I'm a mix and mastering engineer running an award-winning online mixing & mastering service for independent artists and labels. TBR's masters have received accolades such as #1 House Track of the Year on Beatport for KiNK's 'Chorus' Single, #2 ‘Best Song Of The Year’ at the Redbull Awards for Amelie Lens 'Exhale'.
TBR's mixes and masters have received accolades such as #1 House Track of the Year on Beatport for KiNK's 'Chorus' Single, #2 ‘Best Song Of The Year’ at the Redbull Elektropedia Awards for Amelie Lens 'Exhale' Single, ’Track of the Month’ on DJ Times for Eddie Niguel's very own 'Absolute', charted Best ‘Top 10’ by various in demand touring DJs on Resident Advisor and Ibiza Voice, featured release on online stores such as Traxsource, whatpeopleplay, Juno, Beatport and they’ve been played live at festivals & broadcast to millions of listeners from stations such as BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM, Ibiza Sonica, Rinse FM, Proton Radio & many more!
Recent artists mixed and/or mastered - Mike Dunn, KiNK, Basic Soul Unit, Mr. G, Andreas Gehm, Amelie Lens, Deetron, Vince Watson, Funk D'Void, Rennie Foster, DJ 3000, Claude Young, Fabrice Lig, Greg Gow, Ken Ishii, A.Mochi, John Beltran, HIROSHI WATANABE, Tevatron, Martin Patiño, Reqterdrumer, Aberdeen, Whitesquare, Lele Sacchi, NT89, Kocleo, Karim Sahraoui, Kirk Degiorgio, Marco Bernardi, Michel de Hey, Tom Zeta, LFDM, Rivet, John Heckle, Ford Foster, Tapirus, Mark Forshaw, Trace7000, Tzusing, Umwelt, Marcus Whitted, Emseatee, Echoel, Miles Ellis, The Beat Usagi, Kaye, Riot !n Magenta and many more.
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Interview with Eddie Niguel / TBR Mixmaster
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I am of view that no project is ever too small for the take up, as such, i take great pride in making sure that every detail of your work is handled with the utmost care.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always check your mixes in mono to hear how it sounds. A stereo mix sounds great on your stereo system, but can sound terrible if it's not mono-compatible. So make sure to always check your mixes in mono, fix those stereo effects to work in mono, and pan your instrument in mono for better separation if your music is likely to be played and listened to in a car, shop, radio, club or bar for example.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I specialize in, but don't limit myself to, electronic, ambient, house, techno, indie pop and other forms of new music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My years of experience listening and working with a wide repertoire of music means I'm open and flexible to adapt to different projects.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a producer myself, and apart from my technical knowledge, I can be your second pair of professional ears, giving you a non-biased opinion or advice (if or when needed), helping you to reach your vision and goals much quicker than the other guy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It all depends on the kind of project I'm presented with. As a mixing engineer, I focus on mixing one song at a time, paying close attention to every detail in that one song, making sure that each individual sound is well-balanced in the mix. For mastering on the other hand, i look at the production from a broader perspective. Instead of just one song, I listen to the full scope of the Album, paying a little more attention to the overall sound and not just the individual tracks. My goal here is to make sure that the individual tracks on the album sounds cohesive as a unit and that it translates well on as many playbacks and sound system possible.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My workstation is built around a hybrid mix of analog and digital equipments. Though, my most valuable asset arguably is my skill set and experience of more than 20 years in the music business.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: While I've spent more than two decades in the Electronic music sphere, I actually grew up surrounded by music of the Motown, Funk & Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and Modern Rock thanks mostly in part to having an extended family filled with musicians, DJs, and music enthusiasts. Therefore, it's almost impossible to name everyone who inspired me. The few on top of my head would be Producers like Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Dr Dre, Engineers like Dave Pensado, Tony Maserati, Paul Tan and as for dance music-related, it is various labels like Body & Soul, MAW, Strictly Rhythm, KMS, Transmat, UR and the likes
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 60% digital/vinyl mastering job and 40% mixing/editing and administrating vinyl cutting and pressings for clients worldwide. Most of which are electronic music; Leftfield, House, Techno, Electronica, Indie Pop and New Music.