Javier Somorrostro

Mix and Mastering

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Dynamic sound.

Chilean music producer, mixing and mastering.






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Interview with Javier Somorrostro

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

  2. A: In the album "Abrazo de Árbol" by "Carlita Ampuero", it is an album that has made many people very happy, it is something that makes me feel very proud. This record I recorded, mixed and mastered.

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

  4. A: A folkpop and a reggaeton album.

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

  6. A: No one yet.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: A little here, a little there, there are things that work very well with digital and another that work very well with analog. You have to find out what you need the mix for.

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

  10. A: We are going to get a brutal sound.

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

  12. A: Feeling proud that someone felt a thousand things with the music I make.

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

  14. A: How long did it take you to get to this point ?, I answer more than 10 years and many falls.

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

  16. A: Letting myself be carried away by the loudness war when mastering, sometimes clients want to sound very loud and you have to find somewhere in between.

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

  18. A: What do you have? What would you like to achieve? And how much can I get involved?

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

  20. A: Open up to any alternative ideas that come up, let creativity flow.

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

  22. A: My laptop, my monitors, my interface, my midi and a microphone

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

  24. A: From the age of 10 towards beats in the fruty, little by little I was making my way in music production, now with 25 years I have my own labels "South Records" and "West Flow"

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Full of contrasts

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

  28. A: Coldplay for the wide creative range they have, Linkin Park would have said but ..., with any country artist too.

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

  30. A: Try, test, test, until you get the perfect sound.

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

  32. A: Folk, pop, reggaeton, trap.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Test, test, test as many times as necessary, until you get the perfect product.

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

  36. A: The voices in front and a very dynamic battery is the most important thing. Generate many contrasts to create many planes.

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

  38. A: If I'm in charge of a complete production I like to make models and have many references, little by little building a song from percussion to vocals, with arrangements that generate a lot of contrast, going from silence to noise. When I mix I take care of having a very dynamic battery and a bass that weighs it down. Voices that impact and very specific arrangements.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: A Steinberg Ur44 interface with a Dell G3, I use pro tools to mix and fl studio to make beats. Jbl Lsr305 monitors.

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

  42. A: Rick Rubin, Kanye West

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

  44. A: A total work of music production, I can work from composition, arrangement, recording, mixing and mastering.

Gear Highlights
  • Dell G3
  • Steinberg ur44
  • JBL 305
  • Alesis v49
  • Fl Studio and Pro Tools
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