Josh Ward

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Let's talk about your production needs and budget. If you can dream it (and maybe even if you can't) I can help it become real.

Guitarist/songwriter/producer w/ CCM artist Consumed By FIre/Small Town Studios.
Lover of music be it Motown, Country, Pop, CCM, Folk, or Hip Hop and all the in between!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Joshua Ward
  • Nile
  • Viva Brother
  • Viva Brother
  • Viva Brother
  • Brother
  • Consumed by Fire
  • Consumed by Fire
  • Consumed by Fire
  • Consumed by Fire
  • Consumed by Fire
  • Consumed by Fire

Interview with Josh Ward

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I'm bit of a jack of all trades. I do song writing, session work, producing, engineering, some mixing and mastering.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: I grew up in a musical family working in a large variety of genres. Any artist that has made a name for themselves inspires me to be myself as well as serving the market place.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: With my 2 younger brothers I founded Small Town Studio in Wagoner, OK as well as work some of the most eel owned studios in Nashville, TN.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: It all starts with a good song. Then a great performance from the artist. Everything else is vibe and technical work.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I like to bring life to a song whether it be arrangement, melody, or soundscaping.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Knowing what Not to do to a song.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: A lot of CCM and country, but also a fair bit of pop and some hip hop.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Let the song tell you what it needs.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: I would like to work with Bob Seger. His voice and his phenomenal love band with lots of organic instrumentation would be a joy and challenge. My uncle had his records on all the time when I was a kid!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: A good balance of old school philosophy with modern sensibilities.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I started playing guitar at 12. My younger brothers signed their first record deal in 2011 when I was 25 and I joined the band. We've been recording and producing and helping young artists ever since.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: A mac with logic x and a UAD interface and a U67.

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Get to know the person and vision cast first. If you get on the same page creatively you're project will ulitimately be better.

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: What are your goals? What is your passion? Where do you need help? What is your budget?

  29. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  30. A: That I can make a bad song into a good song. You can dress up wolf to look like a sheep, but it's still a wolf.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: How fast and how much? There's no finite answer to these questions. That's why it's important to figure out expectations and specific needs of projects individually in advance. I believe if anyone can make it happen, I can!

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: Getting to see young talent reach higher levels of success and realize their potential.

  35. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  36. A: I promise I won't stop until we're happy with the end result. Most people today do it "their way". I want to understand what "your way" would look and sound like.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Digital. The quality has gotten so great, and efficiency is amazing! It allows for time and cost to be significantly reduced.

  39. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  40. A: Brandon Bagby and Robert Venable recommended the site to me. They're top notch guys I trust 100%!

  41. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  42. A: Writing and demoing songs for Co aimed by Fire as well as academy of Dreamers artist sessions. Also working on songs for film and Country music publishers.

  43. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  44. A: The Academy of Dreamers is our baby. It takes young artists and gives them real world experience and a great product to introduce them to the world!

  45. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  46. A: I'm bit of a jack of all trades. I do song writing, session work, producing, engineering, some mixing and mastering.

  47. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  48. A: I grew up in a musical family working in a large variety of genres. Any artist that has made a name for themselves inspires me to be myself as well as serving the market place.

  49. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  50. A: With my 2 younger brothers I founded Small Town Studio in Wagoner, OK as well as work some of the most eel owned studios in Nashville, TN.

  51. Q: What's your typical work process?

  52. A: It all starts with a good song. Then a great performance from the artist. Everything else is vibe and technical work.

  53. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  54. A: I like to bring life to a song whether it be arrangement, melody, or soundscaping.

  55. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  56. A: Knowing what Not to do to a song.

  57. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  58. A: A lot of CCM and country, but also a fair bit of pop and some hip hop.

  59. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  60. A: Let the song tell you what it needs.

  61. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  62. A: I would like to work with Bob Seger. His voice and his phenomenal love band with lots of organic instrumentation would be a joy and challenge. My uncle had his records on all the time when I was a kid!

  63. Q: How would you describe your style?

  64. A: A good balance of old school philosophy with modern sensibilities.

  65. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  66. A: I started playing guitar at 12. My younger brothers signed their first record deal in 2011 when I was 25 and I joined the band. We've been recording and producing and helping young artists ever since.

  67. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  68. A: A mac with logic x and a UAD interface and a U67.

  69. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  70. A: Get to know the person and vision cast first. If you get on the same page creatively you're project will ulitimately be better.

  71. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  72. A: What are your goals? What is your passion? Where do you need help? What is your budget?

  73. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  74. A: That I can make a bad song into a good song. You can dress up wolf to look like a sheep, but it's still a wolf.

  75. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  76. A: How fast and how much? There's no finite answer to these questions. That's why it's important to figure out expectations and specific needs of projects individually in advance. I believe if anyone can make it happen, I can!

  77. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  78. A: Getting to see young talent reach higher levels of success and realize their potential.

  79. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  80. A: I promise I won't stop until we're happy with the end result. Most people today do it "their way". I want to understand what "your way" would look and sound like.

  81. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  82. A: Digital. The quality has gotten so great, and efficiency is amazing! It allows for time and cost to be significantly reduced.

  83. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  84. A: Brandon Bagby and Robert Venable recommended the site to me. They're top notch guys I trust 100%!

  85. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  86. A: Writing and demoing songs for Co aimed by Fire as well as academy of Dreamers artist sessions. Also working on songs for film and Country music publishers.

  87. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  88. A: The Academy of Dreamers is our baby. It takes young artists and gives them real world experience and a great product to introduce them to the world!

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Gear Highlights
  • Protoools12 Logic X
  • UAD 8P
  • UAD 8
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  • API 3124
  • infinite plugins and software.
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