Hi! I'm Josiah, I've been singing professionally for over ten years and recording for more than 15, I have recorded 5 albums to date and I'm excited to get started on your song! I will provide professional quality vocals (lead & background) for your song and or demo!

Hi! I'm Josiah, I've been singing professionally for over ten years and recording for more than 15 and I'm excited to get started on your song! I will provide professional quality vocals (lead & background) for your song/demo.

I'm a first tenor with a pretty wide range.

For back ground vocals I can provide for you at least a 3 part harmony for your song when aplicable. If your song has four or more harmonies just ask we can work something out. I can arrange or just work off of your demo.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Macbook Pro/Mac Pro
  • ProTools 10
  • Logic X
  • Focusrite ISA1 Preamp
  • ART PRO VLA II Tube Compressor
  • Presonus EQ3B
  • Shure KSM 27
  • Shure SM58

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I will provide TWO (2) revisions at no additional cost. Additional revision cost will be determined on a case by case basis. Delivery time is 2-5 business days depending on the job.

Reviews of Josiah Ruff

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  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Josiah is an amazing vocalist. Will definitely recommend without hesitation. Looking forward to working with you again. Cheers

  • Listing_thumb_581118_10151331315758335_262339418_nover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Josiah truly knows how to bring a song to life with his improvising skills when it comes to composing background harmonies. He truly brought my song to life with his strong vocal talent. His vocal production skill-set is also ridiculously sharp. I will definitely be working with him again.

  • Listing_thumb_imageover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    I can not praise Josiah enough. His vocals and recording quality are superb. I highly recomend Josiah to anyone and I can go far as to say he is a star. I have that feeling that I would like to keep him to myself because he is surely going to be a voice the world will know. Easy going, quick turnaround, great communications. Top man!

  • Listing_thumb_imageover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Excellent! Josiah is a master of his profession. He has a quick turnaround, articulate and very easy to communicate with, but of course above all, his velvet voice is something very hard to match. I will enjoy working with Josiah again and again, just as soon as I get the opportunity.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Josiah was epic and sensitive with such emotive sentiments!

    Great Singer!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Gave me everything and more. Lot's of tracks to double and choose performances from (they were all good).
    He is indeed a nice guy!
    He's already working on another tune for me. Very pleasant and rewarding experience.

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Interview with Josiah Ruff

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I produced a song for a friend called "Follow Your Dreams" I created the track and mixed it The message was inspiring as I worked on it the singer has a beautiful voice.
What are you working on at the moment?
My 6th Album!!!!
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Franklin Purnell - he does great mixes!
Analog or digital and why?
Doesn't matter great music sounds great either way. I all depends on the guy or gal behind the board and the artist trying to get it out.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will do my absolute best on everything I work on guaranteed.
What do you like most about your job?
Freedom and I'm able to work within my passion
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much do you charge Depends
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
that it's EASY
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do they need. What do they want. What's the BPM, KEY sig, what style. any particular artist in mind, send me the lyrics
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Do it! :-) ask alot of questions but be upfront about your expectations give to much information concerning your desires - remember we are not in your head so it's your job to convey your idea so we can get it "on wax".
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
guitar, djembe (spelling), cello, maracas, triangle
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Since I was really young but I've owned a recycling business, sold insurance, MLM, all before I decided to devote myself fully to music.
How would you describe your style?
Vocally - Smooth and tasteful with dynamic power Musically - Little simple things that make a montaj of beautiful sound
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I don't know... I just love being around music - creation, performance, all of it, even mixing and mastering.
Can you share one music production tip?
Vocalists, get a preamp, even a cheap one will improve your sound and engineers will thank you (provided you know how to use it correctly).
What type of music do you usually work on?
Christian and Gospel
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
My unique creative style, I am a collection of all the artists that I admire but it's me not them so it's obviously different but I like to take from here and there to create my touch.
What's your typical work process?
Nothing's typical every song has a different challenge I approach each song as if it's the only one I have to record for the day.
Tell us about your studio setup.
iMac, mbox pro, Focusrite ISA One, ART PRO VLA II, Presonus EQ3B, Shure KSM27 (for now)
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Fred Hammond, Warren Campbell, Take 6, Rodney Jerkins, Chris Tomlin, Chris Rice, Fernando Ortega, Anthony Evans
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Vocal recording - I get songs from literally all over the world and I lay down either the lead vocal or the harmony lines. I've done top line writing and singing and complete production from scratch or from a "demo" audio file. Love it!