Josh Wilbur is the sort of good-natured guy that can’t help but be successful at what he does. Despite his Grammy win and numerous nominations, he’s maintained a modest attitude about his career claiming he "accidentally fell into" mixing and producing. Josh, born in Berwick, Maine, began his involvement in music as a drummer in several local bands. What blossomed into a star-studded career as a producer, mixer, and engineer began when he was recording some of his own tracks at Dizzyland Recording. He discovered that he enjoyed the mixing aspects of recording just as much as performing.
Josh went on to earn his degree in Audio Engineering from New England School of Communications. After returning to Dizzyland for a short time, he left to begin working at Soundtrack Studio in New York. Despite a slow start at Soundtrack, Josh made use of his new digs. There he met legendary mixer Andy Wallace and the Full Force production team. Under Wallace’s mentorship, he worked with acts from Lil Kim to System of a Down. Josh quickly made his mark with heavy metal working with acts like Lamb of God, Hatebreed, and Sons of Texas.
While Josh’s focus is certainly on rock music, his forays into other genres have been quite successful. His work on folk artist Steve Earle’s album Washington Square Serenade earned him a Grammy in 2007, and also collaborated with big pop names like Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne, P!nk, and N*SYNC. In 2016, his efforts with Korn’s The Serenity of Suffering and Megadeth’s Dystopia were nominated for Grammy awards in Best Metal Performance, with Megadeth winning. Currently, Josh has been working with bands like Trivium, Quicksand, A Day To Remember, Killer Be Killed, and more.
Josh’s approach is broad enough to work with any band. His goal is to make the music he works on elicit an emotional response from listeners while letting the songs speak for themselves. “If people start talking about the production, then I failed. They should be blown away by the music.”
Check out Josh's top tracks below: