Pro Tools Certified by AVID Years of experience
Currently still a student, studying Audio Engineering, although even as a student, I have received multiple levels of certification from AVID for pro tools, and have ample experience with several DAW's, and I deliver nothing but professional standard work.
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Interview with Juan David
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a song by Nu9ve, that is doing incredibly well on youtube, I arranged and mastered that song, I'm very proud of the outcome, it is called en una gota.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Finishing my degree, and hopefully finding a nice place to live after that, and finding a good job at either Universal or Sony.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yeah, a great session musician called Big Tim, I work with him for anything I needs and the reverse is also true, he is truly talented.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, each to their own, when I get the chance to use analog I will, but its a lot of work to have it so digital is more convenient.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Pro quality audio
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that I enjoy doing it, its fun, and I get paid for it, theres nothing not to love.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "How do you do that" just practice for hours on end and you will eventually get to where you want to be.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Everyone seems to thing audio engineers are DJ's, its funny, but they should get that right.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Simply, what do you want me to do for you.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear with what you are asking for, if you are vague you leave a lot of grey areas for us to use our creative freedom and sometimes, our creativity doesn't align, so be specific and clear.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: interface, mic, pc, monitors, and a guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have started recently, and I'm still a student, I just figured if so many people want me to do this for them alrerady, it wouldn't hurt to do it online for extra money to pay bills.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nasty C, being from South Africa he is definitely my biggest inspiration in the music world
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't plan ahead, listen to your ears and follow the path they lead.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, RnB, and Indie/Pop/Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely mixing and vocal tuning.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever the client needs me to bring
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually receive stems, then start out by balancing everything and automating it, then applying the plugins of choice to make it sound cleaner and brighter, once I Ama content with the mix, mastering will begin to make sure the song is ready for the online stores or even Redbook standard if that is what you want.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have two setups, in the studio I have a Mac based system, with an HD Omni, paired with an Octa pre and a C24 mixer, with HS7 monitors, in a treated room, with a variety of available mics, in my room at home I have a behringer 202HD with two SE X1A microphones, an overkill PC Build and ERYS 4 monitors from Presonus.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mac Miller, Nasty C, Eminem, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Anderson Paak, Bruno Mars, J Cole, AJR, Jon Bellion
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly mix and master tracks with provided stems from clients.