Award winning mix engineer and sound designer. In 2017 I won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards for best sound design for the independent short horror film "Defarious".
I attended Five Towns College in 2004-2008 where I studied Business Management/Audio Recording Technology. In 2011 I attended the Institute of Audio Research where I studied Audio Recording Techniques and Audio Post Production.
Services offered: 5.1 Mixing, Mixing for music, film & TV, Sound Design, Podcast mixing and editing, Dialogue editing.
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Jose did an amazing job on my film edit/mix job... First class work, good communication, professional, and the final mix sounds great. I highly recommend Jose!
Jose has been quite professional and completes the work with utmost detail. Communicates well and definitely makes every project he works on sound the best it can be. Highly recommend!
Interview with Jose J. Santiago
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: -What is your favorite artist, film/tv show? -What inspired this project?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been an engineer since 2006 and in 2015 I transitioned into doing post production mixing as well.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with G-Eazy because I'm such a big fan of his music that having him listed as a credit for me would be amazing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I normally do hip-hop, but I love working on new things and pushing myself into unfamiliar territory.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and editing for music, film and tv.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on the short horror film "Defarious". I am especially proud of that film because it has won numerous awards, and has been featured in different film festivals. I was the sound designer/post mixing engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on mixing various episodes of the tv show "Motivations".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: When I started my education and career I was using analog gear; however, throughout the years I have transitioned to digital. It has made completing projects easier and faster.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is that I will do whatever it takes to achieve the final goal of the project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most about my job is being able to work with different people on their projects and helping it come to life.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that everything can be fixed in the mix. Sometimes it can be; however, we still need a good recording or starting point to work with.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being able to listen to my clients needs and executing their ideas through either mixing or sound design.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically listen/watch the project before mixing or editing so that I am able to understand the project a little better. Then depending on the project I begin to do my edits/mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently running Protools 2021.7, Universal Audio Apollo X8 and Adam Audio A5X Studio Monitors.