Full service production, mixing, mastering, and engineering. Keys, vocals, percussion, beats, programming. From idea to radio ready. Mixing and production credits include John Oates, Adam Ezra Group, Danglin (of the Wailers). Genres include rock, folk, pop, hip hop, r&b, alternative.
25+ yrs experience. As a touring member of The Adam Ezra Group, Wheat, Soulwork, HoneyPot and Van Gogh's Ear, I've performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Last Call with Carson Daly, and shared stages with The Counting Crows, Liz Phair, The Wailers, OK Go, Michael Franti, Better Than Ezra, Guster, Colin Hay, Indigo Girls, Rusted Root, Corey Smith, Blues Traveler, Willie Nelson, Marshall Tucker Band, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Ziggy Marley, Dwight Yoakam, Los Lobos, Gavin DeGraw, and many, many more.
As the owner/engineer/producer at The Basement Studio in Malden, MA, I'll work with you to make sure your vision is captured in the music. Each song has a unique way of reaching it's goal and we'll find that together. Any music that is created by a passionate artist speaks to me!I love the process of helping a song find a life!
We are equipped with a drum kit, bass amp and cab, guitars, and vintage and digital keys.
We are a Pro Tools based studio with plenty of virtual instruments and plug ins to get the sound you're looking for.
We're not a big studio, but we sound like one!
Click 'Contact' to tell me about your project and we'll make it happen!
2016 Song of the Year (Adam Ezra Group) - New England Music Awards
2013 Band of the Year (Adam Ezra Group) - New England Music Awards
2012 Album of the Year (Adam Ezra Group) - New England Music Awards
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Reviews (4)Endorse Josh Gold-The Basement Studio
Josh's creativity and technical guidance for us has eliminated any issues with being located over 1,000 miles away. His access to top studio musicians at reasonable rates, coupled with his own musicianship have each created some great arrangement and recording options for us that have saved time and money. 5 stars!!!!
Josh did superb on a unique project for us, bringing eleven 13 to 14-year olds, with diverse musical training, together for a morning to produce a "class song," mix the results, throughout lading and taking their feedback in an engaged/ing manner.
They had fun, and learned a lot in the process, and the track really captures their spirit and skills, as well as being a genuine and real.
Josh Gold has been a driving force in creating the sound of Adam Ezra Group, both in and out of the studio. Working with Josh is like having the hardest working engineer, the most creative producer, and a brilliant instrumentalist getting your back from the beginning of your project to the end.
Josh Gold is an incredible producer and engineer. He brings enthusiasm and positivity to the creative process that is contagious, getting the best out of you and your music. He has a great sound, and can produce anything, AND it's affordable! I couldn't be happier that I started working with Josh. He's my go to now for anything I need produced or mixed.
Interview with Josh Gold-The Basement Studio
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm either mixing or tracking depending on the day!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's the best way to be prepared for the studio? The answer is usually to be as prepared to be adaptable as you can be! It's fantastic to have all your parts practiced and arranged and tight... but sometimes the best stuff comes from sudden inspiration, and when that strikes you need to be able to embrace it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what are your goals for the sessions?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: my style is client-centric; or song-centric! whatever the client needs to get the song to the place where it conveys it's message.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm currently collaborating on a project with Paul Kastick, the super talented drummer and producer from Big Mountain and Maxi Priest. It's a remix of a project I originally did with a singer songwriter. We've taken on the song on some adventures!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Tim Leitner is an excellent producer and engineer. We've worked on many projects together.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I feel most comfortable in digital. It offers opportunities for creativity, flexibility and easier collaboration. Plus, there are so many ways to replicate analog workflow...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That we will be open and up front about all aspects of the process, and will work as hard as possible to realize your vision.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Collaborating to create new art!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That big music can't come from a small studio. (it can!)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Think about artists who inspire you. What is it about those artists that draws you in? What aspects of their works do you want to be reflected in yours?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A condenser mic, interface, laptop, midi controller, and a ukulele.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a full time touring musician for over 20 years before going into production full time.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Paul Simon because he is genre-less.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be open to new things!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love to work on everything from folk to hip hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bringing a song to a spot where it is both unique and accessible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An ear for the possibilities of where the song could go.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get a sense of the song or at least the vibe of the song first; find out what the artist is trying to communicate. Then, work to convey that message in a beautiful way!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's called the Basement Studio because.... it's in my basement! While it might not be as opulent as some of the bigger studios, it sounds like a big studio; and that's what important!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, Rick Ruben, Earth Wind + Fire, Tom Petty, The Chainsmokers, A Tribe Called Quest, The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, The Wailers, Paul Simon, Thelonious Monk, Prince, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Warren Huart, Mike Posner, and everyone I've ever played with and shared a stage with!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Each project is unique! My work ranges from mixing existing tracks to full production and mastering.