Mixer and Producer

Joan Velez on SoundBetter

Grammy-nominated producer, and mixer based in Chicago Illinois. 2019 Billboard Radio Top 40! My calling is to turn your songs into a work of art you can be proud of. I have been working professionally as a Producer for the last 17 with the world's best record labels. I'd love to work with your vision and ideas.

I am here to take your song ideas and turn them into something you can be proud of. My goal is to make music for my artists, that they can use to be globally competitive, and also take the next steps in their careers. When you hire me, you draw on 20 years of Producing and Mixing experience, you get access to some of the best musicians in the world through my network of session players, you get a world-class mixing suite, and you get high-end analog audio hardware paired with cutting edge software.

I specialize in all Billboard Hot 100 chart genres, specifically Pop, Country, Rap / Hip Hop, and most band music.
I have great musicians and Synth Programmers I can outsource to as well if there's a specific sound you want outside my expertise.

I play Piano / Keys, Bass Guitar, and Drums. I don't play Electric Guitar, and I will hire a session musician for that or any other special instrument you may ask for.

Pricing is flexible. Let's chat before I give you a real price, I'd like to hear the music and get to know you first!!

Contact me today and let's talk about making your next hit!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Joan Velez

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

  2. A: Producing, Recording and Mixing.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Adele, Dire Strait, Motown, Sound Garden, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, many more....

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: The Studio is center around a Harrison 950MX Analog Console and a collection of vintage and modern Hardware from Neve 1073, Empirical Distressor, Danking, Phoenix Audio, Dizengoff Audio, Pulteq, Universal Audio, Warm Audio, DBX, Focusrite. All equipment is accessible on Pro Tools HD or Presonus Studio One 3 for Hybrid recording and mixing.

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

  8. A: As a producer a bring cohesion and the direction for the big picture of the project also musical ideas, vocal coaching and instrumentation.

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

  10. A: I like to bring emotion, Passion and my skills as instrumentalist and composer.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Production and Mixing.

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

  14. A: Rock, POP, Blues, R&B, Jazz and Country

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

  16. A: I like to work on inspiring locations and experiment with new sounds.

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

  18. A: Adele, James Taylor, Chris Cornell, The Killers, Bjork and Radio Head. Because their creativity and honest sound.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Vey open minded and looking to get portrait the artist at their best without changing the soul of the song.

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

  22. A: I am Been producing and mixing for 15 years,

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

  24. A: Neve 1073 Preamp, 1176LN Compressor, Elam 251 mic, Kush Electra EQ and Pro Tools.

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

  26. A: Look for a provider that not only have good, equipment but also have a open mind for your music and passion for music not money.

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

  28. A: Are you open to ideas and opinions? What is your goal as a artist? What is the budget and timeline?

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

  30. A: I am mot a baby sitter.

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

  32. A: Work with creative souls.

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

  34. A: I don't make promises, But i will give all of my energy to the music.

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: Love them Both!

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

  38. A: Indie Artist, Rock and Jazz Bands.

  39. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  40. A: Mad Love a concept album by Robi Draco Rosa, I work on the project as a recording engineer and assit in the mixes.

  41. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  42. A: Camilo Silva, Bob Katz, Daniel Ford, Brad Blackwood, Gordon Gidluck

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

  44. A: Producing, Recording and Mixing.

  45. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  46. A: Adele, Dire Strait, Motown, Sound Garden, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, many more....

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

  48. A: As a producer a bring cohesion and the direction for the big picture of the project also musical ideas, vocal coaching and instrumentation.

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

  50. A: I like to bring emotion, Passion and my skills as instrumentalist and composer.

  51. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  52. A: Production and Mixing.

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

  54. A: Rock, POP, Blues, R&B, Jazz and Country

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

  56. A: I like to work on inspiring locations and experiment with new sounds.

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

  58. A: Adele, James Taylor, Chris Cornell, The Killers, Bjork and Radiohead. Because their creativity and honest sound.

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

  60. A: Are you open to ideas and opinions? What is your goal as a artist? What is the budget and timeline?

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

  62. A: I am mot a baby sitter.

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

  64. A: Work with creative souls.

  65. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  66. A: Mastering Engineer Camilo Silva.

  67. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  68. A: Mad Love a concept album by Robi Draco Rosa, I work on the project as a recording engineer and assit in the mixes.

  69. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  70. A: The Studio is center around a Neotek Series 1E Analog Console and a collection of vintage and modern Hardware from Neve 1073, Empirical Distressor, Danking, Phoenix Audio, Dizengoff Audio, Pulteq, Universal Audio, Warm Audio, DBX, Focusrite. All equipment is accessible on Pro Tools HD or Presonus Studio One 3 for Hybrid recording and mixing.

  71. Q: How would you describe your style?

  72. A: Vey open minded and looking to portrait the artist at their best without changing the soul of the song.

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

  74. A: Producing and mixing for 17 years

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

  76. A: Neve 1073 Preamp, 1176LN Compressor, Elam 251 mic, Kush Electra EQ.

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

  78. A: Look for a provider that not only have good equipment but also have an open mind for your music and passion for music not money.

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

  80. A: I don't make promises, But I will give all of my energy to the music.

  81. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  82. A: Love them Both! different tools for different jobs.

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

  84. A: Indie Artist, Rock, Country, Blues and Jazz Bands.

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3 Revisions on Mixes, 3 Revisions on Mastering. If Analog tape is required an extra charge of $50 will be added for tape cost.

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