Josh Welshman


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Josh Welshman is a world-class recording and mixing engineer currently based out of Bellingham, WA. Josh has lent his hand on multiple grammy-winning recordings, and has worked with a wide variety of A-List clientele.

I have been working professionally in the music business for close to a decade and hold a Bachelor's degree in Music & Sound Recording from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. I have had the great fortune of working with esteemed musicians such as David Crosby, Norah Jones, Joey Defrancesco, Christian McBride, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Lisa Fischer and many others. I have ample experience recording and mixing across many genres of music such as Jazz, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Heavy Metal, Rock, Funk, World, etc. I have worked with and been mentored directly from some of the best producers/engineers in the music business (Elliot Scheiner, Neil Dorfsman, Todd Whitelock, Fab Dupont, Ryan West, Jimmy Boyle, etc.).

My mission is to ensure that there is nothing more that I can do for my clients, and that they take their project back from me sounding better than they could had ever previously imagined. I am a lover of all music and hold no bounds to the genres/styles I wish to associate myself with. Beyond the scope of what is advertised in my profile, I offer a wide variety of audio services, so feel free to contact me directly with any questions or inquiries!

I look forward to working with you!

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AllMusic verified credits for Josh Welshman
  • Aaron Diehl
  • Mimi Bessette
  • New York Voices
  • Christian McBride
  • Christian McBride's New Jawn
  • David Crosby
  • Rubén Blades
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
  • Christian McBride
  • Christian McBride Big Band
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant
  • Irving Berlin
  • Sean Jones
  • Joey DeFrancesco
  • Defeated Sanity
  • Defeated Sanity
  • Brillance
  • Inhume
  • Traumatomy
  • Timo Vollbrecht and Fly Magic
  • Defeated Sanity
  • Jeremy Warren
  • Defeated Sanity
  • Skinned
  • Skinned
  • Defeated Sanity
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  • Banda Magda

5 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by thomas H.

    My third song with Josh and he is really absolutely great in EQing and bring out a nice space for each instrument, especially in complex mixes. Can only recommend.

  2. Review by thomas H.

    JOsh has an amazing ability to EQ your tracks to a perfect very well defined landscape of sound. Can only recommend. Good in communication and masterting too.

  3. Review by thomas H.

    This song was a tough cookie. To get the arrangement right we had to go through many updates as his brilliance ability to shape sounds gave us so many ideas how to bring this to a new level. And we did. Thanks for the patience. Hard work and skills.

  4. Review by thomas H.

    Great communication. Amazing sense for space and depth on the mix. Can only recommend.

  5. Review by Sergio C.

    Josh is a talented engineer! I have some audio engineering background and was resigned to mix my own stuff, but wanted to test the waters. I'm glad I did as I don't think I'll be mixing at his level anytime soon, and I'm happy to pass my babies off to him.

Interview with Josh Welshman

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

  2. A: I try to bring out a song's intended emotional delivery, whatever that may be. I always bring my best judgment to the table, and try to figure out what each song is trying to say, and then transform it into something the common listener can interpret based off of the artist's vision.

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

  4. A: I am always inspired by the tireless efforts of musicians in getting their craft out into the world. This is the kind of thing that keeps me going. I love being the helping hand to an artist trying to bring their vision to life.

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

  6. A: I recorded all of David Crosby's last record "Here If You Listen" which was an extremely inspiring experience. To work alongside such fantastic people and musicians such as Croz, Michael League, Michelle Willis and Becca Stevens, there's no way NOT to be inspired. We experimented with and committed to sounds, we explored emotions and how to portray them through the music, and most importantly we all brought 110% every day to make the record come out as beautiful as it did, and I'm very proud of the role that I played in it.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: If I'm given the choice and am both recording and mixing the record, as long as I can get on a great console or into some great microphone preamps with some great microphones capturing great musicians, I am more than certain that I can deliver a 100% in-the-box mix that will sound fantastic. I always record with the mix in mind, and therefore put great emphasis on tracking things properly and in a way that serves the music first. In short, a great analog front-end will allow for a great digital back-end.

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

  10. A: My promise is to do everything in my power to help get your music to the place that you envision it.

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

  12. A: I like to see the payoff of countless hours on an artist's behalf come to life. When they hear the mix in a great room and finally see what kind pf potential it held all along. When the client is able to listen to their music and become inspired by it again after I have mixed it, there's no greater feeling to me.

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

  14. A: That we're magicians and can make anything out of what we're given. We can only push a song so far, as the artist is truly the one responsible for the song, I'm responsible for how the listener hears it.

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

  16. A: First I ask what their vision is; where they want the song to go. Secondly, I tend to ask how the material was recorded so that I know what I'm starting with. I've worked with tracks that were recorded in the best studios in the world, and also on budget microphones in a musty basement. It really doesn't matter too much so long as the song is great and arranged well.

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

  18. A: A Neumann U67, Coles 4038, Apollo 8p, and two Focal SM9s

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: My style is whatever it needs to be to make a particular record sound great.

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

  22. A: I wish I had the opportunity to work with Elliot Smith, as his music speaks so much. I would have loved to have been involved in his creative process.

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

  24. A: Don't record anything with the intent of fixing it in the mix, because it rarely works. Record instruments with intent, with what they should sound like, or what you want them to sound like for a particular song. Let the song and mix guide themselves in the right direction from the start.

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

  26. A: My strengths lie with acoustic music and singer-songwriters, as I tend to view mixing visually as well as sonically. While I love to create a convincingly real and intimate sound, I also like to break these same barriers by experimenting with and creating other-worldly sounds within the same context.

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

  28. A: After receiving files from the client, I tend to build a basic balance and start working from the top-down. I believe in keeping the song in perspective at all times, therefore I never start a mix by soloing the kick drum.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: I currently work out of Flux Studios in New York City. Among the five rooms we have available, I have a Neve 53 console, a plethora of modern and vintage hardware processing, and all the plugins one could ask for. As a mixer I am working mostly in the box for recall ability's sake, however I do tend to lean into analog summing world depending on the project.

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

  32. A: I am primarily a recording and mixing engineer, which make up about 70% of my current workload. I also offer mastering, editing, restoration, film scoring, and on-location recording (depending on the project specs).

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I was the Recording/Mixing Engineer and Co-Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

I allow two revisions on any mix free of charge, and have a quick turnaround (I always work out deadlines in advance). Additional costs are negotiable, depending on the needs of the client.

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