Joe Rodriguez

Audio Engineer

2 Reviews
Joe Rodriguez on SoundBetter

Greetings. My name is Joe. I'm a FL-based audio engineer. My interest in pro audio spans across various genres, applications, and environments. I have years of professional experience, and I like to keep an eye out for projects to work on. Let's work together on your project!

***Relevant Experience***
-Have been involved in the production of many successful projects with clients.
-Studio and live event experience as an audio engineer.
-College level Audio Engineering Instructor. Current courses taught are Recording Arts 101, Recording Arts 201, and Show Production.
-Experience running my own podcast. Show audio is recorded, edited, and mixed by me.
-Recording and mixing engineer for my own musical projects.
-Bachelor's Degree in Recording Arts.

***Skills And Strengths***
-Humble, a team player, open-minded, and always ready to learn.
-Proficient in the recording, editing, and mixing of audio. Very organized with media sessions and files.
-Good at working and communicating with others professionally.

Looking forward to contributing to your pro audio needs!


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2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Karen (DEMONDICE)
    by Karen (DEMONDICE)

    Joe mixed the vocal for my very first EP, and I doubt that without his guidance and expertise the final product would sound anywhere near and good as it ended up sounding. Not only was he incredibly professional but also easy to talk to and was always willing to give me advice on how to get the best quality out of our collaboration. We'll continue working in the future!

  2. Review by Melinda Nazario
    by Melinda Nazario

    Joe Rodriguez produced, tracked, and mixed my two latest releases. Prior to working with Joe, I always felt like something was missing with my music. His industry-expertise truly brought my music and sound to the next level. He is knowledgeable, professional, and ensures that you get exactly what you want out of your work. I look forward to working with him again soon on my upcoming EP.

Interview with Joe Rodriguez

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

  2. A: I have a few... Any project which involves music that I would personally listen to. Working as an Audio Engineering Instructor. And my personal projects that I work on simply because I want to (music, YouTube channel, podcast, and so on). And this is because working on all of the above has been extremely fun/gratifying.

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

  4. A: Not that I know of at the moment.

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

  6. A: That I'll do everything in my power to make sure they love the results I deliver as much as I love the results.

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

  8. A: Give me the best you have... Performance, audio quality, effort, etc. What we put in is what we get out.

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

  10. A: Neumann U 87 Ai | Universal Audio Apollo x8p | Audix Studio Elite 8 8-piece Drum Microphone Kit | MacBook Pro with Pro Tools, Logic, plug-ins, etc. | Neumann KM 184 Stereo Set

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

  12. A: A portion of my bio as displayed on the F.I.R.S.T. Institute faculty page: "At the age of 9, Joe developed a passion for Hip Hop music. This passion sparked a steady progression which included becoming an active Hip Hop artist/performer and taking an interest in recording his own songs. After roughly 6 years of recording and self-releasing music, Joe decided to earn a bachelor's degree in recording arts. His time in college laid the foundation for 10+ years in the professional world. With a substantial amount of studio and live event experience, Joe has played many roles as an audio specialist; recording/mixing engineer (music), podcast editor/mixer, podcast creator/host (highlighting independent artists), audio lead and technical lead for numerous events (church, corporate, etc.), main operator of an online voice-over business, and so on..."

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

  14. A: Hip Hop, R&B, Electronic-based Music, Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic, and Rock.

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

  16. A: Attention to detail, a high level of care, and ideas. Experience as an artist, which helps me relate to artists/musicians.

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

  18. A: I start by gaining a feel for the project at hand, then I chip away at it piece-by-piece. I keep my client updated throughout the process. The job isn't done until my client is satisfied.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I have a professional home setup that I've been investing in for over 18 years. This setup certainly gets the job done in most cases. I use it for remote work. Aside from that I have reliable access to a few different studio spaces when the need arises.

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

  22. A: I'm really inspired by all kinds of creativity.

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

  24. A: The most common type of work I do is general recording, editing, and mixing. This includes such things as recording vocals, recording acoustic and electronic instruments... Editing vocal and instrument tracks... Vocal tuning, vocal pocketing... Levels, panning, expansion, EQ, compression, de-essing, FX, etc. For music and podcasts!

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

  26. A: Any artist/creator with true talent and a developed sound/style... Because those are important ingredients when creating.

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

  28. A: Any serious/interesting project that comes across my table.

  29. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  30. A: Hybrid... It's the best of both worlds.

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

  32. A: That I contribute to projects that people really connect to.

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

  34. A: Completely depends on the customer and project at hand. I suppose mostly clients ask for a small tweak here or there, and I gladly oblige.

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

  36. A: That it can be done well by somebody who hasn't trained as hard as the professionals train.

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

  38. A: Completely depends on the project... But questions always revolve around gaining a sense of who and what I'll be working with.

  39. Q: How would you describe your style?

  40. A: Versatile.

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

  42. A: Stay focused every step of the way.

  43. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  44. A: Recording, editing, and mixing.

Conn Perignon by The OG Ninja

I was the recording engineer for OG's vocals in this production

Terms Of Service

-1 free revision
-$50 per revision after free revision
-Typical turnaround time within 1 week

GenresSounds Like
  • Conway the Machine
  • Kendrick Lamar
Gear Highlights
  • Various Mics
  • KRK Rokit Studio Monitors
  • Sennheiser HD280 Pro Studio Headphones
  • Pro Tools
  • Studio One
  • Various Plug-Ins
  • Dell XPS 7590
  • Focusrite ISA One Preamp
  • Golden Age Project Comp-3A
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin X QUAD
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