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. Composition and production has been featured on radio and NBC.
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 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!
Services include beat production, mixing, mastering, song production, co-writing, keys, and more.
We are a Pro Tools based studio with plenty of virtual instruments, plug ins, and analog vintage keys to get the sound you're looking for.
We're not a big studio, but we sound like one!
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
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
- Adam Ezra
- Max Weigert
- Kali and Ancestors in Training
- John Skeete
- Siv Disa
- Venz X (of STR)
- Castles Burning
- Seven Smiles From Above
- JLS Trio
- Bamma Jammers
- Michael Swartz
- PAul Kastick
- Uzoma O
- Hardy Cherenfant
- The Company Men
- Manny Simone
- Gil Cartier
- Viplav Pimrale
- Eric Gorodetsky
- Carley and Paul
- Adam Chen
- Ashley Rose
- Frank Morgan
- David Argasinski
- Lunar Chen
- Fellipe Rodrigues
- john oates
- True Indeed
- E. Wes
- Becky Folmar and the Bama Sound
- The Bodhi Three
- Young Elder
- Kidd Humbl
61 Reviews - 12 Repeat ClientsEndorse Josh Gold-The Basement Studio
Great work with the initial demo! Josh was definitely very considerate and helped me through the initial process of finding exactly what I needed to do with my track.
Wow! What an amazing job by Josh! Just a great song mix, lots of artistry, great feel for song. Josh was also super responsive @ messaging so song moved along nicely! Yeah, couldn't be happier; hope to work w/ Josh again very soon! Thanks Josh!
Josh completely transformed our track with just a few new elements and a solid mix. He got a lot done in his four hour session- an incredible value without sacrificing quality, I'm amazed. From one basement to another, cheers good sir!
Always good communication and quick work from Josh. Highly recommended.
Can't say enough good things about Josh and his mixing. Keyboard, musicianship, and understanding how I want to shape the song - Josh is #1 with me. Listen to all of his samples, don't just take my word for it. Hiring Josh is a great choice for anyone wanting their song made well. Good communication and patience, and does what I ask him to do. Josh has been awesome! Professional grade A+ service. Thanks Josh, for fantastic sounds.
Mixing master! Josh has an incredible ear and is always so easy to work with. Highly recommended.
Josh is amazing! After having tried two previous engineers, Josh stepped up to the plate. Communication was as though we could read each other’s minds. After one simple revision, I received a brilliant mix to my song. This isn’t to mention that once Josh got started, turn around time was lightning fast. I will most definitely work with Josh as my go to mixer in the future. All in all, I am very pleased. Highly recommended!
Josh has an incredible ear and is very professional to work with. Highly recommended!
Josh just did an amazing mix on my song. Blown away by the quality and his ear. Only needed one very minor revision and the result was excellent. Highly recommended!
Josh has become an indispensable member of this project and adds so much to everything. He always puts time and effort into his work that definitely shows in the results.
Josh is my go-to for keys, mixing, and everything else a tune may need. He has a great ear and sense of production.
Josh is a fantastic musician that finds the right addition to every piece he works on. He provides very thoughtful takes.
Josh is such a huge asset to any project, I hired him as a keyboardist but his musical sense improves everything all around. I will definitely continue to work with him.
Josh picked up what I was looking for very quickly and very pleasant to work with
Josh is really talented and easy to work with. He has a vision and executes it flawlessly.
He was super communicative and set timing expectations really well.
Josh is my go to guy for everything! I have been working with him for a couple years now & can easily say that my music would not be where it’s at now or have the sound it does if it wasn’t for him. He gives nothing but the best quality & professional work, you will not regret investing in him; so don’t hesitate to reach out to him.
I am always confident that whenever I submit my track for mixing & mastering with Josh, that I will receive nothing but the best work from him. I highly recommend that you make Josh your main guy for all your musical needs. He maintains solid communication & also provides awesome ideas or suggestions to ensure you have the best quality.
Awesome job by Josh on my requests of piano playing and mixing the song. Great sound from his studio, top notch mix job. Really happy with the outcome. Josh took on the challenge of writing and playing to a single vocal melody and fulfilled my requests quickly and creatively, and did a great job. Josh is highly recommended for musical projects where you need great playing, mixing, quick turn-around times, and a studio that has great sound. Thanks, Josh!
Josh had really great advice for beginners and explained things very well.
Josh is my go-to guy for everything, he does nothing but high quality work & has awesome communication to make sure he delivers exactly what you want. He is someone I will be working with my entire music career & I can proudly say that he has elevated my music to a completely new level, highly recommend!
Another awesome track done by Josh! He never disappoints, great communication & works the best with you to get the exact sound you are aiming for.
Josh does phenomenal work & communicates very well to make sure he delivers the exact sound you are aiming for. I've continued to work with Josh for quite a while now & can confidentially say that his work has brought my music to another level.
Josh made a mix for me that is awesome. He listened and did what I wanted. I'm very happy with the music he made and the way the vocals are mixed in. Josh is creative, talented, and a great engineer. He is highly recommended for any project that needs music writing, playing, and mixing. Thanks Josh, you slammed a home run.
Josh has done it again! His work is definitely taking my music to the next level.
Amazing work as always! Josh is very reliable & communicates very well to make sure he delivers what you are looking for. I will continue to work with him throughout my music career.
Another amazing job completed with a top notch, class act producer. Jjosh will take you to places you never expected to be with the speed light. I recommend everyone to let josh make you shine.
Josh is a musical geniuse, he will take you to another level in the world of music. If you believe your song is great? Well let him take the reigns and you will see it greater. It will be at its peak for sure. This is my third project with josh and I will look no further. Many more to come. You wouldn't trust your children with strangers, so don't trust your music to no one except josh.....
Josh has done a ton of work for me and always kills it! He just did some vocal tuning and vocal production on a track and absolutely brought the song to life! Highly recommended.
Josh is a very talented and gifted producer who knows just what your looking for with just the smallest of ideas. He is very attentive and gives it to you straight. Josh will keep you up to date with every step of the project so that your never sitting back wondering what's going on. He is very eficiant and professional and will lead you in the best direction fit for your style and sound.
Amazing producer, studio had a relaxed vibe no rush and knew exactly what we wanted done. Will to back to finish this project and any future projects.
Josh is very nice and super talented! I only came in with lyrics to a song and he immediately knew how I wanted it to sound from the start. Made me feel comfortable and pushed me to find my voice/sound to make the song the best it can be. Definitely recommend that everyone to go to him!
Josh is super talented. Kills it every time.
Josh is a great producer. He should be considered first to use if you need studio work done.
Very quick turn around and great melody. Josh really came through. He understood exactly what I wanted and got to work and has great talent. Looking forward to working with him again.
Josh did a great job creating a bunch of keyboard parts for me- highly recommended!!
Working with Josh was a very good experience. Communication was excellent and he really digs into the songs to get the best out of them!
Josh is fantastic! I needed some help finishing a tune and Josh nailed the vibe, emotion, and textures perfectly. He was incredibly professional and turned around drafts of the song super quickly. So talented and fun to work with. Can't recommend him enough.
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Josh was super clear and concise with his direction but made sure to trust the artist just as much! Super enjoyed working with him and looking forward to making more things in the very near future! : )
Josh is über polite, professional and talented!! He killed this track for me. Highly recommended!!
Another great project with Josh! This is the 3rd song he has produced for me and i'm very happy with all three! If you need a producer Josh is the guy you are looking for!
Second time using Josh and again he delivered exactly what i asked for in a very professional way! Look no further, Josh is the producer you need! Brilliant musician!
Go press that Josh "Contact" button! You won't regret it!!!!!
Producing with Josh is a breeze. Beyond being a brilliant sound engineer and mixer, Josh is a great musician. And that means he gets it immediately and understands your needs telepathically....He was so receptive and patient.... And then delivered way ahead of schedule!
What more could we ask for? Thanks Josh!
I could say the usual things like "Josh is brilliant! Easy to work with and his communication is excellent!" which are all true, but his real value stretches beyond that. He has a great ear and knows exactly what a song needs and how to create your vision. Top professional! I have produced two songs with him and i'm planning on using him for many more!
Josh dove into this song and added so many great ideas that I expanded the initial scope to include his help with multiple final mixes - I love them all! Did I mention he delivered way ahead of schedule...thank you Josh!
Could not be happier with the result and feel lucky to have worked with Josh. Great musician/producer/mixer, super easy to work with, and you can tell he loves what he does. Thank you Josh!
This isn't the first time we've worked with Josh, and it won't be the last. He's a joy to work with, works his butt off for you, but also is EXTREMELY talented—a musical wiz. Let him guide your next song-making journey. You won't be disappointed. Highly recommend!
Josh is an absolute pro. I'd give him 10 stars if I could. This guy is a true musician and has an incredible ear. Not only is he the best person I've worked with on SoundBetter, but he's the best person I've worked with in the music business. He understood exactly what we were looking for and created the perfect sounds and instruments to match. Total A+ and we plan to hire Josh to work on an entire album.
Through how picky I am about my music, Josh always deliver amazing results on any concerns I have. I trust Josh's input as well as he continues to work with me with my music & am continuing to work with him from here on out.
I was so happy to have Josh work on my project. He is professional and likes to have the creation well done. He can work any style of musics. He is patient and friendly. He brought the master piece to my music.
Now I sound better
Josh! What can we say about Josh? Well, we don't have enough words in this space to fully describe how truly awesome he is! But, we'll try: He's responsive, kind, and amazingly talented. From the very first correspondence we could tell that he was real pro and that he'd give our song the care and attention it needed. And did he ever!! He truly tapped into the soul of the song, WAY beyond our exceptions when we first hit that "Contact Josh" button. Hire him!!!
Success! Josh quickly co-produced, mixed, and mastered my track with expertise.
I love where this project is going with Josh! The more I continue to work with him, the more I see this masterpiece of a project continue to take form. A lot more to come & im super excited for it!
I'm so glad I chose Josh! I'm 100% satisfied with the mix he delivered and don't believe anyone else could've done better. All of my detailed feedback throughout the process was listened to and executed with precision. He even helped to enhance and clean up my arrangement. I'm excited for more projects to come, and part of that is because I found such a talented mixing engineer to bring them to life. Thank you!
Once again, amazing work. He has definitely given me much hope to continue to make music. I believe with him, my fan base will sky rocket because of his work. I am definitely am looking forward to the rest of my project!
Awesome engineer to work with! The communication was on point, if there were any concerns he would get right on it to make sure you get the exact sound you want. I will be working with him on my next project & can't wait to see how it turns out with his work.
Josh, you are amazing music producer, your last years are a very productive, I am very happy for you, so keep it.
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 other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, Rick Rubin, 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.
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'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: What do you bring to a song?
A: An ear for the possibilities of where the song could go.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bringing a song to a spot where it is both unique and accessible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love to work on everything from folk to hip hop.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be open to new things!
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: 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: 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 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: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That big music can't come from a small studio. (it can!)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Collaborating to create new art!
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what are your goals for the sessions?
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 are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm either mixing or tracking depending on the day!