Joshua Garcia

Music Production

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Hello, I am a Freelance Producer and Mixing Engineer as well as a Studio Manager and Chief Engineer of Motor Studios in SF, California.

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

AllMusic verified credits for Josh Garcia
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
  • Get Dead
  • Get Dead
  • Covenant Worship
  • Leftöver Crack
  • Leftöver Crack
  • NOFX
  • The Real McKenzies
  • The Real McKenzies
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
  • Get Dead
  • Get Dead
  • Swingin' Utters
  • NOFX
  • Swingin' Utters
  • Swingin' Utters
  • HeWhoCanNotBeNamed
  • Dwarves
  • Dwarves
  • NOFX
  • Candy Now
  • Depeche Mode
  • Depeche Mode
  • Depeche Mode
  • The Real McKenzies
  • Matt Baldwin
  • Good Riddance
  • Michael Jantz
  • Dynamite 8
  • NOFX
  • The White Barons
  • The White Barons
  • The Chop Tops
  • The Chop Tops
  • NewSong
  • Leftöver Crack
  • Leftöver Crack
  • Los Dryheavers
  • Hermano
  • Hermano
  • HeWhoCanNotBeNamed
  • Depeche Mode
  • Darius Koski
  • Darius Koski
  • Darius Koski
  • Abstracter
  • Abstracter
  • Uke-Hunt
  • Uke-Hunt
  • Darius Koski
  • Darius Koski
  • Darius Koski

Interview with Joshua Garcia

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

  2. A: I am about to go into 4 records that will take me into the winter. Stoked!

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. Because they are an amazing set of tools when used correctly.

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

  6. A: I promise you will be happy with the work that I can do for your music.

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

  8. A: um....everything?

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

  10. A: That I perform miracles.

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

  12. A: what are we all expecting to accomplish?

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

  14. A: email me and lets talk records and production, to see if we would be a good fit to work together.

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

  16. A: 1. SM57 2. Neve 1272 3. Guitar 4. Laptop 5. Solar Power for gear.

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

  18. A: I started interning in 1996 at Time Bomb Records (No Doubt,Social Distortion). In 2001 I started interning at recording studios (the Record Plant Sausalito, CA and Hyde Street Studios SF,Ca). In 2005 I rented a production room at Hyde Street Studios (Studio D) till 2009 when I began to tour as a FOH engineer for No Use For A Name and Lagwagon (Fat Wreck Chords). Now since 2012 I have been a Studio Manager and the Chief Engineer for Fat Mike's studio, Motor Studios in San Francisco.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I would like to think I am easy going and very openminded. I am always down to try something at least once!

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

  22. A: always make sure you are tuned up. duh.

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

  24. A: I mainly work in Punk Rock, but have plenty of examples in Soul, Pop, Folk, Psych, Garage and Indy Rock.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: My strongest skill is getting the best work out of an artist, knowing how far to push to get meaningful tracks and when to call a session when the artists can't work anymore. I like to keep it challenging, but not brutal. This is supposed to be fun right?

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

  28. A: Typically if I am producing a record, I have a pre production meeting to set up the plan of attack. Then demo the songs to listen to what we are working with (and btw, i totally can work with phone recordings). After that, I decide to track "Live" or separate everyone. This really depends on many factors. I track to either ProTools or analog tape, and after all the overdubs and editing/tuning/arranging etc, I mix.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: I run a 1900 Sq Foot SSL 4000 room in SF,Ca. There is a tracking room with two Isolation rooms and enough separation to track full bands live off the floor.

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

  32. A: I am inspired by anyone who has drive and passion for their art, but if I were to name drop I would have to go with Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Bill Stevenson, Prince, George Martin, Butch Vig, and Don Smith.

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

  34. A: The most common type of work that I do for my clients would be Record Production and Mixing.

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Terms Of Service

50 % deposit. Payment in full for mixes and masters. 2-4 songs = 1-2 Day turnaround. 2 revisions per track included

Gear Highlights
  • SSL 4000
  • Pro Tools HDX
  • Neve
  • API
  • Otari
  • Ampex
  • MCI
  • Tascam 388
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