I will Mix & Master your song to get it club ready! - As a music producer, I have mixed and mastered every single one of my tracks myself and had them supported by the likes of Don Diablo, Sunnery and James, Showtek and many more.
I am mixing & mastering songs in my basement studio to the best of my capabilities, which is equipped with 2 A7X Adam monitors and a Sub10 Sub-woofer + adequate acoustic treatment. I am specialized in House/Tech Music, since I very much enjoy DJing with my own productions. If you are interested in my profile, just send me a DM and we can discuss further steps!
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Interview with Marcus Cito
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will try everything I can to get the best out of your track, whilst keeping your goals for the track in mind at all times.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have just recently produced a Tech House track that is in fact almost as loud as On My Mind by Diplo - Due to the Pandemic I haven`t had the opportunity to play it out live, but I am very hyped for the grand-reopening hopefully this summer! Generally speaking, my spotify doesn`t yet reflect the kind of mixes I am working on right now, so you might want to check out my soundbetter refrence mix first.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am trying to expand my artist profile even further in 2021, with over 10 tracks ready to be released. I am currently sitting at 60 k monthly listeners, so it would be great to reach that 100k mark this summer. In terms of mixing and mastering I am obviously trying to get a proper foot in the door with soundbetter and get jobs on a regular basis.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital analog emulations. Because I haven`t encountered a single person that can tell the difference between a real SSL 4000 E, and its digital emulation.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When you mix in the intro of one of your own tracks with the outro of lets say a Chris Lake Tune on a big club system, and your Kick and Bass balance + Loudness gets the crowd moving straight away.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make my mix as loud as all the other Tracks I am DJing with - Yes, most of the time I can!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People tend to think that mixing and mastering is a mystery art form, which can only be done in a multi million dollar studio. Yes I will admit that this can help you to achieve your goals, but if you invest a lot of time into reading and research, you can also get incredibly results from a DIY basement studio with good monitors and acoustic treatment.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Is your track ready to be mixed and mastered? - Mixing and mastering doesn`t fix everything. If the bass and the kick for example are just wrong for the type of track you are going for, I will have to make songwriting decisions to fix your track. That is something I would like to avoid in all honesty.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am very much aware of the fact, that I am not your typical "mid fifty, grammy nominated, 30 years of experience" engineer. I do however bring a lot of motivation and dedication to the table + a new and modern approach to music itself. So I can only advice you to give me a shot a your mix & master, and see where it gets you. I am sure you won`t be disappointed. If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with the final result or certain decisions - I will do my best to please your concerns as soon as possible with a refreshed version
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mac, my Focusrite, my monitors, my guitar and my midi keyboard - sorted
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing music in general for about 11 years now. However 5 of those years where just me playing the piano, so I am doing music production for about 6 years now. Especially within the last two years I have focused on getting the mixing and mastering to a professional level. After quite a few extremely motivating comments on my mix down from A&Rs and other producers, I am now trying to seriously enter the engineer game on a constant basis and not just occasionally as it was before.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I tend to go for quite a lot of compression in my mixes (if its reasonable), which usually results in a very tight and loud final master. However every mix needs something a little different at the end of the day
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Eli Brown - I am just fascinated by the sound of his latest EP
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Every element in your mix has to add something to the bigger picture.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I am best at mixing & mastering club music. I have however also done some radio, indie and even a little bit of Hip Hop music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Getting the bass & kick sit tight in the mix!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Technical knowledge about mixing and mastering, combined with artistic creativity since I am an artist myself.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: At first I take a full Bounce of the unmixed track (to compare it afterwards), I then start to solo all the Drums and EQ out all the unwanted frequencies. Once I am done with the drums, I never ever solo anything and just keep on making decision after decision on the different sounds/instruments. I usually go for my first intention and I try not to overthink it. The only time where I will eventually slow down, is during the final analyzer check, where I try to get all the measurements which exist to an industry standard level (loudness, Spectrum, Width...). Sometimes this can take some patience and micro editing to make the track sound but also look perfect.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have invested quite a lot of money into an acoustically treated room-in-a-room basement studio. It is all DIY - but it works just fine in my opinion. I have equipped it with a pair of industry standard Adam Audio A7Xs plus a Sub 10 Woofer to hear everything above 25 hz.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: In terms of music production, I am inspired by the likes of Disclosure or Apashe. I just love tracks with an organic feel to them. But if we are talking about mixing and mastering, I am actually looking up towards records like "On My Mind" by Diplo & Sidepiece (mixed by Luca Pretolesi) or "Positions" by Ariana Grande. Curbi also has very tight sounding mixes most of the time!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have recently been focusing on producing & writing music for myself, but also for other artists (e.g. Rene Rodrigezz - Surrender). I have had many compliments on my mixdown/mastering and so I decided, that I might offer a service on Soundbetter. With that being sad, I have not yet worked a lot as a payed engineer for other artists, but that is very much the reason I am signing up for this platform.