EP 249 | Joseph McQueen and Josh Gilbert

Mixing machine Joseph McQueen and As I Lay Dying bassist Josh Gilbert have spent years working together and honing their crafts. These guys are prime examples of how to kill it in the industry.

ON THIS EPISODE:

3:35 – What it was like for Joe and Josh to find each other in Alabama

10:28 – How Josh ended up getting into recording

17:55 – Is LA oversaturated?

30:10 – Just networking isn’t going to be enough

33:13 – How you can get better at interacting with others

44:46 – Imposter syndrome 

59:49 – What it’s like for Joe and Josh to challenge each other

1:03:44 – What local bands don’t have and how to set expectations on both sides

1:19:12 – What are the effects of sleep deprivation?

1:23:47 – How to not get burnt out while not having set work hours

1:31:43 – Joe’s near-death experience

1:41:22 – How Joe ended up working on the As I Lay Dying album

1:55:15 – Having the knowledge to look for specific things when you’re in the studio, but not get stuck on any one thing

2:02:31 – How Joe gained the trust of the rest of the guys in As I Lay Dying

2:17:36 – Hitting goals and learning how to not dwell on them so you can focus on what comes next

2:32:55 – What went into the bass tone on Awakened

2:37:30 – The snare crack on Shaped by Fire

2:40:36 – What it’s like for Joe and Josh to work together and how it changed their process

Thanks for listening! Please leave us a 5 star review on iTunes!

Nail The Mix

Nail The Mix is our online mixing school that gives you REAL multi-tracks from REAL bands, plus a mixing class from the producer who recorded it. Past guests include Periphery, Meshuggah, Gojira, Machine Head, and State Champs. Join now for instant access!

Leave any questions, comments, or feedback in the comment section below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.