I'm a guitarist, producer and mixer based in Santiago de Compostela, I have worked with plenty of spanish bands (Gong Li, Sacred Wolves, Young Forest, etc). I'm a multi instrumentalist who loves anything from pop and funk to technical metal, I'm fun and easy to work with and I'd love to help you take your sessions and ideas to the next level!
I have a masters degree in musical production and industry (MPI from Campus las Musas), and i've been a guitar player for as long as I can remember. I've worked with bands and musicians from many different genres and musical backgrounds, from Metal bands to Urban Pop.
I've also produced, recorded and mixed institutional jingles and background music for Diávolo Producción Cultural SL and the Andalusian Mountaineering Federation (FAD).
I love recording any kind of genre and discussing creative ideas with other musicians, I work with no delays and will deliver high quality results. I will level your track for any platform you want to upload it to, and I also offer free unlimited revision, I won't stop working until you're happy!
I work any kind of genre: Funk, Pop, Rock (Hard Rock, Rockabilly, Grunge, Classic Rock, etc), Blues, Hiphop, RnB, Rap, etc. Send me your reference track and I'll work following your guidelines, or I'll get creative if you need me to!
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6 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Javi Dean
A dedicated professional & and a nice person to work with!
Javi was fantastic yet again! His musical skills are right on point, perfect every time. Plus he's a wonderful person and responds quickly to messages, and he delivered his audio files in good time before the deadline too!
great work thank you so much!:)
Javi's skills and attention to details are always most highly appreciated!! He immediately jumps at the opportunity of providing a fast turnaround, along with uncompromised high quality musicianship. Javi is a top notch musician and always delivers the best outcome with his great work!
Another highly satisfactory task completed by Javi! His work is always top level, and if there's any revisions needed, he seems to do it within no time and without any trouble! There will be a lot more work coming his way, for sure!
Javi worked very fast and delivered plenty of takes to choose from, his guitar skills are absolutely pro and top quality! 100% highly recommended!
Interview with Javi Dean
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: They both offer completely different things! I would have to go with digital because it has made music production available for anyone with a laptop and I find that amazing!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Add compression in stages! And pan your mono guitar bus opposite to your guitar track. Oh! And use sidechain compression on your vocal delays and reverbs (sorry that was three!)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Guitar playing for sure! It's what I have the most experience with (over 11 years), but in the last couple of years I've been working very hard on recording, producing and mixing, because I know flexibility in knowledge is very much appreciated in music, and I'm lucky enough to have a great passion for all of these skills, so I consider I'm always learning.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever the customer and I decide it needs! A bit of aggression, warm tones, screaming leads, anything a session could benefit from. It's very important for me to have the clients needs in mind and to try and give them everything they need and hopefully a bit more!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very nice and ever growing home studio with a few, acoustic and electric guitars, a bass, a ukulele and a couple of keyboards (Korg Triton, Roland FP-4 and Alesis V Mini) for midi purposes mainly. ESI studio monitors, guitar pedals (Danelectro FAB, Stagg), Aston Origin, Shure and T Bone microphones, etc. I normally work in Reaper but I'm also experienced in Pro Tools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I really love funk lately, but I've been inspired by many metal bands (Tool, Pantera, Karnivool), Hiphop artists (Chika, Anderson .Paak, Mac Miller), Indie bands (Arctic Monkeys, Mac Demarco, Tash Sultana) and my beginnings were very influenced by the blues (BB King, Albert King, Gary Moore, Clapton).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Anything from recording an instrument to doing a song from pre-production to mixing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I really love funk, pop and hip hop/rap, and I've lately been working those genres the most. But I've gone through many genres while learning that have teached me loads (reggae, ska, bossa nova, techno, indie, etc). Although, to be honest, my journey started with hard rock, metal and blues; and they will always have a place in my heart.