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JK Swopes aka saintjoe is a music producer, educator, and audio consultant to Native Instruments and Ableton.
JK Swopes is a music producer, web editor, music technology instructor, product tester, and audio technology consultant. Many also know him as "saintjoe" through various online forums and communities. JK has always been a music lover and, as such, started producing music for himself and other independent gospel artists in 2001.
JK has a desire to help people understand and get the most out of their gear. In 2009, he started SoundsAndGear.com as a virtual outlet for product reviews, tutorials, demonstrations, and testing, in conjunction with the SoundsAndGear YouTube channel. Since then, he's worked with various companies within the audio equipment and software industries, including Native Instruments, Big Fish Audio, American Musical Supply, Arturia, Novation, Spectrasonics, Ableton, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Studio Electronics, and more.
JK has been a user of Native Instruments Maschine since its initial release in 2009. After helping thousands of people learn and use Maschine, in 2011 he created MaschineTutorials.com, which was the first online subscription-based tutorial community dedicated to Maschine.
His desire is to continue helping others find, learn, and use their musical tools in a way that allows them to fully experience whatever creativity they wish to express. Find him at jkswopes.com, maschinetutorials.com, or on social media.