Miguel León

Mixing & Mastering Engineer

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I am a professional London-based mixing and mastering engineer with an aptitude for dynamic, authentic, and big sounding mixes. I use a hybrid analogue/digital mixing chain to create the best radio-ready mix your song can achieve. I only consider myself satisfied when my clients are satisfied.

I can work with songs at any stage of completion (pre-production, demos, premixes). I have access to a large range of professional top-of-the-line equipment (Focal Shape 65, Avantones, UAD Apollo, UAD Satellite). I also have Pro Tools Ultimate, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Waves, UAD, Native Instruments, Fabfilter and Soundtoys. My experience allows me to work very quickly and have an average turnaround of two days per song.

I also strive to have the best communication possible with my clients to ensure they are happy with each stage and therefore the final product. This is not just a job to me but a passion and a privilege.

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25 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nikolas Klass
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    Miguel is an absolute master of his craft. His mixes sound top-notch. I’m quite happy to have him onboard for my current and future projects. In addition, he’s a really friendly person to talk to and is always available to answer my questions.

  2. Review by Raff Poole
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    Miguel mastered my debut E.P. ‘Legends’ and was absolutely brilliant to work with. I was unfamiliar with the whole process so his patience with me was invaluable and he really helped me craft the sound I was looking for. He immediately understood where I was coming from and what I wanted to achieve - it’s clear his knowledge of music and sounds is far-reaching. I was so happy with the end product and I would not have been able to get there without his kind attention and diligence. Looking forward to working with him again. Go Miguel!

  3. Review by Alexander Constanza
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    Impeccable by all standards. Miguel not only excels in his craft and artistry, he is also an amazing person to work with. I trust only a few, Miguel is one of them!!

  4. Review by Flore
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    Probably one of my favourite people I have worked with in the industry. He's not only incredibly talented but also genuinely fun to work with. After being amazed by the result of the first track I sent him, I've decided to keep working with him on all my future releases. The communication, the musical process and the delivery time were all unbeatable. He elevates and transforms everything he works on.

  5. Review by Alice Haine
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    The first time I gave Miguel a project to mix I was blown away. Since then nothing has changed, Miguel has mixed all three of my singles and I couldn't ask for a more professional mix and great communication throughout each process. Each single has been transformed during the time he spent on them, he makes them clear in all devices while making sure they are loud enough. A true genius in his field, I will definitely continue to work with him.

  6. Review by Tom Barthen
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    I worked with Miguel on my track and he absolutely smashed the mix out of the park! The communication was great throughout the process and he really was able to deliver on everything I asked of him. Can’t wait to work with him again!

  7. Review by Hank
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    Miguel transformed my track from good, to professional excellence. Honestly, adding various layers as well as removing certain elements of the song. He truly understands that sometimes, less is more. I look forward to working with you again Miguel.

  8. Review by Roger Spy
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    Great working with Miguel! He turned my rough demo into a polished track that sounds banging on every device! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  9. Review by Matthew R.
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    Miguél helped me turn my rough mix into a polished track. Very helpful, friendly and offered great advice on improving my recordings in future projects. The turnaround was fast and thorough, with myself and the artist being very happy with the final result. Would definitely recommend!

  10. Review by Charlie Burden
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    Wow. I thought I sent miguel a pretty strong demo mix but what he has delivered has just blown me away. This mix has clarity, depth, and so much punch and excitement. I honestly can't believe the vocals sound this good... I want to thank Miguel for delivering at such a high standard. Will be in touch again soon man

  11. Review by Charlie Burden
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    Wow. I thought I sent miguel a pretty strong demo mix but what he has delivered has just blown me away. This mix has clarity, depth, and so much punch and excitement. I honestly can't believe the vocals sound this good... I want to thank Miguel for delivering at such a high standard. Will be in touch again soon man

  12. Review by Charlie
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    Wow. I thought I sent miguel a pretty strong demo mix but what he has delivered has just blown me away. This mix has clarity, depth, and so much punch and excitement. I honestly can't believe the vocals sound this good... I want to thank Miguel for delivering at such a high standard. Will be in touch again soon man

  13. Review by Timur Coskun
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    I couldn't recommend Miguel enough. He mixed and mastered my music to a very high standard, and his passion and commitment to the project were first-class. He is well-versed in a large array of genres and was extremely reliable throughout the recording process. An all-round great guy to work with!

  14. Review by Timur Coskun
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    I couldn't recommend Miguel enough. He mixed and mastered my music to a very high standard, and his passion and commitment to the project were first-class. He is well-versed in a large array of genres and was extremely reliable throughout the recording process. An all-round great guy to work with!

  15. Review by Timur Coskun
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    I couldn't recommend Miguel enough. He mixed and mastered my music to a very high standard, and his passion and commitment to the project were first-class. He is well-versed in a large array of genres and was extremely reliable throughout the recording process. An all-round great guy to work with!

  16. Review by Martin Kilian
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    He knows where to go, turning the sounds in his head into reality fast and musically great! It is an excellent professional to work with

  17. Review by Forbes Anderson
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    Miguel is a quality audio engineer. He has a well-tuned ear and a professional, radio-ready sound in his mixes. He is meticulous but slick. All-in-all, a solid choice to significantly enhance any track’s pop credentials!

  18. Review by Theo Byrd
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    Miguel is a fantastic mix engineer with a natural talent and versatility for bringing out the best in a track of any genre. He’s very committed, professional and easy to work with. I would recommend anyone to work with him

  19. Review by Jaydon Moller-Clarke
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    Working with Miguel was amazing! He is professional and got my track and revisions back quickly. The mix was perfectly tailored to my requirements and I would definitely recommend Miguel!

  20. Review by Jaydon Moller-Clarke
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    Working with Miguel was amazing! He is professional and got my track and revisions back quickly. The mix was perfectly tailored to my requirements and I would definitely recommend Miguel!

  21. Review by Jaydon Moller-Clarke
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    Working with Miguel was amazing! He is professional and got my track and revisions back quickly. The mix was perfectly tailored to my requirements and I would definitely recommend Miguel!

  22. Review by Bruno Lewis
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    Miguel is one of the best mixing engineers in the business! Incredibly creative and talented and always professional to work with. Highly recommended!

  23. Review by Max Verclas
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    Working with Miguel is a real pleasure. His knowledge and skillset in mixing is outstanding and he elevated my projects (yet to be released) on to a professional standard. I can definitely recommend Miguel as a mixing engineer.

  24. Review by Jack Lloyd
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    Miguel worked on my latest release at Abbey Road and mixed the track. He was very professional, great to work with and the quality of the final product is very high.

  25. Review by Ashton levar
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    the best producer I have ever met! always available, always very professional work! perfect in recreating the ideas of the references! very high level in mastering and mixing!

Interview with Miguel León

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

  2. A: A rock album recorded in Abbey Road (I won't say the artist). Also mixing a beat tape which is R&B style.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital because having to recall would drive me mad.

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

  6. A: I like to be involved in projects and help people get to the stage of releasing their music.

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

  8. A: My clients most commonly ask me for my portfolio. My answer is I send them a range of the genres I have mixed.

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

  10. A: One of the biggest misconceptions is that often they think mixing involves writing and making music.

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

  12. A: One question I would ask is what are they looking for in the song. This can be helped by asking them for references of tracks where I can get ideas from.

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

  14. A: My advice for a customer would be to listen to their references and ensure you know that the provider is trustworthy and communicates well.

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

  16. A: If I was on a desert island I would take and SM57 mic, distressor, pair of headphones, computer and an Apogee duet.

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

  18. A: I started as a musician however realised that my path led me to the engineering and recording side. From working in those fields for some time I then realised I had an interest in mixing and I pursued this further. I have been working in music of some sort for 5 years. I have been focused on mixing for the last two of those 5.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: As previously stated I do not focus on any particular genre therefore I do not have a specific style. I like when I can understand every instrument in the mix, I like creating different spaces and textures.

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

  22. A: I would like to work with Trent Reznor because he approaches the sound in a very unusual way that I think separates himself from the rest of the genre.

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

  24. A: Sometimes a good production is the secret ingredient for a loud and good sounding mix.

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

  26. A: I do not have a specific genre that I usually work on. The last seven mixes were all different in style. There isn't a genre I prefer over anything else.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I would consider my strongest skill working with vocals. This could be because prior to becoming a mix engineer I worked for one year in the cinema industry where I was a dialogue editor. That job taught me how to treat and approach a vocal amongst other elements in a song or movie.

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

  30. A: More than often there are some instruments that get lost, I feel one of the most important jobs I have is to bring these instruments back to life as often they are important. I will ensure I place them in the correct side of the stereo field and do anything more to make them come back into the mix and be heard. I always look for the excitement in the song and try to surprise the listeners, adding some ear candy or changes in atmosphere etc.

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

  32. A: Once receiving the wav files I import them to my template and I have a listen of the rough mix. The next thing is I ensure that I have the notes from the client at hand and I will search for references for the track. To start the mix I will focus on timing and pitch and if there needs to be changes I will do this first. From this point on the mixing process will start at the rhythm section focusing on the bass and drums until they sound consistent and I can move on to the other elements of the song. Once there I will take a small break to refresh my ears and after will continue with EQ, Compression, Effects, Automation and so on. Once the mix is done I will check it in the various speakers that I mentioned above. I will send this on to the client to see if they're happy or if they want a revision.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: In terms of my listening setup at my studio I have a variety of speakers in order to achieve different purposes in the mix. My main speakers are Focal Shape 65 and M-Audio BX5. I also have an Avantone mono speaker. Apart from speakers I have two sets of headphones, one being Sennheiser HD800s and the other are Focal Spirit Professional. Usually one of the last things I do with the mix is test it through iPhones and various small home speakers such as a UE Boom. In terms of the rest of my setup I work mostly with UAD; I have the Apollo QUAD and a Satellite OCTO. I therefore have lots of UAD plugins as well as Soundtoys, Fabfilter, Waves and Native Instruments. I mix in a medium treated room.

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

  36. A: I get inspired by various genres of music, I am passionate about knowing and listening to as many artists as possible. I also get in inspired by other mix engineers, for example Spike Stent and Tchad Blake.

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

  38. A: The most common type of work I do is post production; primarily mixing and sometimes mastering.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Tame Impala
  • Dua Lipa
  • Norah Jones
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HD
  • Sennheiser HD 800
  • Focal Shape 65
  • Universal Audio Apollo QUAD
  • UAD Satellite OCTO
  • Fabfilter
  • Waves
  • Izotope
  • etc
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