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Here at John Marshall Media, we operate as a well-oiled machine. We have over sixty highly trained audio professions that work with JMM to help ensure that everything is being done correctly. They understand our production process, communication protocols, and quality standards. This is why we have so many happy clients that return again and again to record at the John Marshall Media studios.

We believe that it is project management that is at the heart of what we do. Since 1995 we have been refining our process to make sure that every project gets done on time and is up to our quality standards. We manage projects through Basecame, communicate via Slack, and deliver internally through encrypted VPN. Project managers handle each project and supervises the project the entire way through recording, post production, QC1, QC1 fixes, QC2, QC2 fixes, master, and the final check before delivering it to the client. This is just one part of the John Marshall Media difference and why our projects are always on time and always sound great.

Each step of our process is handled by a different one of our audio professionals. This makes sure that we constantly have “fresh ears” on the project. We do this because we have found that ‘if you miss a mistake the first time, you’ll always miss it again’ and once someone has observed something in one state, they assume it will always be that way in the future. It’s a perceptual phenomenon called change blindness and we have found that it occurs with what ones hears as well as what one sees. To avoid this problem, we make sure that no one can work on more than one phase of a project. Recording Engineer, Audio Editor, QC1, QC2, and mastering are all done by different people, all of which are orchestrated by the Project Manager and by our extensive QC processes and checklists.

A young John Marshall himself used to enjoy going to his stepfather’s Cessna single-engine plane as a boy. Sitting in the cockpit before every flight, he would watch his stepfather carefully go over the checklist that was on a clipboard affixed to his leg. “Fuel? Check. Flaps? Check…”

John took this idea and applied it to several parts of the process of audio program production. But, we took it a step further. Here, two people have to sign off on every step. The final part of the process is checking that every step has been done correctly. Checklists like this help to ensure that nothing is missing. Every project is required to be checked and initialed at each step before being given to the project manager to double check each step. Finally, the checklist is printed out and left at the CEO’s office door. It is a long process, but it is an important step to make sure that all of the necessary steps have been taken to make sure the finished product sounds its best.

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