Struggling with your mixes or masters on a weekly or even daily basis? Getting a second opinion on your hard work is one of the best things you can do as an artist, it’s how you can turn your art into a masterpiece. I'm here to help you become the best producer you can possibly be. Let's have a conversation and get you exactly where you want to be!
I offer clean and professional mixing and mastering services for Electronic Music Artists and Producers.
Once we're in contact, we'll have a discussion about your goals and hopes for your track when everything is finished. In that initial meeting, we will set up an action plan to help you achieve those goals. When the track is finished, we will have a final meeting to discuss artist development where I'll give you some advice on how to make yourself look more professional on your social media sites, self-distribution, and how to successfully promote yourself.
My name is Christian Caicedo, owner and audio engineer at Envious Audio. I grew up in Boise, ID and have been in Austin, TX for three years now. I have been producing and mixing my own tracks for about 6 years, working in Hip-Hop, Trance, Electro-House, Progressive House, Trap, and a little bit of Pop. I studied under R7 (A.K.A. Rubicon 7), who have had #1 tracks in Breakbeats, Progressive House, and Electro-House. ill.gates through his Class of 808. Noah Neiman, who has had major releases on labels like Armada, Revealed Recordings, Enhanced Music, and Lange Recordings.
Shoot me a message and tell me a bit about yourself and your story, let's start a conversation!
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Honestly Christian is an incredible guy and will work with you to make your vision and sound come true in the best way possible. He will take your vision and big picture and make your sound, sound amazing. He’s very instructive and helps you understand why certain changes are needed and over all has helped me become a better producer.
Not only do you get a great mix and master, you can get mixing/mastering lessons and also help with promo. If your thinking about it, save your headache for learning mixing/mastering. Trust me that never ending migraine is coming, so you might as well have some dope music released in the meantime.
Christian is one of the best audio engineers I've had the pleasure of working with. His incredible attention to detail has launched my tracks from mediocre to the next level. He is a great service to work with.
Great working with and talking to Christian! Will definetely be working with him ans using his services!
Interview with Envious Audio
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a Porter Robinson style track for a client of mine.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Most plugins are designed to emulate analog gear. Mixing and mastering in today's world, especially in electronic music, is all about the ear and not the gear. If leveling is 90% of the mixing process, then it's all about how much an audio engineer knows their headphones or monitors. If they know what a well balanced song sounds like on their headphones, then any digital gear they use is just going to be an additional polishing tool they use once they've leveled everything.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will want to come back to work on more future projects with me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working and helping amazing and extremely talented producers.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make the master louder? Whenever I get asked this, I usually talk to them about exactly where they want to focus their efforts on releasing, what platform do you want this to be released on?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I do not give any additional production.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal for this track? Do you have a promo plan in place? What is your reference track?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take a look at not just what they're going to do for your track. Are they excited to work with you? Do they want to help you improve yourself as an artist? What else do they have to offer to you in terms of value, other than mixing or mastering?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My DT990's, PC, Guitar, MIDI Fighter and my Virus TI Synth.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I originally started as a producer back in 2013 and then launched my own audio engineering business in 2018.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Seven Lions because is production is so unique compared to anyone else. His mixes are unbelievably clean and sonically pleasing. I think I could learn a lot from what he does.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Leveling is 90% of your mixing process. Not sure where to start? Find a pink noise sound, place that across your entire track. Turn all of your faders down, except the pink noise. Solo your pink noise and one of your sounds. Turn the sound up until it's just sitting above the pink noise. Mute that track, move to the next one. This is the best place to start when leveling a track. I usually set my kick, snare and sub before anything else. Those 3 elements will be the loudest ones in the track.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic Dance Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my strongest skill is being able to take any kind EDM track and get it leveled exactly to where it needs to be. Once leveling is complete, it's usually fairly easy to know where the polishing needs to begin.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I don't just mix and master your song. I give you full production feedback on your track before we start the project. When the project is finished, we can go over your artist profile and do a "soft" artist development meeting where I show you things that you can apply and correct to make yourself look more professional. Not only that, I'll show you how to self distribute your music and actions you can take to improve your promoting and marketing skills.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Whenever I get a new track for mixing, I export all of the multitracks into a pre-made Cubase project which has all of my folders organized, including my most used plugins. From there, I start leveling the entire track. Once leveling is complete, I reference my clients mix as well as whatever track they gave me, that they want their track to sound most like. I take note of the elements and sections that sound most similar and leave those sections alone until later on in the process. Next, I'll take a listen to the "problem areas" and start to see what I can do to remedy those and get them as close to what they're going for in their mix, as well as in the reference track they gave me. Once I'm confident in my mix, I'll export the track and begin the mastering process. Once the track is mastered, I send the track off to the client to get the first round of revisions.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got 2 Yamaha HS8's with a MOTU 828x audio interface. A pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro's. My PC is a custom build and I run Cubase 8.5.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Noah Neiman, Chris Graham, Dyro, and Seven Lions by far!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and Mastering.