I specialize in Hip Hop/R&B, Pop and Dance but can take on any genre. Whatever you track needs from a vocal mix with a stereo instrumental to a fully tracked out session. I will take your music to its full potential and final stage. Ill make it sound clean, big, full and exciting bringing it to industry quality.
I am a audio engineer & producer, specializing in all genre (mostly popular genres like hip hop/r&b/etc) I am pretty much the guy you come to when you need a song/track finished. I do everything from editing, recording (if your local) mixing, mastering, cleaning, blending, tuning and producing. I will bring your track to life. Feel free to reach out and talk about what you need. I've engineered, mixed, mastered and/or produced songs that've featured Young Thug, Nav, Wale, Hood Rich Pablo Juan, Prodigy (Mob Deep), Lil B, Sean Paul, Shy Glizzy, Nessly, A$AP Ant, Gorilla Zoe, Raheem Devaughn, Fat Trel, Innanet James, Chaz French. I've also produced instrumentals that've been featured on Vh1, BET, MTV, Bravo, ESPN, CBS, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, TV1 & more.
My engineering services include Mixing, Mastering, Vocal Tuning, Editing, Recording and Producing.
Full mixes come with mastering, vocal tuning and editing. Contact me to talk about your project.
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8 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Sergio Cortez
He will make your tracks come to life and create the vibe you need to compete in the game!
This guy is great at what he does! He brings your songs to life
Sergio is great!!! He understood the vibe I Was going for and worked hard to get it to its best level. Great guy GREAT SOUND!!!!!
Quick turnaround. Quick edits. Easy to communicate with. Really cleaned up the track and gave it a proper mix. A1!
Great producer and engineer. Knows exactly what he’s doing and can get done whatever you need.
Sergio Cortez can bring anybody industry-level engineering and production, and nowadays that's in short supply. I think he's at the forefront and you have to catch a session with him before it's too late and he has his own Genius Deconstructed video !!!
Sergio's production has taken my music to the next level. He knows exactly what to do, and he works fast. His polished skills allows me to utilize the time I get in the studio. Time is never wasted in his sessions because he does everything spot on, in an instant, which is rare. The mixing and mastering this guy has done for me has been amazing. He also has a great talent for making beats.
I've used Sergio for all my mixes and masters for a little over a year now. I've never had a single complaint. This guy is an expert and knows exactly what he's doing. On top of that, I record most of my music at his studio and it's nothing but chill vibes. He is a very personable guy and a lot of fun to work with. I highly recommend his services.
Interview with Sergio Cortez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Innanet James Keep it Clean project. Did it at the house with me, one track ended up on Madden soundtrack. Super proud of my guy.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixes and beats.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Oh yeah, my guy Kubla. Will write, record, produce and engineer your entire record.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mostly digital because of the convince but I do run vocals through my Neve eq and compressor sometimes.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music and freedom
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I can work on the project and 95% of the time, yes. As long as the song is recorded properly. I get asked to do test mixes sometimes and my answer is always no.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Most engineers just want your money.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What was it recorded on, can I see the stems, whats the deadline.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let the professional hear the track and look at the stems before ordering to make sure they have everything they need. Provide your rough mix and any references you aspire you mix to sound like.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, Apollo, Yamaha Monitors, Telenfunken 251, Neve. All i need
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started as a intern at a studio at 18 years old, been working in music since. 11 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kid Laroi, one of my favorites, think he is super talented and I would have so many tracks for him.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: No rules
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop/Trap/R&B/Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Having an ear for music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Just wake up work, give the ears a break after a while, come back keep working on mix or production. Reference on multiple headphones and speakers.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools 21, MacBook Pro, Yamaha HS7 and Adam A8x's. Apollo x6, MA5 mic pre, disterssor, multiple guitar effects pedals.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mike Dean, London on the track, 40, Quincy Jones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Tracking, editing, tuning, mixing, mastering, production.