Fernando Castillo

Mixing & Mastering, Producer

10 Reviews (7 Verified)
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Freelance Recording Engineer and Producer with over 15 years of experience Mixing and Mastering Audio for Major Outlets (MTV, VH1, Disney, Nintendo, Cadillac, Telehit). The Los Angeles Recording School Alumni. Entertainment Lawyer in Mexico.

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10 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Michael Clark

    the best engineer mixer for me :)

    the music is perfect for me

    thank you bro

  2. Review by Olga C.

    Fernando delivered what we expected in high quality :) very professional and highly recommended~

  3. Review by Derek L.

    Thank you for great work.

  4. Review by Derek L.

    Really sound fantastic, thank you!

  5. Review by Derek L.

    Amazing mix, Thanks you.

  6. Review by Derek L.

    Awesome mix, really sounds amazing!

  7. Review by Phillip R.

    Good Job... very responsive an helpful

  8. Review by Alan L.

    Fernando was generous with his time and professional with his delivery. Happy customer.

  9. Review by Jordan griffin
    by Jordan griffin

    Fernando was great !! And fast !! He put a excellent mix on my song and was well and easy to work with. I definitely will be working with him again soon

  10. Review by Skooltan

    Enjoyed working with Fernando, job well done!

Interview with Fernando Castillo

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

  2. A: Mixing & Mastering albums for Major Bands in Mexico and Mastering Playback Tracks for Disney Theme Parks.

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

  4. A: DECK B, Producer.

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

  6. A: Not at this time.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Hybrid. Best of both worlds.

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

  10. A: To Mix and/or Master your track to its fullest extent.

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

  12. A: I get to work on music.

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

  14. A: Turn Around Time. 3 days for Mastering. 5 days for Mixing. Case by case basis for all Production jobs.

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

  16. A: My job is to make the best with the files provided to me.

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

  18. A: In what conditions was the project recorded.

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

  20. A: Quality depends on a lot of factors like a good instrument recorded with a great mic in a tuned environment.

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

  22. A: Midi Controller, Guitar, Computer, Recording Interface and Studio Speakers.

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

  24. A: Stared working at Recording Studios back in 2000. Then attended The Los Angeles Recording School in 2006. Graduated from Law School in 2013. Three times World Touring Musician.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I like to think that the song itself speak to me and tell me what it needs to become the best it can. I don't have a standard process because every song is unique.

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

  28. A: Drake, The Weekend, Eminem, Muse, Foo Fighters.

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

  30. A: Always work with fresh ears and a great monitoring system on a tuned room.

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

  32. A: Rock, Hip Hop, RnB.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Mastering, Mixing.

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

  36. A: Life

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

  38. A: I usually open the project and preview it in its entirety and then proceed to work on it. Let it rest for some hours and then go back to the studio with fresh ears to do a second and third pass.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Permanent Access to SSL Duality Console. Wide Selection of Musical Instruments including Fender Rhodes Piano, Telecaster and Synth Collection.

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

  42. A: Dave Pensado, Manny Marroquin, Tony Maserati, Quincy Jones, Harry Fraud, DJ Mustard, Bob Rock, etc.

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

  44. A: Remote Mixing & Mastering, Jingle Artist, Session Guitarist

Terms Of Service

Turn-around time for Mastering is 3 days, Mixing 5 days and 1 revision included free of extra charge. Beats, Arrangements and Production on a case by case basis.

Gear Highlights
  • SSL Duality
  • Avalon U5
  • API EQ & Compression Modules
  • Wide Selection of Outboard Gear
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