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 composer, orchestrator, mix engineer and session bassist. His original compositions have aired on TV shows like Making It, Cannonball, Temptation Island, and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015 with a B.M. 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. Through his hard-rock influences, he became known for his aggressive rock finger style as well as his unique approach to bass line composition.
In 2016 he released his solo E.P. “Isometry”. During that same year, 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 an enthusiastic following.
Joe has mixed, orchestrated, and produced for bands across genres, including Arch Echo, Canadian pop group Zarbo, American rock band Mozey, and progressive metal artists Iliad Korin and Poincaré Conjecture. As a session bassist, he’s worked and recorded with many more artists, including A Minor Error, Sound Struggle, The Elephant in the Room, Poincaré Conjecture, Mozey, Jake Fields, David Everett Johnson, and countless others.
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21 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Joe Calderone
Joe is absolutely incredible and my favorite human being to work with on any music project!! We just finished up an awesome single that came out sounding better than I could have ever even dreamed. I plan on working with Joe for as long as I can! If you need your songs to sound amazing, or want that extra edge: Go To Joe. There is no alternative!
Brilliant Work & Very Helpful.
Many Thanks Joe 👍👍👍.
I was hoping to get some extra orchestration to fill out a section. Joe did an awesome job and the final product is going to be absolutely amazing! (Thank you so much for everything here Joe!) If you are considering someone to help you mix/master your latest hit song, or are looking for someone to help out with some extra instruments, please contact Joe and see the new heights that he can elevate your work too. Fast, reliable, overall awesome experience. Very professional, high quality! A++
I needed some more sassy bass playthrough video action from the man with master plan! JoeC (Arch Echo - on tour with Dream Theater 2022) offers up those amazing bass licks at a killer price. If you are looking for mixing, mastering, bass guitar, and some extra video content to promote your project--I can't imagine finding it anywhere else! JoeC is definitely the central nervous system to my musical endeavors. Without him, nothing happens. With him on my side, dreams become lucid realities!
Needing some extra special files and formats from the project and Joe delivers!! Thanks so much for this! Can't wait to get the next project started!!
JoeC is a dream come true for all of your Mixing/Mastering/Producing/Engineering/BassGuitar/Midi Needs! I've worked with Joe on many projects now, and at (or over) a dozen songs. Every single time, Joe does the highest quality of work and always wants to actualize the vision of his customer. We have a lot of fun during the process too! Joe is very fast, hardworking, and down to earth. If you are reading this review and are considering working with Joe, do it--You deserve something great A++
I had Joe do a bass playthrough of one of the songs we worked on together. He nailed it on the first try , as expected !
This is my second time working with Joe. I brought him in as a producer, bass player, mix / mastering engineer, audio engineer, additional guitarist, and orchestrator. The process was seamless, the communication was excellent and his talent is unparalleled ! With the final master now in my possession - I am blown away by what we accomplished. There is no freaking way I could have done this without him.
Joe was a pleasure to work with and has delivered exactly what we needed for a fast turnaround project. The track is sounding great! Would definitely recommend.
Joe is an absolute Monster Behemoth of a bass player. I have Joe play on all my music projects and now I refuse to look behind me at the life I used to live before him. Now, and get this, I needed Joe to do some video playthrough of a song we jammed together. Now I have Joe in HD -- and I'm talking everything -- thumping, slapping, shredding, grooving. If you are looking for quality, professionalism, and perfection, look for Joe. And if you can't find Joe, its because he's in the pocket :)
I came to Joe with a terrible mix and he turned it into something amazing ! He mixed and mastered it, helped me shape the guitar tones, edit drums, replace piano samples, quantized a few things that were off-even added in some additional production elements I never would have thought of myself. Communication was excellent and I finally have a song that I am proud to release! Regarding future projects, i'm not wasting my time shopping around , I am going right back to Joe!
I had Joey record bass guitar for my song and he did a phenomenal job. Communication was great and he gave me exactly what I was looking for within a short amount of time. I basically told him to do whatever he wanted, and he exceeded my expectations! He is insanely talented.
Joe continues to be awesome to work with. I've worked on three songs with him thus far and the collaboration has been great. Frankly, it's been seamless. Joe has a lot to offer, especially to a guitarist like myself with a lot of songs/ideas that need partnership to bring them to life. His killer bass lines, drum programming, and overall production and mixing have given my songs incredible shape and life. Repeat customer! Thanks again Joe!!
Joe did it again! Had some issues with a few tracks and needed that special care and attention to get my project to the next stratosphere of professional production! Not only did Joe work his magic, but we got something worlds better than what I had originally! If you are reading this and thinking about Joe, all I can say is click it and lick it (shred reference). Desire him and Hire him. He is the Joe CalderONE for me! Perfect communication, quick turnaround, grade A++++ work!!!!
Working with Joe is always an incredible pleasure! I've been lucky to work with Joe on a couple projects now-bass/mixing/mastering. I cannot recommend him enough. Whatever you need send him a message and start rocking!!! Joe's performance on my 5-EP Progressive Rock Opera is a dream come true for me! Incredibly professional, very down to earth, superfriendly, incredibly pro-music/creative vision! Don't need bass? Hire him to polish up your music with a mix and master! Best on SB! A++++
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.
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!
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+++
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.
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!
Interview with Joe Calderone
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will not stop until I can bring the vision of your album to reality.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Hi-pass your reverb sends to drastically cut down on the mud in your mixes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
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.