Joshua Riley

Mixing Engineer

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Hard working and aspiring mix engineer.

My name is Josh. I am the owner of Orchard Audio Works. I studied at SAE and have a degree in Sound Production. I’ve been in the audio industry for 6 years, first as a live sound engineer and now as a mixing engineer and music producer.

Mixing and mastering is my strength. I love clear mixes with clean, punchy low end. If your tracks require depth and energy, then send it through!

Communication and building relationships is a big part of my workflow. I love making clients feel like they are part of the entire journey instead of sending me a project and waiting until it’s finished.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Joshua Riley

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

  2. A: I started out working in the live sound industry for 6 years. Went on to study Sound Production at SAE Institute. Started lecturing Sound Technology whilst building and running a studio on the side. I've recently jumped into doing this full time.

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

  4. A: Gospel, Christian Worship, African, Pop, Amapiano

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

  6. A: I like to hear a reference or rough mix of what the client is going for and then work towards pushing the mix further than the rough.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I work out my self built home studio. My gear consists of a Mac Mini 2018, UAD Apollo Twin X and Satellite, Amphion One18 studio monitors, and a variety of guitar gear. Because I am a

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

  10. A: I mostly do mixing and mastering. Occasionally, vocal tracking

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

  12. A: I promise to help push you to achieve your vision.

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

  14. A: I love discovering new genres to work on as this takes me out of my comfort zone.

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

  16. A: UAD Apollo Twin, 64Audio A6's, Mac Mini, Fender Telecaster, Line 6 Helix

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

  18. A: Don't learn all these so called mixing and producing rules, learnt to trust your gut. If it sounds good, stick with it.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Mixing is my strongest skill.

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

  22. A: I like to add my own flavour here and there whilst still sticking to the clients vision.

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Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin X
  • Universal Audio Satellite Quad
  • Amphion One18s
  • UAD plugins
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