Christian "CQ" Quiñonez
Recording and Mixing Engineer
There's nothing else that makes me happier than helping an artist or producer translate their vision sonically.
I have been recording and mixing for over 6 years. I recently graduated from Houston Community College, majoring in Audio Recording Technology. Along the way, I've been blessed to work with several artists, both independent and major, and have always put my all into every record. You will see below that I specialize in Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, etc. However, I am always up to the challenge of mixing something new so don't hesitate to contact me so we can discuss it! I'm here to help get your vision across, so let me help you!
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Interview with Christian "CQ" Quiñonez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Leon Bridges. He's a relatively new artist whose debut album topped the Billboard "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" chart this past summer of 2015. MICK put together a remix tape of the album, flipping songs with old school samples from Texas records. I had the pleasure of mixing 2 records on there.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The joy that I get from being able to help make awesome records.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you COMPLETELY satisfied with the recordings? Sometimes artists want to go back and re-record parts or revise too many times because they didn't know what they were after.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are several. Jhene Aiko, Beyonce, Tori Kelly and Kendrick Lamar. The first 3 for their vocal talents and Kendrick for his ridiculous creativity.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Typically work with hip-hop, pop and R&B, but definitely love to branch out and work on various types of music!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the ability to help an artist translate their vision.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's quite a humble rig, but it's not uncommon for a home studio. I primarily mix here, so it gets the job done. I have the UA Apollo Twin interface, Yamaha NS10m Studio monitors and various plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I consider myself a student of the game, so I admire everyone who has passion, works hard and keeps a good attitude.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly do local recording sessions and mixing over the internet for various artists around the country.