Early production techniques, relevance today, industry in Miami & L.A., studio environments
Music in nature, human feel, quantization, simplicity, mental reset, knowing when to finish
Beat-making, sample creation, top-line melodies, beatboxing, leaving space for the artist
Timbaland's mentors, A&R personnel, online vs. physical collaboration, successful teams
Longevity, fellowship, inspiration, creative blocks, trends, opportunities, having a vessel
Ego vs. skill set, acquiring production knowledge as a mixer, learning new tools, teaching
Encouraging creativity, competition with fellow producers, staying humble, confidence
Losing clients, finding your own sound, effective drum samples, track listen & commentary
Production Seminar #1
Jaycen, Timbaland & Pensado
Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Timbaland
We're beyond excited to release our first series featuring the phenomenal music producer Timbaland and the two outstanding mixers, Dave Pensado and Jaycen Joshua.
Hosted at Studios La Fabrique, this eight-part installment brings you a profound conversation between them. They discuss the trajectory of Timbaland's fascinating career, his production approach, and the unique style that he has infused into countless hit records.
Tim shares details of the creative process behind projects with Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Jay-Z, and other premium acts. He recounts how he began making beats with curated samples, and explains why some aspects of his early workflow are still crucial – yet often overlooked – in today's world. He stresses the power of human feel, groove, and imperfection as attributes of music that connect so strongly with listeners. He also elaborates on other topics including trends, competition, ego, team-building, and much more!
Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian
Mixing Summit with Jaycen Joshua in Barcelona
The debut Summit will be inaugurated by none other than Jaycen Joshua, the highly accomplished mixing engineer behind chart-topping records by Future, Rosalía, Pop Smoke, The Weeknd, and countless others. This event will take place on June 19 at the renowned venue Sala Apolo in Barcelona. Activities will run from 10am to 7pm, after which the guests will be free to socialize and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Tickets for this event are now available for €99, and will be issued on a first come,...
About Jaycen Joshua
Jaycen Joshua’s career in the music business began at age fifteen, when he began working at MCA and Motown records under the mentorship of Jheryl Busby. Later, he undertook a Marketing / A&R position at Dreamworks, then joined MTV as a show developer and Viacom in the advertisement division. Longing for more engagement in the creation of records, he enrolled himself in the Los Angeles Recording Workshop. Within days of starting the course, he made the decision to devote his life to mixing, and...
About Dave Pensado
Dave Pensado is counted among the recording industry’s most distinguished mix engineers. His career began in Atlanta in the 1970s, where he engineered sound for live shows and studios; He relocated to Los Angeles in 1990, and has since mixed countless hit records by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Shakira, Beyoncé, Flo Rida, Afrojack, Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Elton John, and Jill Scott, to name but a few. In 2008, he won his first Grammy award for the album ‘Growing Pains’ by Mary J. Blige. In...
Timbaland is a multiple Grammy Award-winning record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ from Virginia, USA. His first full-credit production work was in 1996 for the debut album of R&B artist Ginuwine; Within the following two years, he garnered further attention from his work on records by Missy Elliott and Aaliyah, as well as his debut solo album, 'Tim's Bio’. In 2002, Timbaland produced the hit single 'Cry Me a River' for Justin Timberlake, and went on to produce most of Timberlake's...