Justice’s Home Studio

It’s no secret that Justice loves music and comes from a musically talented family. While older brother Jef Joslin lives and works as a musician and singer/songwriter (and just released his third album, 30); Justice learned to play multiple instruments and had an interest in learning the recording and production side of music.

Always intrigued by actual records and the analog versus digital; Justice built his home studio to balance both worlds, being able to record on reel to reel tape as well as use computers in post-production.

The studio feels like The Grateful Dead or Jefferson Airplane might be dropping by any minute. It’s a heady space for creating. The walls and ceiling are lined with rustic wood paneling (for sound-proofing). Native American and Western art adorn the walls, low-key lamps and occasional pillar candles give a mellow vibe. There’s no booth, recording is done right in the space, organic as the wood and natural bark color of the tactile patterned wallpaper.

it’s a personal space too, Justice hangs his hat there (literally), his guitars lie in wait suspended on the wall and you can picture him easily burning the midnight oil, lost in a musical wonderland until he notices daylight creeping under the door.

Justice made this home for his own music but also to nurture and feed the passion of other musicians, like the talents of young virtuoso guitarist Lukas Neufeld whom Justice has been recording for the kid’s first album with The Things.

Months ago, Justice did one of his first snapchats as he’d begun to unroll insulation to start building. He lip-synced to a Steve Winwood song, lost in the music for a moment or perhaps he was caught up in his plans for the music yet to be.

 

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Cousin Jarrod on drums. Note the light pillar, steer horns and wood sculptures.
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Justice’s new bass hangs up on the right.
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Justice knows how to use this!
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Getting it all down on tape.
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The view from the sofa.