Full service production, mixing, mastering, and engineering. Keys, vocals, percussion, beats, programming. From idea to radio ready. Mixing and production credits include John Oates, Adam Ezra Group, Danglin (of the Wailers). Genres include rock, folk, pop, hip hop, r&b, alternative. Composition and production has been featured on radio and NBC.
25+ yrs experience. As a touring member of The Adam Ezra Group, Wheat, Soulwork, HoneyPot and Van Gogh's Ear, I've performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Last Call with Carson Daly, and shared stages with The Counting Crows, Liz Phair, The Wailers, OK Go, Michael Franti, Better Than Ezra, Guster, Colin Hay, Indigo Girls, Rusted Root, Corey Smith, Blues Traveler, Willie Nelson, Marshall Tucker Band, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Ziggy Marley, Dwight Yoakam, Los Lobos, Gavin DeGraw, and many more.
As the owner/engineer/producer at The Basement Studio in Malden, MA, I'll work with you to make sure your vision is captured in the music. Each song has a unique way of reaching it's goal and we'll find that together. Any music that is created by a passionate artist speaks to me! I love the process of helping a song find a life!
Services include beat production, mixing, mastering, song production, co-writing, keys, and more.
We are a Pro Tools based studio with plenty of virtual instruments, plug ins, and analog vintage keys to get the sound you're looking for.
We're not a big studio, but we sound like one!
Tell me about your project and we'll make it happen!
2016 Song of the Year (Adam Ezra Group) - New England Music Awards
2013 Band of the Year (Adam Ezra Group) - New England Music Awards
2012 Album of the Year (Adam Ezra Group) - New England Music Awards
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- Adam Ezra
- Max Weigert
- Kali and Ancestors in Training
- John Skeete
- Siv Disa
- Venz X (of STR)
- Castles Burning
- Seven Smiles From Above
- JLS Trio
- Bamma Jammers
- Michael Swartz
- PAul Kastick
- Uzoma O
- Hardy Cherenfant
- The Company Men
- Manny Simone
- Gil Cartier
- Viplav Pimrale
- Eric Gorodetsky
- Carley and Paul
- Adam Chen
- Ashley Rose
- Frank Morgan
- David Argasinski
- Lunar Chen
- Fellipe Rodrigues
- john oates
- True Indeed
- E. Wes
- Becky Folmar and the Bama Sound
- The Bodhi Three
- Young Elder
- Kidd Humbl
87 Reviews - 17 Repeat ClientsEndorse Josh Gold-The Basement Studio
Josh is extremely talented and professional. Loving every song we've done together so far and am looking forward to finishing more! Definitely recommend him!!
It was amazing to work with Josh! Great guy with a lot of knowledge as a producer. Thank you so much for all your help!
Josh did such a great job, super professional and really captured the vibe I was looking for. Really excited about the song we did together and am looking forward to many more in the future!
Again. Great Job. Wonderful production. Love to come back!
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Clear and professional communication made recording for this project a breeze. Thanks so much!
Josh is just amazing at taking my work, my thoughts, and my goals and turning around something that sounds somehow both exactly what I wanted and exactly something unexpected - about as good as it gets!
He has a wonderful feeling for music and has a sensitivity for the perfect sound. Thank you!
Once again Josh knocks it right out of the park! He knows exactly what it is I'm trying to do, what my vision is, and knows how to make it happen! You couldn't ask for a better person to steward your mix!
Always amazing. Love working with Josh!!
Josh is amazing! He took a song that I had had sitting around for nearly two decades - and thus wasn't recorded properly - and made a gem out of it! Absolutely wonderful, knew exactly what the track needed and I never felt in better hands. I will 110% be working with Josh again!
Another great job from Josh on a mix-fix kind of job. I look forward to working with him in the future.
Great Work by Josh!!!
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I really enjoyed working with Josh! He was pleasant and very easy to work with. He quickly responded when I had questions which helped the process go smoothly.
Josh would have to be the best producer I have worked with for an affordable price. Great value and he produced a highly professional track for me !! I am looking forward to working with Josh again soon
Josh was a pleasure to work with. Very focused and very talented.
Josh mastered another song for me and he's as good as ever. Quick too. Josh is highly recommended for keys, mix, mastering. He's awesome.
I asked Josh to re-master a song as there were some noise issues and I wanted improved overall sound, and he did it. I come back to Josh for mix and master and there's a reason for it - while I don't know how he does it, he makes some of the best sound I've heard. In the past he has written and played keys for me as well. When you hear your song from him, and you say "wow!" that's all you need to know. Josh makes the wow factor and makes my music better.
Josh was very professional, kind and patient with me as a New upcoming Artist and that includes everything from scheduling, advice, very concise, very clear and my audio was ready on time. He was very flexible to my requests for additions and his creativity and technical skills are exemplary!
Master job, sounds great, thanks again Josh. More work to follow.
Hire Josh for your mixing and mastering needs. Anything else you need, just ask him. I have more work Josh in the near future.
Interview with Josh Gold-The Basement Studio
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Stevie Wonder, Rick Rubin, Earth Wind + Fire, Tom Petty, The Chainsmokers, A Tribe Called Quest, The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, The Wailers, Paul Simon, Thelonious Monk, Prince, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Warren Huart, Mike Posner, and everyone I've ever played with and shared a stage with!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm either mixing or tracking depending on the day!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's the best way to be prepared for the studio? The answer is usually to be as prepared to be adaptable as you can be! It's fantastic to have all your parts practiced and arranged and tight... but sometimes the best stuff comes from sudden inspiration, and when that strikes you need to be able to embrace it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what are your goals for the sessions?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: my style is client-centric; or song-centric! whatever the client needs to get the song to the place where it conveys it's message.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That we will be open and up front about all aspects of the process, and will work as hard as possible to realize your vision.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm currently collaborating on a project with Paul Kastick, the super talented drummer and producer from Big Mountain and Maxi Priest. It's a remix of a project I originally did with a singer songwriter. We've taken on the song on some adventures!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Tim Leitner is an excellent producer and engineer. We've worked on many projects together.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I feel most comfortable in digital. It offers opportunities for creativity, flexibility and easier collaboration. Plus, there are so many ways to replicate analog workflow...
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Collaborating to create new art!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That big music can't come from a small studio. (it can!)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Think about artists who inspire you. What is it about those artists that draws you in? What aspects of their works do you want to be reflected in yours?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A condenser mic, interface, laptop, midi controller, and a ukulele.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a full time touring musician for over 20 years before going into production full time.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Paul Simon because he is genre-less.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always be open to new things!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love to work on everything from folk to hip hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bringing a song to a spot where it is both unique and accessible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An ear for the possibilities of where the song could go.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get a sense of the song or at least the vibe of the song first; find out what the artist is trying to communicate. Then, work to convey that message in a beautiful way!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's called the Basement Studio because.... it's in my basement! While it might not be as opulent as some of the bigger studios, it sounds like a big studio; and that's what important!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Each project is unique! My work ranges from mixing existing tracks to full production and mastering.