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Josh Ward on SoundBetter

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!

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Joshua Ward
  • Viva Brother
  • Viva Brother
  • Viva 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: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  10. 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.

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

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

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

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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.

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

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

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

  20. 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.

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

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

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

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

  28. 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!

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

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

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

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

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

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

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

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

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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.

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

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

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

  46. 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!

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

  48. 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.

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

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

  51. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  54. 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.

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

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

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

  58. 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!

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

  60. 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.

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

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

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

  64. 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.

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

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

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

  68. 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.

  69. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

  72. 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!

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

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

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

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

  77. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

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

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

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

  83. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  84. 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.

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

  86. 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.

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

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

GenresSounds Like
  • Bethel Music
  • Jason Aldean
  • Shawn Mendes
Gear Highlights
  • Protoools12 Logic X
  • UAD 8P
  • UAD 8
  • UAD octo
  • API 3124
  • infinite plugins and software.
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