Pete Noriega

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Hi my name is Pete Noriega and I am a 28 year old "mix engineer". I am new to the site "soundbetter.com" but I have been engineering in different recording studios in Burbank, CA for the past 6 years. I specialize in Pop music but I also love working on Hip-hop music. If your goal is to make hits, My goal is to help you sound better, Let's talk !

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    Pete really loves Pop music!! I was very happy with all his work on my first EP.

Interview with Pete Noriega

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

  2. A: Recently I started networking in different ways, usually I would work with artist that come to LA or live in LA, but now I am getting work from other places in the world. I feel good about 2016 & 2017.

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

  4. A: I came to Los Angeles to do "Recording Connection" classes, then I did "Berkley Online" courses. I have now engineered for different recording studios in Burbank, CA for the past 6 or 7 years, but last year I started getting gigs on my own, Producing and Mixing, the two things I love the most.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Hybrid is my generation. More tools, more options. More crayons, more colors. More languages, more communication , etc.

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

  8. A: 100%

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

  10. A: Music... hopefully we are all here for the music.

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

  12. A: I get asked a lot "After you are done mixing can I tell you what I like and what I don't like" and my answer is always yes!! my job is to bring your vision alive, not tell you what to like.

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

  14. A: music? vision? and goals?

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

  16. A: Have music of course, but have a vision and have goals. It makes the process easier, more fun and it makes me work even harder. I already wish everyone the best, but if I work on it, I wanna see it succeed even more. Take pride in what you do !

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

  18. A: Laptop with Pro Tools and plugins... if we can make that count as one, Manley Reference Microphone, 1176, Api 512c preamp, and probably a Bricasti M7.

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

  20. A: Rihanna would be the artist I would give pretty much anything to work with. Her voice sounds amazing on every record ! she is special to me.

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

  22. A: Try to keep Kick and Bass MONO ! at least the sub frequencies.

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

  24. A: Pop & Hip-Hop... and of course "pop" has a wide range.

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

  26. A: Better sound. Creativeness if needed.

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

  28. A: I always start by trying to understand where the client wants to go with the song. This can mean a lot of things, maybe the artist wants a Pop sound or maybe more of a singer songwriter feel, etc. After I think I can see what they see, I then listen to the demos one or two more times. I always keep a copy of the demos on the Pro Tools sessions while I mix. Depending on the song I can finish mixing the record in one or two days, I might need an extra day for tweaks before I send out an MP3 to the client.

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

  30. A: I love the sound Dr. Luke's productions have. Max Martin's lyrics and melodies are Top-10 everyday for a reason right? So you gotta respect that! When it comes to mixing, Chris Lord-Alge & Manny Marroquin are my idols. Rihanna, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Tool & John Mayer probably dominate my iPod.

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

  32. A: Mixing. I have a lot of fun mixing! I am amazed how a song can sound better or be destroyed just by pushing some faders.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Pro Tools, Pro Tools, Pro Tools! Control 24 console/controller, Yamaha ns10s and a bunch of different size Sony speakers, all Mogami cables & on my right I have Api EQ's and an 1176.

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Terms Of Service

4 mix revisions (per song) included in price. Typical turn-around time: 2 to 3 days per song. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Control24
  • Yamaha NS-10s
  • Universal Audio
  • 1176
  • Manley
  • API
  • UAD Plugins
  • Waves Plugins
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