L O C A T I O N   G E A R
  • F8n Mixer/Recorder*
  • Sennheiser ME66 Shotgun Mic
  • (2) Sennheiser Wireless Mic Systems*
  • Sanken and Sennheiser Lavalier Mics*
  • (1) Tentacle Sync Timecode Box*
  • (1) Comtek Multi Transmitter*
  • (2) Comtek Receivers*
  • Boom Pole w/Blimp + Deadcat
Backyard Native is an audio production
company and private music school
located in Pacific Wonderland territory
near Portland, Oregon. It is owned and
operated by composer Josiah Austin,
who doesn't consider himself a
native westerner as much as
he considers himself a native of
backyards: prime territories for the
imagination to run wild.
It's all about stories and vibes
Josiah developed an obsession with music at a very young age. At three years old he began experimenting with sounds when he sat down to bang on his great grandmother's old upright piano. At five he began piano lessons and realized he could start making his own music.
When Josiah was growing up film scores, music from the Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras, and his parents' vinyl, cassette, and CD collections took Josiah to other dimensions and he appreciated the way the music accentuated the stories being told on screen or in his own imagination. He realized that music had the power to summon emotions and generate rich vibes. Delight. Mystery. Terror. Adventure.
Inspiration was strong, and he began to experiment, developing his own musical styles.
Backyard Native specializes in original music, on-location sound recording, ADR, foley, music transcription, and piano lessons.
Josiah has worked on many film projects, commercials, and commissioned pieces, and personal projects and has done music/audio for clients such as Starbucks and Strava. You can listen to a sample of his works here.
Contact Josiah to work with you on your next creative quest.
Josiah currently has openings for a limited number of piano students. He travels to you
Contact Josiah for available openings.