Joshua Taylor

The new "old school"

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Real faders, real sounds and plenty of mojo. I'm a mix engineer and musician who believes in helping to create organic, great music.

I learnt the ropes of analog recording at NYC's legendary Powerstation (Avatar) studio before moving back to the UK to set up my own production and mix space. I am an accomplished musician and attended Berklee College of Music for Drum Kit performance and music production. I have also toured internationally as a vocalist and guitarist, opening up for big acts such as Gavin James and Tones and I.

I've been on the engineering team on projects for high profile artists such as Mick Jagger, Paul Simon and Churches and I specialise in singer-songwriter music. I believe in keeping the vibe and performance of a song and aim to find the musics' own identity when mixing or performing.

As a mix engineer who owns his own professional studio I am also able to offer professionally recorded Drum Kit tracks, vocal tracks and guitar tracks - all of which I am professional standard at.

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Song 1: Mix Engineer and Vocalist
Song 2: Mix Engineer and Producer
Song 3: Mix Engineer, Vocalist and Guitarist
Song 4: Mix Engineer and Drummer
Song 5: Mix Engineer and Producer

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
University of St Andrews MA (Philosophy)
Berklee College Of Music BMus (Music Production And Engineering)
The Record Co.
Mix One Studios
Powerstation NYC
Now freelance in Hackney, London

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

7 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Bella M.
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    Joshua is simply outstanding! From the starting point he has been so thorough and really listened to what I'm aiming to create. The songs are sounding spot on. I really trust him with the production which is a first! Great working relationship. Highly recommend. Also he is an amazing musician himself!

  2. Review by NF
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    Came back to use Joshua again and he again gave me great results. A safe pair of hands and he got me out of a bit of a corner with the quick turnaround!

  3. Review by NF
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    Listened to my requests and delivered a mix beyond expectations. I’m sure I’ll be back to work with Joshua again. Highly recommend, can’t go wrong

  4. Review by Amanda R.
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    Joshua was very good at listening to exactly what I wanted, and then doing past what I could have expected! I am very happy with his work and I look forward to working with him again.

  5. Review by Charles H.
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    Unbelievably quick turnaround on a challenging and lengthy mastering project! Very impressed with the sound quality- stands head and shoulders above the Ozone and Landr masters I tried before sending the project to Joshua. Will definitely be sending the full EP over once it is finished, pleasure working with you! Cheers

  6. Review by 123ZOO
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    Joshua Taylor is an exceptional producer and mix engineer. He is driven and completes his projects in every way. He definitely went above and beyond for me, I couldn't have found better service. He has a talent for putting the right amount of ingredients in a song, and he makes studio work feel easy and fun.

  7. Review by Hiltongrove Mastering
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    Very straightforward job, and easy to work with. Recommended.

Interview with Joshua Taylor

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

  2. A: I've been in music for for over 15 years at this point. I was named the UK's best unsigned live act by SKY TV. I went on to attend Berklee College of Music for Production and engineering where I studied with industry experts such as Prince's engineer as well as Outkast's producer. I was offered a job in New York City at one of the most famous studios in the world - Avatar (now called Powerstation) where names such as Paul Simon, Mick Jagger, NBC, Disney and Warner have all come during my time there. I now work out of my own studio in London and I still tour and write as an artist.

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

  4. A: Singer-Songwriter music of all forms and especially songs that want to keep to tell a story but as a musician I love all genres

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

  6. A: I am also a songwriter and musical artist so I bring a strong musical sensibility to every task. I understand the artistic process and have been on both sides it - writing and performing the music as well as recording and mixing for others. Hence I bring a sensitivity to artistry that not all audio guys can.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: In my production and mixing room I work from a soundcraft 6000 as the heart of my setup. I still think there is something different about how a real mixer makes you work. It allows you to perform on the mixer similarly to how you would on an instrument. I go through Antelope clocking and preamps. Predominantly mixing in Pro Tools. I monitor through the 'trusty' NS-10s with SE Munro Eggs and HD660s as options. I'm a musician at heart and so also have DW drums, Gibson, Ibanez and Taylor guitars and a respectable mic collection including a Telefunken, some AKG mics and some character ones i've built myself.

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

  10. A: Mixing - sometimes it comes from the labels I work with and sometimes from the songwriters themselves. When i'm working directly with a songwriter I often overdub an instrument or two that is tricky for the artist to record at home such as drums or acoustic.

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

  12. A: I've been inspired no end by my former mentors - Jonathan Wyner, Susan Rogers, Enrique Gonzalez, Prince Charles, John Whynot and Jason Stokes to name but a few.

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

  14. A: I'm only happy with a job once you're happy with it!

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My strongest skill is getting a song to really rise and fall - bringing out the emotional journey of a song that is already there.

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

  18. A: Simply reach out... you will learn from everyone you talk to. There's no obligation to hire and a world of expertise on this site to tap into and find the perfect match for your project.

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I was the Mixer, Vocalist, Drummer (SEE MAIN DESCRIPTION) in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Hozier
  • Chris Stapleton
Gear Highlights
  • DW Collectors Drum Kit
  • Taylor Acoustic
  • Telefunken CU29 mic
  • Soundcraft Analog Console
  • Antelope Clocking
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