Musician Mix engineer Producer

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Mix Engineer and Producer from Chile. From live shows to the studio. A decade working in the music industry. I mix and master following your vision, and adding up that last step to make it a reality. I specialize in client service and I use my tools for YOU. Let's make music that you'll love forever.

Hi. I'm Matias Hernandez, and I am a mix and master engineer living in the countryside of the south of Chile.

I've been working for a decade in the music industry. I started producing big live shows, as a rowdy, calibrating systems and rooms and mix engineering. Then I studied jazz and music theory, and later worked in studios producing and mixing. Then I made the jump and started working online mixing for independent artists from around the world. That's when I fell in love with mixing and having online clients.

I have my studio in a quiet and simple place far away from any city. because I love to give my full attention to any task or request that you have. I do all my mixing in-the-box, and to do that, I built a Hi-End PC with a load of amazing plugins to work on any kind of session. All set to make great and beautiful music.

I mix and master anything, from a 2-track beat, edit, tune and mix vocal takes, full songs and also full albums (with a discount). I do all my mixing in-the-box, in a flat room for an excellent sound translation. All my tools working for your vision.

My main goal is to realize this vision that you have for your music, and to end up with a song that you'll love forever.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with matifly

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I worked a lot on Live events, and that gives you an accelerated experience of how artists work, what they want, and how to make it happen. And I released 3 instrumental albums of my own, and I still love it every time I listened. Just following my own rules. That's what I want my clients to feel.

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

  4. A: I'm make beats while I'm not mixing. So I'm composing and recording most of the time. Always around music.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yoad Nevo is a institution of mixing and mastering of its own. What a great!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Digital practicality makes the job a lot more flexible. And analog randomness makes it unique.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: You're not paying for a service, you're paying for a relationship with me. You're working with a person on the other side that wants to help you to the best of my abilities. And I'll do my best cause I love to see ideas grow. I'll always be super honest, giving you the best advice I can and always understanding how important your project is to you. I've got your back.

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

  12. A: The infinite creative process and it's growth on ourselves. We get better every time we repeat this. We learn every time we repeat this. We create relationships every time we repeat this. I would repeat this process forever.

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

  14. A: How long does it takes? It always depends on your project. It's a 2track? a song? an album? But always focusing on quality. It depends on the state of the composition and tracks. If it needs a lot of cleaning, it takes more time. But if it's well recorded and the composition is well finished, it will take no time to make it sound better.

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

  16. A: Mixing doesn't help the melody or the chord structure. You need to have your main idea clear to be able to expand it. And composing a part doesn't necessarily need to sound good. It needs to be the right piece of the puzzle. Understand in which part of the process your song is, and summing up, slowly carving till we get where you want. Mixing alone, can't do that.

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

  18. A: I need the best reference they can give me, and also some music they like that isn't about the song necessarily. I ask them to link the sound they want to a space. Preferably where they imagine them playing the song. Stadium, small bar, acoustic in a house. And that gives me the perfect notion for the loudness and sound they want. Do you want a happy or sad song? do you want to focus on the vocals or the beat? do you want this song to be played at the club or more intimate scenarios? And anything else that helps with defining how do you want this project to be.

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

  20. A: Whoever you choose, always learn from them, but choose the ones who improve your idea instead of making it their own. You want ego, but you want TEAM more. The most important part, is your original idea and keeping it till the end of the process, summing instead of masking.

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

  22. A: A guitar with infinite string packs. A Tascam mobile recorder to leave a legacy. A beta56 cause studio mics would die in a week. Cables, connectors and fire to weld. AND A FREAKIN DRUMSET of sea wood for it to be eternal.

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

  24. A: Been involved in music for 10+ years now. Started playing guitar in school, then I studied Sound engineering and worked on Live events. Later I started to make commercial music, and then I realized I could do that for myself and make my own songs. So I started making my own music, mixing and mastering it, mixing for others, and making music with others. I just love how infinite it is, so I work with anyone who wants to grow and work a lot to make the best music. Mixing has become a great way to help other artists and to collaborate.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I love pushing boundaries, but still being able to be heard. Finding the middle through any means necessary. So my style is exaggerating whichever vibe you want. I'll expand your project to its limits.

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

  28. A: Anderson Paak, Noname, JamieXX, and a beautiful new artist called Ash Leone. They have their own vibe. And I can't wait to listen to or be involved with that kind of people and their music.

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

  30. A: Don't read when you sing or rap. Learn it, and it will flow much better. That works for producers too. Learn your tools until they become a part of you, and reach the place where you want to go. Achieving a natural and strong feeling is the most important part. That's what gives it IMPACT.

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

  32. A: Hip-Hop, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Trap and Indie. I love electronic music too and would love to start working with that beautiful genre.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I'm a tool for the client to achieve the final product that he or she wants. My most amazing gift, is being able to listen to the client and the think of the project as an art work and I'm an artist too. And that needs that I become a part of the team who has been working on the song. Go team!

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

  36. A: Got to give that award to my session control. After I work on a project and prepare the session, I have the FLEXIBILITY to make it as loud/quiet, wide/narrow or big/small as you need it to be.

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

  38. A: Mixing for me it's about control of the project and the session. I start with cleaning your tracks and taking away everything that gets in the way; without adding nothing yet, I do volume and spatial balance. And that gives the room I need to start searching for the tone of every instrument, with EQ, Compression, some beautiful saturation and any other process needed. For mastering, it's about listening the mix, reviving the vibe that was choosen by the client, giving it a final sound, vibe, and push to achieve the tone and loudness needed for your project.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I come from Live Shows background, so I use a measurement and calibration software to mix in a fully treated room for flat frequency response. That means, no surprises and a great translation from my system to anywhere you play your song. I do all my mixing in-the-box for the flexibility (I use it for live shows too). So, I built myself a High-end PC that can handle all your tracks and plugins needed with ease. Izotope, Waves, even TheGodParticle is installed and ready to use. Also, I live far away from the noise, so nothing bothers my sessions and I can give you my full attention.

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

  42. A: Mixing. Which is about listening to the clients vision, and translate into a sound to make all the previous production elements, coherent. Preparing the session and being able to be flexible and take the project wherever the clients wants to go.

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

  44. A: Jazz musicians have it really clear. It's all about the feeling and the attention of the listener. Any mix engineer that makes you feel a roller coaster of emotions within the song. John Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, Miles Davis, Kendrick Lamar, A Tribe called Quest, Daft Punk. Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Rick Rubin, Dr, Dre.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Anderson .Paak
  • Noname
  • Vulfpeck
Gear Highlights
  • High end PC
  • Sonarworks calibration
  • Izotope
  • Waves and TheGodParticle plugins
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