Production Seminar #1

Jaycen, Timbaland & Pensado

(16 min / 2h05)

Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Timbaland

  • Mixing

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, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese

Jaycen Joshua

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...

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Dave Pensado

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...

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About Timbaland

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...

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