My focus is to find a sound that illustrates your lyrics and represents you as an artist. I will bring your visions to life within the mix! As a client, you’ll collaborate closely throughout the entire process to develop a high quality final product.(Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music / iTunes & Radio Ready).
3.5 Years in the business. Love what I do; it's my passion.
Rates are the following
$100 - Stereo Beat + Vocals
$150 - Tracked Out Beat + Vocals
$50 - Industry Loudness
$20 Radio Version - Will make a clean version of the song *In ex: Fades, Cut Outs of all Profanity"
$30 Song Revisions - Additional changes wanted from the song *In ex: "More auto-tune", "Add this effect", "More bass"
$40 Express Delivery - Need the mix done within a shorter amount of time? 1-2 Days? You got it.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with MixedByCruz
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My basic set up includes Jbl 308's on a desk set up with acoustic treatment on the walls. Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface connecting the speakers to the MacBook Pro where I use the DAW Pro Tools. Head phones for sends references on reverb and delays.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Open the project on my template and import the song files then I hear it out raw. After I proceed to work on it, step out a few hours and come back to work on it with fresh ears. I then hear it out on other reference speakers and adjust minor details to finalize on the mix and master.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and Mastering.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rap, hip hop, rock, techno, r&b.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Would a magician tell people their tricks?(Sarcasm) Love what you do. If it sounds good, record it. You pay for what you get so don't be cheap when it comes to music if you're serious about it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Chris Brown because he is very talented and I grew up listening to his music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style works best when I let the music speak for itself. My ears and the music connect in a way to bring out the best in the mixes and bring life to every unique song.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Audio Engineering for over 3+ years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 2 Studio Speakers, My mac book pro with Pro Tools, Midi Controller, Audio Recording Interface.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Conditions in which where the project was recorded.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People assume i DJ but little do they know I was born to be a hero for all artists and make magic happen.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you mix for free? I can because I love it and am not in it for money only but... time is money and bills need to be paid.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Doing what I love as I get better and better each mix.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid as they say "best of both worlds."
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at this time no.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: As a mixing engineer, halfway through school and I mixed this artist's song who got in contact with YG ADDIE's Dj and he liked the mix which he then went on to post it on his personal website and social media which got me some exposure in the industry business.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I can bring out the best version of your song which varies on factors such as the mic used to record and the environment it was recorded in.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To mix and master the song at its full potential.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Hip Hop Album
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: TDE's very own: MixedByAli. Follows me on Instagram too.