I'm a young Engineer/Producer in Nashville, TN. I've worked on everything from classical music, country, bluegrass, to heavy metal. Ive done everything from demos to masters. I'm willing to work on a budget. Always willing to help find the best deals on studios around Nashville.

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Interview with Joshua Cook

What are you working on at the moment?
Remixing some older songs that i had done when I was younger
Analog or digital and why?
Both, I usually record in Analog and mix in digital. Its all about preference and genre.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will do my best to give you exactly what you want.
What do you like most about your job?
Meeting people and Networking.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Where are you able to record? Everywhere I'm not afraid to learn a new studio
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People sometimes think that I'm a DJ.. Then I usually walk away
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Where do you see this project going? What was your musical influences for this project?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure that the person engineering your songs will give you quality work.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
AEA R88, Computer, my two Speakers (JBL LSR 308) and a Appogee Symphony
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I am a recent college graduate, but i have been working with audio for about 15 years now.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I recently worked with a singer/songwriter that gave me complete artistic free reign. I recorded him in one of the larger studios in Nashville, Recorded a full band, several different overdubbed instruments, including a full string section.
How would you describe your style?
Laid back, but efficient.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with anyone. But if we are going into specifics. I want to work with an artist that has a firm vision of what they want to achieve and also has a sense of humor
Can you share one music production tip?
Compression is like a good red italian sauce. Its great when you put it on all the right things.. But you shouldn't put it on everything (aka ice cream).
What type of music do you usually work on?
I typically work with Singer/Songwriters, Contemporary Christian Music, and Country
What's your strongest skill?
I am a very good communicator. Which helps me in a tracking environment. It allows me to get my message across in a short period of time. Getting more bang for the artists buck.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring a fresh new set of ears to an industry where everything sounds the same. I like to use older techniques to create new sounds (like actually recording musicians and not programming them)
What's your typical work process?
If I am working with the client from Tracking to final product, I will be involved in the preproduction of each song, help organize the musicians, organize a studio and studio time. Then I will edit the songs myself. Let them sit for a day or so ( so that I don't miss anything in the mix) then start mixing.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a modest amount of gear because I have invested the majority of my money into Plugins and good speakers
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm really inspired by all of the talented Audio Engineers in Nashville
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I usually Track, Overdub, Edit, and Mix.