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
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