My name is Jeffrey Figueroa, I am an audio engineer. You can get your song professionally mixed for a very competitive price. I can also tune your vocals at a professional and transparent level.
I'm an Avid certified Pro Tools user with education from top industry professionals. I offer audio for music and film at a competitive price.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Jeff Figueroa
We paid another producer 4 times the price Jeff charges (seeking that professional sound) and when we got the tracks back we were disappointed so we went looking and Jeff was recommended to me through a friend who had worked with him. My buddy showed me his tracks and I was thrilled! so we recorded and mixed with Jeff immediately, and for a fraction of the price! it's too good to be true so I highly recommend working with him before those prices shoot up!
Thank you again Jeff! such a pleasure to meet and work with you!
This guy Jeff.... definitely want him on your project. Reliable and accountable; you should use Jeff if you are considering it.
Thank you Jeff you were amazing!
Jeff is an amazing person to work with. He's very reliable when it comes to getting stuff done and never fails to amaze me with some of the work he's done for me. You ask for something aand he'll make it happen and better than you thought you could sound. 10/10 would recommend.
I was really impressed, not only is jeff an expert engineer but he is also a really great teacher. He wants you to leave with a good mix but he also wants you to understand what awesomeness he inserted to the mix and how he did it. In my opinion, he is my go-to.
Jeff got me exactly what I was looking for. It was hard to describe the vision I had for my project but Jeff nailed it! 10/10 would hire again.
Interview with Jeff Figueroa
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am often hired as a tracking and mix engineer. I do both about equally for different people. People have been asking me about doing a few post production scenes for them, so I am slowly growing at that as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I was taught by a bunch and inspired by even more. Dan Grigsby, Richard Blakin, Shamel Hughes, Chris Theis, all names that taught me. Neal Avron is probably my greatest mix inspiration right now, because of the way he tackles his mixes.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start by cleaning all the tracks and tempo mapping, the usual set up. I start clip gaining my tracks and making sure everything is musically level. Then I get a nice rough mix where I am satisfied with my panning and my levels, and after that I get into processing. Light compression in the vocals, heavy hitting for the drums, and reverb and delay to sweeten and glue everything up.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I add flare and attitude that physically can't be made in person. I range from super subtle processing to in your face, and that creates this spectrum of wow and perfection.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Speed. I have gotten faster and faster in the past year and now I can edit your track while you talk to me. You won't even realize it until I play it back for you.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Timed delays when used properly can add so much life and emotion to a performance. Adding it so it's noticeable will create a connection with the listener that can't be broken. Mixing it in softly will just add a layer that raises people's ears even though they don't know why.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Either Green Day, Twenty Øne Pilots, or Chelsea Grin. Green Day, becuase I grew up with them and they are my rock icons. Twenty Øne Pilots, because there is so much room for creativity and experimentation. Chelsea Grin because... well because I really like Chelsea Grin. Oh! And Galactic Empire because metal Star Wars music is the best.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my interface, my monitors, a microphone, and a guitar.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust that the price is what it is for a reason. You may get a bad egg here and there, but often if the price is low, it is to attract cliental, and if it is too high it is because they feel they are worth that investment and often times they are.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How quickly do you need this done? Do you need any other kinds of services such as music videos, etc.?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It is not as easy as it may look. What I, and many other people on this site do is an art form. It takes delicacy and it takes years to get to where we are now.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How quickly can you get this done? A: When do you need it by? I can do it in any time frame.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting new people and helping people's dreams and ideas come to life.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will stop at nothing until you are happy with what you received.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for the warm sound people crave, but digital for how clean and simple it makes the process. It is affordable too which makes it just that much better.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dom Bodo. I've worked with him for the past couple months and I plan on working with him for a very long time.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly Rock and Metal. The attitude and the passion these guys bring into their music inspires me, and I want to make sure that they maintain that attitude through the mix.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I tracked a portion of a friend of mine's band's album which released late 2018. We recorded Sax, Trumpet, and a string quartet, and had a blast doing it. We also recorded a hidden song that would have been placed on the Vinyl if it had been released.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a simple mix set up at my home studio with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 as my interface, an iMac as my main machine, an HP external monitor set up and my monitors. I also have an ART Pro Channel II as my microphone pre amp and compressor, and I mix using an Icon Platform X+. I also have a wireless apple keyboard and trackball mouse that I use when I am there.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I want to make your ears stand when listening. I’ll make sure the snare hits you in the chest and the guitars fly at you, but not to your face, just right past your ears to make way for vocals to come in and meld with you. I like subtly in my mixes, but when I want you to hear something, you’ll hear it.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off by writing a song and getting it recorded. I then decided that I was done paying for studio time and decided to learn it myself. 2014 I released an album for a friend and it was absolutely horrible. I went to school and I was being taught by industry professionals and taking all their best traits and combining them to create the best sounding mix possible. Now I’m mixing people’s music and watching them glow as they listen to it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m playing trombone is a small rock band from Queens, NY, and that’s been really fun, it really helps me listen for musical nuance, and that really helps me in the mix, especially when I’m mixing music in their genre.