Audio engineer with experience mixing diverse genres like hip hop, metal, rock, EDM, reggeaton and pop who also has produced several songs in reggeaton and trap. I work with every audio program but my specialty is Pro Tools for mixing and recording and Ableton Live for music production.
Audio engineer with experience mixing diverse genres like hip hop, metal, rock, EDM, reggeaton and pop who also has produced several songs in reggeaton and trap I also enjoy showing the process within the audio world and one of my goals is to teach people about mixing, producing, analog gear, basically everything related to audio.
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Interview with Pierre Alvarez
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Finishing a poryect and seeing that the artist/band is happy with their mix and are excited to release it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for the best engineer and producer in your genre.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started when I was 14 as a hobby but, started working on mixing professionally since 17 and have worked with local and international artists from multiple genres from all latin America and U.S.A..
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simplicity is key, dedication and passion.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Experience and I treat each proyect as if it was my own.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio which is acoustically treated with professional studio monitors, high end microphones and interface.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Sol y Luna by Joe Mav, because we put a lot of work and effort on it and it was the culmination of several years worth of experience in both producing and mixing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I´m working on two proyects, one is RnB and the other is reggeaton.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I do not know anybody on this platform.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, digital for comodity, faster workflow and cheaper, Analog for that warmth in the sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will treat each proyect as if it was my own.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They normally ask about my experience and i show them my portafolio.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing is easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the vibe your are looking for? Show me at least 3 references of Artists/Bands that sound like you How many tracks are in the multitrack? Did you record it in a professional or home studio? What microphone did you use on the vocals?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Krk Studio monitors, ssl2 interface, ml 1 mic, Teletronix la2a and a Pultec Equalizer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is based on contrast and what i feel is the best vibe for each individual proyect.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kendrick Lamar because i find his music very interesting and inspiring .
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on any kind of genre because i enjoy listening to any kind of music but lately i have worked on rap and hip hop proyects.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing, i have done it since i was 14.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First i talk with the client to see what are the intentions and feelings of the proyect and see how i can implement that into the mix, then i ask for the audio files and start mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lorde-Alge, Pharrel Williams and Kendrick Lamar.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mostly mixing, recording and producing.