Salva Ballesteros

Mixing Engineer and Producer

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I will dedicate myself to your project as if it were my own production. Using years of expertise, intuition and love of music, I'll take your music to the next level.

I have been involved in the music industry for more than a decade and experiencing the industry across many countries. I graduated in Audio Engineering from the world-renowned SAE in Los Angeles. For the last ten years, I have been working as a Mixing and Music Producer teacher in a film and audio school.

I mix, produce and master if needed. With mixing I have a curated acoustic studio with high-end monitoring and converters (Mastering Grade). I use a hybrid digital/analog system, which grants me the flexibility and the depth 3D sounding that analog always gives you. Additionally, with a rich background in this industry, I have amassed a great amount of contacts including musicians, songwriters and producers of every genre. If required, I can bring these onto the project for assistance.

To know and cherish the music industry as I do, I also bring with me an innate ability to know how a track should work. Aware of how it needs to sound in headphones, earbuds, on the radio, in the car, and on the dance floor is a skill I have honed.

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Interview with Salva Ballesteros

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

  2. A: Work in great music every day.

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

  4. A: For 15 years.

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

  6. A: Don't over-process your music. Less is more.

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

  8. A: Mostly electronic-based music. So basically most of the actual genres.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Listen and find what make your track sonically better/worst. Being perfectionist and treating every track as if it was mine. I think your track will talk about me too. So we better nail it!

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

  12. A: Modern, 3D, profundity, open, and spatial sound. I won't limit to mix the track and go to the next one. I will listen properly to the project and offer my vision if there is anything that I can do to make the track better.

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

  14. A: First of all, I chat with the client and know the project and what he wants to achieve. After we both on the same page I will work on the track until I get the track to its best. I will do final corrections if needed live in contact with the client for better results.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I have a tuned and acoustically treated room with the amazing Dutch&Dutch 8C, Audeze LCD-X and Auratone Monitors. Also some Dangerous and Croockwood Mastering grade converters to have the highest listening. Every track is processed by the Blackbox HG-2 which will give the track depth and 3D sound.

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

  18. A: I mostly Mix. But I also produce and design sounds with my modular, analog synths or digital software.

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Gear Highlights
  • Blackbox HG-2
  • Dangerous BAX
  • Dangerous Compressor
  • Bricasti M7
  • Bettermaker Mastering EQ
  • Dangerous AD+
  • Dutch&Dutch 8C
  • Croockwood C1
  • Trinnov ST2
  • Audeze LCD-X
  • UAD Satellite
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