I will quickly and professionally mix and master your song with premium plugins for a low cost.
I am a recent Berklee College of Music graduate in audio production that is looking to help artists realize their creative vision.
I will mix and master your song(s) with premium plugins from FabFilter, Waves, Brainworx, oeksound, and Soundtoys.
All mixes on the site are used in accordance with URM Academy's permissions for portfolio usage.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
ReviewsEndorse Sandoval Sounds
Interview with Sandoval Sounds
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Definitely my band's own album. It was a very cheap recording process and we really outdid ourselves on the production. I split an engineering role with my band mate and recorded, mixed, and mastered the album.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on finalizing the mastering for my own band's debut album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new on here, but I hope to find them!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, they have very different uses. I employ digital mixing with analog emulation.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will take your word very seriously and make as many revisions as I can to achieve your vision.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being around/working with other musicians. Music is an incredible thing, and helping people create it is the best job in the world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most common question is usually if I can make them sound like a very expensive album. My answer depends on the quality of the source material. I pride myself on understanding audio well enough to mitigate these issues.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Probably that it isn't very artistic, or that it's less about creative decisions. Mixing is all about making choices that fit the song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What bands they would like to sound like, what emotions they are trying to evoke with their work.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have an understanding of your artistic vision/goals before approaching an engineer. Our goal is to realize your artistic vision, and the information you provide is important.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: The best preamps/interface money can buy, and a laptop loaded up with Reaper.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been mixing for around 4 years now after receiving my BA from Berklee College of Music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It depends on the song, but typically powerful with an emphasis on energy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with a modern hardcore artist like Knocked Loose or Vein. Their sounds are so diverse and present unique challenges.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it sounds good, it is good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I enjoy heavy music, but am comfortable mixing anything.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Identifying what direction the source material can be taken in without losing its integrity.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to approach each song individually with its own artistic merit. Mixing is about making the song work; you can't take the same approach to each one.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically I'll reference a song that I think fits the stems I am working with. From there I will begin to level and gain stage the session before doing any EQ/dynamics moves. I go back and reference other tracks to make sure I'm on the right track with the complete picture.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 100% in the box setup. Reaper with SWS extensions, FabFilter, SoundToys, Brainworx, oeksound, etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are several that come to mind but Will Putney and Josh Shroeder are always breaking the mold of what their genre sounds like.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remote mixing and mastering is typically what I do.