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Joshua

Joshua Hudes Music Production

pantin, France
Standard Opening Days
mon. tue. wed. thu. fri. sat. sun.
Standard Opening Hours
From 08:00 To 02:00
Standard Lunch Time
From 13:30 To 14:00
Studio Type
  • Recording Studio

Services
  • Arrangement
  • Recording
  • Mixing

Staff
  • Sound engineer included

Description - Joshua Hudes Music Production

The studio is 1 minute from metro Hoche in a complex of 35 other studios. It's well equipped with everything needed to record pop and rock music with up to 5 musicians at once and can record 16 channels at once. It's one room with a little isolation room for guitar amps.

I'm a British music producer living in Paris that can really take a project where it needs to go. I believe projects need producers who understand how to develop and write songs. I know how to capture and record the right sound for the required vibe. I live and breath music so I know instinctively what sound you're going for and what the song needs in order to connect with it's audience. I am also able to hire the right musicians and engineers to take the project to where it needs to be if you're aiming to compete at the very highest level. My style is often a fusion of techniques, mixing modern technology, synths, samples, drum machines, guitar effects, re-amping, Maschine programming with old school recording techniques and instruments.

Interview with Joshua Hudes
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

A: In France, the word: "music producer" doesn't exist. For french people, it means the person who pays for everything. To explain my role to them, I usually say that it's a little like a movie director. Often in France, artists don't realise the benefits that a producer can bring rather than just hiring a sound engineer. It would be like making a film with just a cameraman.

Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

A: I often talk about the emotions and feeling that we want to elicit in each song. That's more important than any other technical concern.

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

A: Practice practice practice beforehand because when we meet things are going to move fast and you need to have the right performance on hand.

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

A: My Sontronics Saturn mic, my Vintage Api pre-amp, my Gibson Melody Maker, my Orange Jim Root guitar amp, Native Instruments Maschine.

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

A: I've been doing this for 18 years now. Playing in bands, writing songs and poetry, recording great indie artists on the Liverpool scene followed by the Paris and french scenes.

Q: How would you describe your style?

A: Fusion. Cross over. I think it's important to mix everything up in 2015.

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

A: I'd love to work with Aphex Twin. It would be amazing to write some pop songs with that guy. I'd also like to do a record for Tailor Swift. I love bubblegum pop!

Q: Can you share one music production tip?

A: Go and watch the band live or in rehearsal. Listen to all their songs . Find out what an artist is going for by any means necessary!

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

A: I usually work on noisy rock and punk stuff half the time and mainstream electronic and pop stuff the other half.

Q: What's your strongest skill?

A: My strongest skill is a strong vision of the finished project. The ability to step back and experience the big picture.

Q: What do you bring to a song?

A: I have a great musical culture. I'm not an amazing musician but I am good at finding and know what makes a good tone.

Q: What's your typical work process?

A: I focus on songs and what the song needs. Sometimes it takes time to get into an artist's head but I usually manage to understand what they need for each song.

Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

A: I rent a cute inspiring professional room in Pantin. Big enough and equipped to record an entire live band. 18 track RME soundcard, 3 API pre-amps and a nice collection of mics, guitar amps, effects, synths and assorted gizmos!

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

A: I've never been to audio school (I went to songwriting school at ACP in Paris instead) but I have constantly learnt on the job since I was 18. For music production, Mixerman is the definative teacher in the field in my opinion. For modern pop productions, Dave Pensado, Chris Lord Alge and Toni Masarati. For rock, I've studied the techniques of Steve Albini and Slipperman very closely.

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

A: My everyday work is split between producing records for budget conscious independant rock bands and developing songs (writing lyrics, music and mixing) for mainstream pop projects. French acts have a desire to sing great songs in english and I can help out with that. Writing songs keeps me in a musician mindset for when I have to be an engineer.

Equipment List

Plugins

UAD
Waves
Soundtoys
Fabfilter
Oxford
Most stuff!

Studio Monitors

Neumann kh 120
Yamaha msp5

Preamplifiers

Classic API VP28 (x3)
GAP 1073 pre amp and EQ
Joe Meek 6Q
TL Audio 5050
ART tube mp
Eleven Rack Pro tools
Behringer ADAT 8000

Equalizers

GAP 1073 clone
Joe Meek 6Q

Dynamics

JoeMeek 6Q
TLA Audi 5050
Samson compressor C com 16

Microphones

Sontronics SaturnWasaphone carbon mic
Shure SM57 (x2)
Shure SM58
AKG D112
Ribbon RB500
Ribbon RM700
Beyerdynamic very old vintage mic (x2)
Beyerdynamic Opus 99
Vintage Sony stereo mic
Rode NT1000
Sennheiser E835
Prodipe A1
AKG C451 B (x2)(out of order and the moment)
T-Bone sc140 (x2)
CAD drum mic set
Eagletone DM58 (x3)
+Home made kick drum mic!

Effects

Eleven Rack Pro tools
Zoom RFX2000
Boss digital rack delay
Pedals:Xotic rc booster limited edited
Orange two stroke
Zvex Fuzz Factory
Frantone - The Sweet Germanium Fuzz
Boss DD6
Boss DS1
Devi Ever 90s
Devi Ever Ruby
Mellowtone Wolf CPU
Marshall Shred Master
Danelectro Tremolo Tuna Melt
Ibenez TS7
Ibenez Lo-fi LF7
Ibenez Trash Metal
Ibenez super chorus
Badcat Analog Delay
Electro-harmonix chillswitchDigitech Whammy
Digitech Distortion factory
Orange Two Stroke
ISP Decimator
Volume pedal
Expression pedal
Behringer Reverb RV600
Behringer bass synth BSY600
TC Electronic Poly Tune
Mooer Shimmer reverb
Nux Timecore

Guitars

Gibson Melody Maker P90 anniversary edition
Fender Telecaster (Mexican)
Fender Hellcat acoustic
Danelectro ‘59
Vester Telecaster
Epiphone SG Bareknuckle custom humbuckers
Paul Beuscher SG P90 Bareknuckle custom pickup
Luna Ukulele
Seagull Dulcimer
Johnson Acoustic with Nashville tuningElectric Mandolin

Keyboards

Roland JP8000
Roland D70
Roland Vintage Keys
Yamaha DX21
Korg Electribe EA1
Korg Electribe ER1
Korg Kaossilator Pro
Korg O5 R/W
Korg Volca keys

Amplifiers

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 100watt
Orange Jim Root #4 terror guitar amp
Ampeg pf-350
Epiphone valve junior
Crate powerblock
Behringer Vintage Combo
Laney super lead 150watt head
Mesa Boogie Rectifier 25watts

Consoles

Soundcraft S200 (from 1986)

Converters

RME Multiface
Eleven Rack Pro tools
Focusrite scarlett solo

Portfolio

An example of a rock production

Punk pop production

Cinematic Pop production

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