Sound Engineer and Head of Tech in Metropolis Studios London
Spanish Sound Engineer settle in London since 2012. I have been working as a FOH sound engineer, Studio Recording and Mixing for years. I really like to take care of the sound of an acoustic instrument and process it to keep as natural as possible in order to get the characteristic sound of it, and when that is achieved add everything else and craft a Mix the way the artist and myself feel the best.
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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: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love everything that means be near to the music
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Love for what they are doing, and be humble.
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 type of music do you usually work on?
A: Normally Rock, Blues, Flamenco, Funk. I like acoustic instruments.
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: 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: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here...
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's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Get the best of what I believe that his work has been created
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 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 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: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are so many.....Impossible to say
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Really enjoy what you do
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: 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: 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 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: 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.