CROSSFIRE RECORDING STUDIO was John's personal studio, built into a 3000 sq. ft. co-op loft space on 22nd Street in New York City. Crossfire was the second "budget" studio in New York, offering low rates to independent musicians wishing to professionally record and release their own records, as well as produce polished demos for submission to major labels. Opening in 1979, Crossfire was equipped with the legendary Ampex MM 1000, a workhorse 16 track recorder that used 2 inch tape. At that time, major studios were all going 24 track and were selling their 16 track gear - this made it possible for John to launch his studio project. Crossfire quickly became busy, with Peter Darmi assuming much of the engineering responsibility, but John also engineered and continued to maintain and evolve the technical side of the studio, along with business and client contact roles, and producing his own records. Crossfire hosted a multitude of musical artists of that era, including rock, classical, and many commercial radio jingles that were nationally broadcast. John recorded three of his own albums here, multi-tracking and playing most of the instruments himself, before phasing out of the music business in the late eighties to reinvent himself as a psychologist-author.