Joshua Hudes

Music Producer, Songwriter,

17 Reviews (3 Verified)
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British songwriter living and working in Paris. I produce artists and bands in my studio in the north of Paris (19 years experience).I also write songs for clients who need great english pop songs. I also program and arrange all the synths and drum machines that you need.You need me because I have real taste and a vision for each project.

I'm a music producer 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 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, synth programming with old school recording techniques and real instruments.

My goal is to deliver high quality tracks that will be competitive with commercial releases in the same genre or style - in essence, a fully finished product. I'm not happy with the result until you are! I can work with many budget levels.

Services include:
-Producing, mixing, mastering, editing, comping, drum alignment/replacement etc.
-Live guitar, bass, keys, real acoustic drums specifically for your song or project
-Songwriting collaboration and lyric writing.
-Sound Design, interactive music and video game sound integration using Wwise.

Cubase 11 equipped studio in the north-east of Paris, I have everything needed (and the skills) to record a complete band live.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

17 Reviews

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  1. Review by Marc T.

    I'm very happy, working with Joshua was very interesting

    Joshua is a great professional

  2. Review by Anna Akopyan/ ya

    It was a pleasure working with Joshua; he understood and executed my vision perfectly, adjusting the pricing and time limits to my favour. Very happy with the final project!

  3. Review by Hannah H.

    Working with Josh is a real pleasure as he is really attentive to the artist's needs and does not spare his energy to make your vision come to life. I'm very pleased by our collaboration.

  4. Review by Jenny's Dancing
    by Jenny's Dancing

    My band Jenny's Dancing and I spent a crazy day in the studio with Josh. His advices were excellent, his welcome and creativity rare, and he welcomed us with kindness, sympathy, simplicity and professionalism. With the strength of his experience, Josh was able to understand our project and work with us to perfect it. We'll definitely be back here, thanks Josh <3

  5. Review by David, Spaghetti sluts guitarist & singer
    by David, Spaghetti sluts guitarist & singer

    We recorded our entire first album in 2 days with Joshua, despite our very tight budget.
    He gave us very good advice on what gear we should use during the recording.
    He even offered to master our album for free!
    Amazing overall experience with him.

  6. Review by Emilie Zawadzki
    by Emilie Zawadzki

    We recorded a 6 tracks LP (Postpunk Hardcore) with these instruments :
    - Voices
    - Guitar
    - Bass
    - Drum Machine
    We recorded in Josh studio during 4 days. Josh made the session efficient and fun at the same time. He helped us manage our time and energy so we could have the opportunity to focus on our tracks and overdubs.
    He gave us good production ideas with Nathan (his assistant). He also loves to talk about his gears and VST.
    Don't hesitate, you will have a good time and a good sound !

  7. Review by Chazz
    by Chazz

    Chazz here, drummer for The Dirty Widows. We recorded our debut full length album with Josh (aka Mr Boss Man) in February 2020 and having worked with other engineers and producers before, I can easily say it was the best studio experience so far ! He is smart, knows his gear very well (some very nice vintage stuff in his studio), inspired and above all professional. Working with him was a delight, and I look forward to collaborating with him again.

  8. Review by BLONDDES

    Josh is a very professionnal producer and sound engineer. He understood quickly what we wanted to do with our songs and help us to make them sound perfectly as we wished.

    His prices are very low, for a very high quality of work, on recording and mixing the tracks
    Josh is also very cheerful, encouraging and makes us comfortable to avoid stressing while recording.

    We loved to work with him, and we will do it again whenever possible !
    Thanks Josh !

  9. Review by Sven Mor
    by Sven Mor

    I'm so happy to find Joshua to mix my songs ! It's exactly what I need : understanding, gentle, professional, very nice person... With a good knowledge of my needs, to add a new very good dimension for my songs, never denatured concerning my vision and spirit. The perfect balance to work with passion and pleasure !

  10. Review by Yael Calvo
    by Yael Calvo

    Working with Josh is an amazing experience !
    He is someone very talented and attentive.
    I thank him so much for his good vibes and kindness.
    I could not have dreamed better to bring this project to life !

  11. Review by Vicky X.

    Thank you for the mastering Josh, the good work, the good vibes and you're human touch !
    As usual ;-)

  12. Review by waykiki boys
    by waykiki boys

    We recorded 5 songs with Josh and it was a good experience. Efficient, professional and very good person!

  13. Review by Dj Falafel
    by Dj Falafel

    Thx josh for my mastering , you are the best !!!!!

  14. Review by Greg
    by Greg

    Great work! Fast, efficient, great especially for guitar sounds...

  15. Review by L L
    by L L

    Recorded 6 songs with Josh. Before anything else, the first thing that comes about him, is that he has a large musical knowledge, and beyond that : he knows precisely how to sound like an artist, and what gear is needed to get a particular tone.
    That's why it's great human adventure, made of music discussions and experimentations. and fun!

  16. Review by pierre
    by pierre

    We recorded twice with Josh,each time within a very tight schedule. Josh always knew how to make the best out of a few time, producing a high quality work, relieving the stress and making it a very pleasant moment for the musicians.

  17. Review by Adam l'Ancien
    by Adam l'Ancien

    I recorded 4 tunes in Josh's studio. I appreciated his effectiveness and the quality of his work. But first and foremost, I enjoyed his gentle but firm hand, when he gave me directions on how to sound best.
    He's a great producer, easy-going and so human!

Interview with Joshua Hudes

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!

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

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

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. 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!

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

  28. 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.

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

  30. 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.

Hannah Hesse - The Veil

I was the producer, mixer and arranger in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • André Manoukian
  • Green Day
  • Mumford & Sons
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann Monitors
  • Sontronics Saturn Mic
  • Vintage Api pre-amps
  • GAP Neve 1073 Clone
  • UAD Apollo converters
  • Joe Meek 6Q
  • Avid Eleven
  • Large collection of mics
  • Mesa Boogie
  • Orange
  • Ampeg amps
  • Cubase 11.Everything that's needed to record a band!
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