Report: #727375

Complaint Review: Josh Hack

  • Submitted: Mon, May 09, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, July 07, 2012
  • Reported By: Hacked — Canton Georgia United States of America
  • Josh Hack
    Sixes Rd.
    Canton, Georgia
    United States of America

Josh Hack Virtuo Sound Studios is a ripp off. Josh Hack is no engineer, he's riding on the laurels of Andrew Burns work and cost me thousands of dollars. Canton, Georgia

*General Comment: THIS IS NOT MINE

*Author of original report: Josh is cool

*Author of original report: Josh Hack is nice

*Author of original report: This is not true. - The Author "feddup"

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I wasnot surprised when I got here to realize that Josh Hack had ripped someone else off. If you have a conversation with most of the people that have ever worked with Josh Hack in a band or in a business deal, it's always about him winning no matter what he has to do to make it happen. If it's about money, he's the guy freaking out if the gas pump doesn't stop on the exact rounded dollar amount. I've even watched him continue to pump gas into a full tank that was
overflowing onto the ground because he needed it to be on the dollar. I am not making that up, this is how anal he is about money. Anyway....Not only is he taking credit for work he watched Andrew Burn do, he screwed over the poor guy and took his dream away from him which was Virtuo Studios. He is a bully with his money and power and worked his way into a position to take it from him. Named and built by Andrew Burn. Andrew was the only one that had a clue on how to be an engineer and producer. He was the one that stayed up night after night to get the right sound. He was obsessed with his work and for Josh to say he was lazy is a lie. Josh is the one that had Andrew in the studio recording me instead of him because he knew he was incompetent. Andrew did way more work than Josh did on the recording side of things, and had the experience to make it happen, unlike Josh. The only thing Josh was good at was interior decorating and polishing the turd that is Virtuo Studios. Dont let the appearance of that place fool you, the reason your paying the rates he charges its definitely not for the quality of the recording, its for the pretty walls and ceiling in there that he should have invested in a school to teach him the trade. It's actually funny to see how Josh Hack squirms to evade these accurate accusations and allegations about him trying to take credit for things he was and still is not qualified to accomplish. I also like the way hes whining like a baby about some racial slurs when hes the kind of guy that will use multiple vulgarities and insults to put you down. I dont know of many people that are better at shooting insults and degrading people once that side of him comes out. Josh is a drummer, not a studio engineer. I urge you to take advantage of one of the thousands of amazing studios and engineers available to you in the Atlanta area before you go to a rookie like Josh Hack. I wasted thousands of dollars to commute to Atlanta to help his new studio get off the ground. I could have easily stayed home and saved money, but being a friend of Joshs (I thought) and Andrew, I felt compelled to contribute. The only reason I felt good about it was because Andrew was behind the console. Except for two days where Josh ran things. As a result of just these two days, due to his inexperience, my lead tracks were over driven and I had to re record them, and due to Joshs crappy mic placement on the kit, I had to re record all but one drum track out of six songs. Not to mention he was running a PC that crashed several times and I lost about 7 crucial vocal takes that are never the same twice. Ironically it would crash at the end of the song every time. I felt like putting my foot through the glass of the booth. But I took a deep breathe and proceeded to throw my money away, being more tolerant and patient than he deserved.  Having to reboot the computer everytime also took way too much time, but, I was still getting billed for it. In his defense, he gave me more studio time in his shithole to make up for it instead of refunding my money. I also had Russ Fowler mix one of my songs for $500. I ended up not being able to use it because the lead tracks were distorted and they were supposed to be clean. I started asked Josh to possibly help me out with some of the money I wasted trying to help him establish his studio and he immediately told me to f*** off! Youre not getting one cent. Hell never come off of any money for any reason, youll have to fight him in court. Which I started to do until I realized it is almost impossible to win this kind of case because its all objective and speculative.

 So realizing this, I bowed out stopped pursuing it and left him alone. At one point before I stopped, I started to tell his wife about the multiple affairs he had on the road when we were in Destin, Fla, Panama City Beach, Fla, Alaska, and Key West with our band Note 4 Note. I have several pics to this day of some of the girls he cheated on her with. It is basically a loaded gun. It was pitiful to see him talking to his wife on the phone the next day or even just hours after the girls
left. So anyway, in order to spare his wife Stephanie Hack from even more pain, I decided to say I made it up so she
wouldnt have to see what a promiscuous s**t he really is. Youre probably wondering why Im stating this, the reason is, I let him off the hook big time, only to receive more emails insulting and degrading my character and threatening to
f*ck me up if he ever saw me again. I let this all go a long time ago until recently, he emailed me again, BTW, my nickname for him is the email warrior because he types a big game. And that was the straw that broke the camels

Josh Hack is a crook. He has many former bandmates and business partners that want nothing to do with him. That is a fact. Go look at how many band members hes gone through in all of the projects that he controls. He is a control freak, a money grubber, and a selfish individual.  Ok, I think Im done wasting my afternoon on the biggest rip off Ive ever experienced at Virtuo Recording Studios and dealing with Josh Hack. Go to another studio. Avoid this troll!

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#1 General Comment


AUTHOR: steven Fullerton - ()

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#2 Author of original report

Josh is cool

AUTHOR: feddupp - ()

Josh is not this guy. He's a nice guy that doesn't screw people over. 
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#3 Author of original report

Josh Hack is nice

AUTHOR: feddupp - ()

Josh Hack is  a nice guy he didn't do any of that. 
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#4 Author of original report

This is not true. - The Author "feddup"

AUTHOR: feddupp - ()

Josh Hack did do some things in order to push me over the limit, however some time has passed and do not wish to make him suffer for our confrontation permanently. It is important for you to know that I am the one that wrote this and this has a huge impact on his ability to make a living and feed his family. Sometimes emotions get fired up and we look for ways to get back at each other, little did I know it would be on a site that could cause so much damage to someone's reputation on such a strong and permanent basis. I was creative in writing a lot of these accusations and they are just not true. I apologize to him, his wife, and anyone else affected by this post. Please disregard it in it's entirety. It's been years and I'm sure Josh and Virtuo have come a long way. Go check out his website and FB pages and see the progress he has made after getting things smoothed out. He's a good guy and deserves a second chance.
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