I am a mix engineer from Sydney, Australia. Graduated from The Australian Institute of Music and now working as a freelance recording and mix engineer working with many talented established and up and coming artists from all genres. I specialise in mixing and producing Hip-hop, R&B/ Soul, Jazz and Pop, for a competitive price!
I love clean mixes with depth and movement and am able to adapt and work with clients to best meet their personal, musical and financial needs. I am very flexible, offer multiple changes/ revisions and I mix on Pro Tools Ultimate and Logic Pro X, as well as an SSL 4000 G+ console using a combination of high end plugins and outboard gear.
Check out samples of my work on Soundcloud (link on my profile) to hear what I can offer to your song!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
9 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Declan Dias
Awesome professional to work with. The mix and master didnt take long. I appreciate you sir and will be doing more business.
Fast and Efficient when given feedback.
Managed to mix songs really well without even having beat track outs.
Was able to add his own flavour to the songs to elevate my own ideas.
And most importantly, a really nice guy!
Declan has produced the goods, once again in his professional manner. Looking forward to doing the Jazz album with him. Cheers
Declan proceeded to perform his task without fuss, and with lots of energy and professionalism. He offered me to add any input as I required. The end result is an excellent production, very pleasing to my ear, and better than I attained with the three (3) online mixing/mastering companies that I previously tried. I will use his services again. Cheers.
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: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering r&b and hip-hop records
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dave pensado, Jimmy Douglass, Robert Glasper, Salaam Remi
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 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: 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 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: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What vibe are you going for and who are some influences for this record.
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!