Specialized in hybrid and alternative genres. Over 8 years of experience in the field of mixing.
I provide mixing services for singles and albums, whilst being attentive and in line with the client's vision of the record. In the mixing services; are included a single mix file in either: Wave, AIFF, CAF, AAC or Apple Lossless. An additional MP3 file if needed, as well as an additional rough master (usually as reference for the mastering engineer).
I've worked in the music industry for more than 8 years and have mixed a multitude of records across a dozen different genres. I specialize in:
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Interview with Gabriel Constantin
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Turn It Off by Neptune and Olivier. I mixed the record and am incredibly greateful to have worked with such talented artists and overall great people.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Indie Pop records as well as an Alternative Pop EP.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Camilo Silva F is a mastering engineer specialized in analog mastering and gives you the full sound you are looking for in analog gear for a good range of genres and styles. He is very professional and has great communication with his clients.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital mixing gives the most control and efficiency that a mixing console doesn't come close to, paired with analog mastering is makes for a perfect record with the best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will put my all into making this record sound the closest I possibly can to what they envisioned for it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to hear and bring, incredible records, artist's and producers ideas, to fruition.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take to get a first mix? It takes a day to a week depending on the complexity, length of the record as well as my workload, but if you need a rush delivery the same day it can be done.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mixing engineers can't magically change a record that the artists himself doesn't like to something he does. It will only improve and bring the already existing sound to an elevated level. A mixing engineer will generally not change the creative decisions made by the producer/artist, already in place, but only improve their's by adding his own.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: The number and type of stems provided as well as the rough, if there is one, and possible references and expectations for the record. For example If I know that the record will be mainly played in the club it will alter my mixing decisions compared to a record that's going to be consumed mainly on the radio.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Provide references, your expectations as well as, be ready to hold an open conversation to get across your intentions. Most important of all, do all that before coming to an agreement with the provider.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer with 1000TB of storage, Neve 1073 pre amp's and eq's, pultec eq's, antelope clocking system and AD converter.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a musician in the early 2000's and dedicated myself to solely mixing, about 8 years ago.I have mixed record in about a dozen different genres for more than fifty artists worldwide.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Adaptable to the artist's sound..
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Post Malone because he combines multiple genres over an incredible vocal range which makes for an incredibly original sound while maintaining a semblence of mainstream.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Once you start questioning your inital desicions on a record its time to stop and finish it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Alternative, Hip-Hop, RnB/Soul, Pop, Indie, Folk.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding what a record needs to be the best version of itself.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can enhance the sound of a record, its overall energy and flow making it sound professional. I really respect the artists vision and try to keep the best parts of the rough in the final mix, in other words the parts that made it great, as it is what made the artist make the song in the first place.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My starting point depends on the specific record, as far as hip-hop records go, I typically start with finding a groove for the drums, then the melodic elements, after that I work on the vocals individually and finish by working on fitting all the instrumental with the vocals. But like I said, it depends on the genre and the record itself. One thing that doesnt change is that I utilize a lot of buses and aux tracks to have the most control over the sound of the individual tracks as well as group tracks.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mainly work with close field and mid range monitors: HS10's ,HS8's, Trio11 Be's and a variety of headphones. I work mainly in the box as far as mixing is concerned as it gives me a lot more of control and efficiency.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As far as mixing engineers go, Manny Marroquin, Jaycen Joshua, Tony Maserati inspire me. I love and take inspiration from a wide frequency spectrum of musical genres but to name a few artists: Post Malone, John Mayer, Rosalia, Maggie Rogers, Hozier, Kahlid, Jay-Z, Travor Daniel, Miles Wesley, Billie Eilish, Juice Wrld, as far as recently active artists go. But I'm a big fan of 70's, 90's and early 2000's music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixdown of records, getting the best tonal balance and sound possible for the record. This implies making sure the listener stays engaged and compelled no matter the playback system nor the medium he is using to consume it on.