Jose Blanco

Mastering Engineer

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Award winning mastering engineer with over 23 years experience in the music industry, 2x Grammy & 10x Latin Grammy award winner with over 100 nominated projects in the past 20yrs. Experience in all music genres working with major and independent record companies, artists & producers world wide.

Professional mastering services for singles, EP and Albums.
Certified Mastering Engineer by Apple for ADM (Apple Digital Mastering) and all other streaming services.
Also provide ddp masters, ISRC encoding, digital editing, audio restoration, audio enhancement as well as file conversion. We offer fast turn around time with professional sound quality.

If you are interested in our services we can do 45 second mastering sample of one of your tracks so you can actually hear what the mastering will sound like.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Jose Blanco

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

  2. A: Varies according to project.

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

  4. A: Proud of all my projects for different reasons but some of my favorites are, Natalia LaFourcade, I won Latin Grammy for Best Engineered Album in 2015 and Latin Grammy for Recording of the Year 2015! Andres Calamaro, one of the best singer song writers in Latin America his “Lengua Popular” album was a master piece to work on. One of my favorite albums. Julieta Venegas, amazing and talented singer song writer from Mexico who changed Latin Pop for the better. Very creative and great sounding records always a pleasure to work with her and I have mastered 3 albums to date.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: All digital, because of the flexibility, instant recall ability for adjustments and able to work much more efficient.

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

  8. A: I will do my absolute best with your music every time.

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

  10. A: Making it sound as best as possible and getting the feed back from the artist and producer.

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

  12. A: Credits!!, no matter how many years of experience and awards your earn or nominations most new clients ask for credits lol…

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

  14. A: That mastering engineers only add “volume and eq”!! 😂

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

  16. A: I like to get information about the artist, what type of sound they are looking for.

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

  18. A: I can provide a free sample on your music you get to listen to the actual mastering on YOUR production.

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

  20. A: Pass Lab Amplifier Dunlavy SC-V Monitors Dangerous Mastering Box

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

  22. A: Recording, Mixing (10+yrs) and Mastering (20+yrs)

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: It varies with the music and production. I like to respect the mix balance through the mastering process.

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

  26. A: Motley Crue, huge fan of their music and the sound of their albums.

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

  28. A: Sometimes simple is better….

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

  30. A: All genres, pop, rock, hip hop, latin pop.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Audio Mastering

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

  34. A: Technical, musical and creative adjustments.

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

  36. A: Creative, musical content.

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

  38. A: Audio Mastering

Terms Of Service

Free revisions to our mastering work only. If client sends a new mix, then charges may apply. Turn around time depends on the number of tracks being mastered.

Gear Highlights
  • Dunlavy SC-V monitors
  • Dangerous Mastering
  • PassLabs Amplifier
  • state of the art mastering plug-ins
  • custom made VU meters.
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