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Biography

Having started Piano as an infant (age 6), Josh quickly discovered an aptitude for Composition at age 11. He composed/produced his first Solo Piano works and Media Compositions at the age of 15 and has been composing ever since. In 2016, Josh secured a BA in Music Composition (2:1 - Brunel University) at the age of 21, with a focus on contemporary scoring styles and Sonic Arts. In 2020 he completed his Masters in Composition for Film and Television with Distinction (Bristol University)  where he focused on Producing, Orchestration, Analysis and Advanced Technical Studies largely within a Media framework.
 
Now 27, Josh has Composed over 30 tracks for Games, as well as having scored Animation and Film/Documentaries in recent years, Josh is set to continue working with Alwaysgeeky Games who are creating an exciting Fantasy NFT Tactics Game. 

In Josh's Home Studio he uses the popular White Yamaha HS5 speakers which produce a balanced and revealing sound. These are mounted upon short Speaker Stands and dense Foam Isolators. Corner Traps, Ceiling Traps and Acoustic Foam Cubes/Tiles are positioned around the speakers to control the primary points of reflection. He has access to a Condenser Microphone within a Vocal Isolation Booth (with Pop Filter) for Foley/Vocal Recordings, as well as a 7-Octave MIDI Keyboard (weighted keys) and a small selection of Percussion Instruments. His PC uses 64gb DDR5 RAM on a 12th Generation i7 System.


He has a small network of remote Recordists who can create Live Recordings if necessary, depending on the budget of the project. Even without Live Recordings, Josh can create convincing and quality Music with the hours of experience he has in programming and production. His choice of DAW is Cubase 11 Pro where he has a versatile collection of VST's from the likes of Spitfire, Spectrasonics, Orchestral Tools, Native Instruments and Embertone. List of VSTs below:








 

-- Orchestral VSTs --

Orchestral Tools
Berlin Strings
Berlin Woodwind

Berlin Brass
Berlin Percussion
Symphonic Harps


Spitfire
LABS
Albion One
Albion Solstice

Chamber Strings

Chris Hein
Solo Cello
Solo Contrabass


Best Service
Emotional Violin
Emotional Viola


8Dio
Wind Chimes
Claire Flute Virtuoso
Claire English Horn Virtuoso
Caisa Drum
Epic Frame Drum


Fracture Sounds
Dream Zither
Water Glass
Toy Piano
Woodchester Piano


Embertone
Joshua Bell Violin
The Charmer
Glockenpillar
Infinity Bells
Tomato Paste Kalimba
Soprano Jug Drum
Body Percussion Ensemble    Crystal Flute
Herring Clarinet
Popelka Bassoon
Jubal Flute
Sensual Sax

Shire Whistle
Arcane


Soundiron
Circle Bells   
Noah Bells


Eastwest 
Gypsy
Ra
Silk
StormDrum
Symphonic Choirs
Symphonic Orchestra


Cubase 11 Halion Sonic SE
NI Komplete 13
Cinesamples Tina Guo Cello
Strezov Sampling Storm Choir 
Vir2 Acou6tics
Danheim Asgard
Redroom Audio SAGA
FluffyAudio Rinascemento
*?* Universal Piper
MandaAudio MT Powerkit

 

-- 8-bit/Chiptune VSTs --

Woolyss Chiptune Collection
Bitboy 
Ayumi32k 
Bleep 
Dream64 
Kraken 
Medusa 
Chip32 
Famisynth 
Neochip 
Pooboy 2.0 
Pure64 
Pure6581D 
Sidmonster 
Syntendo 
Tb_Monomate 
vst2413p 
vst2413r 
vst2413s
Unicycle
VOPM
YM2612 
Basic65
Chipdrum 
Chipwave 
Dr Sid
Hues2600 
38911 Bytes 
Microsynt  
Magical8bitplug   
Neoretrox  
Pooboy 
Flopster
Protopsg
Quantum64 
Quilcom 
Rocket Punch 
Softpsg 
Tb_Triforce
Tb_Peach 
Tb_Toad 
Universe 
Unknown64
YmVST 
Jellyfish


UVI 8-bit Synth
Soundiron Jewel Runner 49
Samplescience AdLibXRom

 

-- Electronic VSTs --

Spectrasonics
Omnisphere
Trilian


NI 
Absynth 5
FM8
Massive /X


Eastwest
BT Twisted Textures
Electronica
Fab Four
Ghostwriter
Guitar and Bass
Hypnotica
Jointz III
The Dark Side
Voices of Passion
Voices of the Empire


Elecktronic SL HorrorBox
Xfer Records Serum
reFX Nexus 2.0
Samsara Cycle Audio MBox
Output R3V
HG Fortune SwampXT