Sebastian Bello

Mix engineer

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I am a specialized mix engineer in instrumental acoustic music, particularly in genres such as Rock, Heavy Metal, and Latin American Folklore. Nevertheless, I am open to any musical genre to broaden my work experience. I look forward to lending my ears to help make your song a great hit.

Mix engineer specializing in Rock, Metal, and Latin Music, MIDI arranger, creative music producer, composer, and songwriter. Just tell me what you need, and I'll let you know what I can do. I'll approach your project as if it were my own; the most important thing is that it's music, and that's reason enough to give it my all.

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Interview with Sebastian Bello

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

  2. A: "I'm one of those multitasking artists who handles all their work. I write my lyrics, compose my songs, record them, mix, and master them, all 100% done by me, thanks to the free time. Mixing is my strong suit because it's what I could formally study, but I can do multiple things in the music industry. Just tell me what you need, and I'll let you know if I can do it.

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

  4. A: I´m a customer service on Airbnb and I´m starting my musical project

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

  6. A: I saw a video on Tik Tok, Yes I would do it

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital: Infinite possibilities, more cost-effective, plus analog is emulable nowadays, so I prefer digital 100%.

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

  10. A: If my sound don´t like you, I will refund your money

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

  12. A: Listening to the outcome once the mix is finished.

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

  14. A: How much longer will the mix take? Can you make my voice sound more present? Why are the keyboards barely audible?" The answer to all of these is: "Let me review it and send it to you as you want it, then you can choose from what I showed you first.

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

  16. A: "I struggle with imposter syndrome and never feel good enough, but we are working on improving that

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

  18. A: Do you want a more dynamic mix or a louder one

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

  20. A: Be as specific as possible when searching for your unique sound, and if you use a reference, let it guide the mixing engineer in giving the sound its own personality. Also, avoid copying that reference 100%.

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

  22. A: 1 Laptop 2 Interface 3 Daw 4 Midi Keyboard 5 Microphone Are the neccesary elements for make a good song

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

  24. A: I have worked on creating demos and mock-ups for local bands in my city. Additionally, I have mixed some live shows at my university for institutional presentations. I have been mixing and creating musical arrangements for nearly 10 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Sometimes it's as raw as a scream, and other times it's as soft as a major chord. My style depends on the sound I'm aiming for.

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

  28. A: Paul McCartney, he is a alive legend (Paul is not dead)

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

  30. A: Sure, The best way to improve your mix is resting and retry the next day

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

  32. A: Rock, Metal, Blues, Latin American Folk, Latin Music

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Find the sweet spot for the songs

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

  36. A: I enhance the song's overall sound and emotional impact. I make sure all the instruments and vocals work well together and create a pleasing listening experience. My goal is to make the song sound great and resonate with listeners.

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

  38. A: 1 Find a reference mix to guide the process and aim for a commercially competitive sound. 2 Review project settings (Tempo, key, sample rate/bit depth) to align with client-provided information. 3 Begin audio editing, removing unwanted noise, quantizing to match the project tempo, and leveling volumes. 4 Work on mix levels using faders, considering gain staging. 5 Apply processing, starting with compression, followed by subtractive EQ, and then adding saturation or additive EQ as needed to enhance the mix further. 6 Add modulation effects to alter the signal's character (Chorus, flanger, phaser, vocal doubler, etc.). Include spatial effects like reverb and/or delay. 7 Automate if necessary, adjusting volume or effect parameters. 8 Export the finalized mix for mastering.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Edifier MR4 monitors SSL 2 interface AKG K240 headphones (for checking low frequencies) Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 for enhancing headphone frequency response Shure SM57 microphone Blue Ember microphone Fethead Triton Two acoustic guitars One electric Stratocaster guitar One Tiple (Colombian folk instruments) One Cuatro (Colombian folk instruments) 4-octave M Audio Keystation 49 MIDI controller A fresh pair of ears at your service.

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

  42. A: Chris Lord Alge, Quincie Jones, George Martin, Geoff Emerick, Andy Wallace, Rick Rubin, Max Martin

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

  44. A: My primary focus is on mixing, and I specialize in acoustic instruments. Additionally, I can provide arrangements and MIDI programming services for you. Please feel free to reach out for any further inquiries or assistance.

Terms Of Service

If the work doesn't meet your expectations, I'll refund your payment.
We need to agree on a deadline for the job. Intermediate milestones will also have their deadlines.
Payments will be made in two

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Gear Highlights
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