Founded by multi-instrumentalist, engineer, and producer Josh Cohen, Black Hat Music in Medford, MA was designed as a new kind of studio. With a resume that includes names as varied as John Fogerty, Jon Bellion, Gregory Alan Isakov, Guster, and Childish Gambino, Josh brings his unique approach to music, mixing, and mastering to a unique hybrid studio built for flexibility and efficiency. With a large collection of acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments, a wide range of outboard analog gear, and both standard and experimental plug-ins, BHM is well suited to facilitate all types of music, no matter where you are in the creative process.
What we do
From the beginning stages to the final product, we can help with any aspect of music creation.
With a wide range of drums, basses, guitars, keyboards, and various noise-makers from around the world, along with an array of tube, condenser, dynamic, and ribbon microphones, we have everything in house to record anyone from a solo singer/songwriter to a full band tracking live.
Designed as a modern hybrid studio, we have a great collection of outboard analog gear from the likes of Altec, Midas, Seventh Circle, and Warm Audio, as well as the sizable collection of workhorse and experimental plug-ins from Waves, Soundtoys, iZotope, Native Instruments, and many others.
BHM is housed in a purpose-built, acoustically designed and treated room. Combined with accurate monitoring and high quality analog and digital processing, we have the environment and experience to polish your finished recordings with depth and clarity, no matter the genre or delivery format.
No matter the style of music you write or play, we have the tools and people to bring it to life. With experience in everything from indie-rock to hip-hop, we can help shape your existing songs or create a musical bed to inspire something new.
Whether you’re looking for a string section to add some lift to your chorus, a percussionist to help deepen the groove, or you’re a solo artist in need of a full band to flesh out your tracks, we have access to the best, most versatile musicians in New England.
With five instrumental stations (drums/percussion, bass, guitar, keyboards/electronics, vocals) set up and permanently wired into the console, BHM is the perfect place for collaboration, whether it’s with longtime bandmates or new musical partners.