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Sup, I'm morato.
I am a 20 year old mixing and mastering engineer from Vancouver, BC Canada. I've worked with a bunch of local artists from the Vancouver & Lower Mainland Area, focusing on Hip-Hop, R&B and recently, Indie/Indie Pop Music.
I mix with bussing and analog emulations from a number of plugin manufacturers like Slate Digital, Plugin Alliance & Universal Audio.
My typical master bus consists of a variety of EQ plugins, Compression plugins & Limiter plugins, from manufacturers such as Fab-Filter, Slate Digital, Acustica, Universal Audio, DMG Audio, A.O.M. Corporation & Oeksound.
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Interview with morato
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Currently, I'm only working with a tight knit circle of artists. I track, mix & master for them in person and remotely.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I mixed and mastered the song "Crossed Out" by Angus Maude & Daniel Lin. That song was placed into Spotify's curated playlists: "Lorem" & "New Music Friday Canada".
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm mixing an EP for my friend Daniel Lin.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Fully analog mixing & mastering doesnt allow you to save your settings, meaning you can't open one mix and open another without having to adjust knobs and losing your settings, while Digital often sounds too dry and digitally reproduced. I like to mix with both aspects as it will mix in the qualities of analog gear while all of the conveniences that Digital has to offer.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction with their mixes & masters.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I literally am in love with receiving audio stems or a project from an artist, with a mix that sounds terrible and rough, turning it into something that sounds sonically pleasing and enjoyable to listen to.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How will my song sound on streaming platforms if you mix it louder than what they turn it down to? By mixing at a louder loudness level, even when turned down it will be perceived as louder because of how I mix.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that I don't have what it takes or have the necessary experience to be a mixing or mastering engineer, but I've spent thousands of hours practicing, researching and developing my own mixing style that my current clients are more than happy with.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: My mixing style often changes, but I guarantee that I will always provide a consistent mix & master.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I know that I don't have the track record of a lot of the other mixing engineers on SoundBetter, but I promise you that I will provide a mix or a master that will be close to perfect for your needs.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, my apollo twin, my m50x's, my mains and my sub.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been professionally mixing & mastering for a couple years. I've been an artist releasing music for almost 5 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to mix as transparently as possible, making things louder, cleaner, louder then cooler then louder then more cleaner :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: keshi because I am a huge fan of his work and is a huge inspiration on my own personal music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do what sounds good, trust your ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie, Hip-Hop & R&B music. Occasionally some rock/pop-rock music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing & Preserving your original ideas while making your song as loud as possible without destroying the signal
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A transparently enhanced & balanced version of your rough mix, ready for release on any streaming platform.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Apollo Twin X, Focal Twin6be mains, Yamaha HS8S Sub,
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mixing: Alex Tumay & Dave Pensado Artists: keshi, EDEN & Lontalius.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering & Tracking.