As a musician, I know what it means to find the perfect sound. Let me help you get there.
I am a mixing engineer based in Queens, NY. I specialize in rock and its subgenres including pop punk, indie rock, metalcore, etc.
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Interview with Jerry Almonte
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style of mixing is all about finding the energy of the song and making that the main ingredient in a song, and I always use an ambient and airy approach to the music I work on.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been involved in audio since 2009 but never took it seriously until a year later. I have since then freelanced my services to a lot of bands and singer/songwriters for demos and EPs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lord-Alge, Manny Marroquin, Tony Maserati, Skrillex, Diplo, Graham Cochrane, Zedd, among others!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whenever there is a song in front of me, not only do I bring 6 years of engineering experience to the table, but I also have over 20 years of musical expertise. I am a guitarist at heart, but I have plenty of experience dealing with vocalists, especially with harmonies.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common thing I do is production and mixing work. I'm usually called to produce someone's record which would include recording instruments or producing MIDI sounds, coming up with creative ideas and implementing them, or simply providing clear direction for an artist or band. Mixing-wise, I find sonically appropriate balances between instruments and frequencies to provide an engaging and smooth mix from start to finish.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lately I've been working on R&B and experimenting with Trap and ambient sounding music, but I am very well versed in indie, folk, rock and metal (which happens to be my favorite genres to listen to anyway).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm best with vocal production, editing, tuning. Harmonies and getting the strongest possible performance vocally is my strongest and favorite thing to do!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Getting cool sounds can happen at anytime, but happens when you experiment with your gear. My favorite thing to do is to get a lo-fi sound when it's required. I sometimes do this by recording an instrument/vocal using standard methods, but also have a tape recorder in the room recording the sound source and using the output of the recorder to go on its own channel. Then blend appropriately, compress like crazy, add saturation or whatever you want!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision for your music and how can I help you get there? Who are your favorite singers and who are your favorite song writers, and why? If you can eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I'm producing an EP for a singer/songwriter named Rocio Morales. You can find her on Instagram, @MusicByRoc