Hello my name is Victor Acosta. My love and passion for music has carried me to the technical side of things. So I understand how important it is to find someone right to carry your vision. I have 3 years of Audio Engineering Experience and 10 Years of instrument experience. Lets work together and create an ultimate experience worldwide.
I am an Audio Engineer from Media Tech Institute where recording artist such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cheap Trick, Destiny's Child, ZZ Top and many others have recorded at. I have also worked with Nathanial Harrison (Head Sound Engineer of Funimation), Kerry Crafton (Creds. such as Pantera), Tim kimsey ( Cred. such as Kirk Franklin ) who work there as teachers. I have worked on SSL, Neve, and many other boards. I have experience with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X , and Cool Edit. Currently I work at MediaTech as a substitute Audio Technician where I worked 3 years as a Tech helping students learn Audio Engineering. I also work at Fishbowl Radio Network as a Sound Tech. I edit Podcast, Run Boards, and Troubleshoot Live Shows. I also do Production work on the side as it is my passion and what I love doing the most. I come from an artist background of Playing Guitar for 10 years and being bands as well as expanding to Piano, Ukelele, Harmonica, Bass, Drums, Ocarina, and I play a mean Triangle. This is my passion and I want to work with talents from all over the world to create an incredible listening experience for all listeners wether its for Music, Podcast, Movies, or even Dialogue.
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Interview with Victor Acosta
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am Proud I worked with a band called Gossamer. They Broke up before everything was released so nothing came out Officially. But when I listen to their mixes I still sing along to it every time. Recording them was so much fun and we would record until 2 am. The experience is everything.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on Radio Edits, Podcasts, Recording, and my own EDM Projects.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not Yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: ohhhhhhh, Analog does give it warmth but im not going to lie. Digital is REALLY close. You really really have to listen to hear the difference especially in todays world. Its so close but I still fall under Analog for the warmth.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality and Great Service. You and the person youre working with should be able to connect and help each other grow.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Literally everything. I love the challenges and the people. As a musician I understand how it feels when everything is complete and you listen to your work. You just cant help but feeling so proud and happy. That is one of the best feelings in the word and thats what I aim for with every project.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What the turnover rate is. Its no more than a week depending on the project. If you need it in a hurry I do charge $35 extra.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I don't do much because I can do things fast. But its because of years of hard work and failing so much that I learned to do things effectively.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What the message or "vibe" of the project is trying to achieve.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you come to record and not practice. A lot of time people are rehearsing during recording time and it comes out a little sloppy. I can fix a sound but a sloppy performance is a sloppy performance at the end of the day. So make sure you practice and rehearse before coming in to get the BEST performance we can and give people something incredible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Izotope, Serum, Logic Pro X, Waves, and a Telecaster.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to Audio School for 1 year and worked their for 3. So I have been doing this for 4 years. I have been in bands and playing guitar for about 10 years. I did take 3 years of Advanced Music Theory at school as well.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bassy. Yes I just made a word. jk
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Porter Robinson. He has an interesting sound that I would love to tap into.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always check a mix in Mono.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM and Rap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring quality, and I always ask what creativity freedom I have to work with. Sometimes people don't want anything changed and other times people are open to outside creativity. I have extensive knowledge of Music Theory, and Composition.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Discuss the project and vision, Record, Mix, and Master.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: SLL 4000, and SLL Duality Lots of outboard gear such as 1176, LA2A, Disstressors, and many others. Slate Plug ins Wave Plug ins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Illenium, Porter, Rick Ruben, Chris Lord, and Many Others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Podcast, and Mastering