Jason Boshoff

Music Producer & Remote Mixer

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Credits with David Gray, Rufus Wainwright, Josh Groban and more, I am a Mercury Music Awards and MPG nominated producer and mixer specialising in the alt and indie genres. Alt-pop, rock and folk. With my team of world class session musicians I combine the best live performances with synths, programmed drums and creative layering.

Send me your demo, whether it’s simply voice and guitar or a full recording, and I will suggest a creative direction either in writing or with an initial programmed sketch. From there I will record, program and arrange your track ready for final vocals and mix.

Budgets are flexible according to your requirements and situation. You will not find a more affordable route to production and musicianship of this level.

I am fortunate to have developed my skills in both traditional and modern production environments. I have tracked to 2” tape on the Studer A80 and recorded and mixed through both Neve VR and SSL G, E and K series boards and have completed productions entirely in-the-box using Pro Tools, Logic and Reaper.

As engineer programmer and assistant I have worked on multi-million selling records for artists such as David Gray and Josh Groban. I have produced and mixed a mercury nominated album (Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew 2009), been nominated as break-through producer of the year (UK MPG awards 2010) and won best producer and best rock album in China (Tan Wei Wei - The Tortoise and the Achilles 2013).

Some notable past clients: The Basement Jaxx, Elbow, Rufus Wainwright and Gabriella Cilmi. I now focus on remote production and mixing providing top level productions to independent artists around the world.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Jason Boshoff
  • David Gray
  • David Gray
  • David Gray
  • Robbie Robertson
  • David Gray
  • Debi Nova
  • Tallulah Rendall
  • Tallulah Rendall
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Basement Jaxx
  • The Revolution
  • The Revolution
  • The Revolution
  • The Revolution
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Yoav
  • Delta Goodrem
  • Easy Virtue Orchestra
  • Easy Virtue Orchestra
  • Easy Virtue Orchestra
  • Easy Virtue Orchestra
  • Easy Virtue Orchestra
  • Lisa Hannigan
  • Lisa Hannigan
  • Lisa Hannigan
  • David Gray
  • David Gray
  • David Gray
  • David Gray
  • David Gray
  • Danny Elfman
  • Private
  • Shy Child
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Marc Almond
  • Marc Almond
  • Josh Groban
  • Basement Jaxx
  • Luke Toms
  • Basement Jaxx
  • Sophie Solomon
  • Sophie Solomon
  • Elbow
  • Elbow
  • Elbow
  • David Gray
  • David Gray
  • Cherie
  • Flawes

10 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Michel T.
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    Jason is a great professional who knows his business and delivers as promised. I am glad I have found Jason here and will continue to work with him.

  2. Review by Niklas A.
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    Awesome to work with. I highly recommend Jason!

  3. Review by Nisho C.
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    Jason was a joy to work with. He took my basic mix and made it 10x better. He was very receptive to my feedback and accommodated all the changes I requested. I highly recommend Jason and I look forward to working with him again.

  4. Review by Arlin Carter Records
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    Another amazing production from Jason and his team. He continues to deliver top knotch productions and is totally easy to work with and takes the time to listen to what the artist wants. I highly recommend Jason for any project and look forward to work on many more to come.

  5. Review by Arlin Carter Records
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    Jason never ceases to amaze me. Every track we send him he just knocks it out of the park. He is an amazing producer and musician and his talents seem to have no end. He always goes the extra mile and whenever we send him a song he always uncovers hidden layers which pushes us to always be our best. You wil not find a better person to work on your music. Unfortunatly for everyone I will be keeping Jason busy for a long time!!!

  6. Review by Arlin Carter Records
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    Jason has done an awesome job poducing our album. He has professional musicians and a great ear. He tkes the time to listen and he follows our process. I intend to use Jason for everything we do!!!

  7. Review by Wilson Nash
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    Working with Jason is a blast. Whether you’re looking for remote mixing or studio production Jason can make it happen for you.

    I have known Jason for 10yrs now and worked on half a dozen projects with him during that time as a recording partner and as a client:

    Lloyd Yates, Serkiedian, Mozaics: all bands who have had national radio play, thousands of internet spins, successful tours and commercial success with Jason’s input and skill.

    I can certainly vouch for his professional approach and ‘can do’ attitude in the studio and beyond - you need a mix?

    Reach out to Jason :)

  8. Review by Alfredo Salvati
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    Great taste and great way to work ! Even with the distance (i am based in London) communication has been great and super happy with the final product !

    Definitely recommend !

  9. Review by Damien B.
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    Jason was a pleasure to work with. He has qualities that many producers & mixing engineers lack, which is his creativity and the passion he puts into his work. He is very easy to work with and will do everything he can to make sure you are satisfied with the end result.
    Jason is an extremely professional mixer and producer, highly recommended!

  10. Review by Christian
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    I have had the pleasure of working with Jason on several projects now; he always manages to tap into the bit of ‘magic’ that the track needs to lift it to the next level. Jason is incredibly professional, and works extremely hard to get ‘that sound’ that you’re looking for. Listening to a Jason Boshoff mix of your record for the first time is like Christmas Day for a kid: you always know it’s going to be incredible, and it surpasses your expectations every time. Genius mixing and producing talent!!

Interview with Jason Boshoff

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/70302-toni-mateos

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: Producing an award winning Chinese pop rock album in Beijing stands out as quite an achievement - Best Rock Album and Best Producer awards! More recently I enjoyed personal satisfaction helping AMOS realise his vision by transforming a traditional live band production into a contemporary...uhm..masterpiece!

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I've arrived at a compact setup that gives me just what I want. Pro Tools and Reaper running on a Mac. I work on headphones a lot (Sony MDR7506's) as it allows me to complete jobs practically anywhere. I've packed away most of my monitors, all but a trusty pair of NS-10s powered by a classic British Quad amp. Conversion is handled by Apogee and Schiit Audio (a fantastic DAC manufacturer from the US). I have plenty of plugins with a penchant for distortion! Kush Audio, Brainworx, Unfiltered Audio, uhmm, Slate, Waves etc.

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A: I just finished the production and mix for an artist/band called Colourshop. I also have an ongoing project called Lemote which releases new material weekly.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Digital because I can be incredibly efficient.

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

  12. A: I won't stop until I'm satisfied I have challenged their expectations.

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: Nailing a mix and receiving a message from a client that reads, "You're a genius!!! I absolutely love the mix!!!!"

  15. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  16. A: Will you take a listen to my track and tell me what you think? A resounding yes!

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

  18. A: That equipment leads to great results.

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

  20. A: I like to understand a clients motivations and influences. Questions like, what do you plan to do with the music, and which artist or song has a sound that inspires you?

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

  22. A: Communicate first, ask questions and get comfortable before committing. The magic only happens when a provider's ideas are in line with the customer's.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: Uhm, do I have electricity?! Laptop, interface, headphones, satellite wifi and a midi keyboard!

  25. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  26. A: I started DJing as a teenager and became obsessed with production, consuming all the information I could - no internet so I read magazines by the 100s! By 20 I had written and produced a #1 track in my home city, Cape Town. I hooked up with a local studio and started to programme and assist, learning about live recording. At 24 I moved to London and hustled until I got a job at Battery Studios as in house engineer. Battery was closed down two years later and I moved to A&R at Jjive Records then BMG as assistant to the head of A&R. Though a great insight to the major label process, I had to return to the studio! I trialled as assistant to producer Marius de Vries which lead to 5 years working as his programmer and engineer as well as many sessions working under mixer Andy Bradfield. I simultaneously began working freelance, with artists such as Lisa Hannigan and The Basement Jaxx, recording, mixing and producing. My client list grew and I started to travel a lot more, New York, Cuba, Ireland, Belgium...at 40 I'm still at it, so 25 years in music now!

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Energetic and somewhat aggressive.

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: I want to work with artists who feel they are missing something, whether they are established and successful or just getting started.

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

  32. A: Distortion is key for me. Break a song by exploring the improbable, then rest your ears regularly whilst slowly putting it all back together again until balance is restored, balance is everything. And pay attention because the magic is fleeting, don't blink!

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

  34. A: I tend to swing between a more traditional band or acoustic aesthetic and a sound that is more far reaching, layered, with programmed drums and synths all over the place!

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Both in music and in life I naturally make things work with what I have available. I see the potential in everything. In music, I've refined this instinct to a skill that enables me to add value, often in some very unexpected ways.

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

  38. A: Energy and a fresh perspective. I'm not very comfortable with "normal" so I love to emphasise character, the distinguishing element of a voice, arrangement or song.

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

  40. A: I listen to a song once and assess my initial feeling. I quickly note what's missing and commit that sensation to memory. Then it's time to talk to the artist! Here I discover their ambitions and put forward my ideas. If it's a production I tend to create a sketch, a lot of which becomes the final product! When mixing I receive parts and create a first pass that get's us 80% there and demonstrates my intention. Then it's time for the details.

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

  42. A: In the mixing world the I've always admired the work of Spike Stent and Toni Maserati, UK vs US! Paul Epworth is total class

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

  44. A: Definitely mixing. If I produce for an artist I tend to mix too so it stands to reason I mix more!

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Mixes are typically ready for review 3 days after a specified start date. I revise until you are happy. Parts must meet a simple delivery spec which we can discuss. Cost is flexible so contact me!

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Gear Highlights
  • Neve and API preamps into Antelope Orion 32. I mix in the box using Pro Tools and 1000 000 000 plugins!
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