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redmenace - Electronic Music Soundcloud

Sparkwood Bandits

Noise Floor Exhibition - 2016

SAE Alumni Awards - Live Sound Engineer of the Year 2013

Michigan Technological University 2013 - present

Theater Communications Group 2012

"...the sound mixing was more creative than usual. When the score’s textures were at their thickest, combinations of instruments were deployed to different speakers around the room, creating interesting spatial effects and keeping the musical lines from trampling one another."
—New York Times Review of Signal Ensemble performing Steve Reich mixed by Josh Loar June 2009

"Good ears plus good band and good recording normally make for good records. The planets seem to have aligned to make this the case once more...Surprise Attacks is hooky without being poppy and interesting without being pretentious."
—Jaded Scenester on the album "Surprise Attacks", recorded and produced by Josh Loar and Anna Ehl

Mix Magazine December 2008

LIghting & Sound America October 2008

"The amplified sound design was excellent, the bittersweet hymn tune swimming in the reverberant space without distortion. There was room for the sounds to billow"
— Review of NY Premiere of Jonny Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver, with Gavin Bryars' The Sinking of the Titanic
mixed by Josh Loar January 2008

" is an invaluable and foundational resource for educators..."
—Review of The Sound System Design Primer (J. Loar, Focal/Routledge, 2019) - USITT Theatre Design & Technology, Summer 2020 Issue

"Josh is an exemplary teacher who is extremely well versed in his subject areas, exhibits a demonstrative passion for his work, is a creative pedagogue, is well regarded by his students, and brings a wealth of pertinent professional experience to his teaching. The students certainly relate to his youthful energy and his professional wisdom."
—Michael Irish, Associate Professor Emeritus, Director of Jazz Studies, Michigan Technological University Department of Visual and Performing Arts

"Thanks for your expertise, enthusiasm, and hard work."
—Dolce Wang, Walt Disney Imagineering

"Your fastidious attention to detail and eagerness to modify the design to meet evolving project targets is much appreciated. The (design) package is sharp, all AVC integrators should be so lucky as ours to receive it."
—Rob Palmer, Technical Director, The Producers Group

"Josh Loar, Sound Supervisor at Yale Repertory Theatre, has helped influence the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to better respond to the needs of theatre companies with regard to their wireless microphones."
—Theater Communications Group on Josh's work addressing the FCC

“All the audience in the 800 capacity room experiences is extremely clean live sound every night".
—Mix Magazine's David Weiss on Josh's mixing at Le Poisson Rouge

“Thanks, it sounded fantastic."
—Matthew Dear on Josh ’s FOH mix for Ghostly International CMJ showcase

“Thank you for the fantastic sound.”
—David Harrington, Kronos Quartet on Josh's FOH & Monitor mix

"It sounds really great, man."
—Will Calhoun, Living Colour on Josh's FOH mix

"Thanks for the great sound."
—Charlie Haden on Josh's FOH mix

"He's the best in New York City."
—Tim Curry, Vice President of Carroll Music on Josh's mixing and management

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