Miguel Diaz

Mix & Mastering Engineer

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Mix & Mastering Online

Musician turned engineer/producer I started my career playing guitar and bass in a variety of bands at age 18 and by 21 I was engineering sessions for my own bands and others. As music producer my work has been nominated for few awards in the UK and Spain. After 15 years recording, teaching and playing I have decided to focus my career as online mix and mastering engineer providing clean mixes and punchy masters for all those artists and producers who want to take their songs to the next level. My approach is very musical, I always keep the song in the centre of my attention understanding the artist´s vision. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your projects.

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Interview with Miguel Diaz

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

  2. A: Not yet sorry, I´m new here.

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

  4. A: They usually ask me about file management. I got PDF explaining how to do it, wav files, zip files, wetransfer, sample rates, bit rates, etc.

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

  6. A: Confusing mixing with stereo mastering or stem mastering.

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

  8. A: Macbook, Logic, plug ins, PMC speakers, AKG headphones.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Warm, clean and tight.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I work ITB with PMC Monitors and Hypex Amp in a well treated room.

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

  14. A: Mastering and stem mastering.

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

  16. A: For me they are all important, different styles, different countries, I love them all!

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

  18. A: I do about seven songs a week average.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Digital, workflow is key for me.

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

  22. A: I will master your song till you get 100% satisfied.

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

  24. A: Working with different artists from all over the world.

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

  26. A: Music references and sonic preferences.

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

  28. A: Communication is key, good understanding sounds better than any piece of gear.

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

  30. A: I have been working in the music industry for over 15 years now, I started as session guitarist at age 19, working with bands, artists, I actually worked with Bob Moog in 2003, then I started to work in studios as engineer, making beats, music for picture, teaching and after 10 years I have decided to focus my career as online mastering engineer.

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

  32. A: Jamiroquai, cause I love those funky vibes, those acid chord progressions, I play bass and guitar and I love playing those lines, really interesting music that brings the best of the old jazz/fusion world to the mass media.

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

  34. A: Listen to music 28 hours a day.

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

  36. A: Electronic, Urban, Pop, Gospel, RnB and Indie..

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Stereo Mastering.

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

  40. A: Punch, clarity, depth, width, caracter, personality and emotion.

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

  42. A: Listen to the song before I touch any knob, listen to similar music, listen, listen and more listening.

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

  44. A: Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Richard Bona, Jaco Pastorious, Paco de Lucia, Quincy Jones, Trevor Horn, Sting, Bob Marley... etc.

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