Michael Alfonso

Producer, Mixing and Mastering

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Producer and Mixing and Mastering professional. - 7 years experience with Ableton Live - Multiple releases on record labels in the US and Australia - Music supported and played by The Glitch Mob, Whipped Cream, Brillz, and others.

Services:
- Full mix and mastering services for Electronic music of all genres
- Mastering or mixing on an ad-hoc basis if you don't need both
- Custom sound design and or samples in any style

Specializing in EDM but other genres very transferrable in terms of skill, especially sound design.

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    Very professional and has experience in the industry. Knows how to handle a track in many different stages whether it be mixing or mastering. Will do business with him again!

Interview with Michael Alfonso

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital.

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

  4. A: That we can make a trash song sound good just from mastering.

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

  6. A: What sound are you going for? How long have you been making music for? Whats your ideal concert to perform at?

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

  8. A: If you want me to master your track, I cant fix the mix and cant make something bad sound good just from mastering it. And if you are wanting me to also mix down your track I will have specific requirements for what I require to get started.

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

  10. A: My career path started with music when I was in high school, i excelled in percussion and after that i detoured into the world of finance after studying mathematics in college. After that I devoted myself to just music. Ive been working with electronic music since 2012.

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

  12. A: I would like to work with Porter Robinson because he seems like he has an interesting outlook on music and execution of it.

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

  14. A: Make sure that when you are producing that you have a hierarchy of important elements in the mix and work around those top few elements in the track. For example, if you're making a house track , you will probably want your kick drum as the forefront driving element in the track, so its smart to work and mix around that.

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

  16. A: I usually work exclusively with dance music. Very rarely do I venture outside of this area.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: My strongest skill is mixing down tracks.

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

  20. A: It depends on what i am doing for a client. If I am mixing down a track I can bring clarity to the mix and let as many elements shine as possible, and also ensure that it you will have a professional sound for whatever platform you will be releasing on. If I am including a mastering on the track, that is the last 10% of the completed track process where I ensure that it is commercially ready for wherever it will be posted, at the appropriate loudness, and make sure that you have a copy of an MP3 on top of the wav or aif.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I work out of multiple studios, all with different acoustics and different monitors but then do final mixdowns on either Mackies or Genelec monitors. All rooms acoustically treated.

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

  24. A: Artists that inspire me are Porter Robinson, Lorn.

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

  26. A: Mixing and mastering.

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