Engineered for Grammy Award winning musicians and produced songs that graced BBC Radio 1
Working at NYC's legendary Powerstation (Avatar) studio with a dedicated writing and production room in New York Studio Factory.
I've been involved with projects for high profile artists such as Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Churches, Disney and NBC.
Berklee College Of Music Graduate (Music Production And Engineering) specialising in Electro-Pop, Rock and Singer-Songwriter music.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Joshua Taylor
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
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.
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Very straightforward job, and easy to work with. Recommended.
Interview with Joshua Taylor
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Simply reach out... you will learn from everyone you talk to. Theres no obligation to hire and a world of expertise on this site to tap into and find the perfect match for your project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Well recordings are still first and foremost about the music...so my first piece of gear would be my guitar and drums. Then you can't go wrong with a Neumann U87 going through an antelope interface to the computer.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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 also now have my own space in Brooklyn to produce out of and I still tour and write as an artist.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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 musicality and sensitivity to artistry that not all audio guys can.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm only happy with a job once you're happy with it!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie/electro pop and Singer-Songwriter music but as a musician I love all genres
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my production and mixing room I work with Antelope clocking and preamps. Generally producing in Ableton before moving the tracks to Pro Tools to edit and mix. I monitor through the 'trusty' NS-10s with Adams 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. At Powerstation (formerly avatar) there's pretty much every piece of gear under the sun...analog heaven!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: All in production from the ground up - from phone demo to full mix