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Al SchmittAl Schmitt

"John is one of the best design engineers in the business. A big part of my sound on records I attribute to John.

The pre, compressor and Eq he designed for me is the best. No one, I repeat no one makes better gear. Keep the good stuff coming John. You are the best."

Your friend,

Al Schmitt

Randy BachmannRandy Bachmann

"He is a gentleman, a genius, and a wonderful friend. His name ranks a high spot in the Top 10 of people who have had an influence of the music of the modern world. His innovations and inventions changed the sound of modern pop and rock music. My heartfelt thanks, best wishes and congratulations go to John Oram on his 40th Anniversary in the biz. He is a pioneer, a survivor, a genius, an innovator and a friend."


Randy Bachman


The Guess Who

Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Ringo Starr All Starr Band '95

Leo Sayer

"John is a unique soul in the often dull world of audio engineering. He's a true maverick, a great cook, a perfectionist, a generous friend and family man, a story teller par excellence and friend to all who possess the gift of hearing.
He creates mixing consoles and modules that make all artistes sing like Aretha Franklin or Luciano Pavarotti. I have been happily singing through John's signal path all my career. Without him this world would be a silent and empty place."

I mean every word.

All the best,

Leo Sayer

Paul ChiacchieriniPaul Chiacchierini

"Without my friend John, my studio would not be making great records. Every project that comes through our doors passes through a piece of John Oram-designed equipment before it leaves. It's not just 40 years of just surviving in this competitive business.
John represents 40 years of excellence. I am proud to be the only all Oram facility on the US Atlantic coast, and even more proud that John and his staff are our friends.

Best wishes for continued success!"

Paul Chiacchierini

Owner, Brick by Brick Records, Ltd.,

and Top Shelf Jazz

George PetersenGeorge Petersen

"I've known John Oram for years as a friend, but long before I met him, I admired his innovative approach to audio design.

But what impressed me even more about Mr. John Oram?
He's an amazing human being with a smile and a huge heart that can work miracles.
Too few people know that John's a world-class chef, as well!
And he once dropped by one of my band's performances in San Francisco and spent four hours playing hot percussion licks and jamming with the group.
Anyway, congrats John, on 40 years of success in pro audio, but always remember: Wherever you go, there you are!"

George Petersen

Editorial Director

Mix Magazine

Christopher BoyesChristopher Boyes

"John's Hi-Def Eq is unequalled in the business, it provides a clarity and dimension to sounds I've never experienced before with any device. I've used it on all of the films I've designed since I got it and can't imagine being without it.
John thank-you for helping me put the punch in low's and the shimmer in the highs.
You are a one of a kind phenomenon and I salute you."

Christopher Boyes

Sound Designer/ Re-recording Mixer

Tanglewood Road Prod. and
Skywalker Sound

Avatar (2009)
Pirates of the Caribean
King Kong (2005)
The Lord of the Rings
Jurassic Park
Pearl Harbor
and many more...

Alar SuurnaAlar Suurna

"John Oram's mic pre's and eq's on his BEQ and Trident series are among the most sweet-sounding and best gear on the market and has helped me get the sound I want through many years now, and it will continue to do so in the future.

Thanks John, congratulations

and best wishes!"

Alar Suurna

Mixer/engineer, Stockholm, Sweden

for Roxette

Agneta Fältskog (former ABBA)

Samantha Mumba

Ronan Keating

among others...