I am involve in music production since 1998 as a musician, studio engineer and producer. As a engineer I recorded around 200 release albums and other 70 as a producer. As a musician I release five studio solo albums and I worked as a guitarrits, trumpeter or horns arranger.

-Studio mixing
-Session guitarrist
-Session trumpet
-Horns arrange

Gear highlights

  • Analog mixer teac
  • analog summing mixer
  • digi003 mixer
  • 1176 dual compressor
  • POD
  • UA preamp
  • Focusrite ISA dual pre
  • Mics akg 414
  • Audio technica 4050
  • shure 57
  • yamaha acoustic and nylon guitar
  • Fernandez electric guitar
  • Yamaha trumpet
  • etc

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

The job is ready when the artist is satisfied. Tipically the client is agree with the job at the first time I send the recordings because we stay in touch during the entire process.

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Interview with Martin Van

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Haciendo discos is a TV show where played live 12 bands in 12 different days. I've recorded every sessions.
What are you working on at the moment?
Producing: Haciendo discos tv show, Mamáfrica reggae, Toboganes a Marte indie music, and playing in various bands as trompeter.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Felipe Alvarez de Toledo - Andres Mayo
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've worked in music busisness for more than 18 years.
What's your typical work process?
To mix, I Listen the song. Listen some reference to see how close or far we are. I Mix the song and share with the artist to see what he think about. As session player, I listen the song and I record all the ideas first come on my mind. Then, I exchange with the artist the way to folow.
Analog or digital and why?
The mix between digital and anlog way.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook. UA apollo quad. UA 2610. 2 Neumann u87
How would you describe your style?
free style.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Sting. Wynton Marsalis. Butch Big. Andy Wallace. Rick Rubin.
Can you share one music production tip?
Preproduction is my tip for any band before arribe to the studio.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, pop, hiphop, indie.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work with analog and digital gear. Generally I mix in the box finalizing through analog compressors and summing mixer.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
There are thousands of artist I admire from different styles of music like Sting, Bowie, Eddie Vedder, Fela Kuti, Jobin, Miles Davis, The Clash, and many many others.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
mixing, session trumpet, session guitar