Joshua // Sound West Studios

Guitar Leads & Session Guitar

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Creative and passion small town guitarist with big league tones. I've spent the last 15 years and hundreds of songs honing my craft on guitar, composition and recording and would love to work on your project. Rock and Metal guitar is my specialty, but I welcome all genres and projects. Let's work together and make something special!

Hello! My name is Joshua, and I am a songwriter, guitarist and studio engineer. I offer professional guitar, editing, mixing, and mastering services with the latest high quality equipment. Crafting and recording guitar solos are my specialty, which I have been developing for 15 years. As a fellow songwriter, I understand the importance that a lead or solo brings to the song: it should be well crafted, tailored to the song and improve the song, not just take up 20-30 seconds.

For guitar, I can write/record standard rhythm tracks, leads, atmospheric or otherwise. My favorite thing in the world is composing and recording rock/metal guitar solos, but I also welcome the challenge of genres! Check out my Guitar Solo reel for a feel of my style (heads up: it's kind of long, but I wanted plenty of examples for potential clients)

I am also experienced in using "unique" guitar effects such as the Whammy Pedal (Tom Morello, Muse, Buckethead) and the Talkbox (Peter Frampton, Alice In Chains)

If you are interested in having your recordings edited, mixed and mastered with professional quality in mind, don't hesitate to contact me.

For Electric Guitar Recording, I have the following available:

PRS Guitars (6,7,8 String)
Taylor Acoustic Guitars
Gibson Les Paul
Fender Strat
Diezel VH4 Amplifier, Various Marshalls
Kemper Profiler
Fractal Axe Fx 3
Digitech Whammy
Talkbox

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

399 Reviews

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  1. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Pure Awesomeness! Thanks Josh!!!

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    500000000 STARS!!!

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    100000000000 STARS!!!

  4. Review by Marco Gnoatto
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    10 stars!

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    10000000 STARS!!!

  6. Review by Ante M.
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    Great guitarist! And a great guy to work with, nothing was too hard and definitely went the extra mile, really appreciate it, thank heaps Joshua!

  7. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    1000000000 STARS!!!

  8. Review by Cris Hodges
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    Once again, the Fates Frontier train is ROLLIN!

  9. Review by Marco Gnoatto
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    An absolute pleasure working with Joshua, every song it's exciting to work in. I'm so glad he chooses me! Thanks!

  10. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    The man, the myth, the legend!

  11. Review by Cris Hodges
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    Back at it once again! Like we never stopped!!!

  12. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Josh rules! Magnificent songwriter!

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    This is how I rate Josh's talent: A MILLION STARS!!!

  14. Review by Cris Hodges
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    One of the most talented, versatile artists I get to collaborate with!

  15. Review by Marco Gnoatto
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    Amazing music and amazing guy. 100% recommended!

  16. Review by Andrew H.
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    Joshua worked fast and turned out some great options. I'd work with him again.

  17. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Josh is an ocean of talent! 100000 STARS!

  18. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Soundbetter should have a higher than five stars rating for such talented individuals like josh!

  19. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Another kick-ass song with Josh. He just keeps'em coming nonstop. I don't know how he does it!!!

  20. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Always great to work with Josh! There's something about his songs that ALWAYS agree with me completely. I'm honored and grateful that he trusts me with his tunes. Josh rules!

Interview with Joshua // Sound West Studios

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Writing an album for myself, mixing a funk dance record, and recording a folk rock record for a client.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Check out the reviews I have left :)

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both have their place. Universal Audio and others have brought digital so far these last several years.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I will do the best I possibly can!

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

  10. A: Being devoted to music.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Anything...ask away!

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

  14. A: Like many other musicians and engineers on SoundBetter, a lot of people locally just think of musicians as a GarageBand. Not true!

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

  16. A: Give me as much info as possible and I’ll do my best!

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

  18. A: Message me about anything and we’ll figure it out!

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

  20. A: Guitar, Kemper profiler, Drums, Bass, and a megaphone :)

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

  22. A: I’ve been playing guitar since i was a young teenager, songwriting since 2007 and and I started studying recording in 2009 and opened a small studio in 2013, and a more legit studio in 2018.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: My guitar fundamentals are peppered with hints of Zeppelin, Muse, Slash and Metallica. The last several years I’ve made an effort to diversify my playing, and always welcome the challenge of a less familiar style or genre.

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

  26. A: Truthfully, any inspiring musician excites my musical sense. But I would love to write with Matt Bellamy of Muse.

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

  28. A: Creativity and passion.

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

  30. A: I work through/on whatever it may be in my studio until I get it right/done

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

  32. A: It’s all about getting the instruments to sit well in the mix with each other - sonic harmony.

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

  34. A: Typically rock and metal, but I also work on a fair amount of country, jam, pop and dance music.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Songwriting and guitar

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Universal Audio Apollo Interfaces Neuman u87, km184s, Royce r121, various other mics Diezel VH4, Marshall DSL, Kemper Profiler, Fractal Axe Fx III

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

  40. A: Matt Bellamy (Muse), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Misha and Adam Getgood (Periphery), James Hetfield (Metallica), Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold), Slash

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

  42. A: As a studio engineer, I do everything from tracking vocals and instruments to mixing and mastering. As a guitarist I love playing lead, but record plenty of rhythm as well.

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Guitar Solo Reel

I was the Guitarist, Recording Engineer, Songwriter in this production

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If you hire me, I will work to the best of my ability to provide you with the best tracks I can. Up to 2 Revisions. Typically less than a week, sometimes a few days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Muse
  • Metallica
  • Led Zeppelin
Gear Highlights
  • Mac Pro
  • Universal Audio Interfaces
  • Neuman Mics
  • Sennheiser Mics
  • PRS Guitars
  • Kemper Profiler
  • Axe FX III
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