I am a mix engineer recently graduated from The Australian Institute of Music. I've worked with talented artists from all genres, specialising in mixing and producing Hip-hop, R&B, Jazz and Pop music, for a competitive price!
I offer multiple revisions and mixes to choose from and I am willing to work with clients to better meet their personal, musical and financial needs. I mix on Logic Pro X and Pro Tools 10, as well as an SSL console using a combination of high end plugins and outboard gear.
Don't be afraid to ask for samples of my work to hear what I can offer to your song!
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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Declan Dias
Declan has proved himself as a very good Masterer. He is great at taking on feedback and is clear on time frames. Would recommend. ☺
Quick, patient and professional. Fixes a basic balanced mix in no time and is not afraid to experiment afterwards. Really opened my eyes and made my song exactly sound likeI wanted it too.
Declan was able to inpret my constant nagging and waffle to produce a wonderful track. Open to my feedback and trying new ideas, he also charged a very reasonable price giving me a good start here at SoundBetter. Highly recommended!
Quality work, very patient, timely and has the knowledge to make your song come to life.
very professional, open to suggestions and very patient. Very Good at mixing
Interview with Declan Dias
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital - they are almost if not as good as a lot of analog gear and if used right can do anything you need it to. also.. simply, for recall. If you want changes, I can make them quickly and precisely without missing any details when trying to recall exact settings!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What vibe are you going for and who are some influences for this record.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you want and what sound you want to achieve. Focus on what you offer to your tracks and that helps me know how to work with the project and what to add to make it a better mix.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very simple but effective. I like mixing in smooth vocals and punchy drums, yet not doing too much to change the foundation of the track I'm working on!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually Hip-hop and R&B but also have experience with Pop, Funk and Rock
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix on an SSL console with Adam speakers using Manley Voxbox, El8 Distressor, Lexicon 480L and other outboard gear, plugins running into Pro tools HD
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dave pensado, Jimmy Douglass, Robert Glasper, Salaam Remi
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering r&b and hip-hop records