John Baffa has been working in the professional live audio business for almost 20 years; he has been a recording engineer for 12 of those years. He has toured mixing live sound in venues all over the world including the Sydney Opera House in 2010.
John has mixed such artists as Lou Reeds Metal Machine Trio, Johnny Cash, Mike Patton, Henry Rollins, and The Melvins. John is the owner and lead engineer of TV Tray Studio, founded in 2003. He has several independent album credits thus far, and has made albums for several Calarts faculty members and alumni, including Vinny Golia, David Johnson, Vicki Ray, David Rosenboom, Plotz, Dr Mint and the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet. He is currently the Production technology director for the School of Music at CalArts and also teaches in the Music technology program.