Camilo Silva F Mastering

Award-Winning Analog Mastering

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2X Grammy-winning mastering specialist, Over 4 BILLION streams (Source: Muso.AI). Analog & tape mastering. World-class mastering skills and technology at your disposal. Analog, tape and custom gear all over the place!

Hello! I'm Camilo, a mastering specialist whose work is widely recognized and awarded. After 22+ years of career, thousands of tracks under my belt, and more than four billion streams from my work, I push hard every day to keep my skills at their peak. Background checks are HIGHLY encouraged!

Some credits here:

https://credits.muso.ai/profile/db3636e8-29f8-4947-85f6-274c36f8b448/credits

Grammy wins here:

https://www.latingrammy.com/search/camilo%20silva

Credits include: Aitana, Maluma, Paula Arenas, Carlos Vives, Andres Cepeda, Morat, Alkilados, Ventino, Shallow Side.

Camilo realized he needed to build and equip a mastering room under his specifications, with top-notch design and technology, to get the best results. Being such a tinkerer, he's decided to build something unique to offer to his clients: He's built many of his room's equipment under his own Camilo Silva F. Brand, including his D/A tube converters! Some critical pieces of state-of-the-art analog EQ, dynamics, and A/D/A conversion enhance Camilo's gear choices.

Camilo has 22+ years of experience, 10 of which are as a resident Recording / Mixing / Mastering engineer / Studio tech at the legendary Estudios Audiovision. He's been dedicated exclusively to Mastering in his facility since Q4 2013.

We're an Apple Certified mastering room!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Camilo Silva F.
  • Iván Villazón & Saúl Lallemand
  • Iván Villazón & Saúl Lallemand
  • Petrona Martinez
  • Chabuco
  • Carlos Vives
  • Sonique (6)
  • Thorns Of Sin
  • FatsO (7)
  • 3 Parts Dead
  • Various
  • La Real Charanga
  • Antonio José
  • Bustamante*
  • Halley (12), Bionic (36)
  • Vajra (5)
  • Vajra (5)
  • Marc Buronfosse
  • Antonio José
  • Vajra (5)
  • Suraaj Parab, Sandeep Kulkarni
  • Can Can
  • This Cold Night
  • Sandeep Kulkarni
  • Various
  • This Cold Night
  • Meteor (4)

1299 Reviews - 235 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Benjamin Larsen
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    Best in the game!

  2. Review by David Grijalva
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    As always, Camilo did an excellent job in mastering 3 songs. Very recommended!

  3. Review by Toby T.
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    Camilo is amazing!! Not only does he master your mix, - creating space, volume and bottom, but he guides you along the way in terms of making the mix better so he can give you the best mastered version of your song. He helped me with vocal settings, premastering volume, song length and many other things I didn't think of. Doesn't get any better than this! Highly recommended! Camilo made my song shine!

  4. Review by Omer B
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    Camilo's Mastering always sounds great and adds an extra edge to the mix.
    peace, Omer B.

  5. Review by Robbie M.
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    A wizard of his craft and a gentleman.. thank you for the quick turnaround my friend. Chat soon..appreciate you always my friend.

  6. Review by Craig C.
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    Perfect master as usual. Camilo is the best in the biz

  7. Review by CANCION
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    Camilo always sends Punchy, Glued, and Clean, top of the line Masters, Highly recommended!

  8. Review by Conor W.
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    A true master of mastering, I’ve used Camilo many times now and I’ve always been happy with the service. He adds an extra shine to the song (if mixed well originally).

    His tape mastering is unique and I like the sound it brings.
    There’s a reason producers like myself keep coming back for more 😀

  9. Review by J Ocean
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    ¡Camilo is Fire!
    Thanks so much for your work.

  10. Review by Justin M.
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    Another amazing experience with Camilo on my mix!

  11. Review by Emiliano Campuzano
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    Astonishing, as usual. I needed a master for my new pop track "Falle" and because I know the quality I can expect from Camilo, it was a no-brainer to come back to his expertise.

    It always baffles me how much a master can elevate a song to a whole different realm. It's night and day! Pure wizardry! I am so happy with the results!

    If you have a song to master and are doubting whether to pull the trigger, do it, it's SO worth it, and at the peak of mastering is Camilo, you're at the right place.

  12. Review by Luke Mitrani
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    Best of the best, love Camilo for his attention to detail & damn good professional masters. He's a true gem :-)

  13. Review by Omer B.
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    Once again, Amazing Mastering job to give my music additional edge;-)
    peace,
    Omer B

  14. Review by Timon
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    Camilo delivered great work as always

  15. Review by NeonDuet
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    The absolute best. See our previous reviews for details. :)

  16. Review by CANCION
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    Another awesome mastering session with the Jedi master himself!

  17. Review by Benjamin Larsen
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    Camilo stuck with me on the battlefield today, and we won the war together, winning over the Deadline-army. Top shelf master of 10 songs! He did it again.. Can't recommend him enough

  18. Review by Stef Meier
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    Thank you for bringing my production/mix to the next level!
    Your mastering gave my track the loudness I was looking for while adding the last extra punch to the kick and bass!
    Looking forward to working with you in the future!

  19. Review by Benjamin Larsen
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    As always, top end mastering!

  20. Review by Even R.
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    Perfect job as i excpected. Did everything I asked for

Interview with Camilo Silva F Mastering

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Paula Arenas "Mis Amores". Which got me two Latin Grammy nominations for "Album of the year" and "Song of the year". Recorded during Covid times, it presented me with several challenges. This one took me to Vegas for the first time (even though I've been nominated before but never had the chance to previously go to the red carpet and ceremony). Very fond memories of this one.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Hard to say, the pace here is quick. Still doing around 40 singles a week, from all over the world. You can check out any recent releases, and also my verified credits, here: https://credits.muso.ai/profile/db3636e8-29f8-4947-85f6-274c36f8b448/credits

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes. https://soundbetter.com/profiles/178532-juan-pablo-guzman

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: It's irrelevant nowadays, but I get a lot more fun out of my mastering-grade analog gear and also from my analog tape machines.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I promise you this: A big smile on your face.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Not many. Turnaround, mostly. And yes, I am very time-efficient.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: That this is quick, easy, and must be cheap, right? In the end, anyone can do this on their bedroom with a laptop, huh? I charge for my experience and skills and for the added value I can bring to the table. Are my clients stupid for hiring me when they can do this themselves or hire a much less experienced, cheaper guy? Let's ask them! (Google me).

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Do I mix? No, I don't. Even if the lines between roles are so blurry nowadays and every mixing guy (even bedroom guys) seems to be a "mastering" engineer now, I do believe in the role-separation model for the best possible results. My hundreds of clients and thousands of tracks I master yearly prove so. Even in this kind of age of ever-shrinking budgets and "AI mastering" tools, I'm busier than ever, gladly! Why? Let's ask my customers (just read my reviews).

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Please take your time to look over your options. No rush! Let your prospective engineer's experience and credits do the talking. Budget is not an important consideration in the long run. If your music has value, you won't deny it the expertise it deserves. Especially since it will be out there forever. He / She needs to be a good fit for your project. Remember: Equipment is irrelevant compared to human talent.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've been doing this since I've finished high school. I jumped on a console as soon as I could after that. I wanted to be who I am now since I was 13. Of course, I've had luck, but I always prepared to ensure I was worthy when the big chance arrived. I have been doing this in my own mastering room since 2013. :-) And I am getting better each day at it. I could say it has been more than 22-24 years (since I started doing this while in high school, and I'm 41 right now), but I always count 2002 as the year I got my first world-class studio job as a recording/mixing engineer. I've been blessed with winning a couple of Latin Grammys and being nominated 16 times over the years. Four of them are name nominations (when the engineer is nominated by name, just as the artist, that happens on the album, song, and recording of the year). Not that such an award is relevant from an engineering standpoint, but it is nice having them, tho.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: My style is a combination of a technically minded but very creative and ever-evolving workflow. It is loud, punchy, and dynamic.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: Perspective. Vision, objectivity, specific skills, and a set of experienced fresh ears. I'm not your typical no-credits, no-name, no real-world-experience youtube-educated "mastering" guy. I've done the whole ear-educating process of being a recording and mix engineer for more than a decade. I use all that experience to my client's advantage. Remember this: A mixing engineer who offers mastering (usually as a package and generally doing so in a mixing room that's not designed and optimized for mastering) can get good results quite often, but a true mastering engineer is irreplaceable (Gladly !). We get paid for our experience and objectivity and the ability to apply that experience and objectivity in a specialized, fine-tuned environment.

  25. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  26. A: More than music production professionals, people like me inspire me: Studio engineers who can build their own equipment or genius designers who influence all our sounds with their designs. People Like Bill Putnam (UA), Rupert Neve (Rupert Neve Designs), George Massenburg (GML)...

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: At this time, I'm dedicated exclusively to Mastering.

  29. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  30. A: 1 - My Barefoot MM26 speakers. 2 - My soldering iron and Hakko desoldering station, so I can modify anything I want !!. 3 - My Herman Miller chair, comfort is paramount. 4 - Cashews. Lots of them. 5 - Good company!

  31. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  32. A: Hard one...Every gig is a different journey, fun and rewarding every time but I'd like to get back in time 30-35 years and do some work with such an innovative band as Queen, maybe The Cars, something inventive and technically demanding like that...

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: Pretty much everything. Just check out my playlist at https://camilosilvaf.com/index.php#player

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Technical proficiency combined with experienced ears and great people skills. In other words: I'm a total client pleaser.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: My workflow is: Get the files, assess them and once I've verified they're fit for the process, I'll let my client know we're good to go then proceed with the mastering! For albums, I do prefer to work a single ahead of the rest but all my decision-making is context-based (For albums or EPs)

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My setup is custom-built primarily or modified gear. I tend to dislike stock gear, so I design and build my own equipment. But it is also complemented by many key "stock" pieces like the BuzzAudio REQ Mastering equalizer or the Pendulum PL2 mastering limiter...For the monitoring, only top-notch will do, and my choice is Barefoot Sound MM26 - it may be an unusual choice for a mastering guy, but believe me, nothing I've ever used comes close for my particular needs and setup. My electro-acoustic setup is perfected using the most sophisticated acoustic correction system known to man : (((accurate))) by AudioVero. This system is so powerful that it runs on its own dedicated computer with an extensive digital i/o card (Lynx AES16) to handle all my digital sources. Accurate effectively perfects my impulse, transient, phase, and frequency response to be as perfect as physically possible, but of course, you need proper room and high-end monitoring to take full advantage of such a system. It is pretty hard to implement and really involved, definitely not plug-and-play - I had to spend a couple of months studying it before I was able to implement and integrate it into my room, but it has paid off tremendously: Decisions are quicker and more confident than ever, clients are happier than ever too! It has to be heard to be believed. This system makes any other similar system on the market (Dirac, Trinnov, IK ARC) look like a toy. I built my passive monitoring controller to be superior to any active (amplified, be it discrete, opamp, etc..) monitor controller. Its signal path is the closest you'll get to a wire, and there are no active components anywhere. Also, stereo tracking error is less than 0.1dB worst-case scenario. I made sure of that by matching every part by hand to 0.1% tolerance. My room is rated at NC (noise criterion) 20 with the ventilation system running. It's hushed. Also, I have natural lighting, which is a big plus. Comfort, comfort, comfort! This is paramount!

  41. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  42. A: Trust your instincts. Don't overthink. Don't procrastinate, take quick decisions and commit to them.

  43. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  44. A: That it doesn't feel like a job anymore.

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One alternate version (Your pick from Inst or TV mix) is included in the pricing. MFiT/ADM is included free of charge.

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Gear Highlights
  • Barefoot Sound MM26
  • Ampex ATR104 1/2" Tapemachine
  • BuzzAudio REQ2.2MEA
  • Pendulum PL-2 Mastering Limiter
  • CraneSong Solaris DA
  • Burl B2 AD
  • Kush Clariphonic MS EQ
  • High Voltage Audio EQ6S
  • Camilo Silva F. All-Tube DA
  • VariMu Limiter&Tube Mastering Compressor
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MFiT/ADM free of charge. Real ANALOG TAPE free of charge! One alt version free of charge (TV Mix or Instrumental). DDP free of charge for albums and EP's ! (if requested beforehand)

  • Five 2021 Latin Grammy nominations for Camilo Silva F Mastering!Sep 29, 2021

    We did it again! We just got nominated for "Album of the year", "Recording of the year", "Song of the Year" and "Best Traditional Pop Album" with "Mis Amores" from Paula Arenas. Plus "Best Contemporary Tropical Album" With "La Musica Del Carnaval - XX Aniversario" from Juventino Ojito & Su Son Mocaná". That's FIVE nominations this year.

  • Another Latin Grammy Nom for us ! Aitana's "Spoiler"Sep 29, 2020

    Awesome ! Aitana's "Spoiler" has been nominated "Best Pop Vocal Performance" for this year's Latin Grammy awards ! Mastered by Camilo Silva F Mastering (except a couple tracks).

    Full credits here :  https://listen.tidal.com/album/110446782/credits

  • Three Latin Grammy nominations for us this year !Sep 24, 2019

    Great news ! Three albums mastered at Camilo Silva F Mastering just got nominated for the 20th Latin Grammy Awards !!

    Cimarron "Orinoco"

    Burning Caravan "Ciudad Faro"

    Claraluna "Imaginaré"

    A big shout out to this phenomenal artists ! Proud to had the privilege to master their albums. 

  • Latin Grammy for us !Nov 16, 2018

    Great news ! Claraluna's "Imaginare" won "Best Children's Album" on the 18th Latin Grammy Awards. Proudly mastered by yours truly at Camilo Silva F Mastering :-) 

  • New monitoring system !Nov 08, 2018

    Now on service at Camilo Silva F Mastering, the incredible Barefoot Sound MicroMain26, the latest generation of this technology-driven and innovative brand. Our choice of monitoring since we started !

    https://barefootsound.com/micromain26/

  • Latin Grammy nominations for two of our projects !Sep 27, 2017

    Two albums recently mastered at Camilo Silva F Mastering got nominations this year on the Latin Grammy Awards : "Coletera" from Colectro (http://www.colectro.com/) on "Best Tropical Fusion Album" and "Cumbia Del Rio Magdalena" from Juventino Ojito y su Son Mocaná (http://www.juventinoojitoysusonmocana.com/) on "Best Cumbia / Vallenato Album". Congratulations to them ! 


  • "The Gabe Documentary" Wins at FirstGlance Film Festivals ! Mastered at Camilo Silva F. Mastering !May 16, 2017

    We've just found out that "The Gabe Documentary" Wins "Best Documentary" at FirstGlance Film Festivals ! Mastered at Camilo Silva F. Mastering ! Directed by Luke Terrell, Music by Andrew Marsh. This was a very challenging 31-piece score plus main song theme. Lots of fun !



  • New ! Acourate FIR room correction system just installed !Mar 01, 2017



    We just installed the most sophisticated room correction system on existence ! (((acourate))) by AudioVero. This system's goal is perfecting an already great monitoring system, improving step response, frequency response and IACC coefficients. It has to be heard to be believed ! Our monitoring system is now reaching impressive precision levels which make our work even better. 

  • Latin Grammy Nomination !Sep 23, 2016

    "1-2-3 Llega Navidad", from ClaraLuna, mastered at Camilo Silva F. Mastering just got a nomination for "Best Kids Album" at the 17th. Latin Grammy Awards !

  • New in the room !! BuzzAudio REQ2.2 MEA Mastering EQJun 04, 2016

    Thanks to all our client base for making this possible for you. We keep working real hard to offer the best of the best to you !