As we arrive at the letter M in the A to Z of Waves, M is for Manny Marroquin. Manny says that a lot of mix engineers work at developing their own unique sound but he chooses to act as a chameleon of sorts by bringing the collective ideas of the producer, label, and artist to life for each individual project.
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Manny was born in Guatemala and moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was nine. His gift for music became obvious at an early age. Manny started as a runner in a studio, getting promoted to staff assistant very quickly, with his breakthrough being asked to put up a rough mix because the engineer had gone home and as a result being asked to mix the entire album.
As happens sometimes in the music business, the album was never released, but Manny had already begun honing his skills and making a name for himself. When asked if there was one specific project that got him started, Manny explains; “I can’t really say there was ever one particular project that set me up. I met different producers, and one thing led to another. My career has definitely been a steady progression, and I feel blessed to do what I love and still have fun. I treat every mix as if it is my last and never take anything for granted.”
Manny’s humble approach and creative technique have positioned him among the elite in the industry having graced nearly 250 million albums worldwide. His ear for sound has helped earn him over forty #1 albums and one hundred Top 10 albums on The Billboard 200. Add to that another twelve Hot 100 #1 singles and over forty singles in the Top 10.
Waves Manny Marroquin Reviews And Tutorials
Russ takes a look at the Waves Manny Marroquin plug-in series and gives an extended show and tell and let's you know what he thinks.
Following on from Russ' review of the Waves Manny Marroquin plug-in series, he takes a mix and uses the plug-ins to add more bottom end to a kick, density to a snare, mash up a backbeat, add interest to a synth and tighten up a synth bass. Check it out.
In this free tutorial, Paul Drew Demonstrates how to use the Waves Manny Marroquin Triple D in a Pro Tools session.
In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use the Waves Manny Marroquin Delay on a snare drum to create a 16th note delay effect.
In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use the Waves Manny Marroquin Delay on a vocal send.