About

jk_swopes_shotLook man…I’m a music fanatic…plain and simple!

Now for the formalities…my name is JK Swopes, the founder/owner of Sounds And Gear LLC.  Many know  me as “saintjoe”.

I am a producer, instructor, consultant,  Ableton Certified Trainer, & lover of all things music creation, from real instruments to electronic gadgets.

I started producing music for myself as well as other gospel hip hop, urban, and contemporary artists back 2001 but have been playing with and in love with music for waaaaaay longer.

SoundsAndGear.com is an online media outlet through which I can share my love, fascination, and outright lust for music gear, news, tips, reviews, and anything else I feel like sharing related to music creation.

I’ll try to give you hands on reviews of different equipment , software, and sounds, and make sure you know about some of what I feel is the best stuff out there.

For the record, I post reviews, articles, and videos on stuff that I personally like or that I find to be useful.  There are so many products out here, there’s no point in spending my time covering stuff I don’t like or wouldn’t use.  Though I come across and test quite a lot of different products, I only stuff on the site that grabs my personal attention.

If that sounds like something interesting to you, feel free to browse around, there’s plenty here to see.

Also make sure you subscribe to my newsletter for site updates, info, and the occasional free sounds and downloads!

See ya around the site!

Peace

Affiliate Link Disclosure: Some articles may contain affiliate links. This means if you click through my link I will get a small percentage of the sale for referring you. I am only an affiliate of companies I personally recommend and only show products that I personally enjoy. This has no impact on the price you pay or my view of the product, but it does help support the site operation and video content creation!