Hey everybody! My name is Ricky Brandon and I'm a musician/mixing engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. I know the feeling of wanting to turn what you've written, and or recorded, into something great. Being a musician myself, I know how important a song is to the writer. That's where I would love to step in to make the song reach full potential!
What I Offer:
- Affordable Mixing And Mastering
- Add harmonies to track (if asked)
- Add guitar (acoustic or electric), bass, live drums, synths, strings (if asked)
- Co-write track with you! (if asked)
I would love to make your project come to life! Check out some of my work!
(If you want more examples of my work, let me know!)
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with Ricky Brandon Altamirano
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I finished a christmas EP with rock band Flight Deck, and i was the producer, mixing and mastering engineer, and artist! Loved every second it!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've just finished my self titled EP!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Adam Watts for sure!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! But more digital for sure! You make a mistake analog, there's no going back. If you add too much of something digitally, you can always pull it back.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise a satisfied feeling with the mix!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love peoples reactions to the mix! Best feeling.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long have I been doing this, which my answer is, Ive been a musician for 17 years.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's easy. lol.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always like to ask what the songs are about!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just because someone can mix a song well doesn't mean they can mix YOUR song well. Look for specialties! See what we have to offer!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, Drums, Pro Tools, Microphone, and Interface!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is being an Artist and mixing engineer! I have been a mixing engineer for 4 years, and a musician for 17 years!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm a rock musician who likes to make a living out of what I love doing!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Matthew West one day!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My favorite music production tip would be, get the recording done right at the source! NOT fix in the mic mentality!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on rock and singer/songwriter music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is how much I am able to offer to a mix. Being a musician myself.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I believe I bring life to a song. In the production, mix, and master.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process is writing for the song (if it's producing). If it's strictly a mixing job, I start with listening to the unmixed track to get an understanding of the track. Then I will proceed to mix accordingly to the genre and the artsits' liking.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio consists of Pro Tools as my DAW, BM5 mklll studio monitors, Triple Fender Telecaster, 1973 Gibson ES 335, Acoustic Taylor 314ce, Mesa Dual Rectifier 100 Watts, Universal Audio Ox, Universal Audio Apollo x8P, Catalina Gretsch Drum Kit, Shure Mic setup on drums, Slate Digital Virtual Microphone, Townsend Labs Microphone, Plug ins from a lot of companies, some including, (WAVES SOUNDTOYS UA)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My inspirations and influences come from Switchfoot, Adam Watts, and Three Days Grace!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is mixing and mastering!