RSR394 – Josh Harris – Producing Dance Music in Studio One and Healthy Studio Lifestyle - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR394 – Josh Harris – Producing Dance Music in Studio One and Healthy Studio Lifestyle

We need more kettlebell! Josh talked about mixing in Studio One so your song sounds like a finished record, a healthy studio lifestyle and working routine, understanding compression, mixing dance kick and bass, and producing in Poland and Romania.

My guest today is Josh Harris an internationally known producer, composer, engineer, remixer and music industry educator. His credits include top artists like Seal, Madonna, The Killers, and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem). His corporate clients include NBC, ABC, MTV, VH1 and USA Network. Classically trained as a pianist and composer, he has always focused on fusing different musical genres, resulting in memorable songs and productions that stay with you long after the first listen.

No stranger to working with major label recording artists, in 2008, Josh toured with Grammy award winning artist, Seal, as his musical director and keyboardist. In both 2007 and 2008, Josh received nominations from the International Dance Music Association (IDMA) for best remixer. In 2011, he engineered a remix of "Orpheus" (Quiet Carnival), by Sergio Mendes, that was nominated for a Grammy.

In addition to being a contributing composer for California-based music library, 21 South, Josh spends his time working on several original projects: 2 Saol, Room 111, Kosca.

Thank you to Roger Nichols for the introduction. Josh has been a guest on the show before on episode RSR054 talked about his musical background and has even joined me to teach mixing clinics both online and in person. Today we will talk about what's new in the studio and dive into some mixing and production advice for the home studio.

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