Draco Mansion

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Audio + Mixing & Mastering Engineer at TRASH Gang (+3,400,000 Subscribers, +898,000,000 Total YouTube Channel Views)

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Five Years (5) of Mixing & Mastering:

Mixing & Mastering Engineer at TRASH Gang -- several of my track placements have gotten 1,000,000+ views on the music collective's YouTube main channel.

Bachelor of Science (BS) graduate degree in Audio Technology & Engineering from American University, which is considered a top level audio program within the US music industry

Five (5) years of working in multiple industry roles with Hip-Hop/Rap and Pop artists such as Lil Pump, Rich The Kid, Convolk, D Savage, Famous Dex, AGoff, Lil Tracy, and Gothboiclique (GBC) -- I know the new sound and its scene from a first hand expert perspective

Mixing & Mastering Engineer assistant at Studio Center — Grammy Award winning Media Production Company that is ranked #1 for Commercial Audio Production (Television, Radio, Podcasts)

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49 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kevin N.
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    Draco is really patient and understanding when it comes to working with any project, definitely consistent when it comes down to effort. Communication and reassurance is there 100%

  2. Review by Aaron H.
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    Super quick and very detailed ! Easy to work with

  3. Review by Aaron H.
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    Draco was super quick/easy to communicate with and made sure I was completely satisfied with my song! Would use again and definitely recommend.

  4. Review by Ryan Landry
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    Draco is my go to engineer for all of my songs, he never fails to provide me with a quality finished product that I’m satisfied with. I tell him my vision and he brings it to life, if you don’t work with him, you’re missing out! 10/10 recommendation!!!

  5. Review by Alex G.
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    If you want the best out of your mixes then Draco is your man! this guy can really craft the most out of your songs and potential and will work relentlessly to get the end-sound you are looking for. 10/10 would recommend!

  6. Review by Mitchell p.
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    Work with draco, give him your best song!! amazing mix!

  7. Review by Will B.
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    Draco is a talent. He lets you guide him with a vision and works with you to create a work of art. His ability to shape/develop your sound and take your track to the next level is elite. His return time is fast and he'll work with you until every last detail is the way you want it to be. In the end, he'll take your vision to a level so far beyond expectations. Absolute professional. This dude's a legend.

  8. Review by Liltayb
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    Draco is like that one product that is far cheaper than the most expensive pair of headphones but it has a ridiculous amount of 5 star reviews on the marketplace and you're like so i'd be paying that much for headphones that are better but only just? Draco is the money for value that broke af artists such as myself need to exist so thank you! i'm not trying to be famous but he's making it hard for me not too! - Liltayb

  9. Review by Liltayb
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    Draco took 'Free fries' and creatively re-structured it to hit different - he worked with us to get the type of sound we were looking for, his unlimited revisions meant that i didn't feel stressed when i wanted something a certain way and we got there over around 4 revisions and we got a bango! really nice guy and worth every penny

  10. Review by Furkan
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    Draco is a top tier engineering and producer talent with a sharp, attuned ear for pop / rap type tracks as well as trap / emo rap mix downs.

  11. Review by Alex G.
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    I have full confidence when working with Draco, he understands the vision an artist will present him which is extremely important yet surprisingly rare in this industry, he's a master of his craft and I'd 100% recommend to anyone!

  12. Review by Zach Weisz
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    Draco again went above and beyond for this mix. I wanted a Lil Peep sounding track that was very wide and full of energy and Draco delivered. I've worked with many other engineers on SoundBetter and it seems no other engineer can produce a sound similar to what he does every time. His quick responses also made this process a lot smoother and overall easier to finish.

  13. Review by Shane B.
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    Second time working woth him and again he didn't let me down. I am really hoping to continue working with him because each time we collaborate together we both use our creative minds together to make magic. I PROMISE YOU by the end of this year you will see us on The Billboard Top 100 with either one song or a shit ton. Look forward to building this relationship!

  14. Review by Shane B.
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    This man is LEGIT he made my song go from a 3/10 to a 10/10 if you need and mixing or mastering he is the guy to go to. One of the fastest turn arounds on my songs I have ever witnessed

  15. Review by Alex G.
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    Draco executes every session to the highest standard, his knowledge and engineering abilities know no boundaries and he always delivers what I want at rapid speed. Fully Recommended!

  16. Review by Liltayb
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    if you are looking to take your track from good to awesome, Draco is EL PLUG. He took my stems and my instructions and ran off with it and it was class A**. Super nice guy really easy to talk to and hella talented. He's basically going to be unofficially on my music production team the amount of times i'll be returning; the man is talented and i need talented!

  17. Review by Kodiak
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    Quick delivery, fire edits, nice guy!

  18. Review by Zach Weisz
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    For this track, I worked with an EDM producer who wanted to experiment with my vocals. I had a set studio session and let Draco know that I'd send him the track once it was ready to be mixed. He completed the mix within the hour which I was able to listen to at the studio with my remaining time. This makes a huge difference in the process because instead of sending the mix back and forth with the EDM producer, we were able to easily work on it together in the studio. Thank you again Draco!

  19. Review by Ryan L.
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    Draco Mansion has continued to take my songs to the next level. I cannot emphasize how much he cares about the final product. Every time I explain to him how I envision the final product to sound, he clarifies each step he is planning to take. In addition to this, he goes out of his way to ensure that I am happy with the product before he finishes it. This helps us with communicating and keeping us on the same page throughout the job. There’s a reason why I keep working with him, he is the best.

  20. Review by Zach W.
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    For this song, I was experimenting with my vocals and didn't really know what direction I wanted to take it. Draco assured me that he could turn this into something I'd be truly happy with which he followed through with upon delivery. This song has a psychedelic/Kid Cudi type feel to it which was amazing to hear once he mixed it. His delivery time was also unbelievable as he sent it back a few hours later. This man is a top underground engineer and has an insane amount of creative talent.

  21. Review by Zack K.
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    Great engineer, stuck with me through the whole process!

  22. Review by Alex G.
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    This is the third time working with Draco and he forever impresses me, his ability to turn average recordings into radio-hit songs with his precise attention to detail makes him so unique, he's mastered his craft and know's exactly what is needed for mixes off the bat! Would fully recommend!!!

  23. Review by Zach Weisz
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    If you want some to go above and beyond, this is your guy. Great communication and very honest through the whole process.

  24. Review by Zach W.
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    Unbelievable work by Draco. Really love how this came out! Definitely went above and beyond my expectations

  25. Review by Alex G.
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    Draco really made this song really bang with his skills and knowledge, I knew what sound I wanted however I couldn't make my mind up with the mixes that were sent, Draco really helped me push the creative spark in the track and was very patient with me when I was asking for different changes to be done, Draco is an elite tier producer who I would firstly recommend to anyone needing any music producing!

  26. Review by Djeki Morris
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    Easily one of the top tier vocal mixing engineers with a relevant presence in the underground scene.
    Draco transforms your creative vision to an unmatched level of quality and then some. Super excited to continue working with and getting to know him. He's that guy with a major talent who provides a unique edge to his dedicated emo rap sound.

  27. Review by Max S.
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    Easy to work with

  28. Review by Vinny M.
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    Fire as always fast turnaround and great revisions

  29. Review by Mitchell p.
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    amazing sound engineer! easy to work with and turned my song to a anthem! all artists give him your best track you will be happy with his work.he dynamically digs deep into your music and makes it soundgreat!

  30. Review by Ryan L.
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    Draco turned this song into a masterpiece. He reached out to me and assured me that he could transform this track and help me take it to the next level. I was unsure of it at first but he told me he had a plan, and I am so happy that I trusted him. He was 100% right, and the final product is exactly what I envisioned. If you are looking for a talented, experienced engineer, look no further! Draco is the perfect engineer to work with and will definitely exceed any expectations you have.

  31. Review by Law X.
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    Dope Dope Dope

  32. Review by Vinny M.
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    Draco is great def has an ear for that sadboy vibe will be coming back soon

  33. Review by Djeki Morris
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    I’ve sent this project to around 8 different engineers but Draco is the only who got it right. He’s an expert at carving out the specific sound and delicate mood you are trying to achieve while bringing forth a sharp understanding of the emotional vibe in the mix.

    Draco gets even better though when you let him loose and grant him free creative realm to do what he does best. He’s truly an exceptionally talented mixing & mastering engineer with an unparalleled and unique creative sound.

  34. Review by Ryan L.
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    Draco turned my song into a hit, I have never been so satisfied with a track. I would recommend Draco to ANYONE looking to take their music career in the next step. He is an amazing engineer who has an incredible understanding of music. The talent and skill he has is unmatched, and I will be working with Draco going forward. Thank you once again Draco, I am very thankful for your hard work and dedication you put into my song! Until next time!!!

  35. Review by Mz
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    Great working with Draco as always. Be back soon

  36. Review by Shamron M.
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    Draco! This man is a gem! He takes your tracks and puts them on steroids! The sauce is that of the finest ingredients! Love working with him!

  37. Review by Shamron M.
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    Draco is the best! his creative ear is immaculate. He can turn an average song into something far beyond your expectation. every time we work together i am left speech less. and his communication is that of the most professional.

  38. Review by Darius D.
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    Very talented mixing & mastering engineer with deep knowledge of UK artists and vocal production.

    Draco was exceptionally professional and responsive while working on my drill track and he mixed and mastered the project to an outstanding level of industry quality.

    Was also quite impressed with his sound production skills and knowledge of the current rap scene.

    Draco really gets your sound to where you want it to be and keeps you in the loop the whole time too.

  39. Review by DeMarcus A.
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    Draco is one of the most brilliant and creatively gifted engineers we have ever worked with.

    At Quality Control / UMG, we need more guys with this level of natural talent, relentless passion, and unique mixing perspective working on our projects.

    We look forward to keeping in close contact with Draco and continue building our relationship together.

  40. Review by Shamron M.
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    a true creator <3

  41. Review by Shamron M.
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    pay this man! and pay him well!

  42. Review by Alex G.
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    I cannot tell you how happy I am with the song Draco mixed and mastered for me! He works relentlessly and his communication explaining his tricks and styles gives the perfect asset to the direction desired. His knowledge is faultless and he uses this to his full advantage by making songs into hits! He also goes the extra mile and gives his very best to everything he does. Draco is the man you want to engineer your music and I look forward to linking up with him again!

  43. Review by Julius B.
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    Full recommend, Draco is relentless in his craft and worked closely with me during the whole process. I was always kept in the loop and he took down my notes / revisions so professionally. The rap mix came out awesome and I can't wait to perform it live.

  44. Review by Emilio S.
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    I gave Draco a beat I needed mixed for my Texas rapper and he got it to the exact sound I was looking for and more. When we played the beat he sent back next day in the car and in the studio, the beat was slamming hard, like crazy trunk shaking bass with super clean drums & synths from what we gave him to mix & master. He also was able to envision and carve out the pocket space for my guy to go rap on. If you want a guy to get your trap beats to sound next level, this is 100% your guy to go to

  45. Review by Roger D.
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    Big recommend for Draco. I needed this R&B style vocal that I recorded over a Pluggnb beat last week mixed down and mastered and I was more than satisfied with the final version.

    This guy understands the new sound better than any other engineer I have worked with and he works super fast too.

    He’ll get your sound to the next level with timely results.

  46. Review by Mz
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    Goes above and beyond in not only delivering the exact sound you envision, but also very knowledge in his mixing/ mastering craft and patient throughout until you're satisfied. Will definitely work again in future, thank you Draco!

  47. Review by Andrew R.
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    WOW, what can I say about this guy? Draco is a mixing beast, he took my 12 stem project to a whole new level (he even sent back the finished version within one day of hiring him!). I give him a full 5 star recommendation for anyone else looking to get their track mixed and master. He’ll know how to get your sound to a top quality level, I’m very satisfied with the end results.

  48. Review by Shane B.
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    Yooooooooo this man is straight legit as fuck he made my songs go from a fucking 3 out of 10 to fucking 10 out of 10. This dude is a genius when it comes to getting the music done and making it slap. I am about to be the next big artist because of this guy no cap!!!!!!!!

  49. Review by Liltayb
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    Draco is the sonic messiah that i needed in my life, he is so damn talented, he's going to be my new go to guy, I paid for vocal tuning, mixing and mastering for a new single called miss you and what i received was much more than I anticipated! very happy with the results and he's a really sound guy.
    remember the name Draco Mansion.
    -Liltayb

Interview with Draco Mansion

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

  2. A: I am relentless in carving out the max potential of your creative sound with every single one of my artists

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

  4. A: "You cannot un-bake a cake once it has been baked" -- It is my job as an engineering to put the icing and flavor (mix & master) on the top of the cake (vocal stem files) so if this cake was burned in the oven beforehand (ie: the quality of your recordings), then there is little I can do to make the cake edible before it is served to your fanbase.

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

  6. A: Send a WAV / mp3 demo clip of the song in the initial inquiry so I can formulate the effective mix perspective beforehand Who are your biggest influences behind your artistry?

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Juice Wrld, The Kid Laroi, Gothboiclique, Contemporary Rap (ie: the new generation sound)

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Passion, Precision, Patience

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

  12. A: Bounce all of your stems out with the correct / exact time and positioning of each vocal section against the instrumental as per when you recorded it

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

  14. A: Energy, drive, presence, tone, character, environment, warmth

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

  16. A: Download stems, put original track mix on playback in the car, mix then master, send back WAV / MP3 of final mix & master via SoundBetter thread

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

  18. A: The majority of my current vocal engineering work involves a ton of Emo Rap (GBC) and The Kid Laroi type of mixdowns and masters. I also have been working with a bunch of British rappers and singers from the UK too.

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

  20. A: Noah "40" Shebib (Drake, OVO Sound, etc.) and Leslie Brathwaite (Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, Pharrell) are great production inspirations to me. As far as artists go, Beyoncé, Cardi B, Young Thug and T Pain are awesome vocal mix refs too. Discussing production inspirations first, Noah's mixes are super smooth yet push a great deal of weight forward. "Mob Ties" is a great example of this. I use that song as a reference track when mixing & mastering because it brings together opposing, different layers of sound in an effective way without losing any of Drake's vocal energy or the track's bounce. I love his proven mentality too. Through each new release, you can tell that he never ceases experimenting and learning new studio techniques. He's also is not afraid to break the rules in cases where he knows he can achieve more effective results if he does. Noah's downsampling technique to degrade samples into that classic OVO low passed fuzz texture is brilliant too because you are bypassing using multiple plugins with one simple stroke to create massive success. I also am a big fan of Leslie Brathwaite. I think he/she gets it. Leslie's behind several of Lil Uzi, Cardi B, Pharell, records as well as the careers of many other household name artists. He always knows how to blend the best vocal takes with what instrumentals their producers created to radio ready and broad commercial audience guidelines. I also appreciate his how humble and versatile he stays in the mixing process too. Leslie sets the standard that all other mixing & mastering should follow, ie: let the artist shine, push the artist vision to its max potential and know how to use your tools to accommodate any artist's sonic needs. On the artist side, Beyoncé packs so much ferocity into her voice without losing any level of pitch or health. Her vocal technique allows her to be a solid stage performer and a unique vocalist. Through this method, you can see how she can both dance and hit every note on point on stage at the same time without losing any breath. Cardi B exemplifies the perfect definition of a proper power / diction dynamic when directly recording female vocalist top lines. Young Thug has done so much for creative modern vocal techniques. Besides being a top influence to a vast majority of contemporary rap artists, Thugger has shown how the voice can be used as an instrument and be manipulated into a variety of background textures. T Pain's legacy also plays a big influence on me because of the prominent demand for auto tune in much of my clients' music. Unknown to most, T Pain is actually a phenomenal singer and uses auto-tune not as a correction tool but rather for a carefully controlled aesthetic. It is important to remember the delicacy of vocals when mixing. If the vocals were not sung or recorded correctly in the sent take, then the mixing potential falls apart and little can be done to correct the issue.

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