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

Send me a note through the contact button above.

433 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    A++++++++++++ artist and songwriter.

  2. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Kick-ass musician and songwriter!!! 50 STARS!!!

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    A+++++++++ musician and human being!

  4. Review by Cris Hodges
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    11/10 once again!!!!

  5. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Epic musician, songwriter and human being!

  6. Review by Cris Hodges
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    10 out of 10!!!

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

  8. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Josh RULESSS!!!!

  9. Review by Marco Gnoatto
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    I love love love Josh’s music!

  10. Review by Cris Hodges
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    Making hits! Another great tune in the books for Fates Frontier. Having a blast working with Joshua!

  11. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    A+++++++++ musician and human being!

  12. Review by Cris Hodges
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    Truly amazing Collaboration here. We’ve been working together for years, and every song still feels fresh!

  13. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    One of the best songwriters I work with! A++++++++

  14. Review by Cris Hodges
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    10 freakin stars!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Review by Cris Hodges
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    Fantastic collab and creativity! Always amazing working with Joshua

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    Another banger in the books! Love this collab!

  17. Review by Cris Hodges
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    Joshua and I have been working together for a few years now, and I can say this music we create is some of my favorite. The collaboration and creativity is top notch!

  18. Review by Hugo Ribeiro
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    Always delivering top-notch songwriting. 500000 STARS!!!

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    A+++++++++++ musician and songwriter!

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    10000000 STARS!!!

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

Terms Of Service

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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