Music Producer, Mixing Engineer, and Audio Engineer. My credits include work with the popular tv show American Idol, artist Michelle Leclercq, producer Khris Lorenz and more. Experience, professionalism, quality, and value.
Javier Martínez is an in-demand music producer, audio engineer and mixing engineer in both Los Angeles’ and his home country of Mexico.
As an audio engineer Mr. Martinez has had the opportunity to work with multi-platinum selling and Grammy award-winning producers and artists like producer Khris Lorenz (One Direction, Maroon 5, Icona Pop), Brooke Candy, New Hope Club, Kaskade, Alaena, Cade Foehner (American Idol), Andrew Murdock, Godsmack, Sevendust, Iridas, Skhye Hutch, AJ Crew and more.
As a Music Producer, and Mixing Engineer Mr. Martínez’s most recent projects include the production of artist Michelle Leclercq’s debut single “The Mission” which debuted number 1 on the Itunes charts for all genres in Argentina. Besides this he has had the fortune to work with artists like the Los Angeles rapper "Geronimo", Spanish rock band "Sonz", pop duo "Not That Great", Eight Realm, Cheer Up Club, Analisa Corral and more.
Mr. Martínez also had the fortune to work with the distinguished SPG studios in Burbank, California, working for different HBO shows like West World, Game of Thrones, Girls and others. He also assisted in several dialogue recordings for movies like Future World, TV shows for Nickelodeon, and Hyundai commercials.
Mr. Martinez has also had the opportunity to tour internationally with bands like Silver Twins, Cheer Up Club, Neonomara, Sonz and more.
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Interview with Javier Martinez
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Audio engineer for the well-known Grammy winner pop producer Khris Lorenz. Beat making for Analisa Corral and Not That Great music. I'm also in the mixing stage of the debut album of a Mexican rock band I recorded as well.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Analisa Corral.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both (I know I know). Nowadays you can work with both and usually get the best from both worlds. It also depends on the type of music I'm working on. For mixing, I always try to mix on a mixing board (Tree Audio at the Hobby Shop Studios) depending on the budget and time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be careful about making your song too busy! (Kill your darlings) Prioritize elements and let them show.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainly pop music. I also work with different rock bands.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: It's always difficult to talk about a single "strongest skill". Thanks to the many hours I've spent tuning and editing vocals I consider that to be my strongest skill. Mixing is also an area where I feel really confident about my skill.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It changes with time. Currently, most of my time is dedicated to mixing different projects I've been hired for. I'm always making beats and trying to produce bands with my free time. As the audio engineer of producer Khris Lorenz, I found my self constantly recording for the different projects he has.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Their satisfaction is my main goal, I will do everything I can to make them happy with my work.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Shure Sm57, MacBook Pro, Open-back Headphones, Apollo twin interface, midi keyboard.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kendrick Lamar, I love how creative his songs are. His artistic vision is amazing. Besides this, I also like most of his songs have a message in them. He is not doing music just for the money.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brian Eno, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Gorillaz, Daniel Lanois, George Martin, Dr. Dre just to mention a few.