Derek Salazar

Mixing, Editing, Recording

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From before I can even remember, music has had this invisible, surreal hold on me. As I’ve grown, that hold has only become stronger and more tangible, and I’m not entirely sure who or where I’d be without it. Understanding how special this space is to all of us, I would love the opportunity to work with you on bringing your vision to life.

Over the past 15 years, I dove head-first into my fascination with engineering and have had the opportunity to record/mix more than three dozen artists in spaces all over the country. My background as a multi-instrumentalist has continuously come in handy in the thick of sessions, being able to speak the language of each of the different musicians in the room and understand how those individual voices add up. From the drumming brilliance of Steve Jordan to Chris Bear, the fearless innovation of The Beatles to Bon Iver, the genre-defining voices of Randy Travis to Drake, and the game-changing production of George Martin to Noah “40” Shebib, my diverse tastes and upbringing have also helped me step into the sacred space of creating, where I’ve always believed the goal to be fostering inspiration with an invisible hand. When it comes to engineering and mixing, nothing is more important to me than entering the artist’s world and then understanding, capturing, and realizing the overall vision.

Over the years, I have pieced together my ideal mobile rig, which includes gear from Universal Audio and Dangerous, and I am constantly working with plug-ins from UAD, Waves, Slate, Izotope, and Soundtoys, to name a few.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions! I look forward to hearing from you and being a part of your next project.

Thank you,

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'Like U Do' by Seagulls

I was the Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer, Producer, and Drummer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo 8
  • UAD Plugins
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves
  • Antares Auto-Tune
  • Slate Digital
  • Fab Filter
  • Neumann mics
  • Blue Mics
  • Audix Mics
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  • Seagulls releases sophomore album 'Thrown Voice'Feb 27, 2019

    The new Seagulls album, which I mixed and produced, has been released! Check it out here