Mixing has the beautiful balance of both the musical and technical side of music production, that is why I dedicate myself to this craft and why I put all my passion and expertise in every single project I work with. If you decide to trust in me as your mixing engineer, be sure I won't disappoint you.
My name is Andrés Giraldo, I'm a freelance audio engineer from Panama currently based in Barcelona, Spain. My studio is located in the neighbourhood of Poble Nou from where I realise all my editing and mixing work. As a freelance audio engineer I also work with Aclam Records, a renown studio in the center of Barcelona.
I specialise myself in the art of mixing because I'm thrilled by the beautiful connection that mixing has with both the artistic and the technical side. I understand mixing as the process where a path is drawn for a track in order to find its right sonic character, with the aim of enhancing both the composition and the interpretation of the song.
Some of my work as a mixing engineer includes: 40 Grados - Ay Ay Mi Amor (single), Sofree (various singles), Tori Sparks - Wait No More (album) , Bardia Charaf - Live at Jecklin (live EP), Souldade - Live at The Bluesman (live EP), Belda & Sanjosex - Cantut (EP), Pantanito - La Otra Cara de La Luna (album), and many others.
Besides mixing I also offer services such as: time alignment, vocal tuning and vocal comping. For the mastering we like to work with our partner Yves Rousel Mastering whenever possible.
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Great work and ideas!! A pleasure to work with him. Very professional and creative. Thank you
Great and easy to work with! Very reliable and good problem solver
Andrés is reliable person, very professional, he focuses on details, he is always on time and he is understanding! I recommend!
I worked with Andres for a client that needed his track mixed and all I can say is good words about him. He learns so quick what is the sound the clients wants to achieve and completes the job incredibly good. If you are looking for a mixing engineer you will not regret hiring him!
Andrés convinces with the quality of his work! To me his work and work ethic represents the highest standards, both of audio recording and post production. He has a clear vision and is fun to work with, as he is a great teamplayer!
There are a lot of sound engineers with more expensive equipment, larger studios, or tons of awards, and I’ve worked with many of them in Nashville, LA, Madrid, and Barcelona. I would rather work with Andrés than with anyone else, both for his musical ear and his attention to detail. His dedication to each project and his desire to fully realize the vision of whatever artist he works with is an added (and very much appreciated) bonus.
Andrés is one of the best engineers and people that I know. Each time I’ve had the opportunity to work with him, he hasn’t let me down. Wether it is that the production we are working on has a more clear or unclear vision, he gives a his sincere opinion and we’ll try to take the song to the next level. He has a very clear idea of how the final result should be, while always understanding the artist’s vision or producer. Furthermore he always gives his creative touch whenever is needed. Thanks Andrés!
We hired Andrés for a whole day of live video and audio band recording and he did an amazing job, both on set and in post production. 100 % reliable, he listens and gets the job done properly. Absolutely recommend!
Interview with Andrés Giraldo
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Tori Sparks - Wait No More (Live Album) I was the live audio recording engineer and mixing engineer. The project consisted in the full recording and mixing of the concert that would then be turned into a double CD. I'm pretty proud of this project because it was a very challenging and complicated work, but thanks to the discipline and perdurance of the work of both the artist and myself, we where able to get an outstanding result.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mostly mixing. Mixing an EP for an artist and some other works for composers and choir directors.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ismael Salces, he is a college and a co worker of mine. I look up to him to the way he works and to his ability and skills in working with sound. He is a great professional and very passionate about what he does.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. I like the flexibility and dynamism that the digital workflow allows you to have, and I love the richness and sound of the analog. That is why I combine the two into a hybrid setup.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best effort in getting the best result possible that my skills and expertise will allow me to
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The balance between the technical side and musical side of it
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long do I take to mix a song: 1 day approximately
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do they expect from me and what type of sound they are looking for
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Follow your instinct
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, my audio interface, my headphones, and a keyboard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started producing music when I was 16 on Ableton Live doing mostly electronic music. From there I started studying small courses on music production or audio technician until I did my Bachelors of Arts in Audio Production. Ever since then I've been recording bands and working on them as their audio engineer throughout the whole process of their music productions. I've been doing this for 10 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to say I don't have a concrete style but instead I adapt to the style and sound of each project, in order to push out the best sound from every single artist.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jordan Rakei or James Blake, for their creativity they have and the unic sound they achieve on their productions. Also I feed really related to the type of music they make.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay true to your original idea throughout the music production process as best as you can.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soul, jazz, hip hop, pop, rock and flamenco
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to adapt and to understand any given circumstance of any given project, band, artist or producer.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring all my expertise, passion and creativity in order to bring out the best of both the composition, interpretation and production from a song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first like to get a little bit of background on the project by getting to know who's who and what is their role on the project, how did the project started and how did they came to producing what they're doing. From there I try to understand the vision of both the artist and the producer by listening to their production and referencing to albums or tracks they can mention. Once I understand the vision and the place where they want to take the tracks or album, I start with my mixing workflow while eventually going back to those references I was given in order to see if the direction I'm taking is the right one or not, and make the corresponding changes or steps that have to take place. I never finish a job until I don't feel that the artist is 100% percent happy with the end result of a mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio has an hybrid setup between the digital and the analog using the Antelope Orion Studio Rev. 2017 as my audio interface and D/A converter and the Kahayan Epsilon Studio as my summing mixer where I can sum up to 16 mono channels. I use the Neumann KH120 as my main monitoring system and the Avantone Mixcube for my "B" system. I work on Pro Tools Native 2020 as my main DAW on a Mac Pro 2009 i5, 12 Core with an UAD Octo PCI Card. I process the audio mostly on digital using plugins from brands such as: UAD, Plugin Alliance, Slate Digital, Waves, Izotope and some others.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jaycen Joshua, Shawn Everett, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenean and Jack Antonoff are some of the mixing engineer and music producers that inspire me. I look up to the quality of the productions they achieved and keep that as a reference for the work I do.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing engineer for self produced musician and artists, and for music producers as well. In most of the cases I work remotely with my clients, they send the audio files after the production has been finished, I mix the record and then send it over to the client for reviews. In some cases when possible, we do both the mixing and review process with the artist or producer present at the studio.