Record / perform World Percussion. Latin, Reggae, Polynesian, Afropop, Flamenco, Jazz, you name it, I can do it.
I'm a SoCal native with experience learning and playing music all around the world. I've acquired years of experience playing with Orchestras, Bands, and Chamber groups as well as recording sessions shoulder to shoulder with some of the most incredible professional and semi professional musicians in the world.
With my degree from Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) I've learned how to perform and record my best every time. If you're needing a percussionist for your next project, don't be afraid to hit me up! Looking forward to making a masterpiece out of your next project 🤙🏾
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Interview with Josh Wallace
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work would be me recording instruments remotely or onsite. I'm playing for them at a designated place, or I'm playing and recording myself at my home studio and they are calling in and being apart of the session.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a MacBook Pro with Pro Tools and Audacity, with my Focusrite 2i2 Preamp, Sennheiser HD 380 pro headphones, and my plugins (iZotope, Melodyne, Waves, etc.)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I get a reference track and / or music from the client, talk to them to figure out logistics (pricing, location, interpretation, all that). Once that's figured out we fire up the DAW and get to work! If it's a live gig, we rehearse and have a good time at the show(s).
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring years of experience performing with a wife variety of different groups. I bring my flavor, my passion, and my creativity to each song I do, whether live or recorded.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'd say my strongest skill is my ability to accurately produce what is needed for each project.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work in Reggae, Latin, and Polynesian music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Proximity Effect: it's a real thing that we all should be aware of.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Chronixx one day. I love his passion for his roots and music, and I love the energy and attention to detail he puts into every aspect of his songs. From the writing, to the post, to the final product, everything is a masterpiece.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm really chill, Southern California vibes 🤙🏾
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm working now trying to find some stability as a session musician / music producer in Los Angeles. I've been doing music for 15 years, and I'm ready and hungry to get going.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Cajon, My MacBook, my headphones, My microphone, and my ukulele. Then I'd release the "deserted island ep" and watch it reach no. 1 on the charts haha
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The more clear you are with the details of your project, the better I perform. Also, don't be afraid to tell me exactly what you want during the recording process. I'm flexible and won't give up until you're satisfied.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you wanna work with me again?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that percussion is easy and requires no skill. False doctrine. It takes practice, passion, and dedication to get everything right.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love performing and recording with others. That's where I belong.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I won't give up until they're 100% satisfied. Also they'll hear me say "Dope man" like 2405235 times haha
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. More versatile, lower maintenance, and way more portable. Analog is great too don't get me wrong.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Kei (key) is an amazing vocalist for Latin / Salsa / Pop, pretty much anything. She has the clearest voice that you definitely need to have on your next song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I'm working on voice overs, getting a job, getting a few gig logistics stapled down, and planning what we're gonna eat for dinner.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I released a my song "Red, Green, & Gold" earlier this year. It was a song where I wrote, recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered everything myself. Just me, my instruments, my talents, my gear, and MacBook Pro. IRIE Magazine reached out to me and wanted to feature my song in their April '420' edition. I was so shocked that a song that I wrote and produced myself at my home studio could be featured in a magazine, just like that.