Juan Valdez

Mixing & Mastering

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My name is Juan Valdez a graduate of Delta State Community College and The Audio Institute Of America with a degree in Recording Engineering & Music Production with over 15 years experience.

I'll will offer you high quality mixing services using the Harrison Mixbus 32C analog mixing DAW along with analog gear. I will treat ever song with care to make sure that it meets the industry standards.

During Mixing I Will

Adjust Volume Levels
Adjust Panning
Use Compression, Multiband Compression, Limiter
Adjust EQ
Setup Reverb, Delay & Other Effects
Auto Tuning If Vocals Are Out Of Tune

During Mastering I Will

Polish Your Mix With Frequency And Dynamic Corrections
Stereo Widening To Help Give Your Mix A More Widening Effect
Maximize Your Mix To Industry Standard Levels At -14LUFS For Internet Streaming

Extras

Vocal Or Track Editing $30 Per Song
Timing Correction $30 Per Song
Tracking Out Stems And Send Them Back $30 Per Song

What You Will Get

You will receive a professionally mixed and mastered radio ready song with 1 med quality mp3 file @256kbps, 1 high quality mp3 file @320kbps and 1 high quality wave file @1411kbps for CD burning and distributing.

All final mastering projects meet all internet streaming requirements and once I begin your project your are not allowed a refund.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Languages

  • English

Interview with Juan Valdez

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

  2. A: Nothing special at the moment just completed a 15 song mixtape

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: I like them both.

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

  6. A: To provide you with a professional final product that radio ready and meets all requirements for online streaming services.

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

  8. A: Giving a quality product for a very reasonable price.

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

  10. A: Do you offer a trial mix? No I don't because I know my work is good and professional, that's why I provide links of my audio samples

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

  12. A: Some people think I can take a bad recorded song and make it sound professional, it's really not that easy once it leaves the studio already recorded.

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

  14. A: What type of music do you sing or produce? Do you have your stems converted in wave format or mp3 format?

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

  16. A: Please make sure that you edit your stems for any background noises because it's very time consuming to do this when I can spend that valuable time mixing.

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

  18. A: My Fostex Digital Recorer and laptop

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

  20. A: I have been in the music industry since 1976 starting out as a bass player but have been a recording and mixing engineer since 2004.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I guess I'm Old School

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

  24. A: When mixing always mix in mono to check your levels then convert back to stereo to review the overall sound of the mix.

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

  26. A: I have received all types of music to work with but mostly rappers, country and R&B artists have came to me the most.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I think since I'm also a musician I'm able to know how instruments should sound

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

  30. A: Even though I went to school for mixing and music production I did a lot of hands on training with a local studio and engineer who taught me allot of his secrets

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

  32. A: Once I download your stems I then do any editing like taking out any background noises on vocals or if I can combine multiple stems onto a single or multiple buses using Cubase 11 to reduce the number of stems that I actually have to work with once mixing begins. This saves allot of time so I can then just concentrate on mixing a project.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: For mixdown and mastering I'm using Presonus StudioLive 32S 32-Channel Mixer with 26 Mix Busses and 64x64 USB Interface, Presonus Faderport 16 Controller, Presonus Eris Sub8 Front-Firing 8" Studio Subwoofer, and a pair of Presonus Eris E5 High-Definition 2-Way 5.25" Nearfield Studio Monitors. I use the Harrison Mixbus for all mixing and Cubase 11 for any editing that I must do.

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

  36. A: I think mixing engineers Andrew Scheps, Fab Dupont and Jimmy Douglas are great engineer that I love watching them work and give great tips.

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

  38. A: I provide professional mixing & mastering service that meets all industry requirements

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Terms Of Service

Turnaround time for a song with up to 24 stems is 4-7 days, you will have up to 5 revisions to request any changes during the mixing process, and 1 during the mastering process.

Gear Highlights
  • Harrison Mixbus 32C
  • Reaper
  • Cubase 11
  • Waves Diamond Bundle
  • Lurssen Mastering Plugin
  • Melodyne 5
  • Antares Auto Tune
  • Abelton Live
  • Akai MPC
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