Sounds Like Joe

Joe Miller

Music Composer | Sound Designer | Audiophile

Joe Miller



My background allows me to work as a musician, a sound designer and audio engineer. On the best days, a project requires all of these skills working together. I love what I do. Tell me what you're doing.

Phone : 704 724-1855
Skype : SoundsLikeJoe
Email :

What I Do

  • Music Production
  • Sound Design
  • Audio Post Production


Here are a few quick samples of recent work. These samples will change frequently and may range from emotionally intense dramatic underscore to whimsical music for cartoons. These don’t represent any specific style or artistic statement…. it’s just a rotation of the latest projects to pass through the studio. Thanks for listening!

Reflecting on the Slow West.

Dramatic orchestral underscore.

Rock track for an advertising campaign.

Funny cartoon sequence from a kid’s show!

Django Rheinhart jazz… upbeat French acoustic jazz from the 1930s.



The composer John Cage might say that sound design was just a form of music composition. Cage studied under the legendary Arnold Schoenberg who coined the term Tonmeister – a person who creates recordings or broadcasts of music who is both deeply musically trained, in classical and non-classical genres, and also who has a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of virtually all aspects of sound recording.
Sounds Like Joe LLC is loosely built around these concepts. For modern visual media, Music Composition and Sound Design and Audio Engineering are all intertwined on some level. A central location for audio post production eliminates repetitive explanations and centralizes your process. In addition to efficiency, the best results happen when your music composition & sound design are conceptualized to work together in service of the narrative.


The studio is designed as a music production and audio post production work space. Equipment and software on site are all suited for music scoring, sound design and audio post production. A variety of instruments and microphones are available for instrumental overdubs, recording vocalists, and voice over artist. More than 2TB of stock sound effects are tagged and quickly searchable; footsteps, backgrounds, transitions. Mixing and Dolby encoding for up to 5.1 surround is available.

Previous Clients

TLC | Omaze | Microsoft | Lifetime | Ingersoll Rand | Oasis Films | Clariant | Coca-Cola Consolidated | United Technologies | College Humor | Toyota | Nascar Illustrated | Make-a-Wish Foundation | Kain Label | Harris Teeter | Full Scale Productions | K2 Productions | Trone Brand Energy | Piggly Wiggly | Rawle Murdy & Associates | SC Stingrays | NC Education Lottery | Food Lion | Gaia Online Games | Charlotte Viewpoint | 223 Post | Digital Hyper Studios | Huntin’ The World TV | Out of Bounds Ensemble | Shakespeare Carolina | ZyPIX Productions | Image Impact Group | Carolina’s Wind Symphony | York County Choral Society | Zerechak Films | Mohawk Flooring |


    Midi PPQ Note Chart

    Sequencing music can require some math… and I’m NOT the greatest math person. I made this MIDI PPQ Note Chart to help quickly reference values I need when writing or mixing and want some rhythm trickery. Hope

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    Video Codecs – encoding video for scoring or audio post

    There are many different codecs for video encoding, and not all codecs are equally good at all things. The difference is task. Do you need small file size, better streaming, a video that scrubs well?… a video

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    The Trio

    Love these software synths… so many awesome sounds!

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    How to Quantize Automation in Cubase

    Cubase has great automation features and a solid quantization scheme in general (midi, audio, event snapping, etc). But… It’s odd that there is no menu option to quantize selected automation events. I hope they change that. I

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