Whether your recordings are done at home or at a high end commercial studio, I will be sure to provide an exciting competitive mix that you and your fans will love.
I specialize in mixing and mastering both rock and metal genres with a focus on getting that modern sound. Whether it's Alternative Rock, Metalcore, Pop Punk, or Death Metal, I always make sure to meet your expectations. Mastering is included with all my mixes, but if you'd like someone else to master the mix, I have no problem providing the unmastered session and/or stems. My fees are negotiable! The goal is to come to an agreement where we can BOTH be happy. I consider myself to be very flexible and easy to work with, so no need to stress if any changes come up for your projects. After all, this is supposed to be a fun and exciting experience! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions :)
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10 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Diego Leon
Diego gave me a great mix. Easy communication and great instincts!
Diego did an amazing job! He worked hard to make sure we got exactly what we wanted, and what we ended up with is totally awesome!! Our song sounds beautiful!! We are looking forward to the next one!!
Absolute professional! 💯
Diego takes the time to do your mix to the best of his professional ability straightforward and concise. He needs more reviews!
Diego mixed and mastered 3 of our demos. He has quickly become our go-to guy for mixing and mastering. He goes to extreme lengths to understand and then convey the meaning of the songs. We can’t recommend him enough. True ace!
Diego always delivers! Excellent mixing engineer. Stellar at understanding the nuances of the songs.
Diego is not only a great mixing and mastering engineer but he understands what the song is trying to convey and fine tunes so that the message comes across. Always a pleasure working with him.
Diego Leonardo knows mixing! Truly knows it. We can assure he is On his way to become a mixing superstar. Gets exactly the sound you want and adds a special touch. Our go to mixing engineer.
This guy is the next big thing! I sent him a hip hop song that needed a lot of work and he made it sound totally awesome dude!
Sent him a mix I made from home, he fixed it up well. Extremely happy with the final product!
Interview with Diego Leon
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Rossemberg Maza's demo. It was very challenging considering it was the first time I had worked on that genre and ultimately made the client happy. I was the mixing and mastering engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A mix for a band called Gravity Grave.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Analog because it more fun and nothing can beat the real thing. Digital because it is less expensive, more flexible and in this day and age, technology has improved so much that it's nearly impossible to tell the difference between analog and digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give 200% of my effort to satisfy you. If I can't do the job, then I will be honest and refer you to someone that can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make people happy by bringing their music to life... And I get to listen to music all day lol
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you charge any lower? My answer: Depends on the amount of work needed.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I will automatically edit everything before mixing lol.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Have you sent out your music for mixing services before or is this your first time? Where else can I hear your music? What services are you looking for? Can you send me a reference track? Do you plan on submitting your music to streaming services/If so what platforms? What is your budget? Do you have any questions for me?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Learn how to organize your audio files/session for mixing. Whether it is for myself or any other engineer, it is important you learn how to organize your audio files/session. It will help you in the long run when you begin to send your music out to top tier mixing engineers.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My DT-770 Pro headphones, laptop, interface, a microphone and guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been involved with music since I was 9 years old. Started playing guitar, joined a handful of bands over the years. I started mixing in 2015.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big, open, clear and powerful.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with the band Architects. They are one of my favorites.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overdo it. Some of the best music out there contains the most simple production.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Any type of Rock, Metal & Country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say making vocals sit perfectly in the mix while being staying as present as possible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a sense of clarity and emotion.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I ask my clients for a reference track to get a taste of what they want their music to sound like then I review any changes or editing the audio files may need, then I start mixing. I like using the top down mixing method.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix and master everything in the box using Sonarworks and Waves, Soundtoys, Slate Digital and Pllugin Alliance plugins just to name a few.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Joey Sturgis, Jacob Hansen, Machine, Chris & Tom Lord-Alge.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix and master rock, metal & country bands.