Gerard Salvia

Mixing Engineer

2 Reviews
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My name is Gerard Salvia, and I'm a freelance audio mixing engineer specializing in R&B, Soul, Reggae, Singer / Songwriter, Hip Hop, Funk, Afrobeat. Mixing a song isn't just about mixing theory it's more about taste and creativity of the way you use your skills. Listening, understanding what the client wants is the first step for a great job.

My name is Gerard Salvia. I am a freelance sound engineer specializing in studio audio mixing as well as live sound. I started my career 10 years ago and there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t learned new things. Because that’s what it’s all about, learning new things every day, listening to new music, sharing knowledge, improving your skills to offer the client a unique sound representation. That’s why I think the best way to do that is to work side by side. Listening to your tastes, your references, we will get to the sound you are looking for. Let's start creating !

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

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by SZ
    by SZ

    Excellent, efficient, and easy to work with! I truly endorse this guy!

  2. Review by Everlasting B.

    We have a long project on the way and we need mixing engineers. Gerard and I had a discussion about how he is able to help the project, we agreed on what is needed and the fees, and I have his contact in case we need him to mix. He carefully listens to your requirements. He does not reply instantly but he is highly responsive. I will write another review explaining his mixing skills if we end up working together.

Interview with Gerard Salvia

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

  2. A: The production and mix of the album Plot Twist make me proud every day I listen to it, but you know, listening to your tracks is difficult but, every work we do is a statement about who we are and where we are. Enjoy always the process of a job.

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

  4. A: An album by an RnB singer from Spain.

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

  6. A: No.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. It's not about one, every system has its specific moment and use.

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

  10. A: Give him my best.

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

  12. A: Listen to music every day.

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

  14. A: Is this my song? And I answer yes!

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

  16. A: In the gain stage part, the mixing process is not only to put in plugins and plugins. I think that overprocessing the tracks is the most missconception I see in the studios.

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

  18. A: I frequently ask about what style they want to sound like, often with how front they want the vocals depending on the styles and of course the bpm!

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

  20. A: To understand that hiring a professional is not a joke, professionals take a lot of time of their life to be able to do what we do. Trust him or her and be clear about what you expect.

  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, the laptop charger, my Ilok, my headphones, and sun protection

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

  24. A: I started to assist in a studio in 2012 and I was doing my recordings and my mixing at home maybe I've been doing this for more than 11 years

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is my a variation between sweet harmonies and punchy transients.

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

  28. A: Rihanna, Drake, H.E.R., Anderson. Paak, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande

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

  30. A: For sure. A tip that helped me a lot is to automate my vocal clip gain tracks before adding any plugins to it to the level that your system is calibrated. This allows you to have a consistent vocal sound without compressing it.

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

  32. A: RnB, Soul, and Rap.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Drums and Vocals.

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

  36. A: Color, Character, Creativity, and Loudness.

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

  38. A: Listen to the clients until I'm sure that I understand what they want from me and give my best work to them.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My studio setup is a hybrid setup combining the most powerful In The Box plugin processors and a combination of hardware color tones that are used to premix or color my tracks before my mix process or to print my final mix into them..

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

  42. A: Dave Pensado, Jaycen Joshua, Serban Ghenea, Manny Marroquin, Fab Dupont, Andrew Scheps, Mick Guzausky.

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

  44. A: The most common work I do is the mixing part of a song. Sometimes when the deadline is too short I do mastering as well.


I was the Producer & Mixer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Mac Miller
  • H.E.R.
  • Lady Gaga
Gear Highlights
  • Intuition
  • Taste
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • UAD Processing
  • Waves
  • Soundtoys
  • Ik Multimedia
  • TL-Audio Dual Valve Equaliser (English Version)
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