I have been in the music industry for a decade now. I got my start playing guitar for Atlantic Records recording artist "We As Human" and fully realized my passion for production and song crafting while working with some of the biggest names in the rock world. I own and operate a studio in the Pacific Northwest.
I offer a wide range of services but love song production and mix engineering. Please let me know how I can partner with you to make your creative vision come to life.
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Interview with Justin Forshaw Productions
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I find myself at the helm producing songs from the ground up with clients frequently, lot's of Ep's lots of albums with a steady flow of mixing in between.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are so many people that bring me tons of inspiration. Anyone that has a clear vision and the mastery to bring it from just a scratch track into a full composition has my deepest respect.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I own and operate "Wild Northwest Studios" on the Olympic Peninsula. I am a gear junky and a software junky..If there is a sound that needs to happen I have the ability to get it with precision and clarity. I use Cubase 10 have KRK monitors/sub, Warm Audio and Universal Audio ftw
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I don't work when I'm doing music, nothing is typical. I try to find the right creative mindset and inspiration to stay on task bringing artists work to life.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have a very broad taste in music and many years of working on my own art with tons of amazing talents. I really learned the importance of song crafting while living in Nashville and going from a hopeful guitarist to billboard charting song writer.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my uncanny ability to find the right melody and textures to suit
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work primarily on rock and country
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make it sound good!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Ian Thornley from the band Big Wreck. He is in my opinion one of the most rounded musicians to ever do it!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have a guitar centric modern meets vintage sensibility.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take a Martin
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask questions!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals with this project?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was always to be a musician (primarily) a rock guitarist and after climbing that ladder I realized how much more complete being a modern writer/composer and having the ability to take a scratch idea and make a radio ready track was.