My name is Diego, a professionally trained mixing and mastering engineer from Mexico. I care about your music, tell me what inspired it, who are your influences, and describe how you want it to sound so that we can make great music together.
I have been professionally trained and I have a college degree on sound recording technology, I know what I'm doing. I work hard to make your music sound exactly the way you pictured it in your head, wether you need a great mix or a master for commercial release, I can give you a unique sound that no one else could give you, and I am particularly good at matching the sound of a particular production that you really like, so I encourage you to give all the reference music you want and to be very descriptive about the sound you are looking for. Also I don't mind giving you a couple extra revisions if it is just for small fixes.
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Interview with Diego Elizondo
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Doing my first full-band recording on a live session was a great experience because I felt like a real producer for the first time.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Find new techniques on EQing and multi-band compressors.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have not work with the other sound engineers at SoundBetter.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I work with digital because it allows me to have complete technical control over the sound file that I work with.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I will bring out the full potencial of your music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to listen music all day of course!!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How laud are you going to make my music? Answer: As loud as you want, but I will suggest how loud your music after I analyze it so you do not have to worry about how loud it should be.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Everyone can learn how to mix a song with a couple internet tutorials on their own, but you will never a good mix after you mix hundreds of different songs. Getting a great mix takes a lot of practice, that is why you want to hand your music to the professionals who had actually done hundreds of mixes.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your favorite artists? what do you want to do with your music? what is the best quality of your music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be very specific on how do you want your music to sound like. Be picky with your music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: monitor speakers, midi controller, my guitar, my guitar amp, and my laptop of course.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been crafting my style and workflow since I am a teenager, and I got it to the professional level after getting my degree in sound engineering from college.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is modern and really musical.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Calvin Harris because his music always get really popular, and I am sure he knows something that most people do not know about music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To enhance your main melody; bring out the counter-point melodies that accompany the main melody of your song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM and Metal
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My sense of musicality. Depending on the style of the music some sound work better than others, and I am really good at recognizing them.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring out the full potencial of the music that I work with.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I take a deep analysis to the tracks I am given, by understanding how it sound and vive has to be enhanced to compete and stand out as original with other music out there of the same style or that is part of the same niche.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I always work with Fabfilter PRO plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I always like the works that Max Martin, Dr. Dre, and Calvin Harris put out.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work mostly doing mixes and masterisations.