Hi, I'm Joey! I am an Audio Engineer and Mastering Engineer (Brett Young, Gavin DeGraw, Seaforth) and I want to help you make an amazing record. Electric Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Drums, Demo Production, Mastering, Songwriting; whatever the need, together we can bring your project to life!
I have been a music lover for as long as I can remember, and I have been fortunate enough to call my passion my career for over a decade. I've been so fortunate to have worked with talented acts across a multiple of genres. I have mixed and performed for crowds ranging from one to 85,000, sharing the stage with some of the highest-selling acts in modern music along with some of the best musicians and engineers in the world.
After more then 15 years of mixing and mastering, I bring recording expertise and detailed ears to any music situation. My goal is to make sure that every vibe and color poured into your song is a full representation of your creative vision; from brilliant and shinty to dark and thick. Country, Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Urban, Folk, Indie. I’m currently the Front of House Engineer for Brett Young, responsible for all the sounds and elements in his live show. I’ve worked on a wide range of projects with Brett and various artists including Colbie Caillet, Boyz II Men, Astrid S, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Ferranti; engineers and producers like Jon Kaplan, Jimmy Rabbins, Noah Needleman, and others.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Joey Diehl
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my very best to deliver exactly what you want and feel, and that every need in the project is met. And I will keep an open and consistent line of communication throughout the entire process.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Stop it. This question is going to haunt me. But also; LM44, Shadow Hills Comp, Everything Slate and Fabrice G put their hands on, a rack full of FatSo Jrs, and Chicken flavored Ramen
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: This has been my career for the entirety of my professional life. Music is what I have always done in some form or fashion. I still tour a ton, but I have gravitated more toward the studio the longer I have been in business.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work on country music for most of my day job work, however I'm more partial to rock and heavier elements. I've always said that I don't necessarily have favorite bands but more favorite players, because any player in any genre can inspire people with their art.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I believe I am good at helping to guide a song along its way to becoming what it wants to be. As a mastering engineer, I bring an unbiased ear to make sure that your song translates exactly how you envisioned it to across every platform possible. As a producer and mix engineer, my job is to make the song itself have the most impact that it can.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Being able to see what your working on with a "fresh" perspective is insanely important. Its hard to walk away from what you're working on, but a lot times the right idea is already on the tip of the tongue and a little bit of outside life can bring it out.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: In my experience the better the communication, the better the final product and the happier everyone is throughout the process.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: In terms of mastering, I like to prep everything in the session before I ever press play for the first time. I like to approach every song from scratch and my philosophy is to only add what is needed, as well as consistent A/B'ing. As a producer and mix engineer, the process is more complex and varies from client to client. In a nutshell though, I do my best to communicate well and make the client as comfortable, encouraged, and inspired as possible. I believe a relaxed environment is key to making great music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The thing I do more than anything else is provide high-quality mastered tracks for my clients. I have worked very hard over the years to cultivate a collection of top-notch mastering gear and to hone my skills as an engineer, in an effort to provide the most seamless and rewarding experience possible.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I think The 1975 would be a ton of fun to work with, or a band like them. I would love to be a part of making a record, or a part of their live show.