Carlo V.

Mixing & Mastering, Producer

Carlo V. on SoundBetter

Mix/Master engineer, producer, and songwriter under New Waves Studios Guam, INC. I specialize in Hip Hop, R&B/Soul, and Rap. I'm always eager to try new things. I often look for perfection and clarity in my mixes. Make sure you check out social media profiles to stay updated with me. @carlovmusic

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Interview with Carlo V.

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

  2. A: I am very proud of working with TonyaJae on her song "Vibe". Many ears listened to the song, including my instructors from school. The song took a big opportunity with a music video featuring TonyaJae & Hayley Kiyoko.

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

  4. A: TonyaJae's new album.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: My strongest skill set would be mixing since most of my time is spent on that aspect of music.

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

  8. A: I bring life, clarity, and balance to a song. I want to make sure everything on the track expresses every idea that my client wants to be portrayed.

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

  10. A: I typically start off by asking the client what is their overall vision of their project. I then listen to the reference track if there is one provided to me. If not, then I would put together the track and create a reference track on my own with a small mix into the vocals. From there, the journey begins.

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

  12. A: "How did you make my vocal tighter?" Then I say "Like this". But seriously, many of my clients see a drastic change from raw to processed. My only answer to them is I try to bring out the best characteristics of a recording and sometimes attempt new techniques.

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

  14. A: I'm stuck with Hip Hop/R&B and Rap. Just because I mainly do those genres, doesn't mean I can do other stuff. I love working with different types of Pop genres just cause of how creative I can be.

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

  16. A: Make sure that your recording is perfect before the mixing stage. Engineers can only do so much. Once it's recorded, there is not really a fix. Things could be hidden, but it can stand out in the master. Also, make sure you send the files properly.

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

  18. A: Phone, Air Pods, Computer, Headphones, Interface. I don't need water. I think...

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

  20. A: Being in the studio with Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, and Jon Bellion looks like tons of fun. Their vibes are very moving and positive.

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

  22. A: I started in late 2018 and decided to go to Full Sail University in Florida to study recording arts. I learned from great grammy-award engineers and always ask for feedback from my instructors. Then in Guam, my friends and I opened up a recording studio in late 2019 and it's been great! Then send me tons of work to do.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have a simple setup that is slowly expanding as I continue to learn new techniques. Right now, I'm working on my Mac Mini and Macbook Pro with Logic Pro X (songwriting) and Pro Tools (mixing/mastering). I mix using ADAM Audio AX7s monitors and my Sennheiser HD50x headphones.

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

  26. A: Mikhail Kusch is on the top of my list. That dude is great.

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: If I'm in a studio with analog gear, I'll use analog right away. There's something about physically touching sound and patching them in that makes my mix sound better. I don't mind digital at all since there are many tools that can mimic the analog sound. But analog all the way.

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

  30. A: Working with other artists to help create their brand and connecting with more clients to expand the music industry.

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

  32. A: Take a break from working on your music and rest your ears. Go outside and let your ears readjust to nature. You'll be surprised when you come back to the song and notice what you need to do to make it sound better. Also, don't be afraid to bring in a new fresh pair of ears for some comments, advice, and feedbacks.

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

  34. A: I usually work on Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, and Trapsoul. However, you'll catch me working on rock and country.

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

  36. A: NF, Jon Bellion, Witt Lowry, Eminem, Logic, Joyner Lucas, Bryson Tiller, H.E.R., J. Cole, Phora, Doja Cat, too many to jot down. But you get my vibe.

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

  38. A: Mixing and mastering their music to sound clear, balanced, and ready for streaming/radio. I also produce music with clients I personally work with within the studio.

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

  40. A: I worked with Mikhail Kusch on my own music. I also recommend Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young (Full Sail Grad).

  41. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  42. A: As much as I love how analog make sounds more natural, their is many things in the digital world that can mimic that. Digital is more affordable, effective, and easier to adapt to.

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

  44. A: Working with other artists to help create their brand and connecting with more clients to expand the music industry.

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

  46. A: Take a break from working on your music and rest your ears. You'll be surprised when you come back to the song and notice what you need to do to make it sound better. Also, don't be afraid to bring in a new fresh pair of ears for some comments, advice, and feedbacks.

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

  48. A: I usually work on Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, and Trapsoul.

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

  50. A: NF, Jon Bellion, Witt Lowry, Eminem, Bryson Tiller, H.E.R.,

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

  52. A: Mixing and mastering their music to sound streaming/radio ready. But with the artists a work with personally, it would include production as well.

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Terms Of Service

I typically allow 3 revisions per song, but I can offer more revisions depending on the situation. I usually finish a song between 1 to 7 days. I offer a free master with mixing services.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Eminem
  • Winona Oak
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Waves Plugins
  • Izotope Plugins
  • Slate Digital Plugins
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SoundBetter Deal

I typically offer an album package (length of completion may be longer). Album package includes unlimited revisions, and free masters on all songs in the album.