Juan De Sedas

Mixing Engineer / Master

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Juan is a professional Mixing Engineer and Master based in Toronto, Canada.

At six years of age, Juan De Sedas’ father taught him to play the accordion. He also took both vocal and piano lessons, and spent most of his time in the studio watching his father at work, cultivating his talent for music. Juan would play with his father’s audio equipment at home and at a young age began to take note of the audio engineers’ conversations when his father recorded music. As years went by his knowledge grew stronger and his passion deeper, with great intension of using his knowledge of earlier analog techniques and mixing them into modern digital sound.

As of today, Juan has accomplished great things in his innovative career. Some of the projects he has worked on include the names of many artists: Elvis Crespo, Fito Blanko, Jesse Cook, David Bisbal, Gente de Zona, Jowell, Zeynep Ozbilen and Vita Chambers. Also, Juan has worked with many genres of music like Bachata, Salsa, Reggeton, Pop Rock and World Music. His trained ear and outstanding recognition of key tone has made him a unique individual with an exceptional gift. These diverse characteristics are what make Juan De Sedas a primary piece of any and every musical project.

Salsa
Bachata
Merengue
Reggaeton
Cumbia
Urbano
Mariachi
Folklore
Rock Latino

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Interview with Juan De Sedas

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

  2. A: Many projects

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both worlds

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

  6. A: Respectful, serious, on time and professional work. Ready to compete to any major artists and any major label

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

  8. A: LOVE EVERYTHING!

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

  10. A: Q: How long it takes for you to complete the project? A: It depends on our studio schedule and availability

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

  12. A: Anybody can mix music

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

  14. A: How serious are you about the project?

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

  16. A: Do not be afraid to ask. We will be happy to assist you

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

  18. A: Neumann u87, Keyboard, RME Interface, Laptop, Monitors

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

  20. A: About 9 years

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Combination of analog techniques with new digital technology

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

  24. A: Artists that are serious, passionate and beliave in their projects.

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

  26. A: Less is more

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

  28. A: Bachata, Reggaeton, Salsa, Hip Hop, Merengue, Pop Rock

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Was born as a musician and it gives Juan a trained musical ear

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

  32. A: Knowledge and passion

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

  34. A: - Send reference mix. - Send recorded files. - Juan approves files and music - Juan Mixes - Mastering - Product sent to client - Client revision - Juan sends final files

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Analog and Digital Hybrid. UREI 1176, Teletronix LA-2A, Distressor, Pultec EQP-1A, AVALON 737, NEVE 1073, BAE 1073, YAMAHA NS10, DYNAUDIO BM15A, NEUMANN

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

  38. A: Mixing and Mastering

Terms Of Service

Turn-around time: 7-12 days. Rush work is available. Mixing and Mastering: 2 revision per track before extra charges.

Gear Highlights
  • Neve 1073
  • BAE 1073
  • UREI 1176
  • UA 2-610
  • Teletronix LA-2A
  • API
  • Avalon 737
  • Pultec EQP-1A
  • Yamaha NS-10
  • Dynaudio BM15A
  • Auratone
  • Distressor EL8-X
  • Neumann
  • AKG 414
  • Shure
  • Sennheiser
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