Mixing is more than a passion or a job. It's a form of art.
Every mix here has special treatment either you're an independent artist or a major label. If my name's there, then I've done the best I can as my mentor Manny Marroquin taught me. That's why it gets stamped "Mixed by VT".
Could say I've been in the music biz for more than 15 years and say I've worked with James, Tiago Bettencourt, Filipe Gonçalves, this year's Eurovision winner, Salvador Sobral either working behind the desk, or producing or playing guitar, but here it's all about the mix.
I approach the songs that are given to me with the passion and the drive the artist has. The goal is to compliment your vision and take it up a notch.
I work worldwide. Now, enough of chit chat and let's make music!
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Interview with Mixed by VT
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. Best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Passion and dedication. It's my name up there too.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making good music sound better.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make me sound like... I answer I'll make you sound like you with inspiration from other artists.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can mix.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's their goal, influences and where they want to be.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Choose someone not by the price but the passion demonstrated. A quality mix will make a difference and get more return.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My ears, electricity, laptop, ilok and my ssl.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since 2007.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Up to date with a vintage approach.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer, because of the songwriting and sound.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Music. Either pop/rock, world music, soul, hip-hop, jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: See above.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Passion and drive like it's my song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get the vibe of the song, make it sit and work on the details that separate the big boys from the kids.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is a hybrid setup with Pro Tools and Logic. Some outboard and different plugin options.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by great work. Manny Marroquin is the guy I follow the most because he can shift genres. I've recentely studied with him.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix records with the same passion and drive everytime.