I'm a mixing engineer currently located in Toronto, Canada. Working with artists and producers of all levels and from all parts of the world. I take great pride in creating engaging, exciting mixes and putting my clients needs first.
I offer professional mixing services. I bring a creative and objective ear to your songs and productions, highlighting the best parts of your arrangements and breathing new life and excitement into your recordings. I'll work with you to achieve your artistic vision in a timely and productive way.
I have worked on sessions with many artists- My credit list can be seen at bowmansound.com
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
6 ReviewsEndorse Josh G. Bowman - Mix Engineer
Josh is a true pro. He not only has the technical ability, but he has a very good ear, and good instincts for getting the best out of your mix. He can be trusted to do things very competently and methodically, not to mention, he is very easy to work with.
There are many mix engineers out there, but few are true professionals at what they do.
I had the pleasure working with Josh on a session for a singer songwriter. He was great to work with; professional, relaxed, and just plain great at his job! He has very good ears and instincts (He even was recording when we were jamming and grabbed one of the highlights of the session). I would totally recommend him for your project, whether as an engineer, a mixer, or even a producer!
Dude gets it Period
Paul is an all around great guy and Talented Mix Engineer ( also engineer and producer) he does great work and i would not hesitate to recommend clients to him when overbooked on my own projects. Highly recommend.
Josh is a fantastic mixer, engineer, and producer! Not only does he have an unbelievable ear, but he's really friendly, great at interpreting instructions, fast, and able to create a great product! Highly recommended, I hope to work with him more!
Josh is a total pro. We've had the pleasure of working together in a studio setting and I was very impressed with his positive attitude, sonic understanding, and professional demeanor. Josh is a great guy to be around in and out of the studio, and his mixes sound large and lively. Definitely hire him for your next project!
Interview with Josh G. Bowman - Mix Engineer
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I love clarity and excitement in mixes, as well as small details. Having the song evolve subtly in the mix from the intro until the final chorus, all those little subtle changes effect your listeners perception of the song and add to the excitement and interest.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Lets chat on the phone or skype. I'd love to get to know you and see how I can help bring out the best in your songs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer Songwriter, folk, rock, and pop.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring creativity and excitement to the mixing stage. I love music, and the power it has to emote and excite listeners. Mixing is all about finding what makes the song exciting and bringing out those elements. Making the vocal engaging, and making the listener want to crank it up!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: For most indie budget projects, my mixing setup is simple. I mix primarily in protools, with great monitoring and great convertors, and a few select pieces of outboard gear to use when required (SSL buss compressor, pultec style EQ, Distressor). If you have a larger budget and would like to pay for me to mix on an SSL in a bigger commercial facility i'm also happy to do so, and have years of experience on SSL's (4k, 9k, Duality) and many generations of Neve consoles including several vintage desks and the modern Neve Genysis.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I worked under Randy Staub and love how huge his mixes sound, when working on pop/rock that is often my benchmark. I am a huge fan of Max Martin's productions, and a real sucker for those pop arrangements. I also love indie rock, weirder stuff like Tame Impala, arctic monkeys, etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I spend most of my time mixing singles and albums, often contributing creatively at this stage as well, depending on the need and what the client wants, and the song needs.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever excites you and helps you create great music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with many different people, on different styles and genres of music. Being able to be creative and helping songwriters and musicians hear their songs be bigger and better than they have before.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A piano, a guitar, shaker, a computer, and a generator.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been recording and experimenting with sound since I was about 15 years old, am 31 now and have been working professionally for a decade. Audio and music has been my main hobby since i was a kid, and only career as an adult. I was a runner at Bryan Adam's studio The Warehouse, and later a studio assistant, and then engineer. I now freelance.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The songwriting and arrangement are so important. A well arranged song can practically mix itself. In pop music, the vocals are the most important thing- if the delivery is weak, the song will not be successful.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The ability to communicate with a musician, producer, or artist and understand what they want, figure out what I think the song needs, and then bridge that gap and make everyone happy, while serving the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to talk with the band or artist about expectations and artistic direction and influences before starting on a mix. Usually the production speaks for itself and guides where the mix wants to go.