senior engineer, he oversees digital editing, scheduling and sound effects, creating everything from handclaps to full-blown Foleys. He also manages the painstaking quality-assurance protocols. He works directly with clients, ensuring that every recording is delivered on time and on target.
Before joining John Marshall Media, Fecu was an audio engineer, recording and mixing R&B, hip-hop and jazz. He earned his B.A. in music, with a specialty in audio engineering, from the City College of New York. Outside the JMM studio, he continues to mix and DJ, focusing on Caribbean music.
With isolated VO booths, state of the art equipment, and experienced engineers,
John Marshall Media is New York City’s premier voice recording studio.
Each studio features custom-made isolation booths, Neumann U-87ai microphones, and Focusrite ISA mic preamps. Combined with our proprietary post-production techniques, they produce a clean, clear and focused sound.
Studio M can comfortably seat up to two people at the producer's desk and one talent in the recording booth. It is one of our larger studios. A class of up to ten people can be comfortably seated in the studio as well. The control room dimensions are 17' 4"by 12' 8" and the recording booth dimensions are 6' 10" by 2' by 6' 7".
Studio B can comfortably seat an engineer at the producer's desk and up to two talent in the recording booth. It is one of our smaller studios. The control room dimensions are 12' 1/8" by 12' 1/8" feet and the recording booth dimensions are 7' 2" by 9' 5".
Studio A can comfortably seat up to three people at the producer's desk and up to two talent in the recording booth. It is one of our larger studios. A class of up to ten people can be comfortably seated in the studio as well. The control room dimensions are 16' 4 1/2"by 12' 4 3/8" and recording booth dimensions are 9' 1/2" by 9' 1/2".
Studio C can comfortably seat one person at the producer's desk and one talent in the recording booth. It is one of our smaller studios. The control room dimensions are 10' 11" by 11' 1/4" and the recording booth is 3' 7" by 4' 7".