Sound Engineer and Head of Tech in Metropolis Studios London.
Spanish sound engineer settle in London since 2012. I have been working as FOH, Recording and Mixing engineers for years. Love the pure sound of every acoustic instrument, that´s the foundation.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Javier JMSound
Javier is a professional mix engineer. It's my pleasure to work with him. He's fast and patient. He delivers your track 100% clean and quality.
He did a remote mixing a year ago. Good service, nice mixing indeed. He did some editing even though wasn't included in the deal.
I had the pleasure to work with the great sound engineer Javier Muñoz in ”Score II: Lo invisible del septimo arte”. I was the show conductor, and I’m very demanding with all the details. I was very happy with his work!! We will work together in future
I worked with him in a project in Spain, I can say that he's good in what he does, he's a professional and fast.
Interview with Javier JMSound
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: You can find me in Metropolis Studios London as a Tech guy. I have participated in many Recording, and live to vinyl sessions. I like to do mixing in my own Studio and give to the mix my experienced and love for the music.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have always been influenced by musicians like Eddie Vedder, Roberto Iniesta, Chris Cornell and bands as diverse as Soundgarden , The Pixies, Extremoduro, ElBicho, O'funk'illo, FooFighters. Engineers that have respect and admiration are Butch Vig and Specially Steve Albini wors and humbleness
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I normally do all my mixes In the box. I use Roland AD/DA converters, Focal and Yamaha monitoring, ProTools HD, and an immense amount of plugins and Virtual instruments.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to send a document with some advices of how to prepare your record for iMixing. I normally try to listen previous works if they were , and listen to the references they could tell me. I also like to listening any rough mix they have made and after that all depends of every projects and every musicians.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Thirty years of listening thousands hours of countless types of music with determination, love and passion make me respect all the music that I have the luck to work with
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Natural air to the music,which is what a music deserves and....music is the most important thing here, or not?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Really enjoy what you do
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are so many.....Impossible to say
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was Electronic engineer working 9 to 5 in another industry and an non-professional musician, always playing in bands and doing small FOH jobs. Until 8 years ago I decided to get completely into this job so I studied and trained myself to do it. First started in south Spain with my own home studio and now in Metropolis Studios learning with the best.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: First send only the tracks that you want included in the mix , try to send the best quality without popping or noise and any effects on it. Send both printed and MIDI tracks, and prepare some references to send to me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: We are not gods, we cannot fix unrepairable tracks, or change a bad performance
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Get the best of what I believe that his work has been created
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Try to keep this magnificent and historic Studios running smooth, apart from that doing my own mixes.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The live to vinyl sessions here in Metropolis are outstanding. Is a Performance, mixed, mastered and cutting straight to vinyl at the same time using all analog gear. I have participated in Liam Gallagher, A thousand horses and Rag' n Bone man, as a tech and engineering assistant.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, we are lucky to have that many tools now to use. Get the best of both worlds
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Normally Rock, Blues, Flamenco, Funk. I like acoustic instruments.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take just an acoustic guitar, my wife and lots of books....and spare strings for the guitar.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Love for what they are doing, and be humble.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love everything that means be near to the music