DJ Joey Santos

Music Producer & Mixer

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I'm a music producer and mixer who specializes in rock and indie.

I work with artists in my Love One Another Sound Production studio where we take songs from pre-production, arranging, and recording all the way to the final mix.

I'm currently producing OPM Rock icons Sponge Cola (Sony Music Philippines). Artists I've worked with include Ebe Dancel,Karylle, Coeli San Luis, syd hartha, Brisom, Ang Bandang Shirley, We Are Imaginary, and Taken By Cars.

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Interview with DJ Joey Santos

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

  2. A: Work with someone whose vibe and musical stylings resonate with you :) There's someone for everyone!

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

  4. A: 1. Laptop 2. UA Apollo interface 3. Fab-Filter plugins 4. Adam SP-1 headphones (unless I can get monitors on the beach) 5. iPhone with 5G so I can post on social and get clients to come to my desert island!

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

  6. A: I started a home studio business while I was still in college, recording my friends' bands. I put up the studio itself as a standalone business when I graduated - that was back in 2006.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: I aim to make my productions and mixes as immersive as possible. I love creating space for the listener to get lost in a song.

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

  10. A: High-pass is your best friend in a dense mix!

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

  12. A: Rock and Indie

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Mixing

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

  16. A: I'm a DJ and also work in tech as a music programmer, so I'm exposed to practically all types of music on a daily basis. I bring this 10,000-foot view of the current music landscape into my work by letting it inform certain mix decisions to keep the song I'm working on competitive.

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

  18. A: I mix ITB through a Universal Audio Apollo system (26-in, 26-out) which goes out to a Dangerous 2-BUS and 2-BUS LT summing system. When producing or recording, I use a selection of Warm Audio mics that go through either a Manley Core channel strip or the UA-4710D preamp box.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I work in a two-room studio set-up (a live and a control room) and monitor through a pair of Focal Twin 6Be's and NS10s.

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

  22. A: I love Philippe Zdar, Jack Antonoff, Shawn Everett, Bob Clearmountain, and Chris Lord-Alge

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

  24. A: I do music production and mixes for my clients who are mostly in the Rock and Indie genres.

Sponge Cola - Alamat

I was the Producer and Mix Engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Sponge Cola
  • MUNA
  • beabadoobee
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo System
  • Dangerous 2-BUS Summing
  • Focal Twin 6Be monitoring
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