John (aka Noah Ohne) hails from the Midwest. A native Chicagoan, with a vast background in musical styles and approaches, does not want to be ‘bagged and tagged’ as it were. His various musical efforts touch on a variety of styles which are assimilated into something interestingly different.
John plays guitars, bass, keyboards and a number of other sundry instruments that contribute to his sound.
A long time pursuit has been of John’s has been to totally produce his music without compromise. Utilizing his extensive computer background and knowledge of musical equipment and M.I.D.I., John built himself a dedicated system that provides not only the flexibility to create in any genre required for the task at hand, but also lends itself to adding an infinite variety of personalities to each track.
John began studying music at the ripe old age of 8 and it’s been a passion ever since. Beginning with piano instruction he continued on for 5 years until his quest lead him to the 6 string electric guitar which due to his piano training and knowledge of music, he taught himself to play. Through the years, his desire for more interesting sound textures caused him to experiment with other musical instruments, effects, and then later a wide variety of synthesizers. As a result, John has become a rather proficient as a synth programmer/sound designer.
John's current arsenal of keyboards includes a few well known vintage models like Vox and Wurlitzer as well as synthesizers from Moog, Arp, Oberheim, Korg, Sequential Circuits and others. In addition to the keyboards, John also uses 6 and 12 string electric and acoustic guitars, guitar synth's and variety modeled guitars and guitar like instruments.