Producer John

John Cranmer is a highly experienced audio and music producer based in Manchester.

Currently available for freelance work.

Radio & Podcast Production

20+ years broadcasting experience with the BBC and independent production companies. Award winner and longest serving producer of Selector Radio.

Music & Sound Design

25 years of production experience.
Original compositions & sound design featured in BBC content.
Artist, producer and record label founder.


Seasoned tutor of technical skills in various aspects of recording and audio software.
7+ years professional experience in Higher Education.


Sound Design & Music Composition

I can compose original music and atmospherics to add drama and pace to your content. I can also shape wildtrack and found sounds into an immersive audio backdrop to your production.

  • Music Beds
  • Drones

Radio & Podcast Production

Available to work in all areas of content creation – From conducting interviews and research, through to building entire programmes or series.

Music Production

As well as producing my own music as Pathic, I’ve worked with a variety of musicians over the years – From rappers looking for original beats, to bands and songwriters seeking an experienced producer to help develop an entire album.

Live Sessions

I’ve engineered and mixed over a hundred live sessions. Including artists such as Young Fathers, Sea Power, Nick Mulvey, Maximo Park, TRAAMS and Nadine Shah.

  • Live Session Recordings


As advisory board member of Reform Radio, I’ve helped evolve the company into a leading radio station and production company in the North West. I’ve also helped stations such as SVARA Radio in the startup process.


Available for online and face to face training sessions in Reaper, Adobe Audition and Ableton Live.


FEEDBACK FROM clients & collaborators

John’s technical and production knowledge is second to none and has been invaluable in building Reform Radio into what it is today. From sourcing equipment and building custom FX chains through to thorough, well researched industry insight – As a member of Advisory Board, we couldn’t do it without him.

Sam Olivera

Reform Radio

It was a real pleasure to have you at the end of a phone / email – I had total confidence that you were just getting on and delivering everything that needed to get done!

Piers Bradford

Project Everyone

Sounds f**king brilliant….more than happy with it…it sounds nasty in a good way.

Young Knives

Indie Legends

Super happy with the mixes. Thank you – they sound great!

Eliza Shaddad

Singer songwriter

Have a project in mind?