After many years recording and mixing I took a mentorship with Hay Zeelen at his mastering studio (Sepultura, The Prodigy, Beth Hart, Level 42, 10CC, Joe Jackson... to name just a few) and here I am, ready to serve your songs and have a great time by doing so.
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Interview with Mallorca Mastering
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: With the band The Prussians, I had the pleasure to work with them in the older studio I've been part of as recording engineer, as a mastering apprentice while in Hay Zeelen studio, and now I'm mastering their latest works. I'm proud as I consider them friends after 13 years of trust.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working with a local band called Cercle, single is already out "Banzai", a rap album with local artist Balle, and the brazilian Glaucco Ginard upcoming album, that feats Billy Sheehan, Alex Hutchings and The Doctors
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have not looked in depth who is here, but surely I know someone i feel confident to recommend them to.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: The best of both worlds, because dogmas usually do not lead to the best result.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Until you are not happy i wont be happy
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to listen to exiting music everyday of my life.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: For the price, how good is their production, and if I can make a difference. and I answer them the truth.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can fix a bad mix, while surely I can improve on it, some people belive its fine to pass the ball up the ladder and get professional results.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How the production was conducted and by who, what are their goals.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: To trust their ears, this is music after all.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neve preamps, Elysia compresor, Maselec MEA-2 EQ, Crane Song Hedd and my PMC's
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started by playing guitar at 14 by looking at my older brothers friends play at the local venues near by me, then I went to record a demo with my first band, moment in which I realised that I wanted that studio chair, took a few intenrships at local studios until I had my own. Then I took one band i recorded and mixed to be masterd by Hay Zeelen Mastering studio, took and intership with him and end up buying hes studio when he retired. 22 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Less is often more, if big changes need to be done at mastering, I would suggest the artists and mixing engineer in a polite and informative way how to adress them
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Robert Fripp, I still in love with his music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sure, always have two back up hard disks with your costumer work.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, alternative rock, jazz, and now days urban music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: People skills.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What the song is missing, I like to believe :)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the songs as it arrives to the studio a few times to feel the mixed track while I'm drinking a hot Nesquick. After that I have a pretty good idea on how I can imporve the tracks.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a top analog chain, Neve preamps, Elysia compresor, Maselec MEA-2 EQ, Pendulim Limiter... and PMC's and Avantone Speakers
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: King Crimson, The Beatles, Radiohead, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering 90% of the times. Mixing the other 10%