I want to help take your music to the next level!!
My name is Louie Gonzalez and I offer online mastering services. I have been involved with recording since I was in my late teens and have been in love with it ever since. I love to help artists capture their sound and to help get it to the masses. I have played in multiple bands and understand the hard work and dedication that goes into making music.
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Interview with Louie Gonzalez
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common service I provide is mastering. I help clients take their project to a whole new level that will make their art stand out and compete.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by great music that moves me.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup consists of both analog and digital tools.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I listen to the tracks a handful of times to get a feel for it. Once I get a feel for it I ask myself, "What can I do to make this track that much more better?".
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try and bring a new perspective sonically. Aside from trying to stay out of the way, I see what I can do so that the song sounds its absolute best in all platforms.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: In my humble opinion, my strongest skill would have to be my experience.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on all types of music but I tend to get projects with live drums and distorted guitars.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If the song writing and musicianship is amazing, then recording will be a breeze.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I don't think there is one specific artist I would like to work with. I want to work with anyone that wants to work with me.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I describe my style as both methodical and artistic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off playing guitar in punk and metalcore bands. I then got into recording and mixing out of necessity. From there I went to school for Audio Recording and eventually ended up in at The Shelter Studios in East Los Angeles, CA. From there I would record and mix for a few years before getting into mastering. Once I started mastering, I was not able to stop. I have been mastering for the last 10 years and I do not plan on stopping anytime soon.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: This is a loaded question. I would probably just take some sun screen, an umbrella, ice machine, some sort of device that generates power, and some good scotch.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask questions. Even if you don't think they will understand. And most importantly, make sure you state that you want up front.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them what they expect from the mastering and what is it that they hope to accomplish with their music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: To an unexperienced artist, mastering is similar to mixing where I can manipulate the individual tracks of the song.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is mastering? Is it important? My answer, mastering is the process of taking a finished mix and preparing it to be released and distributed. It is important for the sole reason that it will help your music compete with other music that has been released.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to hear lots of different music from different artists.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I can promise that I will do my best to make sure that
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. There are some advantages to use both formats.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: If he is on here, Cesar Mejia from The Shelter Studios. Why? Because is an amazing engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on my own music along with mastering a few albums.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One of the projects I am most proud of would be last EP I mastered by PUNK CRUSH. I was the mastering engineer for the project. I took an amazing mix from Cesar Mejia and provide the artist a master that they enjoyed and loved.