Studied audio engineering at Dark Horse Institute in Franklin, TN. Skills I've learned during this time include recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. I am also currently subscribed to Nail the Mix, an online program where each month subscribers get a new, previously released professional grade song to learn how to mix.
Currently offering time alignment (quantizing) work as my main service. Can edit drums, guitars, and bass. Other services I'm offering at the moment are vocal comping and tuning. My genre specialty is in heavy metal, rock, and pop punk. I do have a bit of experience working with country music.
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Interview with Esteban Banda
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because that is what I can afford at the moment.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that I can help to bring someone else's art to life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What they want to do with their music (sell it or give it to their friends and family), how they want it to sound (demo or professional grade), and which band they would say their music closely resembles or whose sound they are aiming for.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: To get a thicker vocal sound, record all vocal parts twice and use the second recording to add thickness by distorting it or by using a doubler effect and tuck this track under the main vocal take.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on metal, rock, and pop-punk music at the moment with some experience in country music. My main genre is metal.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My "studio setup" is an iMac with Pro Tools 12 installed, an AKG 240 headphone set, and a Sennheiser HD 280 Pro in my bedroom.