Jose Torres

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Jose Torres on SoundBetter

It's your vision, your passion and your heart and soul. Let’s give it that final polish, crisp, clear radio ready sound. 20+ experience as mixing and master engineer, I understand the needs on your vision and will bring it to life.

I am a mixing, mastering engineer committed to create a work of art with clear sound and a very tasteful mix.

With 30 years of experience mixing music, I understand what it takes to help you make an impact with your song.

I'm Jose Torres, a mix and master engineer, based out of Concord, NC. My goal is to be an asset to the artist, to serve the song so your music sounds and feel amazing. I believe it's your vision, your passion and your heart and soul and the MIX will be an extension of the emotion of the song and the artist's vision.

Most importantly, communication is key to understand your music, what the songs mean to you, the emotion you are conveying, the mood of the project, and your overall vision before we begin to work together.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Interview with Jose Torres

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

  2. A: I am currently working on a Latin song for Orquesta 704, titled: Tres Veces Amor". I am very proud of this project because I was also part of the recording phase. I was able to capture the lead vocal at my studio "Beat 2/3 Studio" and work every aspect of the vocals.

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

  4. A: I am currently working on a Latin song for Orquesta 704, titled: Tres Veces Amor"

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

  6. A: Rob Murray

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I love the sound of the analog and the swift convenience of the digital. So, my favorite is a hybrid.

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

  10. A: My promise is that I will pour all my heart and soul to my client's vision.

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

  12. A: I just love the fact that it does not feel like a job!

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

  14. A: Will the song/project will be done by the due date? Yes.

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

  16. A: The Mix Engineer can fix the song/project.

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

  18. A: What makes you proud about your project/song? What does it lacks? How do you envision it?

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

  20. A: My advise is to build a relationship. Relationships build trust.

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

  22. A: My computer, my Apollo interface, my SSL Fusion, my Neve 5059 and my Neve MBC A/D Converter Limiter.

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

  24. A: I started my recording, mix and mastering career back in 1993. I was part of a christian salsa band that could not afford any studio time. So what did I do? I bought a Fostex FD-4, a Zip drive, some microphones and cables and started recording our own band using Les Paul, one of the greatest in the industry techniques. I remember Protools was fresh out of the oven but we could afford it so I would take my Zip drive, go to Cascio Interstate Music and mix the the tracks in the store for free, lol. Note: The staff in the store knew me and let me do this. From there I worked at a studio in Puerto Rico for several years where I learned about good mic techniques and how to mix with NO COMPRESSION. Yes, simply using EQ and riding faders like Bruce Swedien.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is modern. I am always looking for ways to make songs unique and different while mantaining the roots.

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

  28. A: I will love to work with Alicia Keys. Her talent and creativity is out of this world, so working with such and artist will push my creativity further.

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

  30. A: Yes, your mix starts at the recording phase. I believe this is an underrated part of a great mix.

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

  32. A: I mostly work on salsa, jazz and latin jazz music. However, I have extensive experience with other genres like Rock, Pop Rock, Reggaeton and Gospel.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is discipline.

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

  36. A: I bring my heart, passion to each song and production. I bring commitment and soul.

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

  38. A: I like to start with communicating with the client and talk about their project vision and sound. Once all the files are in I like to organize the session. I will listen to the tracks and start to work on balance and panning. After analyzing the project I start working on the things that need attention. From there I start working on any EFX to finish the mix and sleep on it. Then, I will reanalyze and address anything that sticks out before sending it for a revision.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I really don't like to brag about what equipment I own and their brands. With that said my studio is set up to ultimately allow me to reach my goal which is to deliver the client a great sounding mix.

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

  42. A: As far as mix engineers my influences come from Bruce Swedien, Kurt Upper, Rolo Alejandro, Charlie Dos Santos, Matheus Diez and John Fausty.

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

  44. A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is to ensure the finish product is an extension of their vision.

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Terms Of Service

Limit of 3 revisions
Editing and tuning not included

Limit of one revision
Alt mixes $20

Recalls are $20 each, or $30 for mix+master

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