I take where you left off and finish it! Inspiring and modern sound with analog depth. Mix within the week. Production depends on what needs to be done. Daily feedback. Can adapt to budget within reason. Genre fluid. Looking for great artists to work with!
My passion as a mixing engineer and music producer comes from my background writing and performing songs as an artist, having toured extensively supporting my own work. Therefore I have an understanding of the process and the point of view at both sides of the glass. I have 10 years of experience working with signed and independent artists alike.
So far in my career I've had the privilege to be involved in many different projects in the industry. From engineering sessions at Abbey Road Studios, to mixing Grace Grundy's cover of "Fresh Eyes" (19M streams) to producing and mixing several tracks for EMI Music and Endemol Shine Group to writing music for Budweiser's latests campaign in the UK and Ireland.
Most recently I’ve mixed FOURS latests single "Feel Good" and JV/ZUU latest single "Yeah, No" and produced Castlecombe Drive debut EP.
I specialise in mixing and production for both bands and solo artists. Due to my work at commercial studios in London, I’m confident working in a wide range of genres and playing different instruments if required.
Above all, I'm a creative person that enjoys a good collaboration with the sole objective of making the best music possible.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
37 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Julian Blanco
I loved working with Julian. We did a challenging "Bring Me the Horizon" type song and he nailed it! Professional, creative and talented. I highly recommend him!
Working with Julian again has been a great experience! Very modern, big mixes, I could not be happier with. Exactly the sound I envisioned, plus many creative decisions that just make the songs more interesting. Very professional - gives updates and implements changes exactly to wishes. Would recommend any day!
Julian did a stem mix that came out amazing. If you want someone who gets it, is receptive and really know his stuff, look no further! He is someone I intend on working with for a long time! Awesome job.
Another great mix by Julian, this guy does magic! Always a pleasure to work with.
Julian brought this simple song to life and made it sound full. Always a pleasure working with him. Highly recommend to any artist!
As with any great creative endeavor it takes a team of collaborators who are excellent in their respective roles to produce classic music. I am so grateful to have found Julian on Soundbetter. He adds the master mixer's dimension to my music that allows it to compete with the best in the business...Thanks JB, you're the best!!
Julian did an amazing job with my song. Will 100% be working with him again. That you for your attention to detail! This guy is awesome.
Working with Julian was an absolute pleasure! He quickly grasped the songs most important elements, made changes as needed to produce a tight and hard hitting mix while keeping the softer parts shining - his mixes sound big! Communication was quick, nice and professional - he was open to the changes I wanted and didn`t stop till we figured out exactly the sound I envisioned - thanks Julian, I will be back!
Julian exceeded my expectations delivering top quality work very quickly. He's taken a genuine interest in my project from the very beginning and it shows in the final product. Professional and very easy to work with, he is literally a one stop shop for anything you need done for your next musical project. I cannot recommend his services enough!
As with any great creative endeavor it takes a team of collaborators who are excellent in their respective roles to produce classic music. I am so grateful to have found Julian on SB. He adds the mixing and mastering dimension to my music that allows it to compete with the best in the business...
Thanks JB, you're the man!!
One of the best things about Soundbetter is that if/when you find someone to work with that "get's it" in regard to the kind of music that you produce, and who can mix and master your tracks to perfection...that's the ulitmate find. I'm happy to say that I've found that person in Julian. Thanks again JB!!!!
I've been writing and releasing songs for a pretty long time now, and the thing that stands out to me most about the process is that the mix and the mastering are the 2 most important aspects of song productions. Julian is my soul-mate in that regard, because he brings out the energy and emotion (the magic) from all of the different artists contributing to the production. Thanks JB, our collaboration has been truly magical....!!!
I provided Julian with a song that I recorded some decades ago and he made the song/track/production sound like a million bucks, but totally authentic. I've waited a long time to hear this song mixed properly and Julian made it sound like the party it was meant to be...You're The Best JB!!!!!
This is the 2nd song that Julian has mixed for me and I could not be happier. I'm most impressed with the way that he can make a song sound "like a record" and his mastering skills are incredible. All of the parts are in their perfect place in the mix and he makes it all sound "bigger than life" . Julian is the man !!!!
what an amazing person!! so talented and professional! can’t wait to work with him again on the next project.
I feel so fortunate to have found Julian on SB....His mix and mastering of my track has "blown me away". He is the ultimate professional and makes the music sound its absolute best. I'll be super confident when I send other productions to him because he is a master at his craft.....
Thanks a lot julian!!! I really like your work and can’t wait to work with you again on the next project. All the best for you!!
Great guy, very dope mixing!
Another great job done by Julian!
Amazing engineer. Only person i will let my artist work with
Interview with Julian Blanco
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A few mixes and productions. All top secret until it's released!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A powerful computer loaded with a lot of VSTs and plugins, a good set of speakers, an analog synth, one electric guitar and one electric bass. That's it for me!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing in bands and after recording a few demos in the studio I got seduced by the process. I set up my own place and started learning on my own and eventually I moved to London to study it more diligently, did so for 2 years and then I started working on recording studios which lead me to where I am today. So all in all I've been at it for 10 years now
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any of the ones that inspire me would be amazing
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm genre fluid, so I work with all kinds of music and I'm happy to do so, but the most common it's Pop
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rick Rubin, John Hopkins, Rosalia, Hans Zimmer, Moderat, Daniel Bergstrand, Periphery, Tesseract and Gesaffelstein
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from a treated room in North London where I have all my instruments, synths, microphones etc... I'm really comfortable and I know the room very well. I also work from top of the art studio facilities in Central London when I need to.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I got to mix Grace Grundy's track 'Fresh Eyes' from her album 'Grace' which has 15 million streams on Spotify as of now. That was cool!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! For me it's more of a workflow thing rather than just about how it sounds.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having the chance of making music every day.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that what you have is ready to be handled to somebody else, whatever state it is on. Also, it's good to know where you want to get to with your material so the person that takes it on knows what the goal is, even if it's a simple one
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Energetic and fresh. I mix tradicional recording techniques with modern record production. I like to add real instruments even if it's just for textures to add humanity to productions. Then I do a lot of programming and sequencing on the computer to add sounds and instruments that I feel are appropriated for what we're trying to do.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: A chat with the artist first, what do you want to accomplish and what it is in your mind regarding your material. Then I usually spent a few hours setting up and getting familiar with the song/session, and then I just start! On a production I usually tend to start jamming on it with one of the instruments I play even if it doesn't end up in the final version. On a mix I tend to gravitate to where the hook is and then go from there!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I get a discount and how much is it. I have set prices for my services but I'm able to adapt to your budget, also every project is different so the best thing is always to contact me and be specific about what you need
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bringing a song to it's maximum potential, regardless of the genre.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's quick and easy with technology these days. To deliver something really good and genuine the necessary amount of time needs to be put into it. Also that it's everything about the gear, but as a wise man said once, it's not the gear it's the ear...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will deliver what we agreed on and will keep the client inform at all times of what it's going on.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Rich Pikington, Oscar Moos and Jake McCormack. All great producers and engineers that I've had the pleasure of working with in the studio.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is it that you want to achieve? What do you need from me in order to achieve it?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make your own sounds! Everybody has access to presets but if you make your own you'll be able to make stuff that sounds like nobody else.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually come to a project at the stage where the artist feels he can no longer improve on what he has. That can be either at the writing stage, arranging or with the production almost done ready for some tweaks and mix. Then I take it on and work from there!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Excitement and passion!