Josh Garcia

Rock/Punk/Pop Mixer For Hire.

4 Reviews
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Experienced mixing engineer working remotely out of my semi private Northern California production room. I have worked as a freelance independent engineer for two decades. (NOFX, Darius Koski, Swingin' Utters, Hilltop Rats, Get Dead, Uke Hunt, The Re-Volts)

I collaborate with artists to bring their creative vision to life through music and storytelling. As a record producer, I capture and present their expressions in a way that connects with both the artist and the audience. My approach to mixing is a comprehensive Hybrid methodology, with tube summing at its core. This technique provides me with the flexibility needed to fully understand and execute the desired sound of a record, enabling me to consistently deliver the high level of excellence expected by my clients. I am well-versed in utilizing Pro Tools Ultimate, Logic, and Luna. I provide clients with both a stereo mix and stereo stems from the final mix down, all delivered in high-resolution 24/96k wav format unless otherwise specified. I do not specialize in mastering.
With a diverse portfolio spanning two decades, my main focus has been producing punk rock records and heavy music. However, a closer look at my experience reveals a broad range of genres I have worked on. Nevertheless, my unwavering passion lies in the loud, energetic and vibrant world of rock and roll music. If you choose to enlist my services, I promise to dedicate my time and effort to collaborate with you on an individual basis. I purposely avoid overbooking myself with multiple projects, as my main priority is to fully concentrate on one project at a time - and that project is yours.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Run Motor Run
    by Run Motor Run

    So far, we have had the opportunity to work with Josh on two sessions at San Francisco's legendary Hyde St. Studios. He was a master at working with vintage analog gear, which can sometimes be a little fickle and sticky. He was able to capture our big sound and matched our vibe the whole time. Our signer said that Josh was the first person to get him and that made him super comfortable. We also noticed how quickly Josh was able to adapt to any situation and how creative he could get. He is intuitive, insightful, and intentful.

  2. Review by Swing Batter
    by Swing Batter

    We, Swing Batter, started working with Josh a couple of years ago. He has shown to be knowledgeable, passionate, and accommodating to our needs. It has been great because he works with us from the ground up by giving input and tips on demoing and guidance in the studio. We are currently working on several songs with him and can't wait to do more in the near future.

  3. Review by Chris Hayslip
    by Chris Hayslip

    I have worked with Josh, in his role, as a musician, producer, engineer, mixing engineer, and teacher, since he was the head engineer of Motor Studios. Last year; I started The Wretching Crew, a small but mighty, production team. Josh has been a fantastic partner and collaborator on multiple projects.

    He has always proven to be a professional and true lover of the craft. Josh can handle any of your needs, so do not hesitate to reach out to him.

  4. Review by Violet
    by Violet

    If you’re looking for someone to work with… Josh is your guy! I’m in the band Forever To The Moon and he’s been a part of most of our records. He’s very easy and fun to work with. Always working to deliver quality work! 10/10 recommend

Interview with Josh Garcia

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: My studio is a cool little spot that is only about 150Sq feet. Its a box but tuned with absorption and diffusion in the best spots i could find. It is based on a Hybrid mixing set up. Focused around a 32 Ch all tube TL Audio console and 64 Ch of Lynx Aurora converters utilizing Pro Tools Ultimate and mixed through a Burl Bomber A/D. My monitoring is ADAM S3a and subwoofer as Main L - R - LFE. Then a pair of Yamaha NS10 powered by a Bryston 3B. I have my trusty mono aura-tone, and an I pod dock. Tons of plugs from UAD and Plug In Alliance. and the good ol lava lamps to soothe the soul.

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

  4. A: I am wrapping up a 10 song full length for a local Chico band, and jumping into a mix for a project for a friend who has passed.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both because they are tools that we should no how to use for their different strengths.

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

  8. A: I promise to make you happy and to deliver exactly what was asked.

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

  10. A: I get to listen to music everyday.

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

  12. A: Q: "Do you really know what all this stuff does?" A: "Nope, do you?"

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

  14. A: That I make miracles happen.

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

  16. A: What are you expecting from all of this? What is your vision?

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

  18. A: Think about your needs and what you want me to do. I mix records, so I am balancing and blending all of those tracks together. I need you to give me as much detailed information as possible so we can meet eye to eye on the end result.

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

  20. A: Intern to staffer ata great studio in the bay. Freelance very early and been at it for about 25 years.

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

  22. A: Prince. Because he was a myth and legend and a kind soul from close sources.

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

  24. A: Tune your damn guitars every take.

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

  26. A: I work mostly on Punk Rock, Heavy Rock, and Pop Rock records predominantly. But I do have some Americana and more acoustic records I have done as well. I like it all for the most part.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I can read a room and adapt to keep a session going. I am prod of it.

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

  30. A: I bring 25 years of hanging around music and clubs and studios watching what works and what doesn't. I am a recent Berklee of College Grad with an emphasis on songwriting and production, and I love to collaborate. I am a drummer first and I have played in bands my whole life so I get it.

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

  32. A: Typically I get the tracks hopefully they were prepped, otherwise I do that for a couple of hours. Once its prepped I bring in my templates to the sessions and spread the audio around the console. I get a balance going and make some decisions about which direction to go. I will tweak the automation passes till I am happy and print a mix. ill take a break and go for a bite or a walk but get away from it for an hour or so. Listen to it on the way back and print my tweaks. If I am feeling ready I will send to client. Fingers cross we get a direct hit..But we all know that hardly happens.

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

  34. A: Zappa and his organized chaos. The free yet refined restraint of the Beatles. Butch Vig, Steve Albini, JJP, and the human Zen Garden Rick Rubin.

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

  36. A: I help them make there best record they can. It usually starts with a consultation, talking about the project at hand and what the goals are. But over all I mix and record live studio recordings and studio record productions.

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Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions (to a reasonable degree) It usually takes 1-3 sometimes up to 5.

Gear Highlights
  • Burl
  • Lynx
  • ADAM
  • Bryston
  • Neumann
  • Mojave Audio
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  • NEW STUDIO!!!Mar 27, 2022

    Just opened the new room in Chico Ca. I can work via Audio Movers and Face Time/Zoom/Phone, It can be be like being in the same room but from your own listening environment. Stoked!