1st Degree in Music Production and Sound Engineer Awarded with the AMS Neve Price 2018 Specialized in organic sounds like jazz, UK-soul, Latino American music, Orchestral music or flamenco to mention few. Specialized in electronics, Low-end and bass/sound system music. Specialized in analog mixing Reggae & Dub Music.
I am a Recording, Mixing, Mastering Engineer and a Studio & Facilities Support Technician in a professional studio based in London, UK.
My work includes singles, EPs, albums, studio, live and on-location recording, as well as (occasionally) live engineering with artists such as Gavin Holligan, Luke Smith, Vina Rose or Creation Fire Band to mention few.
In 2015 I've decided to make the music industry my live completing a career with a 1st degree at S.S.R London on "Music Production and Sound Engineering".
After finished my studies at S.S.R, I was offered an Internship as a Studio Assistant and I was quickly promoted to Studio & Facilities Support Technician and In-House Engineer.
Thanks to this position, I have access to an amazing range of equipment Analog and Digital, including two professional studios based around a Neve VR 48 console and an Avid S6 M40.
Are you looking for a big, wide, musical and exciting mix? Clarity and beautiful sonics? Heavy Bass sound, I'm your mixer. Soul, Jazz, hip hop, Electronics, acoustic and film...I'm passionate about
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Interview with J. Vazquez "Jimmie"
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, and Recordings for a variety of artist and styles.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm super comfortable with any kind of recording, mixes or masterings.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sevdaliza, she is one of the most talented and creative singers/producers at this moment, her records are from another world.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Restless and Profesional, I will not stop until I get everything right.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started helping my father on live sound engineering on my teen ages, then I've been working on my own solo artist projects as performer and djing. During the past 3 years, I've been working with professionals musicians and producers around some of the best studios in London.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Get in touch, talk to me, explain to me the better as you can whats going on in your mind for the project and I will help with the rest.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Vision, references, timing, budget.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you think you can make it sound like.....
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100 satisfaction
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a Generator or solar panels and something to play music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: modern digital technology it's great but isn't great as a trainer engineer's ears.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love to capture sound and work with talented creative minds.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'll take advance of the booth worlds, in 2019 digital technology has evolved so much that many plugins will give you at least 85% of the real thing, said that I love the analog feel, I'm privileged to be working in such an amazing console as a Neve Vr60/48 wich eq and compressors are the most musically stuff I've ever touch.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Latin American Orchestral Music Roots Reggae 70's style with Mikael Arkk & Creation Fire Band
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've been assisting Gavin Holligan and the team as an engineer for the past few years, he is an incredible producer an a very talented musician/songwriter. During this time I've recorded and mixed some of the songs that will make his Ep debut and a first solo album. Can't wait to see this out as it's going to be one of those time transcendental works, mind-blowing!!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have access to an amazing range of equipment analog and digital, including two professional studios based around a Neve VR60 / 48Ch console and an Avid S6 M40.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Have a talk with the artist and see which vision have for the work (recording/Mix or Mastering), ask for references, listen to it carefully and then write an action plan with strategies for mixing, mastering or recording in which I will sort out any equipment or techniques need it to accomplish the artist vision.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm a restless mind kind, so I'm always super excited to work on a bast variety of styles. I usually work on reggae/Dub, Hip hop, Soul, Jazz and I also love Uk Bass Music, working in different styles heavy bass-driven.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get your sound right before you start with the final recordings, that will save you a lot of time and money on the mixing process and it will bring a better sound to your final production. Usually, I can spend over 2 Hours just tunning drums with the Drummer and moving mics around until got the sweet sound I'm looking for.