Legazpy Mastering

Mastering Engineer

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Premium mastering.

Hi. My name is Cesar and I'd love to master your next project.

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Interview with Legazpy Mastering

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

  2. A: Make the music you want. That is the beauty of art. No rules, no right or wrong, only sincere human connections.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I master primarily with analog equipment out of my home mastering suite.

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

  6. A: Tunnel Vision - Simeon Beardsley. Mastering Engineer. I had been wanting to work with Simeon and have been a fan of his music for quite some time. I admire him not only as an artist but also as a human. I relate to his lyrics and the emotions his music conveys. Definitely a checked box on my list of clients to work with.

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

  8. A: Hale Center EP

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

  10. A: No.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Both. Because it’s the best of both worlds and I will use whatever tool is necessary to get the desired result.

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

  14. A: No promises. Just my complete dedication to every project.

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

  16. A: Knowing that all that time, money and effort spent to record and mix a song or album is not being undervalued by leaving the final quality control to an algorithm.

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

  18. A: Why do should I work with a mastering engineer? Because I have spent countless hours fine tuning my listening environment so that I can listen critically to your music to make sure it’s the very best that it can be. Because I can offer a fresh, objective and different perspective.

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

  20. A: That’s it’s some type of magic and that professional mastering is expensive.

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

  22. A: Do you love your mix? What’s your deadline? Do you have a reference of a commercial release? What do you hope to gain from mastering?

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

  24. A: Don’t be afraid to mix into a limiter and send two versions of your track, one limited labeled “reference” and the second with no limiting.

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

  26. A: I’ve been a freelance audio engineer since 2009 and have always been more competent in mastering.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Non-evasive and transparent. Essentially “do as little, as needed”.

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

  30. A: Radiohead. I have a great deal of respect for their songwriting and use of unorthodox chord progressions and melodies.

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

  32. A: Rock and it’s sub-genres.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: The ability to listen and critique music objectively.

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

  36. A: I bring an insane focus to details and organization skills. I believe I have great communication skills and work well with deadlines and the managing of client expectations. Not to mention hours and hours of listening on Hifi systems and being a fan of music first and foremost.

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

  38. A: I tend to boost rather then cut conservatively using mastering EQ plugins or hardware to enhance and bring focus to certain frequencies which I feel serve the song. I will often follow this up with a mastering compressor plugin or hardware to bring out the excitement of a track. Depending on the genre and material, I will sometimes employ a saturation, color plugin or hardware next in the chain to add vibe and character if I feel and hear that the track is missing this. Ultimately I will utilize plugins or hardware or whatever combination of tools in whatever order necessary to enhance and optimize a song to its best possible sound.

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

  40. A: Anyone who is willing to share knowledge without fear of losing clients to competition.

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

  42. A: Mastering


Terms Of Service

24-72hr turnaround for most singles, DDP included if needed and unlimited revisions. (within reason of course)

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