Mix & Master for Pop/Hip-Hop

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Josh Woods on SoundBetter

Honest and authentic mixing that stays true to your vision. Josh enjoys mixing with a wide range of dynamics and colors, punchy bass and natural vocals. Latest projects include Enough by Lucidious, Villain by Støkr, and Como No? by Akon (feat. Becky G).

With nearly a decade of mixing experience and over twenty-five years as a vocalist, Josh Woods has a developed ear, translating your vision to the music regardless of style.

As a mixing and mastering engineer, Josh believes his job isn’t to re-produce your song for you, but to hear your vision and enhance the best parts to make it shine. As an artist, there is no greater feeling than knowing your listeners are emotionally connected to the music. Having a great mix makes all the difference, elevating your song to fully impact your listeners. Josh enjoys creating modern vocals that remain grounded to the natural, emotional parts of the performance. In his view, the best mixes allow for a full sensory experience of the artist’s arrangement.

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27 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ben R.
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    Josh was incredibly flexible and easy to work with. Not only did he master my album, but he also gave feedback on my mix beforehand and had some good suggestions throughout the process when I was indecisive. I would definintly work with him again.

  2. Review by Jonas Petersen - 24 Violins
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    It was a great experience working with Josh, wonderful song and top notch production. Looking forward to more collaborations in the future!

  3. Review by Michele J.
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    This is my 2nd time working with Josh and he really makes every effort to make you completely happy with the final results! He's a very talented pianist and engineer and I will continue to hire him and refer him to other people too.

  4. Review by Michele J.
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    Josh, was so great to work with! He really cares about getting the results you want. He did several revisions and was so good at communicating. I have had such a good experience, I’m hiring Josh again for another music job. Highly recommend!

  5. Review by Ruben G.
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    Willing to work Hard!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Review by Noam Avidor
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    Josh made a very good job mastering my song! It was fun to work with him

  7. Review by Michael L.
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    Josh exceeded my expectations. I've been experimenting with a lot of different mixing engineers recently and I'm so happy to have finally stumbled upon Josh. His attention to detail, communication, musicality, technical skills, and warmth made him such a pleasure to work with. I think Josh is very good at bringing out the true emotion of the song while supporting it with an incredible mix. HIGHLY recommended if you want your music to sound better than you could ever imagine.

  8. Review by Leonas S.
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    Very creative and talented. Everything went smooth and fast.

  9. Review by ReVeil Music
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    Outstanding professional in all aspects of music. Josh out did himself with the master he was able to provide as this record is now ready to be heard by the world. I highly recommend Josh as his communication, patience, character and skills are impeccable. You are truly getting the best of the best when hiring him.

  10. Review by Robert M.
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    Currently I have 3 albums released for once in my life I've meet somebody who's keen sense of music 🎶 or a better word artistry surpasses all other producers and engineers I've work with in my life time. Josh's talent and vision is exceptional!

  11. Review by jay z.
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    Josh did a great job editing a multitrack for me. Fast & flawless work.

  12. Review by Julian Muc
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    Josh mixed and mastered one of my songs. He did a great job. If you are looking for somebody to make your music sound great, Josh is the right one for it.

  13. Review by Mark L.
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    This humble very talented gentleman is someone I will be grateful to all of my days. Together, we produced 44 tracks of tunes I’ve written over the years. Josh brought great musicians to add cello, violin, flute, piano and mandolin to my guitar and vocals. Josh has skills - arranging, mixing, listening and efficacy are at the top in my view.

  14. Review by Donna R.
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    Thank you Josh for such nice work on In That Day. I am sorry for my delayed review.. You did great!!

  15. Review by Donna R.
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    Josh recorded two songs for me during the Month of March....which were beautiful. The one had cello added to it. Josh puts his heart in the song as have some others i've met on SoundBetter...and it makes the difference between nice..and beautiful. thank you for doing what I can't.

  16. Review by Donna R.
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    Josh Woods was professional, did a Very Nice job on the song I sent him!! His vocal was just beautiful....

  17. Review by Clayton H.
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    Worked with him multiple times, and would do so again in the future. Very communicative and professional, always a pleasure

  18. Review by RJ (Rodney)
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    Unbelievable artist. Josh took my song, and saw the true story In it, the way it should be seen, enhancing what I started with. He is faithful to giving you 200% of something you will not believe as a finished product. An artist and craftsman of extraordinary talent. What an honor to work with!! This will not be the last song we do!! :-)

  19. Review by Clayton H.
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    No complaints. Very knowledgeable, flexible, and an intangible ear for sound

  20. Review by Indasoul Entertainment
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    Josh was fast , professional and precise. Very talented and we communicated with ease. I would recommend him if you need a good professional male voice for your project!

  21. Review by Omari M.
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    Looking for a great producer/engineer than I recommend this guy here. He's great at what he does and gives you that perfect industry sound you're looking for.

  22. Review by Angus (Music Producer)
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    It was a real pleasure to work with Josh. I hired him to sing on one of my productions. He easily understands directives and ideas. His voice is amazing, a true singer and not only. If you are looking for someone who gives all Josh is the right person !

  23. Review by Mark L.
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    Very helpful, responsive and skilled in finish mixing and mastering. This was my first job on SoundBetter. j2 Music Productions treated me like I was a long time pro and the results were excellent.

  24. Review by Drew Daniels
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    Josh has the vantage point of a musician and the technical expertise of a seasoned producer/engineer. This combination has made it so fun to work with and learn from Josh. He has incredible talent and knows how to get the best out of every artist that he records.

  25. Review by TJ
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    A five star rating still can't define the experience I've had with Josh Woods. His knowledge of the music industry is one thing, but it's the genuine care he has for his clients in addition to his skill that makes him unique. Josh puts in 100% and refuses to settle for anything but the best sound. I highly recommend giving him a shot.

  26. Review by Chris
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    J2 is extremely talented and versatile in all genre's of music. From contemporary all the way to rock and hip hop. J2 can absolutely do it all. If you need him to perform, mix or master he has the skills to do so. Not only is he talented enough to exceed your expectations musically, he is a true professional. I highly recommend his services.

  27. Review by Cristian D.
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    J2 music is wildly skilled and knowledgable in all aspects of record production. Hired him for mastering and he is not only talented but also very professional. Highly recommended.

Interview with Josh Woods

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

  2. A: Mixing and mastering for indie and signed artists.

  3. Q: What's your typical work process?

  4. A: I like to start by listening to the rough mix, and comparing it with any artist notes provided. The most important part of my process is understanding the artist's vision and how to achieve it in the final mix.

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

  6. A: I bring a sense of organic texture, rich dynamics and nuanced focus.

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

  8. A: I promise clear and timely communication, excellence in every mix, and commitment to your vision.

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

  10. A: Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin and Jaycen Joshua are some of the mixers I find myself referencing consistently.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: My studio is extensively treated with GIK Acoustics to ensure a proper monitoring environment. The combination of top of the line monitors from PSI Audio and a controlled room enables me to deliver mixes that translate accurately across a variety of playback systems. One piece of gear that I love to use is the Handsome Audio Zulu, a passive analog tape simulator that provides character and depth when needed.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Connecting all parts of a song into an emotional and sensory experience.

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

  16. A: Pop and hip-hop

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Learn all of your tools, even the simple ones. Don't discount a plug-in just because it doesn't have a vintage-inspired interface. Learn everything that they can do. Some of the best mixers work on the same console their entire lives and make amazing mixes simply because they learned everything that it can do.

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

  20. A: Have a clear understanding for your project's vision.

  21. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  22. A: - Can I hear a rough mix of the song? - What do/don't you like about the rough mix? - What are some references of music you enjoy listening to? - What are your budget constraints? - What are the most important elements for you in this song? - What do you hope to accomplish in the mixing process?

  23. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  24. A: That mixing is an opportunity to re-produce the song when the proper decisions weren't made during the production stage.

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Terms Of Service

Every mixing or mastering job includes 2 complementary revisions per song. Additional revisions are available for hourly rates.

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Gear Highlights
  • Antelope Orion Studio Rev. 2017
  • Manley ELOP+
  • Handsome Audio Zulu
  • pair of Daking FET II compressors
  • PSI Audio Monitoring
  • Ollo Audio Play 2 Me System
  • Mastering Grade Baxandall EQ
  • Acoustics by GIK
  • Izotope RX
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Apple Logic Pro X
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