Twelve Tone Music Creating Equality Through Music Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:35:16 +0000 en hourly 1 Mixing Completed for Ronnie Baker Brooks EP /?p=586 /?p=586#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:35:16 +0000 admin /?p=586 John Schirmer recently wrapped up the mixes for Ronnie Baker Brooks upcoming EP. John mixing out of Twelve Tone Music Studios in Franklin, Tennessee had this to say about the RBB experience: “Ronnie is one of my closeest friends and I am so grateful that he trusted me to mix this project for him. I have heard that the tracks I mixed for him will also be released around the same time as a full length album he cut with producer Steve Jordan. Really looking forward to seeing the release of these projects.”

Looks like big things are happening for RBB and as always John and Twelve Tone Music are excited to be a part of it.

]]> /?feed=rss2&p=586 0 John Schirmer added as Panelist at 2012’s Mix Nashville /?p=583 /?p=583#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:02:22 +0000 admin /?p=583 The 4th Annual Mix Nashville kicked off Audio Week in Music City, welcoming more than 400 engineers, producers, musicians and students on May 15-16 to Soundcheck Nashville for two days of expert panels and pro audio exhibits.

John was asked to be a panelist on a panel about treating your studio and mixing room to create the best possible monitoring environment. John was joined on the panel by industry veterans Gary Hedden and Carl Tatz. “I have to say it was kind of intimidating being on a panel with two industry heavy weights such as Gary and Carl, but together I feel we presented the attendees of Mix Nashville with some really useful information on how to create a desirable listening space in their work environments.”

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Ronnie Baker Brooks Cuts New Record @ STU STU Studios /?p=579 /?p=579#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:48:03 +0000 admin /?p=579 The ever so talented Ronnie Baker Broooks came to Nashville in April with his band to begin tracking for his new record due out in October. Ronnie cut five songs at Keb Mo’s Stu Stu Studios in Nashville over two days. The record is being produced by Keb Mo and engineered and mixed by Twelve Tone Music’s John Schirmer.

Twelve Tone Music, Keb Mo and Ronnie Baker Brooks have a long standing relationship and all involved are excited to have the opportunity to be working so closely together on this new endeavor in Ronnie’s career.

Keep your ears open for some new music from Ronnie Baker Brooks coming your way in the Fall of 2012.

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Keb Mo Europe 2012 /?p=575 /?p=575#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:38:45 +0000 admin /?p=575 The time has come yet again for Keb Mo and Twelve Tone Music to hit the road. This summer Keb Mo will be heading to Europe in July for a month of heavy touring within the countries of Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France and the UK.

Heading up Keb Mo’s current European tour will once again be Twelve Tone Music’s own John Schirmer. John aside from his usual duties of Front of House Engineer and Production Manager will will also be taking on the role of  Tour Manager for the extent of Keb’s tour. Over the last 6 years John has been the acting Tour Manager for all of Keb Mo’s solo shows throughout the world and in 2012 John has excepted the position of Tour Manager for all of Keb Mo’s band shows as well.

John is very excited at the opportunity to step into the role of Tour Manager for such a greatly talented organization and John feels that the decision to take on the Tour Manager role was just a natural progression within his position in the Keb Mo organization.

Twelve Tone Music wishes both John and Keb, the best of luck in there travels and we hope for a quick and safe return to the States.

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Keb Mo’s 2011 Grammy Nominated Record ‘The Relection’ /?p=513 /?p=513#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2011 08:03:31 +0000 admin /?p=513 Twelve Tone Music and John Schirmer would like to congratulate Keb Mo on his recent nomination for a 2012 Grammy for Best Blues Album.

It’s been said on the Twelve Tone Music site before, just how proud we at Twelve Tone Music are of Keb’s and John’s work on ‘The Reflection’. And we know that John feels extremely privileged to have worked on such a great record and with such a great artist. “Becoming a Grammy nominated engineer and mixer has always been a dream of mine and I couldn’t have asked to reach that dream with anyone else at the moment.”

Congrats and the best of luck to Keb Mo and John Schirmer. Nice work boys.

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John Schirmer Featured in November 2011 Issue of Mix Magazine /?p=498 /?p=498#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 18:18:31 +0000 admin /?p=498 Through most of 2010 and completing in April of 2011, John Schirmer designed and assisted in the building of Keb Mo’s Nashville based Stu Stu Studio’s. A private 2900sq foot recording studio at Keb’s home in Franklin, TN.

Mix magazine got a hold of the details and reached out to John to interview him for an article for their November 2011 issue. John is both proud and excited with being featured in Mix Magazine and with the completion of Keb’s studio.”You have really knocked this one out of the park John”-Keb Mo.

Please follow this link to the article and enjoy.

Keep checking back with for pictures of the finished studio coming soon.

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Keb Mo to Release ‘Spirit Of The Holiday’ October 24, 2011 /?p=494 /?p=494#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 18:08:05 +0000 admin /?p=494 On October 24, 2011 Keb Mo will release ‘The Spirit of the Holiday’. A four song Christmas EP that was produced by Keb Mo and engineered and mixed by John Schirmer. ‘The Spirit of the Holiday’ will initially be released under the Yolabelle International/Ryko label brand and released exclusively to iTunes. ‘The Spirit of the Holidays’ will later be release as a CD closer to Christmas.

As always John and Twelve Tone Music are grateful for Keb Mo’s trust in John and his studio with the handling of the great songs on this record and we wish him the best of luck and a Happy Holiday.

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John Schirmer and Twelve Tone Music to Co-Produce and Mix, Nashville Up and Comer, Casey Wasner /?p=491 /?p=491#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 18:00:53 +0000 admin /?p=491 Recently I have been approached by Nashville Songwriter and friend Casey Wasner with the proposition of co-producing and mixing his debut record. I of course was excited by the proposition and jumped at the opportunity to help a friend and one of Nashville’s brightest stars.

Casey has made the decision to sign on for all the services that Twelve Tone Music has to offer him. Not only will I co-produce and mix his record but the rest of the Twelve Tone staff will assist in developing an image and product that will completely present Casey in his best possible image and sound.

Meghan Aileen of Meghan Aileen Studios will be working directly with Casey to develop a concept for Casey’s album design, as well as his website. Meghan will play a very big role in the representation of Casey’s upcoming release.

We all look forward greatly and are completely appreciative of the work that we have been offered by this young talent. Keep your eyes open as we anticipate a early Spring 2012 release for Casey’s record.

Check Casey out at and keep looking for his new website.

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Keb Mo ‘The Reflection’ Tour 2011 /?p=487 /?p=487#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:41:36 +0000 admin /?p=487 This past August, Keb Mo and his band embarked on a world tour in support of his new album ‘The Reflection’. As always John Schirmer is in tow acting as Keb’s longtime Production Manager and Front Of House Engineer.

John and Keb can be found overseas in Europe at the moment playing such countries as Germany, Switzerland, Holland, London and Austria. The European leg of ‘The Reflection’ tour ends on November 8th as Keb and the band return from Europe to embark on the Northwest leg of their tour of the States. The Northwest leg will be in direct support of Keb Mo’s new record and his new Christmas EP entitled ‘The Spirit of the Holiday’.

John has an extremely busy end of 2011 ahead of him with touring and studio projects still to be completed before we ring in the new year. “It’s an exciting time and I really look forward to seeing what 2012 has in store for me and Twelve Tone Music.”

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Memphis Beat Season Two Theme Song Mixed By Twelve Tone Music /?p=477 /?p=477#comments Fri, 27 May 2011 01:49:30 +0000 admin /?p=477 As Memphis Beat season two begins June 15th, 2011 on TNT. Fans may recognize the familiar voice of Keb Mo in the theme song mixed Keb’s long time engineer, John Schirmer of Twelve Tone Music. For a full schedule of the show’s airtime on TNT please visit the show’s website by CLICKING HERE.

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