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Salutations!
I'm looking forward to working with independent or new bands, unsigned projects, collaboration/tribute songs, EP or albums, etc.
Pro and unbelievable low, friendly rates. Interested? Read on!
***Unsigned projects only*** 

Pick your poison:
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1. Mixing and Mastering
Send over your raw unprocessed tracks, let me know your vision or send a reference of what kind of sound are you looking for your song, ep or album.
Examples:
-Incorrect: hey man, can you mix these tracks? I don't really know what I'm looking for, just do it and I'll let you know if I like it or if I'd like you to try something different again and again.
-Correct: I want it to sound something like Metallica's "The god that failed" from the black album or I shall be very disappointed and I won't pay you. And if you disappoint me you'll rot in hell, poser.

Pro tip: If you manage to record a DI signal (guitar or/and bass), I will reamp them using top tier amps in the studio at no extra cost.

2. Are you a solo artist or the band doesn't have a final line up yet?
I can help out recording guitars, bass and background keyboards for your song.

3. Want to have an orchestra supporting your song?
I will write and record a professional orchestration for your song (virtual instruments).


Contact: [email protected]
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Brief info about me:

Self-taught musician and guitar player, composer, arranger and rock-guitar instructor born in 1985. Co-founded KB Music School and owns BlindOwlStudio. He has a “Recording Engineering and Music Production” Honors Diploma granted by Peter Richard Miller (Music Industry living legend, Rock n Roll hall of Fame) and is also a founder member of the Paraguayan cultural movement “Música en Acción” along with distinguished artists such as classical guitarists Berta Rojas and Dahiana Ferreira da Costa, harpist Sixto Corvalán, Singer/Poet/Songwriter J.A. Galeano, and others.

In 2005 he started working as guitar coach and instructor in a few local music schools, giving master classes and organizing educational/cultural events. After meeting filmmaker Paulo Ballado on a project for the Scream Kings Productions (USA), he started producing, arranging and orchestrating music and visual projects.

From 2010 he’s worked as session musician (guitar, keyboards, bass), producer, arranger, recording and mixing engineer for regional and international projects featuring well known artists such as Emilie Ragni (Luca Turilli), Kenny “Rhino” (Manowar, Holyhell, Angels of Babylon), Oliver Holzwarth (Blind Guardian, Tarja Turunen), Fatima Scalzo (Soprano Coloratura TM de RJ-Brazil), Olaf Hayer (Dionysus), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody, Rhapsody of Fire, Avantasia), Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus in Música, Tragul),  Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam / Tragul) among others. Aldo Benegas has worked on a great variety of music genres including classical music, regional folklore, European folk, north American country, new age, soundtracks, movie trailers, short films, opera, pop, rock, hard rock and metal in many of its subgenres. As a songwriter, composer and arranger, some of his work has been published by international labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony ATV and EMI, among others.

In addition to working in the music and visual fields, Aldo has also collaborated in several scientific studies measuring the acoustics of structures and construction materials, that were later published in architectural research papers at home and abroad.

As of today, Aldo works as guitar instructor and music teacher, songwriter, session musician, music producer, works on song arrangement, records session musicians and does professional mixing and mastering.

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Just wondering, how unbelievably friendly you´d get with me, if i sent you single tracks for mastering every now and then? :D 

I did check your metal stuff.. it is clean and balanced and all that.. but i need a bit of dirt, raspiness and something that has potential to make the listener bit uncomfortable at times (preferably without ear fatigue). :D Heres a track i´m likely to finish next, and would benefit from professional mastering. 
 

 

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Hey Warrior, mastering only, tricky question to answer publicly, but after listening to your demo and as long as the songs are released independently, we are talking about 25euro per track range. How friendly is that?

I will send back:
- WAV 44.1kHz 16bit (CD)
- WAV 44.1kHz 16bit and 24bit (Streaming, MFiT)
- High quality Mp3 (Sonnox)

And if you are curious, I can mix and master that song you shared, for about 125Euro. /,,/

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Thats extremely friendly indeed, thats basically half of the average rate so very generous of you. Thanks for the quick response. I´ll contact you when i´m finished with the track so you got a customer, if it´s a returning one.. time will tell. :) 

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t´s not going to be an intrumental when finished btw, some clean and some growling vocals. I´ve never heard or seen anywhere, that the type of the song would effect the price of mastering? Mixing is a whole different animal since some songs can have ie.8 tracks where others can have 50. Maybe i completely misunderstood you and you actually didn´t consider that as a factor for the mastering process. 

I´d rather do the mixing myself, i quite enjoy it and i´m learning more and more every day.. especially now that i finally got a decent pair of studio monitors. I´m not exactly sure why it´s a tricky question to answer? Most mastering studios offer their pricing on their websites, transparency in costs will mean more business! :) 

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9 minutes ago, ChainsawAkimbo said:

Thats extremely friendly indeed, thats basically half of the average rate so very generous of you. Thanks for the quick response. I´ll contact you when i´m finished with the track so you got a customer, if it´s a returning one.. time will tell. :) 

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t´s not going to be an intrumental when finished btw, some clean and some growling vocals. I´ve never heard or seen anywhere, that the type of the song would effect the price of mastering? Mixing is a whole different animal since some songs can have ie.8 tracks where others can have 50. Maybe i completely misunderstood you and you actually didn´t consider that as a factor for the mastering process. 

I´d rather do the mixing myself, i quite enjoy it and i´m learning more and more every day.. especially now that i finally got a decent pair of studio monitors. I´m not exactly sure why it´s a tricky question to answer? Most mastering studios offer their pricing on their websites, transparency in costs will mean more business! :) 

Yes you are correct, mastering rates won't change because of how many tracks were up in the mixing stage and it would certainly not be more expensive because it has vocals. Thanks for pointing it out, I will edit that section to avoid any misunderstanding.

Mixing is the best man! I love recording and mastering too but the mixing stage gets the most fun by far.

In this case is tricky beacuse in order to offer the lowest rate possible to help out anyone financing him/herself, rates will most likely be different for each project. For example, let's suppose your mix had problems and I knew addressing them would take me exxxtra time, then maybe I would have said 35euros. Most mastering studios have a flat rate, because they set it at a very safe average.

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2 minutes ago, BlindOwl said:

In this case is tricky beacuse in order to offer the lowest rate possible to help out anyone financing him/herself, rates will most likely be different for each project. For example, let's suppose your mix had problems and I knew addressing them would take me exxxtra time, then maybe I would have said 35euros. Most mastering studios have a flat rate, because they set it at a very safe average.

Got ya. :)

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