Producer | Mixing | Mastering
Music Producer, Mix Engineer and Songwriter based in Soho, London.
Hi. I'm Kurt. I'm a Music Producer, Mix Engineer and Songwriter with a Masters' Degree in Music Production specialising in Pop, Rock and Electronic music based in London, England.
Releasing music independently my work has been played on national radio and music videos have been broadcast on television and in gyms and universities across the country. I have collaborated with artists overseas in the US, Canada and Europe.
I have access to my own studio facility with a varied selection of microphones, guitar pedals and outboard equipment for recording and editing.
Most recent works include Jamie Scott, previously of Kingsland Road and The X Factor, Virgin Radio Fresh Fest winners, Sheafs, and music library company, Hyphon Music Group.
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Interview with Kurt Martinez
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Having studied at London College of Music I went on to graduate from Leeds Beckett University with a Masters’ in Music Production. That lead to freelance work recording bands both on location and in studios such as Fox Den Studios in Sheffield. Moving to London I found work as a studio assistant at 750mph, a studio specialising in sound design and audio production for television adverts. I now working in post-production for feature film and trailers, working with bands and artists in my own time.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I like to work on pop and rock. Recently I have been working a lot on hip-hop and R&B which has been a great insight but I am a pop-rock musician.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio consists of a Mac Pro running both Logic and Pro Tools which goes to a 24 channel mixing desk. I have a selection of outboard equipment, guitar pedals and microphones. I use KRK and Genelec monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I grew up listening to pop-punk and pop-rock bands. I’m a big fan of producers and musicians like Mark Hoppus from blink-182 and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm a huge fan of analogue warmth but we do live in a digital age. I work primarily in the box, but I do however like to get hands on in a mix. I use 24 channel mixing console and various outboard in conjunction with Logic and Pro Tools when mixing.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: No two projects are ever the same. Everyone writes and produces differently. Sure, I might start with the same template for a mix but every mix goes in a different direction to the last. That's what keeps things fun and interesting.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I actually contributed towards an article on music production tips recently for AudioSkills.com. You can find that article here: https://audioskills.com/tips/music-production/
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Although I produce it seems at the moment I am actually doing more and more mixing and mastering.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on the first single for an artist called M and mixing and mastering soundtrack for Hyphon Music Group. I am due to begin mixing the original soundtrack for a computer game to be released on iOS and Playstation Network.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The project isn't finished until you are completely happy with the mix.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would have to take my portable set up which currently consists of my MacBook Pro, Audient iD14 USB Interface, my Novation Launchkey Mini MIDI keyboard and KRK KNS8400 headphones. Of course I'd have to take my Blue Bluebird microphone and as well.