Steven Alvarez (Spiffy Man)

Production, Mastering, Mentor

3 Reviews
Steven Alvarez (Spiffy Man) on SoundBetter

Helping you sound like your greatest inspirations. Whether it's mixing, mastering, and/or composing, I will help you achieve that sound that can inspire others.

As an artist, you want your music to reach that industry standard. Having a great-sounding track is one of the foremost assets in your music career.

My goal is to help you bring your song up to industry standards, sounding as 'clean' and professional as possible.

I am committed to elevating your music to a point that people will want to play it again and again. If you're looking to inspire audiences with your music, you've come to the right place.

I primarily work with FL Studio but also have knowledge working with Pro Tools and Ableton. Known primarily as a Progressive House producer, I also have made music in the genres Trance, Techno, Dubstep, and Lo-Fi Hip-Hop.

I'm fully available for small courses taught over screen-sharing and video chat as well as mixing/mastering your music.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Michael Tukes
    by Michael Tukes

    The sound vibrance and composition within these tracks are phenomenal. It’s great to listen to something thats has that retro space, yet orchestra style tone. Loving it!!

  2. Review by Shaun Lee White
    by Shaun Lee White

    (Pg.2) ... was premiered in Hollywood, California, at The Los Angeles Film School, in the historical RCA building. This theater is where John Williams composed Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Is played into CASSETTE’s inspirations and themes, and was an overall dream come true, theatrically, musically, and even emotionally. Thanks to THE SPIFFY MAN.

    Humbly, Shaun Lee White

  3. Review by Shaun Lee White
    by Shaun Lee White

    Spiffy Man wrote and composed my college graduating thesis short film, CASSETTE. As a collaborator, he was there from the movie’s very inception; from idea, to paper, through its production, and finally to your spotting session of timing. He hit all the right marks/cues, that we reviewed, but yet, at the same time, he also created his own story of music that surpassed my expectations.

    Spiffy Man’s work ethic was and IS, top notch. CASSETTE’s score was completed in only 2 weeks. That’s one heck of a turnaround, by any entertainment standard/s. The short I direct, and he composed, (CON’T)...

Interview with Steven Alvarez (Spiffy Man)

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

  2. A: I was the composer for the fan-film Star Wars: Wrath of the Sith. It allowed me to deeply analyze John Williams work so that I could develop an original score that would follow his original taste and style that makes Star Wars so popular.

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

  4. A: Two bass tracks and a 2 track Progressive House single.

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

  6. A: Jesse Freedland (Staysis) & Matt Warnock (Sauniks)

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both serve their purposes. To understand how sounds are made through science, analog is great. Digital, however, serves a convenience to those who cannot afford the hardware to make analog sounds.

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

  10. A: I promise to deliver high quality work, never sending you something that I personally would not release.

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

  12. A: Meeting new people with unique talents! I'm always learning and when I work with someone who has a talent or skill that I haven'y come across, I take it as an added bonus.

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

  14. A: How long until the project is done. And typically I ask when they need it by. However, I finish. Single song by the end of a week.

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

  16. A: That any bedroom DJ can make what I make. People don't consider the technical skill it takes to make the sounds clean and professional sounding.

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

  18. A: What do you wish to accomplish with your music? Fame? To inspire? Just money? All affect your original sound and how I can improve that sound.

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

  20. A: Have plenty of reference tracks on hand to best explain the sound you want.

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

  22. A: My laptop, LPK25, Sampson SR850 Studio Headphones, a Zoom portable microphone, and the MBox 2 Audio Interface

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

  24. A: I've been honing my craft for 12 years, releasing my own music for 10.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: A mixture of cinematic, orchestral pieces with dramatic, plucky Progressive House reminiscent of circa 2008 deadmau5.

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

  28. A: Kill The Noise just so that I could view his process and learn more sound design from him.

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

  30. A: When working with orchestra vsts, you will get a fuller sound from the strings if each instrument was panned tad farther from the other. This way, you simulate the formation of a true ensemble while ensuring proper layering.

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

  32. A: I tend to work with Progressive House and Techno in terms of Dance Music but have experience with Hip-Hop and R&B.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Accurately layering and mixing of sounds.

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

  36. A: My 20-year education in Classical, Jazz, & Blues helps me achieve the production goals of my clients.

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

  38. A: Done by the end of the week at the latest, I keep clients updated every step of the way with video and sound clips that way what they want is achieved.

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

  40. A: Sauniks, deadmau5, Worakls, Hans Zimmer, John Williams

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

  42. A: Dance music and original soundtracks for films.

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I was the Producer, Mixing & Master Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn around time - 48 hours to one week from the start date. Unlimited edits/revisions.

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