Joshua Hudes

Music Producer, Songwriter

9 Reviews (1 Verified)
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British songwriter living and working in Paris. I produce rock bands in my studio in the north of Paris (19 years experience).I also write songs for clients who need great english pop songs. I also program and arrange all the awesome sounding synths and drum machines that you need.You need me because I have real taste and a vision for each project.

I'm a music producer that can really take a project where it needs to go. I believe projects need producers who understand how to develop and write songs. I know how to capture and record the right sound for the required vibe. I live and breath music so I know instinctively what sound you're going for and what the song needs in order to connect with it's audience. I am also able to hire the right musicians and engineers to take the project to where it needs to be if you're aiming to compete at the very highest level. My style is often a fusion of techniques, mixing modern technology, synths, samples, drum machines, guitar effects, re-amping, Maschine programming with old school recording techniques and instruments.

For the budget conscious client: in my 18 track, Protools 11 equipped studio in the north-east of Paris, I have everything needed to record a complete band.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Hannah

    Working with Josh is a real pleasure as he is really attentive to the artist's needs and does not spare his energy to make your vision come to life. I'm very pleased by our collaboration.

  2. Review by Yael Calvo

    Working with Josh is an amazing experience !
    He is someone very talented and attentive.
    I thank him so much for his good vibes and kindness.
    I could not have dreamed better to bring this project to life !

  3. Review by Vicky X.

    Thank you for the mastering Josh, the good work, the good vibes and you're human touch !
    As usual ;-)

  4. Review by waykiki boys

    We recorded 5 songs with Josh and it was a good experience. Efficient, professional and very good person!

  5. Review by Dj Falafel

    Thx josh for my mastering , you are the best !!!!!

  6. Review by Greg

    Great work! Fast, efficient, great especially for guitar sounds...

  7. Review by L L

    Recorded 6 songs with Josh. Before anything else, the first thing that comes about him, is that he has a large musical knowledge, and beyond that : he knows precisely how to sound like an artist, and what gear is needed to get a particular tone.
    That's why it's great human adventure, made of music discussions and experimentations. and fun!

  8. Review by pierre

    We recorded twice with Josh,each time within a very tight schedule. Josh always knew how to make the best out of a few time, producing a high quality work, relieving the stress and making it a very pleasant moment for the musicians.

  9. Review by Adam l'Ancien

    I recorded 4 tunes in Josh's studio. I appreciated his effectiveness and the quality of his work. But first and foremost, I enjoyed his gentle but firm hand, when he gave me directions on how to sound best.
    He's a great producer, easy-going and so human!

Interview with Joshua Hudes

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

  2. A: My everyday work is split between producing records for budget conscious independant rock bands and developing songs (writing lyrics, music and mixing) for mainstream pop projects. French acts have a desire to sing great songs in english and I can help out with that. Writing songs keeps me in a musician mindset for when I have to be an engineer.

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

  4. A: I've never been to audio school (I went to songwriting school at ACP in Paris instead) but I have constantly learnt on the job since I was 18. For music production, Mixerman is the definative teacher in the field in my opinion. For modern pop productions, Dave Pensado, Chris Lord Alge and Toni Masarati. For rock, I've studied the techniques of Steve Albini and Slipperman very closely.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I rent a cute inspiring professional room in Pantin. Big enough and equipped to record an entire live band. 18 track RME soundcard, 3 API pre-amps and a nice collection of mics, guitar amps, effects, synths and assorted gizmos!

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

  8. A: I focus on songs and what the song needs. Sometimes it takes time to get into an artist's head but I usually manage to understand what they need for each song.

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

  10. A: I have a great musical culture. I'm not an amazing musician but I am good at finding and know what makes a good tone.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: My strongest skill is a strong vision of the finished project. The ability to step back and experience the big picture.

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

  14. A: I usually work on noisy rock and punk stuff half the time and mainstream electronic and pop stuff the other half.

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

  16. A: Go and watch the band live or in rehearsal. Listen to all their songs . Find out what an artist is going for by any means necessary!

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: I'd love to work with Aphex Twin. It would be amazing to write some pop songs with that guy. I'd also like to do a record for Tailor Swift. I love bubblegum pop!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Fusion. Cross over. I think it's important to mix everything up in 2015.

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

  22. A: I've been doing this for 18 years now. Playing in bands, writing songs and poetry, recording great indie artists on the Liverpool scene followed by the Paris and french scenes.

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

  24. A: My Sontronics Saturn mic, my Vintage Api pre-amp, my Gibson Melody Maker, my Orange Jim Root guitar amp, Native Instruments Maschine.

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

  26. A: Practice practice practice beforehand because when we meet things are going to move fast and you need to have the right performance on hand.

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

  28. A: I often talk about the emotions and feeling that we want to elicit in each song. That's more important than any other technical concern.

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

  30. A: In France, the word: "music producer" doesn't exist. For french people, it means the person who pays for everything. To explain my role to them, I usually say that it's a little like a movie director. Often in France, artists don't realise the benefits that a producer can bring rather than just hiring a sound engineer. It would be like making a film with just a cameraman.

Hannah Hesse - The Veil

I was the producer, mixer and arranger in this production

GenresSounds Like
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  • Louis Lingg And The Bombs
  • Mumford & Sons
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann Monitors
  • Sontronics Saturn Mic
  • Vintage Api pre-amps
  • GAP Neve 1073 Clone
  • RME converters
  • Joe Meek 6Q
  • Avid Eleven
  • Large collection of mics
  • Orange
  • Ampeg amps
  • Protools 10 + 11
  • Nuendo
  • Logic X. Everything that's needed to record a band!
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