Joseph Pembroke

Audio Mixing and Mastering

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Professional mix engineer of all genres who actually cares about your vision. I have every industry-standard plugin, and I've been studying engineering for over 5 years. I also offer songwriting services for all genres, with a specialization in Rap/Hip Hop music. Finally, I'm available for Rap performance collaborations. Contact me for more info!

My name is Joseph Pembroke Jr., and my artist name is Kid Hartha. I'm Philadelphia-born but am currently residing in Chicago. I've been writing songs since I was about 10 years old, and I've been releasing music since I was 16. As I've grown as an artist, I took an interest in audio engineering because it allows me to fully control the final product of my sound. I believe that my skills have become so sharp that I want the opportunity to help other artists achieve the sound they desire, because I know first hand how difficult it can be to work alongside engineers who don't understand the vision. Ask me anything you'd like.

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  • English

Interview with Joseph Pembroke

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both. Leaning Analog because it's clearly better.

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

  4. A: Leveling up my own skills through trial and error.

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

  6. A: We're here to "fix" your song.

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

  8. A: Many.

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

  10. A: Listen to past work from the engineers you're hiring. Make sure they understand what you're going for instead of leaving it up to them. Most engineers don't really have a special ear for music, they view everything too technically.

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

  12. A: Neumann mic, Bongos, Hardware compressor, Good headphones, Cannabis.

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

  14. A: I'm en route to proving that I'm one of the greatest rappers on the planet. I'm currently audio engineering to make money and grow as an artist.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Calculated yet open to the spirit of the muse. Aggressive yet careful.

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

  18. A: Dr. Dre because he's a legend who can teach me many things and challenge me to do better.

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

  20. A: "Carving out space" for an instrument can be just as detrimental as it can be helpful.

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

  22. A: Rap/Hip Hop

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Listening.

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

  26. A: I bring the perfect balance of experimentation and historical understanding of where the song needs to "go".

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

  28. A: From the engineering side, I ask the client key questions to understand the direction of the song. Then I'll study some mixes from other songs in the genre. I'll then go to work.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: Home studio setup, Top of the line windows PC, Neumann TLM 67 Mic, Shure SM7B Mic, Warm Audio 2A Optical Compressor, etc.

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

  32. A: J. Cole, Dave Pensado, L10, MixBusTV, Lupe Fiasco, Timbaland

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

  34. A: Audio Recording, Song Mixing, Song Mastering


Terms Of Service

2 revisions are allowed per mix. 1 revision for the master. The rate is for sessions with less than 15 tracks. For sessions with more than 15 tracks, we will negotiate a reasonable price.

GenresSounds Like
  • Saba
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Eminem
Gear Highlights
  • WA2A Optical Compressor
  • Neumann TLM 67
  • Shure SM7B
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton
  • SSL 2+ Interface
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