SoundBetter is a new site where you can hire top Recording Studios, Mixing & Mastering Engineers, Producers and Session Musicians to help you finish your song, or project. They are hosting a live Q&A webinar with 9-time Grammy Award winning Mix Engineer Manny Marroquin (Sia, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Imagine Dragons) in the last week of this month.
We know Manny from his popular series of Waves plug-ins and a highly developed technical savvy combined with immense creative ability has made Manny Marroquin one of the most in demand mixing engineers in the industry; working with such internationally renowned artists as Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Imagine Dragons, Kanye West, and countless others.
Manny Marroquin's Story
Born in Guatemala, Manny moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was nine. His gift for music became obvious at an early age; beginning with his first drum set at age 11 and accelerating through his teenage years while enrolled in the prestigious Hamilton High School for the arts. While enrolled at Hamilton High School, Manny's love of drums was replaced by his passion for the studio:
A teacher advised Manny to get a job as a runner in a studio (which consisted of making coffee and taking out the trash) if he was serious about following his dream, but since several colleges had already offered him scholarships, his mother almost went into shock: “My mom was definitely not happy about my decision, initially,” he laughs.
Climbing the ranks was no easy feat. Manny’s first live studio gig was as a runner for Enterprise studios, “I made it my mission to get out of the runner business as soon as possible.”
Shortly after, he was promoted to staff assistant. His professional breakthrough came unexpectedly during a late night session when a producer asked him to do a rough mix because the engineer had gone home: “Once I was done, he immediately called his partner and told him I would be mixing the entire album.”
Manny’s humble approach and creative technique have positioned him among the elite in the industry and Manny relishes putting back into the industry that has made him famous, including supporting SoundBetter and taking part in this live Q&A Webinar.
Live Q&A Webinar Later This Month
The final date and time has yet to be finalising but SoundBetter have reassured us it will be on the last week of January and we will let you know as soon as we know. But this will be a very popular event and so you should consider signing up sooner rather than later to reserve your spot to take part in the live webinar and be able to ask Manny a question.