Joe Calderone

Bassist // Audio Engineer

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Bassist and orchestrator of Arch Echo. Nashville based mixing and mastering engineer specializing in heavy rock and metal production techniques. Composer for video games and television.

Joe Calderone is a Nashville based composer, orchestrator, mix engineer and session bassist. His original compositions have aired on TV networks such as FOX, NBC, E!, CBS, and more. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015 with honours and a B.A. in Film Scoring.

Throughout his studies in music, always analyzing, he has sought to take the best of a wide range of influences, from Tchaikovsky and Koji Kondo, to Death Cab for Cutie and Rush.

In 2016 he teamed up with fellow Berklee grads to write an album which sought to take progressive rock in a new direction. The project eventually became Arch Echo, whose debut in 2017 was met with critical acclaim and a cult-like following of grass-roots enthusiasm. They were voted “Best Newcoming Band of 2017” by Prog Sphere magazine.

When not on the road, Joe spends his free time in the studio carrying out remote bass tracking sessions, mixing, mastering, and composing original music for television. Whether your track needs bass, a mix, mastering or an entire production overall, you're in good hands!

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6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Aaron H.
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    In a timely fashion, Joe heard my track with no bass, and wrote/recorded something that just fit more perfectly than I could've imagined. He also made sure I had a wav of both the DI track and the amped track. Highly recommend for you bass needs.

  2. Review by Alex Z.
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    Joe was a pleasure to work with and produced exactly what I was looking for. The attention he pays to intricate mixing is effortless and the obvious end results speak loud volumes. Highly recommended!

    ...and thank yo so much Joe!

    AlexZ_

  3. Review by Corey P.
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    Working with Joe was a dream come true! His skills in mixing and mastering are unparalleled and there was no task outside of his wheelhouse or skill level. Joe really took my project very seriously and cared about as if it were his own! Great communication, outstanding workmanship, willing to make changes both big and little, all the way down to changing full tones and editing small nuances over and over. Unfortunately the fun had to end-Nothing to left to do besides release perfection! A+++

  4. Review by Luke Y.
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    I have worked with other engineers and I can honestly say Joe is top tier. He starts with asking what your vision for the album is and then just blasts off from there. Not only did he make the tone and clarity of each instrument ideal but he sprinkled in some production ideas that frankly, I never would have thought of. By doing this he made himself as much of a piece of the heart of the album as anyone performing on it. He is incredibly responsive and easy to work with. Working with Joe will do nothing but take your project to the level it deserves to be.

  5. Review by Matt D.
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    You owe it to yourself and your music to work with Joe Calderone.

    Not only does Joe possess robust experience and carefully honed technical skills to bring your project to its full potential, he also makes the process easy, enjoyable and predictable. We enlisted Joe's talents to mix and master an indy rock album. Joe exhibited a tremendous sense of ownership over the project, made wise, intuitive decisions and listened carefully to feedback. The end result was better than we ever could have anticipated. I eagerly look forward to the opportunity to work with Joe again in the future!

  6. Review by Robert F.
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    Joe did an outstanding job bringing my song to life with drum programming, synth selections, mixing, and mastering. He understood the vibe that I was going for and was very collaborative throughout the process to ensure the final product was great. I'm looking forward to working on more songs together. Thanks, Joe!

Interview with Joe Calderone

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Why not both? The digital domain provides so much surgical flexibility to make audio exactly what we want, however our ears have been trained by 50+ years of recorded music history to desire the subtle saturation of tape, consoles, and outboard gear. I find great use in Slate Digital's plugin bundle to provide that analog life without losing the control and flexibility to pursue audio perfection.

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

  4. A: I will not stop until I can bring the vision of your album to reality.

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

  6. A: I've been working in music since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2015, honing my skills by composing for television, mixing and mastering my own compositions and touring the world with Arch Echo.

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

  8. A: Hi-pass your reverb sends to drastically cut down on the mud in your mixes.

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

  10. A: I've grown up in a world of progressive rock and progressive metal, but as I developed my skills as a film/TV composer I grew a great liking for minimalist/post romantic acts, and anything in-between. While progressive metal consists of the bulk of my performance activity, I've grown a soft spot for pop-punk and ambient styles of music as well.

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