About Q’d Up

Specializing in Podcast and Audio Production

Q’d Up

Q’d Up is a Hershey based creative sound studio. Recent work includes feature and short films, television programming and commercials, video games, interactive media and web based projects, and musical artists.

The combination of our experience, attention to detail, excellent service and comfortable environment enables us to always deliver the highest quality audio and surpass our client’s expectations—giving them the power to do their finest work.

Q’d Up works for independent directors, big and small production companies, design studios, agencies, visual artists and direct clients.



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The Best Autism Podcasts (2017)

Podcast Editing, Production and Management for Finding Mikey Podcast

“the most up-to-date, informative, and inspiring podcasts that aim to uplift their listeners through education and personal stories.”


American Advertising Award (2014)

Bronze Addy for post production on the Green Thumb Podcast that was part of Gravity Digital’s The Arbor Gate – Green Thumb Campaign.


Winner of Most Innovative Game & Best Edutainment Game at the Philippine Game Festival (2014)

Sound Design for KooApps Light This Up game

Top 1 in the US App Store in Education Category & Top 50 Overall App in 2013

Sound Design for Kids Academy’s The Bingo Song app


100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser (Dec. 2015)

Podcast Editing and Production for the Introvert Entrepreneur Podcast


Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs (Dec. 2014)

Podcast Editing and Production for the Introvert Entrepreneur Podcast


“Inspiring Women’s Voices” + “What’s Hot,” Business Category (March 2015)

Podcast Editing and Production for the Introvert Entrepreneur Podcast


Top 10 Business Podcasts of 2014 + 2015

Podcast Editing and Production for the Introvert Entrepreneur Podcast


Owner and Chief Engineer of Q’d Up

John Luckenbaugh, owner and chief engineer of Q’d Up, is a consummate professional that demonstrates everyday what hard work looks like, and after 12 years, has built Q’d Up to be one of the most respected creative audio facilities in Pennsylvania.

John has esteemed accomplishments in recording, sound design, audio post production and music composition. He is a graduate of both recording connection and Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he learned the business and production techniques of the mass media industry while specializing in sound engineering. When not in the studio, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 daughters, as well as, recording new sounds, creating new music, djing, gardening, and brewing beer and wine.

20 years of experience has contributed to his view of music being the strongest link to personal feelings. With that passion for sound and the belief that great sound makes a big difference in the end result, we’ll shape the soundtrack to your project needs to help you tell your story.

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