Hard working and aspiring mix engineer.
I am an SAE Institute graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Sound Production. I have over 8 years experience in live sound. I spent 3 years as the Worship and Audio Director at Southpoint Church and am now currently lecturing Sound Technology at Damelin College Mowbray whilst running my own studio, Orchard Audio Works.
My passion is seeing music come alive and helping people achieve the best possible end result. I am currently running my own studio which specializes in recording, mixing, producing and session guitar.
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Interview with Joshua Riley
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to help push you to achieve your vision.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love discovering new genres to work on as this takes me out of my comfort zone.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: UAD Apollo Twin, 64Audio A6's, Mac Mini, Fender Telecaster, Line 6 Helix
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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 which is what I am doing at this point in time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't learn all these so called mixing and producing rules, learnt to trust your gut. If it sounds good, stick with it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Gospel, Christian Worship, African, Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing is my strongest skill.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to add my own flavour here and there whilst still sticking to the clients vision.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to hear a reference of what the client is going for and then work towards achieving whilst finding the clients musical identity so that it's not a replica of the reference.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out my self built home studio. My gear consists of a Mac Mini 2018, UAD Apollo Twin X and Satellite, KRK V6 Series 2 monitors, and a variety of guitar gear.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do mixing, producing and playing session guitar.