I am a NYC based producer, mixing and mastering engineer, and film composer. I currently own and operate Off The Ground Music LLC and have worked at some of the best studios the city has to offer on a number of amazing projects, including involvement on High Suspect's Mister Asylum, nominated for 2 Grammy Awards.

I now specialize in working with and manipulating organic elements. I have taken my skills in recording and working with live instruments and applied them into my compositions and productions. In even my most electronic pieces it is common to find a manipulated voice, guitar or drum, helping add a one of kind organic element. As a composer and producer with a background in engineering, I use live instruments to add another depth to my projects.

Early in my career I was trained as a multi-instrumentalist, studying theory and composition and quickly learned how to work with record and process live instruments. I was later accepted into the highly competitive Music Technology program at New York University, where I honed and advanced my skills as an engineer and composer, with a skill set to handle everything imaginable. Since relocating to NYC, I have studied in every facet of sound, audio, and music and learned from the industry's best. In the spring of 2015 I refined my skills studying at IRCAM in Paris, France, the world-leading institute for acoustics and computer music, where I learned more about real time audio manipulation.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

-Typical turn around depends on type of project. As soon as 2-3 days, as long as 1-2 weeks
-1 free revision, additional revisions at 20% of full price
-50% deposit expected upfront

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Interview with Josh Liebman

Analog or digital and why?
Both. There are things that each domain does better than the other and being able to use them together is a must-have skill.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is to make their vision a reality, whatever that vision may be.
What do you like most about your job?
I like that moment when the artist's vision is finally realized. I like being able to help people reach for a dream of theirs.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Take your time and pick the right person. Meshing well with whoever you decide to work with is just as important as how skilled and talented they are.
Can you share one music production tip?
Find a signature that is unique to you, whether it be a signature reverb style or certain instruments that not many people use. Find something that people hear and say "ah, I know who produced this."
What do you bring to a song?
It is often said that the best songs are the ones that push just far enough outside the box to stick out, without drawing too much attention. As someone comfortable with a wide range of genres, and training well into the avant-garde, I pride myself in being able to push the envelope.
What's your typical work process?
I generally work in long bursts, where I complete the work to almost its entirety. I then go back in multiple short bursts, with fresh ears each time to tweak and adjust as needed.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I currently work out of a number of spaces: My home setup, where I do most of my production, is composed of an Apogee Duet, Focal CMS monitors and an Arturia Keylab, as well as Microphones from Shure, Audix, AKG and Telefunken. I work out of two professional spaces, where I have access to a full range of outboard gear, multiple SSL mixing consoles, Neve summing consoles and professional monitoring systems from Yamaha, ADAM Audio, and Genelec.