Juanfra JF

Mixing/Mastering Engineer

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I Give Music Producers The Ability to Remain Creative, Save Time, and Produce More by Efficiently and Tastefully Mixing & Mastering their Music. For music samples and full info, please VISIT www.juanfrajf.com.

​​Hey, I’m Juanfra JF.   

In today’s music landscape there’s no room for producers, who are in need of being musically creative 100% of their time, to be bothered with technical processes such as mixing and/or mastering.  If they do, then they will no longer be able to make consistent releases. 

Working on a single song will be an endless process, they will suffer from ear-fatigue, their sonic quality will dramatically decrease, and will most likely lose their client’s trust really quick.

Successful producers like Timbaland, Charlie Puth, Max Martin, Babyface, Linda Perry, Rick Rubin, Prince (R.I.P.), to name some of the greatest, all have a team of specialists working their magic every step of the way.  

For the past 7 years I've been recording, mixing, and mastering tracks for well-known Peruvian artists as well as for some great newcomers that are in the process of becoming big.  If you are in this game to make timeless music, then let’s partner up and make it sound expensive as well.  If the other dudes that I mentioned above were able to do it, then we can do it too.  Let's set up a time for a videocall; the rest is revenue.  

*Seamless online workflow via Audiomovers/GoogleMeet for a warm and direct interaction.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Eduardo Freyre
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    "Working with Juanfra is super enjoyable. Besides having a great sense of humor , he's got great sensitivity for details, and passionately takes care of each technical aspect when mixing and mastering. We like how flexible he is in his opinions, and that he is also very didactic when explaining any ideas he may have that could potentially add coherence to the song."

  2. Review by Jesus Paredes
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    Amaazing mixing/mastering engineer, every song we work sounds amazing. Im pretty satisfied with the sound we reached as a label of my first album!!!

  3. Review by Amaru Champi
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    As a music producer I have had the opportunity to entrust some musical projects to Juanfra and from the beginning the process of working with him has been very comfortable since he gives himself the space and time to understand the sound concept I am looking for for the song. In addition to quickly grasping the idea of the song, he is usually very detailed with the technical aspects of the song and very open to talking about how the project can improve. Finally, Juanfra is one of the professionals who drastically meet their deadlines, which has been a relief for the projects and my clients.

  4. Review by Mazuré - artist
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    Juanfra makes you feel part of a team thats working towards the same goal: to take the artist's vision of a song and materialize it with impecable sound engineering and hardware tools. Good friend also!

  5. Review by Santiago Diaz
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    Amazing mixes every single time. I’m flabbergasted by his work! Also, impeccable in his professionalism and energy.

Interview with Juanfra JF

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I strive to get the best possible sound out of my system, so I trust Antelope Audio's Zen Tour Synergy Core to do the job. I use two separate pieces of hardware, the G-Buss Compressor from Audioscape, and the SilverBullet mojo amp from LouderThanLiftoff via custom-made Klotz cables, an arsenal of plugins from the most famous brands including UAD, and McDSP, and a Raven MTi2 for faster workflow when mixing. In regards to my monitoring, I rely on different systems: VSX, CLA NX, SIENNA, small consumer-based devices

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

  4. A: Right now I'm working on a full new EP for a band, an EP for a singer-songwriter, and a couple more singles. New arrivals every week.

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

  6. A: Reference before working.

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

  8. A: Honestly, I've been loving to work on some Salsa projects lately that still haven't come out. I'm very versatile because I work off of references and I love a challenge. It's very hard for me not to like a professional producer's work, so I've rarely turned a project down for those reasons.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: I use both, and I'm in service of the music, not my ego. I use what I have and make it sound good. =)

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

  12. A: No matter what, we're gonna kill it.

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

  14. A: I love making people happy when they listen to their music after a few days and their jaws hit the floor. I can't describe that feeling. I'm just blessed to do what I love.

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

  16. A: Q: "How did you fking do that?!" haha. A: All you need is love. Q: Do you mix&master? A: I prefer to send it to another mastering engineer that I trust. But I can do it for sure. Just give me another day or 2 to refresh my ears. Q: What do you mean when you say you "premix" the mix? A: I like to assess the quality of the recordings that I get. That includes looking for issues, and fixing them. Also, I like to "predict" the future and save time, so I have developed a series of steps for harmonic enhancement at the track level so that the song sounds richer and fuller when it hits the mixing session. Q: Someone told me that your mix prints sound better for some reason. Why is that? A: I took the time to analyze and listen very carefully to the differences between the sound I monitor in real time within the session versus the sound you monitor after the mix is exported...and the findings were disturbing. We lose a lot of movement, so I spent a week figuring out how to compensate, and now I have applied said solution to every single print since. Love it. I went from say a 20% difference to around 5%.

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

  18. A: - How long have you been sitting on this project? - What is your intended use/goal for it? - What are your sonic references? - What is your deadline?

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

  20. A: File management upon delivery. 1. Deliver mono sources as mono tracks when possible. It saves a lot of premixing time. 2. Organize your tracks by type in sub-folders. 3. Add a note that includes bit-depth, sample rate, bpm, song key, song name. 4. Send a compressed folder via WeTransfer. 5. Make only ONE send, and make sure you are not missing any files.

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

  22. A: 1. Jet Back Pack 2. Gasoline 3. Gasoline 4. Gasoline 5. Gasoline

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

  24. A: It's been 7 years since I've been doing it professionally, slowly upping game.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: I'm probably the most organized when it comes to preparing for mixing. During the revisions stage we get together online, they see my main screen, they see my face, we talk, laugh, but we work super fast I work as they speak. By the time they're done explaining their idea, it's done and we listen to it. We move really fast and efficiently, but most importantly, we have a lot of fun while at it.

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

  28. A: I think I make its soul be shown. I always try to make the best possible version of it.

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

  30. A: 1. Meet Up We do a videocall so that we can get to know each other. This is also where I learn how I can best be of service to your project. 2. Planning Here's when we discuss details, budgets, deadlines, deliverables that best suit your goals, and we make a deal. 3. Execution I will do my thing and send you my results so that you can take your time, make notes, and have some other people give you feedback. We will then schedule a real-time revision session where we're gonna have a lot of fun finishing the project. Once we are done, you can take another day to listen to your project before I send you the final print. 4. DELIVERY After we are all settled, I will send you a link where you can download your project from. Should you require various formats, each file will be conveniently labeled. I will also keep a backup copy of the project session and deliverables for up to 12 months for emergencies only.

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

  32. A: CLA, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Timbaland, Charlie Puth, Josh Gudwin

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

  34. A: Music Mixing, and Mastering.

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

  36. A: I'm specially proud of a brand new song from Peruvian artist Mazuré, called "Luces de Adentro" that I got to mix and master. It's an amazing mixture of blues/soul/R&B beautifully performed by him on bass, guitar, and vocals. All brilliantly produced by my great friend, and Latin-Grammy winner, Santiago Diaz. This song was particularly challenging because it took them about two months to come to an agreement as far as where the song should point to sound-wise, so I had to do all of my premixing shenanigan that I always do to all of my projects but still being careful enough to preserve the soul of the song. It was all about understanding what they had in mind and following it to an undeniably better version of it. Loved it, and I hope others will love it as much. It should be out sometime during Aug-Sept 2021. There's also this new single for artist "Shana" called "Sacame Las Palabras" that is a mixture of a Peruvian rhythm, "Lando", and r&b. I can't wait for people to hear it! So slick!

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Terms Of Service

* 2-3 revisions per song * Premix processing includes checking for timing/tuning issues as well as special harmonic enhancement. * Mixing takes up to 3 days per song before revisions. * 50% upfront

Gear Highlights
  • G-Buss Compressor (Audioscape)
  • Silver Bullet (LouderThanLiftoff)
  • ZenTour Synergy Core (Antelope Audio)
  • Raven MTi2 (Slate Media Tech)
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