I am a freelance composer, sound designer, and engineer specializing in ambient and downtempo electronic music, as well as soundscapes and dialogue editing for post-production. I also have experience in mixing, mastering and live sound applications.
Atmospheres and sound design for music, post-production and game audio.
Composition of theme music/jingles for commercial or promotional media
Dialogue editing and clean-up
Mixing and mastering electronic, pop, hip-hop, and rock music
Live sound work
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Interview with Joshua Seckman
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The next video in the Community for Life promotional video series for MARR Inc.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Samuel Rousu for rock and hip-hop production
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, because it is the most accurate representation of the original sound.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating unique timbres and textures from scratch.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your budget? (For the overall project and/or work for hire services) What is your goal for the project?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Rode NTG3 + grip, blimp and deadcat, Sound Devices 702, Sennheiser HD280s, shoulder bag, extra batteries
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Chilled out and smoothed over, but occasionally tripped up.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Shuttle358, because he uses analog gear to create incredible textures.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Automate slow, modest filter sweeps along with slight chorus rate increases to create massive swells.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Ambient, drone and downtempo electronic.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Dark and unsettling FX and soundscapes.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rudy Adrian, Patrick O'Hearn, Forest Management, Celer, Shuttle358 and everyone at 12k Records, Porya Hatami, Sigur Ros, James Blake, Trent Reznor, Purl, DJ Krush, Boards of Canada, Tycho, Holy Other