Joshua Garcia

Audio Mixer | Record Producer

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With any project I take on, my goal is to collaborate with the artist and be involved in the production process to the extent that the artist needs or wants to make the best sounding recording possible.

I mix in the analog domain. I love to travel and take short walks to the kitchen for coffee.

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AllMusic verified credits for Josh Garcia
  • Depeche Mode
  • James Williamson
  • Deniz Tek
  • 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
  • Depeche Mode
  • Depeche Mode
  • 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
  • Leftöver Crack
  • Leftöver Crack
  • 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: Finishing a 3 song E.P. for my record label and wrapping up my Bachelors degree.

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

  4. A: email me and lets talk records and production, to see if we would be a good fit to work together. I can be quick and affordable and I love to make records and mix sound.

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

  6. 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). In 2012 I managed a studio and was the head engineer for Motor Studios in San Francisco. Currently I am freelance, I manage a recording studio in Sausallito California called World Studios Recording. It is based around a SSL9064J and vintage mics and analog outboard gear. A big live room made for drums of your dreams.

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

  8. A: Use a tuner and take breaks.

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

  10. A: 20 years of watching good and bad ideas in the studio. Being a musician for over 30 years as a drummer. I have a firm understanding of music theory and arranging songs as well. I love to create vibe and songs that are collaborative, and I absolutely love to watch and hear them come to life.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have work in ProTools Ultimate, LogicX, and Reason for my DAW. I have a hybrid set up, consisting of an analog console, Lynx Aurora converters, and a Burl A2D conversion right off of the stereo bus. I can re amp through some great vintage amps like a 1974 all original Fender Twin, a Vox AC30-CC2, Mesa Boogie Mark IV, and some other goodies.

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. 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?

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

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

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. A: That I perform miracles.

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

  32. A: um....everything?

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

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

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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  • SSL 9000J
  • Burl
  • Tascam 388.
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