HILL

Mixing | Mastering | Dolby

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Hi, my name is Xavier Collado (Hill) and I have a deep passion for music. In the past 10 years I've been mixing, mastering and producing music from artists around the world.

I'm graduated from the London School of Sound and I worked as an intern at The Dairy Studios in Brixton. I was the assistant engineer on projects for Tom Misch and Florence and The Machine.

Now I'm operating as a house-in engineer at 'Hill House Studio', my credits include millions of reproductions on all the streaming platforms. I offer a wide variety of top-grade services like mixing, mastering, production, audio repair and Dolby Atmos mixing.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Hill.

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143 Reviews - 31 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Matt R.
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    HILL was great to work with. He was very prompt in communication and knew how to make the mix sound how I wanted it to. Really happy with the product. Thanks a lot :)

  2. Review by Monte K.
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    Really excellent. I am a huge fan of the decisions this engineer made. The mix sounds vibrant and is extremely engaging. I can't help but smile as I listen.

  3. Review by Jirko
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    As always, amazing!

  4. Review by Kenya M.
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    Hill is a talented mixer and extremely professional . I’d recommend him to anyone wanting a high quality sound.

  5. Review by Marley C.
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    I’ve been mixing my own music for 5 years and the biggest compliment I could give Xavier is, I don’t think I’ll be doing it again.

  6. Review by SoJoeMusic
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    Hill is amazing too work with! I am (Very) particular and he was very patient and understanding! He helped me reach my goal which was a great Mix and Master! Thank you Hill, and I will use you again!

  7. Review by Rohan L.
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    HILL was an absolute pleasure to work with. I had a lot of minute feedback that he was extremely accommodating to, which really allowed the vision I had for my song to come to fruition. So patient and so helpful, I could not recommend HILL enough.

  8. Review by sid d.
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    Hill took knew exactly what I was looking for and exceeded my expectations! Can't thank him enough!

  9. Review by Marley C.
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    Great mixer, brought my song to life and could tell that passion was put into it. Good communication too, looking forward to working together again!

  10. Review by SoJoeMusic
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    One word,... Awesome! Hill is great and I will use him again. He is easy to work with and very detailed! Thanks Hill!

  11. Review by Jirko
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    Wonderful results as usual!

  12. Review by Jirko
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    Professional and incredibly helpful. Until next time!

  13. Review by Jirko
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    As always a pleasure to work with, great results. Until next time!

  14. Review by David B.
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    Hill's kindness, patience and most importantly competence was unmatched. He will take your project to the next level!

  15. Review by Jirko
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    Another great job finished. HILL is amazing!

  16. Review by Bastido
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    As always I am really happy with HILL's hybrid mastering, it's my fourth project with him and he delivered exactly the sound I was looking for. Absolutely recommendable.

  17. Review by Jirko
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    As always, great work and great results. Absolutely a pro!

  18. Review by Luke
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    Always perfect to work with Hill, he knows exactly to put your sounds to the next level, great communication / big talent ! Thanks

  19. Review by Morgan C.
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    Working with him is the best decision I`ve made for my music. 11/10, I would definitely recommend!

  20. Review by Jirko
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    Communication is so easy and fast, got exactly what I asked for. Will be working with HILL in the future again.

Interview with HILL

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

  2. A: You can find an example of a song called "Monster" on my samples. This is a track produced by an amazing artist based in NYC called Peter Mark Kendall. We was working together and I was the mixing and mastering engineer. Super great song with lots of original elements and very deep. Love it.

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

  4. A: I'm in the game since 2010, I started producing songs by myself with a super basic gear, then I was graduated from the London School of Sound and I've worked as assistant audio engineer at the Dairy Studios in Brixton (London) with clients like Florence and the Machine, Mabel, Tom Misch, Raye, Jess Glynne, Snakehips, Jessie Ware and many more.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Organic, warm and full of bass, original, I love a little bit of dirty and authenticity in the tracks that I make.

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

  8. A: Creativity and originality. I love experiment, go one step forward, I love be unique, trying to create my signature sound. I love to give mojo and vibe to my clients music.

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

  10. A: First of all I listen the track, with a fresh ears, trying to understand which kind of feeling the artist wants to explain and how I can help to achieve it. Second, I spend a lot of time listening some references privided by the artist, then some minutes cleaning the project and making little tweaks on the volume and panning to get a great balance between the tracks. During the next step the magic starts.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Industry standard gear all working and waiting for your music. Including Apogee Converters, Studer Tape machine for mastering, Yamaha NS-10M studio monitors, Neve Preamps, SSL EQ and Bus Compressor, Pulltec Emulation Tube EQ and all kind of top-grade digital tools.

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

  14. A: My favorite mixers in the game are Jaycen Joshua, Chad Blake, Dave Pensado and Tony Maserati. I'm feeling really inspired by artists like Kendrick Lamar, Bon Iver, Thom Yorke, James Blake and Tame Impala.

  15. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  16. A: There are awesome engineers and producers that I've recently meet and they are super talented. I always recommend professionals from SoundBetter. Is an excellent hub to meet creative people.

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

  18. A: Write me a message, don't hesitate on this. Let's talk and see what we can do with your music. Can't wait to start to work! Your music will be ready to hit the world with the best results.

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

  20. A: Pop, Hip-Hop and Electronica, recently a lot of R'n'B, trap and huge variety of Urban Music Style.

  21. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  22. A: I'm mixing and mastering a project of a Indie-Rock Band from Peru, also mixing couple of Trap and Soul Projects.

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

  24. A: Laptop, Ableton Live and ProTools, Sennheiser headphones, Neumann mic, UAD interface. Easy to use in a desert island, good results and easy to pack :).

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Hybrid is the formula that I'm using right now, the one that gives me the better results for the recalling of the digital and the awesome sound of the analog. I always run the tracks of my clients through hardware, for the warmth and the workflow.

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

  28. A: Top Chart Results and 100% satisfaction guarantee. I'll do my best.

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

  30. A: Less is more, always.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: I'm a communicator and a Good Vibes maker. I think that the relationship with the client is one of the most important things. Also I'm a musician, so it's really easy for me understand the artist side.

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

  34. A: If I'm available to work right now. Of course! I'm always available and ready to work hard. I love my job and I'm really grateful about it.

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

  36. A: The mood of the song and the inner meaning. Is crucial to me understand this two factors.

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

  38. A: Mostly records that I love. Which includes all kind of electronic music, pop, hip-hop, trap, lo-fi and derivates.

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

  40. A: Is always different and very creative. I could do it 24/7.

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

  42. A: The amount of hours that I need to get better skills.

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

  44. A: My dream is work with and unknown artist, mix their record and make a big success. From 0 to 100.

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I was the Mixing and Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Editing and tuning will cost an extra

Mixing:
Limit of 2 revisions
Editing and tuning not included

Mastering:
Limit of one revision

Recalls are $20 each, or $30 for mix+master

GenresSounds Like
  • Harry Styles
  • Bizarrap
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Gear Highlights
  • RME AD/DA Converters
  • PMC and Yamaha NS-10's Monitors
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • SSL Compressor
  • Slate Digital
  • Elysia Karakter
  • FabFilter
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SoundBetter Deal

$130 single mix, mastering included.

  • I'm back!Sep 07, 2022

    I'm back in the studio after my summer vacations. 

    Fully operative and ready to go. 

  • Welcome Elysia!Mar 31, 2022

    Fantastic new gear adquisition.

    Elysia Karakter to give warmth and color to your music.

    It sounds amazing.

  • Dolby Atmos Mixing, now available!Sep 30, 2021

    Don't
    miss the opportunity to mix your songs in Spatial
    Audio and bring to your fans the pleasure to hear your music with a
    true immersive experience, multidimensional sound and clarity.

  • Back from holidays!Aug 10, 2021

    Hi there,

    I'm back from holidays, since today the studio is fully operative.

    Can't wait to hear your music!

  • Mixing and mastering Whitney White's 'Definition'.Jun 15, 2021

    Excited to start a journey with Whitney White. A singer based in New York who is working on a new project called 'Definition' that will be released early this summer at The Bushwick Starr in New York.

    Here we go!

  • 100 positive reviews!Feb 09, 2021

    Reaching more than 100 positive reviews from artists around the globe.

    Thanks everybody!

  • New Website!Jan 03, 2021

    Check my brand new website.

    Minimal but you will find everything you need.

    mixedbyhill.com

  • News SoundBetter March 2020Feb 27, 2020

    - Third song with Kenya Morrison, this time audio edits mixing and mastering

    - Mastering new Peter Mark Kendall's album. NYC based duo called Hickory