Get your music ready, clean and modern.
Want your music ready for publish but don't have the time or the skills?
Want your sound clean, modern and balanced?
Need help to get your own sound?
I'm a mixing engineer and music producer ready to help you find your better sound.
Years of experience on service of Acoustic, Alternative and Electronic bands to print their style in their music.
A simple and clean mindset is the best way to great music. Working in the basics of mixing and production is the secret to that pro sound.
Sample rate and bit audio.
24bit, 44.1k (minimum).
Dry or wet files.
If you like wet, send them wet. If you're not sure, send both dry and wet.
Dry vocals are preferred.
How many mix revisions.
Unlimited revisions (within reason). Until you're 100% happy!
First revision up to 3 days.
Send me your rough mix and a commercial reference track.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Tonyo Cardenas
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Almost the same quality as analog but more practical.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Respect their style and their vision of their own sound.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you happy with your raw tracks? If not, what do you expect from my work?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Live musician first. Then I spend 10 years working on live audio, music production, recording and mixing for local and regional acts.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Select the right client for the right style. Ask for reference tracks for direction and vision. Get the first version if the mix. Make revisions untill the client is happy with the results.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X with Waves, Softube e Izotope plugins to external hardware, Presonus mic preamps, Urei and dbx compressors. Apogee interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sufjan Stevens, LCD soundsystem, Hot Chip
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The mixing of a movie score. It's an independent mexican movie called "Raquel". Because it was different from anything I do before.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: In the upcoming Ep of an Irish artist called Fearbag.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The music of my clients. It's amazing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is the best style for me? The one that you want.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That we can fix a bad song and bad recording performance.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have real expectations. The song is as good as the song is. And the mix is as good as the producing and recording phase is.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 808 drum machine. Volca bass. Korg minilogue. Telecaster. 4tracks tape machine.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Straightfoward. Focus in the basics. Balance and clean.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: New artists searching their own sound. Because is the most interesting and challenging work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Hear the raw mix and start with a checklist of details to work to get the sound of the reference track. Then everything is more objective.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic and alternative.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Define the style of the track based in the client vision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A simple and clean mindset to get clear goals.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing Engineering