Sound Designer - Rec & Mix
I face my mixes in a very musical way. Like when we hear a song for the first time and this produces a tsunami of emotions and feelings, my purpose is to unite the individual aspects of your music to achieve the ultimate impact.
Although I have mixed different styles like Latin, Folklore and Tango, I am specialized in Jazz, Pop, Rock and everything that surrounds them. It is a choice of taste but especially of approach. These are the styles I've listened to all my life since childhood and those I feel most naturally. I like the songs with air and space, as organic as possible. The last album I mixed was challenging because the artist crafted the songs with a very little track count and I had to fill those empty spaces with creativity. You can hear that album here:
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4 ReviewsEndorse Marce Fuentes
Marce mixed my cover and he did a great job ! He's very polite, effective and punctual. I will probably work with him again if I make more songs. I'll recommend him for sure.
I worked with him in the last live session of my group and it was a professional, excellent and beatiful experience! He is an experienced profesional and an excellent person. If your looking for an engineer for your project, he is the guy!
What can I say about Marcelo, only good things.
He is an experienced recording engineer. It makes very good editions and mixes.
It also works very well with live recordings getting great results.
I highly recommend Mr. Fuentes.
Marcelo is a Professional. Great mixing and mastering engineer and it's very easy to work with him. I totally recommend him. It will make your music sound better.
Interview with Marce Fuentes
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm particularly proud of Orianna Anderson's ep because it was my first professional job and I think the result has been great. Both she and I were very satisfied with the work done. You can also listen to some of those songs on my SoundCloud.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished the mixes of 3 tracks of the new ep by Tato Germano. You can hear them in my SoundCloud playlist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm quite new on soudbetter so I still don´t know anyone here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends on the project, the budget and the possibilities. Both options are equally valid. The digital world has many great advantages (maintenance of equipment, noise, etc.) and the analogue ... well ... we all know what kind of audio it offers us. I am currently working almost 100% digitally.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm going to do everything I can to make your tracks express what you imagined when you created them. Nothing better than a really satisfied customer.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When I hit play and the mix takes me to new places, that´s the happiest moment of my life. Luckily happens to me often.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Well, I think there are several. But the biggest is to believe that the devices improve the music. Many musicians rely on editing, mixing and mastering instead of studying, rehearsing and becoming great artists. If your music is great you can record it anywhere, with any microphone and it will always sound great. If it´s not, well ... you will get a horrible song with good audio.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: First, what do you expect from your music? How do you want to sound? I ask for references from other artists and ask what they hear on those tracks.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for a passionate engineer who loves music and doesn´t feel like this is just a job. This is art and art needs artists.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'm not a fan of any particular gear or like to marry any of them. The good sound comes from the musicians, their instruments and their interpretation.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been recording and mixing for four years now. I started as an assistant in an audio and television studio that was left without an engineer shortly after my arrival. It was then that I began to accumulate experience quickly. After two years I moved and started living in the same studio. Having all the facilities available I experienced a lot with a lot of musicians. There I recorded and mixed several albums at the same time as I toured around the country with several artists as a live sound engineer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organic and natural. I am obsessed with achieving transparency in my mixes. I try to be dynamic, open and creative at the same time.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: In live venues I can develop both as a FOH or monitor tech. At the studio, I record and mix music albums.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: At the moment I´m working with an argentinian band called Octafonic. You should check it out!!! I´m their monitor engineer and I would love to record their next album. It would be a big challenge for me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try really hard to make your songs sound on it´s own. Study. Rehearse. That´s the only path that will lead you to great songs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Although I work almost any style, I feel more comfortable with sounds close to rock and jazz and all its combinations. Fusion, progressive, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think I have a really wide open mind (and ears) and I really mix what the music ask for.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to ensure that every song transmits it´s particular energy, it´s message. The search is the emotion.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always ask for reference songs and start listening to them. It´s very important for me to know what kind of audio my client is looking for. I open the multitrack and listen what the song is saying to me. Every song has it´s own soul and I think my job is finding it and making it visible with my mix.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: At the moment one of my inspirations is songwriter, producer and mix engineer Steven Wilson. Better known as Porcupine Tree´s guitarist and lead vocalist. He sure knows how to put together every brick that makes a song sound like it should.