Julian Blanco

Mixing Engineer - Producer

38 Reviews (21 Verified)
Julian Blanco on SoundBetter

I take where you left off and finish it! Inspiring and modern sound with analog depth. Mix within the week. Production depends on what needs to be done. Daily feedback. Can adapt to budget within reason. Genre fluid. Looking for great artists to work with!

My passion as a mixing engineer and music producer comes from my background writing and performing songs as an artist, having toured extensively supporting my own work. Therefore I have an understanding of the process and the point of view at both sides of the glass. I have 10 years of experience working with signed and independent artists alike.

So far in my career I've had the privilege to be involved in many different projects in the industry. From engineering sessions at Abbey Road Studios, to mixing Grace Grundy's cover of "Fresh Eyes" (19M streams) to producing and mixing several tracks for EMI Music and Endemol Shine Group to writing music for Budweiser's latests campaign in the UK and Ireland.

Most recently I’ve mixed Adum's latest single "THAT'S HOW IT GOES", ICEBERG's latest EP "Swim" and produced and mixed Castlecombe Drive latest single "What I'll Choose".

I specialise in mixing and production for both bands and solo artists. Due to my work at commercial studios in London, I’m confident working in a wide range of genres and playing different instruments if required.

Above all, I'm a creative person that enjoys a good collaboration with the sole objective of making the best music possible.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

38 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

Endorse Julian Blanco
  1. Review by Lord D.

    Julian is a genius and the ideal mastermind any creative should have working on their project. He was very receptive, he listens to your concern and make sure it is fixed to both his and your satisfaction. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you one of the few perfectionist left in modern time. Thank you for a job well done.

  2. Review by Votum X

    I loved working with Julian. We did a challenging "Bring Me the Horizon" type song and he nailed it! Professional, creative and talented. I highly recommend him!

  3. Review by Alexander M.

    Working with Julian again has been a great experience! Very modern, big mixes, I could not be happier with. Exactly the sound I envisioned, plus many creative decisions that just make the songs more interesting. Very professional - gives updates and implements changes exactly to wishes. Would recommend any day!

  4. Review by Mickey A.

    Julian did a stem mix that came out amazing. If you want someone who gets it, is receptive and really know his stuff, look no further! He is someone I intend on working with for a long time! Awesome job.

  5. Review by Mickey A.

    Another great mix by Julian, this guy does magic! Always a pleasure to work with.

  6. Review by Mickey A.

    Julian brought this simple song to life and made it sound full. Always a pleasure working with him. Highly recommend to any artist!

  7. Review by Dex M.
    by Dex M.

    As with any great creative endeavor it takes a team of collaborators who are excellent in their respective roles to produce classic music. I am so grateful to have found Julian on Soundbetter. He adds the master mixer's dimension to my music that allows it to compete with the best in the business...Thanks JB, you're the best!!

  8. Review by Mickey A.

    Julian did an amazing job with my song. Will 100% be working with him again. That you for your attention to detail! This guy is awesome.

  9. Review by Alexander M.

    Working with Julian was an absolute pleasure! He quickly grasped the songs most important elements, made changes as needed to produce a tight and hard hitting mix while keeping the softer parts shining - his mixes sound big! Communication was quick, nice and professional - he was open to the changes I wanted and didn`t stop till we figured out exactly the sound I envisioned - thanks Julian, I will be back!

  10. Review by Dex M.
    by Dex M.

    Julian exceeded my expectations delivering top quality work very quickly. He's taken a genuine interest in my project from the very beginning and it shows in the final product. Professional and very easy to work with, he is literally a one stop shop for anything you need done for your next musical project. I cannot recommend his services enough!

  11. Review by Dex M.
    by Dex M.

    As with any great creative endeavor it takes a team of collaborators who are excellent in their respective roles to produce classic music. I am so grateful to have found Julian on SB. He adds the mixing and mastering dimension to my music that allows it to compete with the best in the business...
    Thanks JB, you're the man!!

  12. Review by Dex M.
    by Dex M.

    One of the best things about Soundbetter is that if/when you find someone to work with that "get's it" in regard to the kind of music that you produce, and who can mix and master your tracks to perfection...that's the ulitmate find. I'm happy to say that I've found that person in Julian. Thanks again JB!!!!

  13. Review by Dex M.
    by Dex M.

    I've been writing and releasing songs for a pretty long time now, and the thing that stands out to me most about the process is that the mix and the mastering are the 2 most important aspects of song productions. Julian is my soul-mate in that regard, because he brings out the energy and emotion (the magic) from all of the different artists contributing to the production. Thanks JB, our collaboration has been truly magical....!!!

  14. Review by Dex M.
    by Dex M.

    I provided Julian with a song that I recorded some decades ago and he made the song/track/production sound like a million bucks, but totally authentic. I've waited a long time to hear this song mixed properly and Julian made it sound like the party it was meant to be...You're The Best JB!!!!!

  15. Review by Dex M.
    by Dex M.

    This is the 2nd song that Julian has mixed for me and I could not be happier. I'm most impressed with the way that he can make a song sound "like a record" and his mastering skills are incredible. All of the parts are in their perfect place in the mix and he makes it all sound "bigger than life" . Julian is the man !!!!

  16. Review by Yovelo P.

    what an amazing person!! so talented and professional! can’t wait to work with him again on the next project.

  17. Review by Dex M.
    by Dex M.

    I feel so fortunate to have found Julian on SB....His mix and mastering of my track has "blown me away". He is the ultimate professional and makes the music sound its absolute best. I'll be super confident when I send other productions to him because he is a master at his craft.....

  18. Review by Yovelo P.

    Thanks a lot julian!!! I really like your work and can’t wait to work with you again on the next project. All the best for you!!

  19. Review by john q.

    Great guy, very dope mixing!

  20. Review by Jessie
    by Jessie

    Another great job done by Julian!

Interview with Julian Blanco

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

  2. A: A few mixes and productions. All top secret until it's released!

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

  4. A: A powerful computer loaded with a lot of VSTs and plugins, a good set of speakers, an analog synth, one electric guitar and one electric bass. That's it for me!

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

  6. A: I started playing in bands and after recording a few demos in the studio I got seduced by the process. I set up my own place and started learning on my own and eventually I moved to London to study it more diligently, did so for 2 years and then I started working on recording studios which lead me to where I am today. So all in all I've been at it for 10 years now

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

  8. A: Any of the ones that inspire me would be amazing

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

  10. A: I'm genre fluid, so I work with all kinds of music and I'm happy to do so, but the most common it's Pop

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

  12. A: Rick Rubin, John Hopkins, Rosalia, Hans Zimmer, Moderat, Daniel Bergstrand, Periphery, Tesseract and Gesaffelstein

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I work from a treated room in North London where I have all my instruments, synths, microphones etc... I'm really comfortable and I know the room very well. I also work from top of the art studio facilities in Central London when I need to.

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

  16. A: I got to mix Grace Grundy's track 'Fresh Eyes' from her album 'Grace' which has 15 million streams on Spotify as of now. That was cool!

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Both! For me it's more of a workflow thing rather than just about how it sounds.

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

  20. A: Having the chance of making music every day.

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

  22. A: Make sure that what you have is ready to be handled to somebody else, whatever state it is on. Also, it's good to know where you want to get to with your material so the person that takes it on knows what the goal is, even if it's a simple one

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Energetic and fresh. I mix tradicional recording techniques with modern record production. I like to add real instruments even if it's just for textures to add humanity to productions. Then I do a lot of programming and sequencing on the computer to add sounds and instruments that I feel are appropriated for what we're trying to do.

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

  26. A: A chat with the artist first, what do you want to accomplish and what it is in your mind regarding your material. Then I usually spent a few hours setting up and getting familiar with the song/session, and then I just start! On a production I usually tend to start jamming on it with one of the instruments I play even if it doesn't end up in the final version. On a mix I tend to gravitate to where the hook is and then go from there!

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

  28. A: Can I get a discount and how much is it. I have set prices for my services but I'm able to adapt to your budget, also every project is different so the best thing is always to contact me and be specific about what you need

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Bringing a song to it's maximum potential, regardless of the genre.

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

  32. A: That it's quick and easy with technology these days. To deliver something really good and genuine the necessary amount of time needs to be put into it. Also that it's everything about the gear, but as a wise man said once, it's not the gear it's the ear...

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

  34. A: That I will deliver what we agreed on and will keep the client inform at all times of what it's going on.

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

  36. A: Rich Pikington, Oscar Moos and Jake McCormack. All great producers and engineers that I've had the pleasure of working with in the studio.

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

  38. A: What is it that you want to achieve? What do you need from me in order to achieve it?

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

  40. A: Make your own sounds! Everybody has access to presets but if you make your own you'll be able to make stuff that sounds like nobody else.

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

  42. A: I usually come to a project at the stage where the artist feels he can no longer improve on what he has. That can be either at the writing stage, arranging or with the production almost done ready for some tweaks and mix. Then I take it on and work from there!

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

  44. A: Excitement and passion!

Castlecombe Drive - What I'll Choose

I was the Producer, Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Price for mixing depends on the number of tracks of your project so don't hesitate to contact me to get a quote as I am flexible with this. All mixes include 3 revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Weeknd
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Sleep Token
Gear Highlights
  • It's the ear not the gear!
More Photos
SoundBetter Deal

A discount can be made when booking several songs

  • Women’s History Month Round-Up of New Music by Black WomenMar 11, 2021

    Blessed with an inimitable voice and a varying degree of contemporary sounds, RENÉ is an emerging talent who has let loose a string of hit jams that have been picked up by the likes of V Magazine, Hunger. Her new single “Better U” is a cathartic and ambitious song that goes straight for the jugular off the bat. Epitomizing genre fluidity, RENÉ will not be defined by one particular style or sound.


    South London artist Bert Brett raises awareness about male mental health on swaggering indie rock single and music video, ‘Shame’.
    Drawing from influences such as Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T, King Krule and Michael Kiwanuka, Bert Brett shares playful, attitude-fuelled indie with a gritty and raw hook on his current single, ‘Shame’. ‘Shame’ is a hypnotic, guitar-driven single that sees its melodies...

  • Margot White on BuzzmusicApr 20, 2020

    As London's Indie/Pop breakout artist, Margot White brings an unusual and compelling sound with her 2019 releases. She's always been surrounded by eclectic mixes, stimulating that eccentric vocal sounding within her music. Margot White brings about an integrative harmony that complements itself once executed. 

  • Tommi Waring's 'Moonracer' Complex UK premiereApr 20, 2020

    It may not be immediately apparent, judging by the upbeat grooves and slick guitar licks of "Moonracer", but this new one is the product of a period of reflection. Beneath the dancefloor-ready rhythms, however, there's a cathartic quality to his upbeat and infectious new single that gets more and more noticeable with each new listen.