Joe Wright

Producer/Mixing and Mastering

Joe Wright on SoundBetter

I'm a producer and multi-instrumentalist. I can provide anything to make a song the best it can be including production, additional instrumental recordings, mixing and mastering (all songs in my example compilation were produced, mixed and mastered by me, many of the instruments are played by me) I pride myself on my efficiency and communication.

I run a studio and have access to a wide array of instruments, including USA built acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, mandolin etc. as well as sample instruments such as keys, strings and realistic sample-based acoustic drums.

I have a large back catalogue and can back up my claims with testimonials and audio examples from numerous artists.

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

Interview with Joe Wright

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Every song I finish makes me proud, but in particular I've worked with an artist called Sydney Dejorey for a while. Every song we've created together has been played on BBC introducing, and I've been mentioned myself a few times. To me that's the pinnacle of the type of artist I love to work with, people who are on the rise and are as passionate about making music as I am about producing it.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Currently working with artists remotely during the pandemic, I've been spending time developing ways of working with people remotely, as well as considering how to re-open my own studio for safe recording

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Me! In all seriousness not yet, but I'm sure there will be in time

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Mix of both, in my opinion anyone who writes off either one as useless or unnecessary is deluded and closed-minded. Both have their place, both have their drawbacks

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

  10. A: That I won't declare a job finished until they're totally happy with it

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

  12. A: Positive feedback, feeling like you've done a great piece of work and having the artist agree is what fuels my passion most days

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Usually how I work, I've got a set process that seems to work for me. I'm always happy to change around an artists particular preference but I'm very rarely asked to

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That all audio engineers are overweight, overworked obsessive nerds who care more about gear than music...Many of us are in good shape...

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: "What works best for you" This could be regarding session times, payment options, recording workflow or anything regarding the music itself

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: If there's anything you want to know about me and my work, just ask. I've worked with some of the weirdest, rudest and most dense people you could imagine, so it'd take a miracle to truly phase me...

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

  22. A: Assuming there's a power generator? I'd take my speakers, my HSS strat, my PC, an acoustic guitar and a MIDI keyboard.

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

  24. A: I studied music production at college, but admittedly it took a couple of years for me to become truly engaged with the studio life, I was more focused on being a guitarist at the time. Eventually I bought an audio interface with a free copy of Ableton and a cheap pair of headphones, and I quickly became immersed in the world of production, to the point of spending almost all of my spare time learning about production and making music. I work with a lot of local artists and have had nothing but positive feedback since.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Friendly, efficient and malleable.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Any person who's passionate about their own music and takes it seriously is enough to get me excited. My favourites are the ones who I feel have untapped potential.

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

  30. A: Communicate with the artist, find out what they want and try to realise their vision for the song with them, even if it contradicts what your personal musical preferences dictate

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

  32. A: Typically tends to be indie/pop/rock styles, albeit because that's usually what the artists near me write. I've mixed songs in almost every genre possible, however usually based in 'real instruments'

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Difficult to say, I like to think of myself as a jack-of-all-trades, but my main strength would be creating arrangements and mixing songs

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

  36. A: Whatever's needed! I can do as much as creating and brainstorming arrangements and productions which I then program and create myself, and then mix and master the song (and even give recommendations about releasing music) or as little as playing one or two parts on a song, or just mixing/mastering a track.

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

  38. A: I usually start with a vocal track with a few different takes and one or two instrumental tracks on guitar or piano (usually to serve as a guide for the chords/arrangement of the song) and then build an arrangement to suit the song, usually starting with programmed drums and bass, then adding various real/sampler instruments as I or the artist see fit.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work in a specially converted space in an isolated building with no neighbours, allowing me to listen at high volumes where appropriate. I mostly mix on my Adam A7X monitors, but regularly check my mixes on two sets of studio headphones. I have multiple guitars and an electric bass, as well has various MIDI controllers/keyboards for realism in my playing and efficiency in my workflow

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I'm an avid follower of producers and mix engineers from the 70s onwards (Alan Parsons, Eddie Kramer, Andy Wallace) to more contemporary guys (Max Martin, David Bendeth, Nolly) I also love seeing musicians who act as auteurs with total control over their music e.g. Kevin Parker and Tyler the Creator

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

  44. A: I work mainly with singer-songwriters who want to release top-quality music without shelling out on over-priced studios. As a producer I pride myself on being efficient and versatile, any genre can be created, productions range from just one instrument and vocals to making use of real and programmed instruments to create the sound of an entire band or an orchestra.

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Usual turnaround is 10-14 days for a song, depends on the artist schedule as well.

Gear Highlights
  • Adam A7X speakers
  • USA Fender HSS Stratocaster and Telecaster
  • Martin and Gibson acoustic guitars
  • stacks of analogue modeled plugins and software instruments
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