Skilled audio engineer with a passion for bringing projects from conception to reality. 4 years of extensive background in recording and mixing for both post-production and music. I have work with artist such as SZA, Trey Songz, Dave East, 070 Shake, and many more.
I am looking to work in all areas of the audio world. Being able to record, mix, and master a project from top to bottom and bring an artists vision to life is my passion. I have a full array of both analog and digital processing units that can deliver the cleanest richest audio experience for any listener.
I have 5 years working in audio and have spent the past 2 and a half years working at Engine Room Audio one of New York's top studios. I can work with almost any budget an indie musician may have and hope to build a solid relationship with anyone who works with me.
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Interview with Mando Mixes
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would recommend Blendworks and my good friend Daniel Sardi. One of my mentors and a phenomenal engineer.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My only advice is to invest in your craft and respect the art form. We as engineers work hard to make records that sound incredible if hire us and we will make sure to take care of you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, Hard Drive, 1073 pre amp, pair of NS-10's, and the Universal Audio interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in PA working in a basement with my friends. We did well and I eventually moved to NY to grow my career as an Engineer. I interned at Engine Room Audio on Wall St and eventually made my way up to one of their freelance engineers. I then helped my friend open a small project studio in Brooklyn where I am the head freelance engineer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: My dream projects would be to work on an album with Frank Ocean and Kings Of Leon. All these artists inspire me daily.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure to use side-chaining when mixing a kick and 808. A lot of producers don't know this trick and it really helps you kick cut through the low end.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip-Hop and RnB with a lot of Pop music. These 3 genres are my favorite and I have spent hundreds of house working in all of them.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill would have to be my ability to capture great performances. Sometimes an artists needs to know that they can experiment and the best things they do are being saved and captured properly.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a creative environment where any artists can step in and feel relaxed and vibe to their work. I like to make sure I'm in touch with the emotions and vision of every person I work with so that we are creatively in the same space. I think the most important asset I bring, besides my professionalism, would be my ability to connect with the people I work with.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio setup that includes a U87 running into a BAE 1073 preamp which is then routed to a full Universal Audio setup. Thanks to UA we have hundreds of different plugins that sound like the analog models that we can use at any time.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I enjoy a lot of work from artist like T-Pain and Tory Lanez who really know how to layer vocals and create a different type of sound. I also am inspired by a lot of pop music like Camilla Cabello and Trey Songz because of how clean and full each record feels.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I normally record and mix songs for all my clients. Usually we spend about 2-4 hours on each song we record, depending on the speed of the artist. I will work on a rough mix in the studio that way they can enjoy the song until it is properly mixed. I will then spend anywhere from 4-8 hours mixing the record and doing revisions for each of my artists.