Juan David

Mixing and Mastering Engineer

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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

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. A: Finishing my degree, and hopefully finding a nice place to live after that, and finding a good job at either Universal or Sony.

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

  6. 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.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. 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.

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

  10. A: Pro quality audio

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

  12. A: The fact that I enjoy doing it, its fun, and I get paid for it, theres nothing not to love.

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

  14. A: "How do you do that" just practice for hours on end and you will eventually get to where you want to be.

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

  16. A: Everyone seems to thing audio engineers are DJ's, its funny, but they should get that right.

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

  18. A: Simply, what do you want me to do for you.

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. A: interface, mic, pc, monitors, and a guitar

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

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Saucy

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

  28. A: Nasty C, being from South Africa he is definitely my biggest inspiration in the music world

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

  30. A: Don't plan ahead, listen to your ears and follow the path they lead.

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

  32. A: Hip Hop, RnB, and Indie/Pop/Rock

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Definitely mixing and vocal tuning.

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

  36. A: Whatever the client needs me to bring

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

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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.

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

  42. A: Mac Miller, Nasty C, Eminem, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Anderson Paak, Bruno Mars, J Cole, AJR, Jon Bellion

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

  44. A: I mostly mix and master tracks with provided stems from clients.


Terms Of Service

I will need the stems for mixing or mastering, with production, I will need a detailed description of what you are looking for, I will send short snippets until you are satisfied. No refunds.

GenresSounds Like
  • Drake
  • The Weeknd
  • The Kid LAROI
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha HS7
  • 32GB RAM PC build with Ryzen9 core
  • Behringer 202HD
  • C24 Mixer
  • several microphones ranging from SM58's to Neumann TLM102
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