Los Angeles based Producer & Mixing Engineer. Berklee College of Music - Music Production and Engineering. I will mix any genre. I mainly work with Pop, EDM, Hip Hop and Rock, but I have mixed for Films and other genres. I LOVE MIXING. I will do whatever it takes to achieve the vision you have for the song.
Some of my best work includes:
Coming Home - M8 (Mixing - Co-writer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9NxPbuqyDc
GoPro Awards Winner - People The Kangaroo (Production): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlWvwpFYk70
Brothers - People The Kangaroo (Mixing - Production): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAukz3CTBR4
Maniacs - Annia (Mixing - Production): https://open.spotify.com/track/7JCIwmSERsq2LmdzbjWsmi
Sound of Summer - Fever Charm (Mastering): https://fevercharm.bandcamp.com/album/sound-of-summer
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3 ReviewsEndorse Matias Rengel
Matias was very professional, and very patient with my creative process! He was open to feedback and delivered the vision I had for my song. Thanks Matias!
Worked alongside Matias for a few years prior and during his years as a Berklee student. He excells at delivering top quality mixes and beats. His work ethics ar unbeatable as he will make the mix/beat/record he is working the priority of his time. Very communicative and understanding of his clients demands, Matias will go out of his way to make any performer, singer, producer or DJ satisfied about the product they are working together as he understands music as something beyond sounds and frequencies. A songwriter and very skilled guitar player himself, his mind is constantly creating music.
Matias did a great job mixing a series of songs I was pitching to a publishing company. Definitely go for him if you want your songs to sound professional and like the stuff you hear out there.
Interview with Matias Rengel
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I find myself producing and mixing a lot. Most of my production clients are in L.A, while my mixing clients are usually all around the U.S and Europe.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Serban Ghenea, Sohn, Flume, Zedd.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a good room which I put together with panels on the sides for early reflections, clouds and bass traps on the corners. I have my main speakers APS Klasik and I tend to use Apogee a lot as an interface because I really like the DA converters. I'm on Mac on always on the latest DAW (ProTools 2018 and Ableton Live 10)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the task. If I am mixing a song, the first thing I do is organize the session in a way that helps me be more effective and creative. Then I mix the song for a few hours, move on to another project, and open up the song again in the morning with fresh ears and give it a 2nd mix. Unless of course, the deadline is tight. For Production, I tend to get the client to send me a basic version of the song, and from there I start imagining the entire track. I work on a version of the song on my own most of the times and send the client a bounce, and from there I usually start working with the client and improving the song with his/her input.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity and Professionalism.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production and Mixing. I am really good at both
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop and EDM.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Think about the frequency spectrum very carefully when starting to arrange your song. Sometimes you don't really need to stack a lot of synthesizers or percussions around; sometimes the answer is fewer instruments occupying different parts of the frequency spectrum, making the song sound fuller but not messy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruno Mars. Because he just seems like a really cool guy to chill with.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big and In You Face.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started working on Music back in 1999. I picked up a guitar a learned it. From there I started working on Music Production and Mixing for real in 2011 back in Berklee College of Music. I decided to study Music Production and Engineering and I just never stopped since then. I learned so much at school, not only from the teachers but from the entire community that is constantly pushing you to do better.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Headphones (because there's no power my speakers), Laptop, Camera (sorry haha), Mic and an apogee duet.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you show the work of the provider to other people just so you know everyone agrees the songs sound professional.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the deadline? What do you want the song to make you feel? How many tracks are in the session? Is there any artist/song you love that has inspired you a lot in this project?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That we open ProTools and start making mathematical calculations haha. Mixing is not that hard honestly, having the right tools helps a lot though!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "HOW'S THE MIX?" All good though! Always reply. But honestly not a lot of questions, I make sure to make them feel confident that their work is in the right hands.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: There just something that feels very satisfactory after making a song sound much better than the way it did when it first came. I don't know what it is, but I find myself going back and forth with the raw version and saying to myself "wow it sounds great". When producing, it's more about creating something that makes you feel a certain way.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I always promise to deliver a product they will be 100% happy with.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I think it has gotten so much better these days, that it just makes no sense to not go fully digital. The pros Digital has against Analog are just too big. Being able to recall something and not having to worry about recall sheets is a really good thing.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Pablo San Martin / Esoteric Sound Studios. I generally send him my mixes to be Mastered. He's a good friend from College.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working with a Hungarian producer called M8, we are making really good pop songs. I am also working with Annia, a Russian up and coming artist; I am mixing and producing her album. I also have a new solo project, but I can't say anything about it yet!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There is a song I had with my previous band. The video was shared by a lot of blogs including RollingStone, CNN, GoPro. The song is called "You Would Not Believe Me". I made the entire beat and part of the vocal melody (chorus and bridge).