Daniel Cortes

Professional Mixing/ Mastering

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2x Latin Grammy Awards. 2x Anglo Grammy Nominations. +100,000,000 streams. Mixed tracks for #1 Billboard record. Mixed a song for Oscar Winning Disney's Soundtrack. Fast turn-arounds, world class quality. Credits with: Carlos Vives, Rubén Blades, Paul Van Dyk, Alejandro Sanz, Camilo, Fito Paez. Modern sounding hits. Hit me up and let's get started!

Hi there, I'm Daniel. Graduated musician and sound engineer. My experience so far has led me to work in different studios in the USA and in Colombia: Criteria Studios in Miami, Studio G Brooklyn, Infrasonic Sound, Robot Lemon in Nashville, Gaira Musica Local, etc. I have worked with major labels such as Sony Music, Universal, etc and major artists around the globe. 2x Latin Grammy Awarded. 1x Grammy + 3x Latin Grammy nominated. Mixed a track for an Oscar nominated movie for "Best Soundtrack". Which made #1 on Billboard for several weeks.

Check out my work at www.cortesdaniel.com

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36 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Brendan
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    It was such a joy working with Daniel. Besides being an absolute pro with his mixing, his communication skills are top notch. He had an idea for the mix which we loved. The result was more than what I could of asked for. He brought our song to a whole new level with great detail. We are currently discussing which song to give him next.

    Thank you Daniel!

  2. Review by J L.
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    Daniel has been wonderful with us, very patient and always gives constructive feedback. He has become an important element of our creative and musical team. Hope to work with him again soon.

  3. Review by Antonio G.
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    I had the pleasure of working with Daniel as a mixing engineer on several projects, and I have to say, he is truly exceptional at his craft. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in his field, but he also has a great ear for detail and knows how to bring out the best in a mix. He is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the final product is of the highest quality. I highly recommend Daniel to anyone looking for a talented and dedicated mixing engineer.

  4. Review by Jahirah Williams
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    Was awesome to work with and they get a really good sound from my tracks. Definitely recommend!👌🏿

  5. Review by J L.
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    Daniel was such a blessing to our project. After the first version of the mix he totally understood what we wanted. After that it was only minimal details reviews. Easy to work with, and very fast to deliver without feeling any rush from his part. Definitely we'd work with him again. Glad to add him as a new member of our creative workflow.

  6. Review by Master M.
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    Perfect person to work with. Does not complain and doesn’t mind putting in the work so that your song comes out as needed. Very professional, talented and communicates with you throughout the process. Even takes the time to find other professionals that do certain things that he doesn’t do but that will make your song stand out. Currently getting next song ready for Daniel to mix and master!

  7. Review by Jahirah Williams
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    Was super awesome to work with and gave me a great mix of my project! Will definitely go back to him!

  8. Review by Antonio G.
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    Super professional, excelent quality, fast delivery, the communication was very clear. 100% recommended!.

  9. Review by Guillermo U.
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    It is a pleasure to work with Daniel, excellent in his service and a better person, we will continue working together!

  10. Review by Lean B.
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    It was my second time working with Daniel after a stellar initial collaboration. The first time we worked on a mix, this time on a master. Somehow, he managed to up himself, even though I had already rated him 5 starts the first time around. Maybe because of the time we spent collaborating, he was able to grasp my needs and implement them perfectly from the get go. We didn't even need a revisions round!

    Know that you're in good hands if you decide to work with Daniel.

  11. Review by Guille Zaléz
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    It is great to work with Daniel, he has helped me a lot with his advice to get the best possible sound in my mixes, I will continue working with him without a doubt.

  12. Review by Juan G.
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    Daniel is very professional, the quality and skills placed in the job are amazing, always open and communicative. I will definitely work again with him in a future. So talented, many thanks Daniel!

  13. Review by Don Keller
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    Wonderful working with Daniel again. Very fast, great communication, and provided many options. Thank you!

  14. Review by Alvaro
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    It is always a pleasure to work with Daniel, he's attentive and very professional in mixing.

  15. Review by Don K.
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    Daniel was incredible at incorporating my detailed feedback and working with me through the end! He truly cared about the project and me being happy with it. Daniel made the song sound rich and competitive. I truly appreciate all of the hard work and dedication he put into the project. He was great with communication and had fast revisions! Thank you Daniel!

  16. Review by Alvaro C.
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    Daniel is a very talented and polyvalent professional that understands what a song needs in order to sound at its best.

  17. Review by Fernando
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    Daniel did an amazing job on the project we worked on; he was super professional, super effective and he really understood the intentions of the song. I really appreciated working with him... I will definitely come back and I strongly recommend him.

  18. Review by Reanne Bangsil
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    Daniel has been such a great person to work with. He mixed and mastered a song I made on Logic and really brought my vision to life. He was so patient with all the tiny changes and details I wanted. Grateful for him!

  19. Review by Guillermo U.
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    It has been a pleasure working with Daniel for the third time, always willing to help me get the best result, I will definitely continue sending my songs to him.

  20. Review by Guille Zaléz
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    Segundo tema masterizado por Daniel quedó increíble! Seguiremos trabajando con él sin dudas

Interview with Daniel Cortes

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

  2. A: I love what I do, and you will see that reflected in the music and throughout all the process. You won't regret taking the leap!

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

  4. A: Listen to the music they've done and what they have to say. Then follow your gut, you always get a feeling when you find someone great to team up.

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

  6. A: I will first connect with the main emotion and vibe that the song gives me, then it's all about how to potentiate it and get it to a competitive and balanced sound, always keeping the emotion at first.

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

  8. A: It's definitely working on Disney Animation Studios Movie: Encanto. This movie is a tribute to my country, Colombia, it's culture, music, people and landscapes. I'm proud of being hired for mixing one of the songs of the soundtrack (which reached #1 at Billboard for many weeks). The song's name is "Colombia, Mi Encanto" sang by Carlos Vives.

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

  10. A: Less is more sometimes

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

  12. A: Nigel Godrich, Serban Ghenea, Mick Guzauski, Joel Hamiltone, Reid Shippen as for mixers.

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Terms Of Service

Typical turn around time is 5 days for mixing, and 2 days for mastering (Usually faster)

GenresSounds Like
  • Carlos Vives
  • Dua Lipa
  • Radiohead
Gear Highlights
  • Genelec "The Ones" Speakers
  • AUDEZE LCDX 2021 Headphones
  • Universal Audio Plugins + DSP
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Acustica Audio
  • WAVES
  • Sonimus
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