Joan Velez

Mixer and Producer

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Joan Velez, Grammy Nominated producer, and mixer based in Chicago. He has been working with "A List" music artists and film productions for over 17 years.

Joan Velez Productions we offer full music service, from mixing, mastering, production, and releases.

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Interview with Joan Velez

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

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

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

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

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

  6. A: Mastering Engineer Camilo Silva.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

  12. A: Work with creative souls.

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

  14. A: I am mot a baby sitter.

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

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

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

  18. 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.

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

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

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

  22. A: Producing and mixing for 17 years

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Production and Mixing.

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

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

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

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

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. 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.

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

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

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

  42. A: Producing, Recording and Mixing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  49. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  50. A: Love them Both!

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

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

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

  54. A: Work with creative souls.

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

  56. A: I am mot a baby sitter.

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

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

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

  60. 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.

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

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

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

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

  65. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  73. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  74. A: Production and Mixing.

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

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

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

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

  79. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  80. 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.

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

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

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

  84. A: Producing, Recording and Mixing.

Terms Of Service

2 Revisions on Mixes, 2 Revisions Mastering. If Analog tape is require for, a charge of $ 50 for tape cost will be add.

Gear Highlights
  • Neotek Series1 Analog Console
  • Scully
  • Neve
  • Warm Audio pres
  • BLA
  • Otari mx55
  • Pro tools 11
  • Studio One
  • Waves Mercury
  • Uad Quad
  • Great Collection of Vintage and Modern Mics
  • DBX 160A
  • CRL Systems
  • Aphex 106
  • Urei 1176 ln and more
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