My name is Joseph Freeman and I work under the company name Freeman Recordings. I have no major awards, no platinum records, and no big name artists under my belt. What I have, though, is a powerhouse work ethic, a good set of ears, and long list of happy clients. My goal is to realize your creative vision - I'm not happy until you're happy.
I specialize in mixing and mastering for singer-songwriters and can deliver a polished, rich, and commercially competitive sound. Your tracks will feel
- Clear and bright without the harshness
- Warm and full without the dullness
- Loud without feeling squashed
Every project I work on begins with a conversation about your project and your specific creative goals. From there, I'll turn around the first mix within five days. I offer unlimited rounds of revisions - it's important for me that we get the songs exactly how you want them! Once mixing is complete, I'll master the tracks, ensuring that they translate across all platforms.
I can also edit your raw tracks to tighten up any off-time performances, and subtly pitch correct any of your vocals.
I'd love to hear about what you're working on. Click the contact button up top to get in touch.
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26 ReviewsEndorse Freeman Recordings
Working with Joseph was an absolute dream! He was always extremely clear when the next stage would be delivered and almost every-time delivered a day early! The quality of the work was phenomenal, you get more than you pay for! He was very happy to explain anything i didn't understand, was very professional throughout and just made the whole process relaxing, fun and engaging (something i was worried couldn't happen with remote working). I would highly recommend working with Joe for any project, i certainly will be coming back.
Working with Joseph was a breeze. He was extremely communicative and made me feel heard and like I was a big part of the mastering process. He took my suggestions and incorporated them into the mixes, while being candid about his own thoughts and suggestions. I’m glad I didn’t get a “yes-man” but a true expert who could provide professional advice when needed. Please consider Joseph if you want a seamless collaborative experience.
Working with Joseph was an absolute joy. He is so meticulous and thorough in every step of the process. He really understood my sound and truly made me feel at ease. Making music is such a vulnerable and personal process. With Joseph, I felt like I was in the best of hands. He has an amazing ear and it was clear to me from his communication alone that he was going to give his all to this collaboration. I'm looking forward to working with him again.
Joseph did an amazing job mixing my song. I had all the elements I wanted recorded at my home studio, but I couldn't get rid of the muddiness in the mix. I sent stems to Joseph, and he brought out each individual element, lifted it, glued it all together, and just made it musical. Listening to what I had vs. what he gave me, I'm so pleased I handed it over to him. He really made my track into a song. I'm based in the UK, so all of our communication was remote, but it worked very well. Super responsive, as well as accommodating.
Couldn't recommend enough. I will use Joseph again soon.
I couldn't ask for more, really! Joseph was exactly what I was looking for as a mastering engineer (and a little bit extra). Quick and communicative from the start (and then all the way through) Joseph mastered my tracks excellently, but also helped me out where I needed it with some advice on how to squeeze every last bit out of the mixes — things that my novice ears just wouldn't have been able to pick out on their own. His work and his tips brought the last bit of polish to the work that I really needed, and I'm sure I'll be contacting him again.
Joseph is an incredible collaborator, engineer, and person. Incredibly patient and open minded, he takes time to hear out all ideas and is ready to explore different approaches to music making. Joseph has a great ear, creative mind, and clear communicator, offering his opinions and input while ensuring his client is as happy and satisfied as possible with the final product he delivers. Incredibly happy to have worked with him, and excited to continue the relationship on further projects. Thanks Joseph!
We worked very closely with Joseph throughout all stages of making our album and he did a PHENOMENAL job! Really went the extra mile. Has a great ear and is a fantastic communicator!!! Thank you, Joseph!!
Joseph is an incredible engineer! He's my go to guy for vocal recording because he's professional, easy to work with, and so efficient. Not only is he a talented musician and producer, but he's an awesome dude who makes every session super fun! He has some really impressive experiences under his belt, but his work speaks for itself. I highly recommend working with him!
There are few periods in my life I remember more fondly than when Joseph and I collaborated on a "just for kicks" Christmas album. Joseph is the best kind of person to work with on creative projects, full of great ideas himself and able to make the best of any idea you have. (Even if it is crazy.) It was a blast, and that speaks to the great energy Joseph brings to any room he's in. That is all to say nothing of his skill and professionalism in anything that comes to music/sound. Joseph also handled the live sound for multiple house shows I hosted, and everything sounded great! This guy rules!
Joseph is a professional in every sense of the word. I hired him to co-produce, record, and mix my latest single, and I was thrilled with the final product. From initial outreach to organizing pre-production to recording & mixing, Joseph was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. He communicated efficiently every step of the way and always prioritized my creative decisions.
I loved recording at Joseph's studio because the atmosphere he creates is relaxed and positive. This is so important to creating a good piece of music, and it showed in the final product.
Joseph recently did the sound mixing on a short film of mine and I cannot say enough great things about how well the overall process went. His attitude and energy created an atmosphere that was extremely positive and conducive of creativity. He was able to combine my vision with his own ideas/talent to achieve an end result that was even better than I could have originally imagined. I would absolutely collaborate with him again in the future, and would recommend others do too, regardless of the type of project.
Joseph is a fantastic guy and really knows what he's doing when it comes to mastering! I've had him master one song for now, but will be returning for his services many times onwards. He was extremely helpful and highly knowledgable about sound design and brought my song to a level that I couldn't have thought of myself. Highly recommend him and his talents if you are looking for a down-to-earth producer that won't stop until you're satisfied!
Joseph is my guy! I was referred to him for a project in mind. He is incredibly knowledgeable on all types of music, and thankfully my sub-genre specialty completely vibed with his vision. He's intuitive, professional, and easily caters to the artist's vision. Couldn't endorse him enough!
I couldn't recommend Joseph enough. I worked with him on two short films I produced/directed and he was an absolute joy. On top of being incredibly technically knowledgeable, he's an artist first and works tirelessly to bring to fruition the artistic vision of any project he's working on.
We also brought in some actors to his studio for a couple of ADR sessions and I was really impressed with how well he communicated with talent.
"Joseph works hard to understand your vision. He has the passion and creative talent to bring your project to life rather than treating it like any other job or client - something that definitely sets him apart from the rest!"
Joseph is just so easy to work with! I admired his process and his willingness to listen to ideas, and his willingness to get take after take trying different approaches until we got what we needed! He brings a lightness and calmness to the room, which is so important in what can sometimes be a stressful experience. My experience with Joseph was anything but stressful.
Joe was an absolute pleasure to work with. As both a skilled engineer and inspired musician Joe does incredibly well at both giving the artist space to explore and keeping a direction that makes the process fast and efficient. Highly recommend.
Joseph was such a pleasure to work with. Though I was in an unfamiliar city and we had never met before, Joseph immediately put me at ease with his positive and caring attitude. I quickly felt free to be my most comfortable, confident self in the studio. Joseph's focus and thoughtful planning resulted in us to be able to make quick strides in our work together. The end product was a highly professional recording -- my vocals and the mix sounds as good or better than any other project I've worked on!
"Working with Joseph was a dream. He communicates excellently, meets you where you are and goes above and beyond to deliver the best possible quality. He is well organized with a can-do attitude, and makes every step of the process fun and exciting!"
Joseph is one of the most fun and easy to work with people I’ve come across. He demonstrates professionalism and knowledge in his work while keeping the creative process fun and relaxing. Recording felt a lot like hanging out with old friends right from the start and his contributions/ideas really helped push our project further.
Joseph is THE dude you want involved in your project- whether it be recording, mixing, writing, playing. He is extremely versatile and will elevate your recordings to the next level. He is flexible and willing to put in the hard work.
Hiring Joe to produce my podcast was the best decision I ever made. Joe single handedly pushed the quality of the project from amateur to professional. Sitting in Joe's studio is an absolute delight, and working with him is better still. The guy is a pro. He produced, mixed, mastered, and scored each one of my episodes, producing a final product so polished and well made that I could barely believe it was mine. Joe is the real deal. He makes every project he works on that much better. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
I will never have enough good things to say about Joseph Freeman, period. This is one of the most professional, eager, abiding, and talented producers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, let alone work with. His methods of practice not only get the best product possible, but also pushes his clients to be better than what they thought they were capable of. A kind and adapting ear which shines through in all of the varieties of music he helps polish. If you're really about making your music the best it can be, let Joseph help you ascend.
Super fun and productive work environment at Freeman Recordings! Joseph ran the sessions I worked on efficiently, clued me in on some recording techniques specific to my instrument, and politely offered his creative perspective. I was blown away by his system of organization too! Joseph made me feel very comfortable in his studio and helped me to sound the best I could on the recordings we worked on together.
I had the pleasure of working with Joseph on my EP and he exceeded all expectations from start to finish. Not only is he efficient, multifaceted and passionate about his work, he is a hilarious, positive person and made the process a blast. I am just as impressed by the quality of the final product as I am with the ease of working with him. Hire this guy!
I'm a drummer that has worked with Joseph on multiple projects over the last few years, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. The quality is always top-notch, he's super responsive and receptive to feedback and notes, and is consistently dedicated to crafting quality music. I'd highly recommend Freeman Recordings - you definitely won't be disappointed!
Interview with Freeman Recordings
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing can fix a bad performance or composition. Nail the performance and write a song you can stand by no matter what production choices.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key. If you don't feel like the mixing engineer, or anyone you hire remotely to work on your music, doesn't communicate clearly and effectively, doesn't manage expectations well, and isn't transparent about their process, that's a big red flag.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fun! Mixing music full time is a dream come true, I bring joy and excitement to every project I work on. If you're passionate about the song, so am I!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never cut corners during the recording process. So often artists do a haphazard job recording the tune and hope that it'll all come together during mixing. Garbage in, garbage out. During production, after you finish recording anything, constantly ask yourself - "If this was released pretty much as is, no mixing, would I be happy with it?". That's how high the bar should be.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communication. More than my technical chops, I know how to talk about music, production, songwriting, and mixing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I look to start every collaboration with a conversation - I want to know what your production goals are and how you hear the song in your head! Once we get on the same creative page, I'll do a first mix and we'll go into revisions. There are no limit to the amount of revisions - I want to make sure the artist gets things exactly how they want them.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Two of my favorite musician/producers are Sufjan Stevens and Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter - I love their work and admire how hands-on they are with the process. They have a clear idea of what they want out of production before they even begin, but aren't afraid to experiment if they're inspired.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most frequently I mix music, usually anything that falls under the indie/singersongwriter umbrella (indie rock, alt, singersongwriter).