EP 160: Joe Reinhart – Building Flexible Templates

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Joe Reinhart is an engineer, producer, mixer, and multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia, PA.

Joe is also a Co-owner of Headroom Studio.

He has been recording bands since he was 15, starting off with a Tascam Portastudio in his parents’ basement.

Many bands and years later, in 2007, he recorded his band, Algernon Cadwallader’s debut LP, “Some Kind of Cadwallader” in a variety of locations, including his West Philly bedroom studio that he shared with his band members.

It was around that time that he also met Kyle at Drexel, and a couple years after that, moved into a warehouse that was dubbed “Big Mama’s” and put some gear in the extra rehearsal room that became The Headroom.

It was here that Joe recorded a ton of projects like Hop Along’s “Get Disowned”, which he later joined as a lead guitarist in 2012.

Since then he’s produced bands like Joyce Manor, Modern Baseball and so many others. When he’s not holed up in the studio or ripping it on stage, Joe is surfing.


  • Recording with a Talkboy
  • Being involved in a community of like-minded people
  • Analyzing artists’ demos
  • Playing for the song vs focusing on your own parts
  • Making decisions as a band
  • Building template that offer lots of flexibility
  • Using Auto Align on drums
  • Using automation to make choruses bigger
  • Getting big choruses with clean guitars
  • His secret weapon for recording guitar
  • Joe’s go-to amp choices
  • How he gets fat snare drum tones
  • Using a Tune-bot to help with drum tuning
  • Why he uses separate parallel channels for kick and snare tracks

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To learn more about Joe Reinheart, visit: https://www.joereinhart.com/

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