Joshua Seckman

Composition and Sound Design

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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

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

  2. A: The next video in the Community for Life promotional video series for MARR Inc.

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

  4. A: Samuel Rousu for rock and hip-hop production

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Analog, because it is the most accurate representation of the original sound.

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

  8. A: Creating unique timbres and textures from scratch.

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

  10. A: What is your budget? (For the overall project and/or work for hire services) What is your goal for the project?

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

  12. A: Rode NTG3 + grip, blimp and deadcat, Sound Devices 702, Sennheiser HD280s, shoulder bag, extra batteries

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Chilled out and smoothed over, but occasionally tripped up.

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

  16. A: Shuttle358, because he uses analog gear to create incredible textures.

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

  18. A: Automate slow, modest filter sweeps along with slight chorus rate increases to create massive swells.

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

  20. A: Ambient, drone and downtempo electronic.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Dark and unsettling FX and soundscapes.

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

  24. 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

Pressure Washer by Joshua Seckman

I was the composer, mixing, and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Typical turn-around time for sound design and composition is 2-3 days, 1 day for dialogue editing.
Additional rental costs will apply for field recording/live sound equipment if it is not provided.

Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live
  • Roland Juno-Di
  • Korg KP3+
  • Propellerhead Thor
  • iZotope RX
  • iZotope Ozone
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