JJ’s Den Studio - Recording - Mixing and Mastering Studio. Owned by JJ, Recording and Mixing Engineer by The Rec W (USA) and The Contemporary Music Conservatory (Mexico).
I am not a beatmaker, or so called “producer”. I am a proper audio engineer with the education, hence knowledge, equipment and passion to make your music sound the way it should. I also offer Online 1-1 Audio, Mixing and Mastering Lessons.
I have experience working at commercial recording studios, equally experienced and comfortable working with an analog console, a patchbay to outboard gear, to tape, hybrid or full in the box. My equipment includes full array of top of the line guitars, amps, drums, synths, guitar pedals, basses, monitors, multichannel interfaces, preamps, and can provide a full array of plugins, and microphones of all types, from dynamic to ribbon, going through condenser mics.
Fully fluent in Protools, Logic, Ableton, Luna, and Mixbus 32C.
Aside from my school studies in audio theory, tracking, mixing and mastering, I have taken many many courses, masterclasses with some of the most highly regarded professionals in the business (Bob Katz, Craig Bauer, Hans Mues, Alex Venguer, Jeff Ling... to name a few), and most importantly, I have extensive real world experience tracking, mixing and mastering many artists, experimenting with many conventional and unconventional recording setups and mixing techniques in order to provide whats needed to the artist.
Music is my passion, but audio and mixing is my life.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
9 ReviewsEndorse JJ’s Den Studio
JJ es un apasionado de la música, pone todo el corazón y todo su talento en cada proyecto que se le confía. Ten la certeza de que estarás trabajando con alguien profesional que te ayudará a lograr el sonido que siempre soñaste.
Una de las grandes virtudes de JJ es su profesionalismo. Es una persona apasionada por lo que hace y siempre entrega resultados de la más alta calidad que sin duda, compiten con cualquier producción en el mercado. Lo recomiendo al 100%
Como maestro en mix y master es demasiado claro en lo conceptos y paciente al la hr de explicar, se observa que tiene bastante experiencia en la materia, siempre con el suficiente tiempo para responder tus dudas no sólo en las clases, también fuera de ellas.
He’s a great and talented producer. He knows a lot about mixing and mastering and music in general. He’s very passionate about music. I’ve been taking mixing lessons with him and he’s really good teaching and makes sure he’s very clear when explaining something.
I had a very good experience working with Juan. He mastered 4 of my songs, and even helped me with the aggregator publishing process.
Will definitely put him on first priority to engineer and mix my next songs.
Currently recording my first solo album with him. Excellent service, very knowledgeable and helpful. Would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
I took audio mixing lessons at JJ's Den Studio and it was an amazing experience. We are not only talking about mixing, but about the whole context of music. He has extensive knowledge about the process chain within the mix and also high quality equipment for recording. This is definitely one of the guys you want to have for your project.
JJ´s Den Studio is currently recording and mixing my band´s (AFTRWRD) third album and I am very happy with JJ's engineering skills and suggestions, sound/audiowise this is going to be our best album till today.
Recorded, mixed and mastered a couple of tracks for my solo project. He even contributed some guitars.
Very knowledgeable about gear, tracking and audio theory in general, and a very cool guy to chat music.
Interview with JJ’s Den Studio
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy, excitement, an “if you can think of it, we can try to make it work kind of approach to recording, and mixing (much more conservative in mastering!! Haha) and a methodical professional approach.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You make magic. A bad recording will always be a bad recording, no matter who mixes it or masters it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the end goal, how does he see his sound. Artist’s he likes and references.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am new here, Lets come back later to that one.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Proper Gainstaging at all times. Not only pre-mixing, but since tracking (mic placement, and getting healthy levels). Listening a lot before i touch anything, and then perform through subtractive EQ and cleanup.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a musician, then as a musician trying to record himself, then wanting to actually do it right, and not watching youtube videos, so I went to Production schools, until i earned my recording and mixing engineer degree.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am organized, i study a lot all the time so that I can adapt my style to any given project, except reggaeton and trap which will not work on. I am passionate about audio, have read and learned from the best, I have a good idea about what works and what does not.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently (i) tracking and mixing an alternative rock ep by a band they play insanely tight and their songs have interest and (ii) mastering some single projects.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid, but leaning more to analog, it just sounds better.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Will treat your music as if it was mine
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you do beats No i do not do beats, why? because there is too many beats out there. I like real music
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: be organized, be open minded and be passionate
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Kossoff Lespaul that is it
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Incubus, Warpaint, Biffy Clyro, and I would love to work and learn from masterminds like Ken Scott, Rich Costey, Phill Brown, Flood.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: LOUD IS NOT BETTER
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Rock pop, Pop, Psych Rock, Country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing, seeing what others dont, and hearing a finished product before it is even mixed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run 2 different setups depending on whether I am tracking or mixing. For tracking I run an Universal Audio Firewire Quad, plus 8 midas preamps via adat, for a total of 12 inputs. For mixing I run an Universal Audio twin MKii and an Universal Audio Satellite Octo, into Protools Studio 2022. For monitoring I use beyerdynamic Pro Headphones and Focal Shape 65 nearfield monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Peter Green, Paul Kossoff, Eric Clapton, Rich Costey, Ken Scott, Phill Brown, al Schmidtt
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Mixing and Mastering