With my 20+ years of experience I know what it takes to make music become an experience. People don't often remember everything about an album or concert, but what they do remember is the special moments weaved throughout. I'm here to highlight your moments and help show the world that your music is worthy to be heard.
My first passion (and still a current one) is drumming. I started session playing in studios from the time I was 8 and stayed busy for a solid 4 years until I changed focus and brought audio into play. Growing up with a father that had a production company I quickly learned the ins and outs of the music business, but more than that learned it's all about serving the client the best way possible. That launched me into a massive career in live audio, mixing hundreds of shows at an arena and stadium level.
Artists I've worked with in a live or recording mixing capacity. George Strait, Vince Gill, MercyMe, Miranda Lambert, Imelda May, Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Black Eyed Peas, Los Lonely Boys, Twenty-One Pilots, Major Lazor, Bassnectar, LIFE Anthem and so many more!
The skills learned in the fast paced environment of live audio honed a skill that allows me to make quick decisions and see the big picture. From mixing music videos, to radio singles, to promotional content, I consistently give clients a "better than expected" result and deliver in a timely manner. I would love the opportunity to work with you on your next project through SoundBetter!
In addition to music, can also mix audio for film and audiobooks.
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7 ReviewsEndorse Josh Kaylor
We are blessed to have been able to use Josh Kaylor as a sound engineer. He does everything from mixing live events for both in the room and broadcast, to mixing music and interviews. He has a diverse skill set with many years of international experience. I highly recommend him!
Josh is a great engineer and even better person. We have worked on some huge shows and festivals together. His attention to detail for the artist is outstanding. Wether he is in a stadium, arena, or the studio Josh always puts his best mix forward.
Josh is an amazing sound Engineer. Josh built our sound system and ran sound for our Southern Gospel quartet. Our performance was made many levels better because of his expertise. Thank you Josh!
I had the opportunity to take an college course on sound production taught mainly by Mr. Kaylor. He’s an excellent communicator who can teach both the basics to a beginner or the mastery of consoles to the experienced. Highly recommend.
I've worked with Josh musically in some form or fashion for over 15 years. He is by far the most consistently solid drummer and audio engineer I've ever been around. He was always the "one take wonder" on the kit as he has an uncanny ability to know and lock in on the road map of a song. He is equally proficient on the console with a knack for guiding anyone through a process start to finish while maximizing both excellence and efficiency. Most importantly, he cares...about the people he works with...about their vision...about the end result. In the end, you simply can't go wrong with Josh.
I have worked with Josh on multiple projects as he has mixed & mastered them and I could not recommend him enough! Josh excels in excellence. He brings both many years as a professional audio engineer and a professional musician to the table. Working with an engineer with the amount of experience Josh has is amazing.
There is such a thing as a “Josh Kaylor mix” and my goodness it is good! Warm, crisp, dynamic, punchy, HUGE when it needs to be and most of all musical. I work as a music director and Josh knows how to bring the best out of people and what they produce. He is kind, encouraging, real and knows when and how to ask the right questions to achieve a brilliant result as well as being a drummer himself who can speak the language to, again, bring out the best. Pair that with the 27 years of technical know how and experience and you will not be disappointed with what comes together. 12/10 recommend.
Interview with Josh Kaylor
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Too many to choose. Have always mixed/produced
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: mixing live recordings for churches #lockdown
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not yet! will update this once I get to know some more people!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both. love the efficiency of digital but there just something about analog that will never be emulated
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: that I have an unwavering commitment to excellence
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: impacting people
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q. What makes you different? A. I not only take great pride in the outcome of the project, I take even greater pride in the person that has entrusted me with a piece of themselves
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I just sit in a cave
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What experience do you want your listeners to have?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: don't base your decision on price. base it on value. value of the person and value of the process...outcome of course is important too ;)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: to get off the island? big ol' analog console to use as a raft! ha, I get the question....umm SSL 4000E or a Neve 8068. LA2A. 1176. 1073. U87
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started out working in studios from a young age, lots of years at school of hard knocks both in studio and live, made a big name for myself in live audio doing major tours. If we are going all the way back to when I started working in studios at 8 years old, then 27 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: big, punchy, open
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Charlie Puth. Love his outside the box creativity
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always remember that its about the people
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: pop, rock, but love working on everything!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A full complement of "what experience is this song giving me?" That helps me decide whether to leave something as is, or if I need to do some work to bring out those hidden gems.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Organisation is the key to my efficiency. Having a well organised and set up session makes the mixing process all about the music and not hunting down things or worrying about process or structure. So, I organise first, the same workflow every time, then get down to business!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mixing room with Pro Tools, vast array of plugins, ability to route through MIDAS analogue preamps/circuitry, Neumann and Yamaha monitoring, waves soundgrid
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: CLA, John McBride, Yoad Nevo, Pooch Van Druten, Chris Rabold, Greg Wells, Tony Brown,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: mixing live performances, broadcast, live audio, full-band recordings