Joseph Hurtado

Grammy Nominated Engineer

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Grammy nominated mixing and mastering engineer with top pop artist credits such as H.E.R., Ciara, Jessie J, etc...

🎧 Welcome to the World of Sound with Joseph "KRE8" Hurtado 🎶

Joseph "KRE8" Hurtado, a Grammy-nominated Audio Engineer & Music Producer, has sculpted sonic landscapes for industry luminaries like H.E.R., Jessie J, Ciara, and more. With a Musicians Institute certification and three transformative years under Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Joseph's expertise is unparalleled. His work on H.E.R.'s "Hard Place" earned him a Grammy nod, while his contribution to 'The High Note' led to "Track 8" gracing Spotify's New Music Friday with 3M+ streams.

Joseph's journey began with a profound passion for music and sound, which led him to pursue formal training at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. Under the mentorship of Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, he honed his skills and developed a keen ear for sonic excellence. His commitment to craftsmanship and innovation shines through in every project he undertakes.

What You'll Get:

✨ Professional Editing, Mixing, & Mastering
✨ Precision Editing, Optional Explicit Language Removal
✨ Expert Compression, EQ Processing, Vocal Tuning
✨ Mastering for Industry Loudness Levels
✨ Dedicated attention to your artistic vision

Elevate your music with Joseph "KRE8" Hurtado's mastery of sound! Contact me today to discuss your project and let's create something extraordinary together!

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13 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Callie M.
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    I'm very happy with Joseph's work. He is professional and great at taking feedback. I've worked with him twice and he's been able to deliver what I've been looking for each time, I plan to continue to use him in the future.

  2. Review by Gemïny
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    An absolute pleasure working with one of new age R&B's secret weapons. Joseph's ear is something special and he's got a knack for bringing out the magic in a song. Can't wait to work with him again and I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a professional mix

  3. Review by Tyler
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    It was an honor and pleasure to work with Joseph very talented

  4. Review by Tez S.
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    Joseph was great to work with! Really paid attention to detail when it came to notes and delivered a stellar product.

  5. Review by Callie M.
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    Very fast response and completion, high-quality work, professional, overall great job!

  6. Review by christian abrego
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    Has been a great first expirience in this platform and Joseph did a great job with our mix. Profesional , on time and sounding big. Just what we were looking for.

  7. Review by Brent Williams
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    Joseph is a gem! He was incredibly easy to work with, super responsive, and delivered exactly what I was looking for! His ear for music and attention to detail really elevated the song he mixed and mastered for me. This was only my first time working with Joseph and I’m already looking forward to future collaborations! 10/10 would recommend to any artist looking for an engineer who is both talented and cares about your art!

  8. Review by Jaki Nelson
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    Joseph did a fantastic job, I'm more than satisfied with the mix, and I look forward to working together again!!!

  9. Review by Cee
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    Working with Joseph was a pleasure, he gave me exactly what i wanted. Very professional, easy to communicate and fast turnaround for revisions.

  10. Review by Kia
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    The best ever! Such a nice person and worked on my mix until i was satisfied! Very skilled, communicative, and professional.

  11. Review by Lina
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    Such a genius, worked with him on multiple songs and he get's it right every time! If you were thinking about working with him, just go for it - you definitely won't regret it.

  12. Review by Lina
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    It was a pleasure working with him! He's such a great engineer, very quick and professional. He knew exactly what direction I wanted the track to go in and made everything sound just how I requested it! Can't wait to work with him on future songs, he definitely adds that professional touch/ sound to your track while bringing it to life and making it radio ready!

  13. Review by Nate
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    Awesome guy to work with. Brings every sound to life.

Interview with Joseph Hurtado

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

  2. A: I am inspired by audio engineers such as Jaycen Joshua, MixedbyAli, Dr. Dre and Dave Pensado

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

  4. A: The most common type of work i usually do for clients are professional mixing and mastering

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Terms Of Service

Mixing: Limit of 2 revisions
Mastering: Limit of one revision
Turn Around time: 72 Hours or less

Gear Highlights
  • JBL Monitoring
  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Universal Audio LA-610 MkII
  • Waves SSL 4000 Collection
  • FabFilter Pro-Q 3
  • iZotope Ozone 9
  • Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
  • bass traps
  • diffusion panels
  • acoustic foam
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