After 26 years maintaining the IMAX sound system and recording studio
 at the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center, I built my OWN studio
In a quiet location 2 hours from San Diego in an inspiring location and can apply the same high quality tools and knowledge to your audio needs.
I do location and studio recording with a Digidesign Protools system
in a low pressure situation that will make you feel at home.

This work is done is at a very reasonable rate with a high quality prodution values.
I can provide sound system consultation and installation for large and small installations.

Digidesign 002 Protools system with DIGI 002 mixer with many Digi, Waves, and Native Instrument plug ins.
Bias Peak, Soundtrack Pro, Traction, DVD Studio Pro and quality keyboards

such as the Hammond XK-2 and Arturia 61 and the Yamaha P-90 88 key weighted keyboard provide an excellent collection of composition and performance tools.

Emu Vintage keys, Emu E6400 samplers and extensive orchestral library add depth to your sonic palette.
Studio includes sound effects collection, Leslie speaker, several reverbs, Behringer BCF 2000,
Alesis SR16 drum machine, theremin, kalimba, rain stick and other methods of vibrating air molecules!

I can put your music on iTunes at a very reasonable cost.


In 1994, for the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
I recorded and edited actor Patrick Stewart for the production entitled
"To Worlds Beyond".
Patrick Stewart is better known as Captain Jean Luc Piccard of the starship Enterprise,
and Professor X on the X-Men films.

I recorded and edited Spanish narrator Hector Molina for the Spanish version of "To Worlds Beyond".
In Spanish the title is "Hacia Mundes Distantes". Here is the Spanish version of this show.

I also recorded and edited the sound track for the show entitled "The Flying Blue Marble".

These are just a few examples from my decades of experience recording, editing and mixing audio..

Lightning Blue recordings
engineered by John Young

Big Boss Man  Big Boss Man
Cross Cut Saw    Cross Cut Saw

Drowning on Dry Land    Drowning on Dry Land
Nice and Warm
   Nice and Warm

Audio Engineer for Reuben H. Fleet Center projects
The Comet is Coming
To Worlds Beyond / Hacia Mundes Distantes
Behind the dome
Geysers and the Galaxy
Masterspace Theater
Night on Dream Mountain
Are we alone ? / Estamos a Solas ?
The Flying Blue Marble
The Wind From the Sun
The Journal of Voyager II
Stars over China
Star Tracks
Thundering Waters
Pacific Journey
World Winds
Through the Eye of Hubble
Holiday Sky Show
Halley watch 1,2 and 3
Polar Skies
From Here to Infinity
Restless Planet
Halloween 2002
Holiday Sky show 2002
The Transit of Mercury 2006

Live and Solo presentations
The Science Of Rock Science behind modern music production.
Behind the laser Educational program preceding laser shows.
Laserium Laser show operator 1997-2000.

Live concerts including visual programming and audio engineering

Concert under the stars 5/19/88 Artist Chamber Ensemble
Romance under the stars 11/3,4,5, 1995 John Serrie
When day gives way to night 11/18/1996 Steve Roach/ David Helpling

The Romeros 6/1/2014
Wah Devi 10/1/2014

Album Premieres
Two AD
Radio Head “Kid A”
Excursions in Ambiance 6/24/93 Spotted Peccary Studios
Also numerous corporate and educational presentations.

1996 Mars Cueing area audio.
Mars Cueing area video and original music composition.
Mars hall and elevator lighting and sound effects.
Mars Pre-elevator briefing video.
1998 The Ultimate roller coaster hallway sound effects.
2001 Digistar II digital star projector installation and programming to present
2002 Impact Cueing area video.
Impact hall and elevator sound effects.
2007 Escape from Dino Island hall and elevator sound effects & promotional video creation.
2007 console design installation and SPICE control system system integration.
2009 Installation of Pro Tools HD into studio and IMAX theater.
Conversion of large library of IMAX sound tracks from analog to digital.
Specified QSC amplifiers and speakers and integrated system into daily operation.

Music Composition

The Winter Sky
The Springtime Sky
The Autumn Sky
The Fall Sky
Lonely Mars for cuing area video installation
The Transit of Mercury
Worlds of the Solar System

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