Joe Barresi

Joe Barresi at Black Rooster Audio


(Soundgarden, QOTSA, Slipknot, Weezer)


Joe Barresi is a mix engineer and producer known for his work with bands such as Kyuss, The Melvins, Tool, Chevelle, Queens of the Stone Age, Coheed and Cambria, Tomahawk, L7, The Jesus Lizard, Parkway Drive, New Model Army, Bad Religion, Stam1na and Avenged Sevenfold.

At the age of 7 Joe started playing guitar - soon to follow playing in local bands in and around his home in New York City and Florida. He studied classical guitar and music theory at the University of South Florida, and transferred to the University of Miami where he also studied piano and music engineering.

While there he logged a prodigious number of hours recording and developing local bands in Miami.

When finally completing college, Barresi moved to Los Angeles and began working at numerous local studios. He gained attention when engineering for a number of well-respected producers including David Kahne, Michael Beinhorn and Gggarth Richardson, as well as producing the first Queens of the Stone Age album later on.

Black Rooster Audio Plugins

VEQ-5 Plugin

„The VEQ-5 plugin is a must-have for that broad, sweet eq that a Pultec is known for. The tonal shaping of a midrange eq is more important to me than the program type eq because most music lives in the midrange, and this plugin does a great job of sculpting a sound without sounding harsh.“

VLA-3A Plugin

"These 2 compressor plugins (the VLA-2A and 3A) are really, really good—very smooth, and they react a lot like the original hardware versions. In fact, I like the limiter part better than most….A really nice addition to the arsenal of compressor plugins out there."