Whilst finishing his music & audio studies at La Trobe University, Joe worked in the quality control section of a cassette manufacturing plant. Here, his job entailed listening to the production master against the duplicate, trying to hear any audible differences or flaws introduced by the manufacturing stage. After some time at this, he found himself working in the cassette mastering room, where CD mastering followed soon after.
Joe’s career spans over two decades, from tape based mastering, through to the digital revolution that has taken over the music industry. The half inch master tapes that were once delivered to him in person, have now become hi-resolution audio files, more often than not, sent via the internet. Even with all this digital equipment, Joe is still an avid user of analogue gear, and has learnt to fuse the two technologies in a productive and creative fashion.
Joe has a passion for playing anything with a set of keys, from his acoustic piano to his beloved Ensoniq SQ-80.
Joe has worked with acts such as Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Muph & Plutonic, San Cisco, The Potbelleez, Super Wild Horses, Darryn Farrugia, Eagle & the Worm, Bliss N Eso, Be’lakor, M-Phazes, The Waifs, Bloc Party, 50 Lions, Brad Strutt, Jess Harlen, Pegz, Sgt Slick, Collards, Greens & Gravy, Dj Havanah Brown, Lloyd Speigel, Trem, The Funkoars & Archie Roach.
A brief discography of Joe’s work can be viewed at the ‘Discogs’ website – http://www.discogs.com/artist/Joseph+Carra#p=1&t=Credits_All
Joe’s facebook page can be found here – http://www.facebook.com/josephcarra1
Joe can also be found twittering at Follow @JosephCarra