I have been doing music for 10+ Years. Recording vocals, producing beats, and mixing and mastering are my key elements. I am also a composer/songwriter of a few different genres, mainly Hip-Hop & R&B. I do expand to the diversity of Rock, Metal and Orchestral forms of music.
Recording Services $35/hr
Mixing & Mastering $50 per track
Recording and Mixing $70 per track
8 song EP Recording/Mixing Package $450
Instrumental Lease Purchase $20 -$75 (3types)
Instrumental Exclusive Purchase $350 -$500
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Rico is the best! He is passionate about music and mixing. This is the producer that cares more and more about his artist as the project develops all the way till the finish and beyond. He will use his experienced ear and knowledge of music to make you shine. He stays true to the artist. Def looking forward to working together in the near future.
Interview with LevlledUp Productions
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically recording Hip-Hop/R&B vocals for upcoming artists looking to advance their craft. I offer High-Quality instrumentals if artist are looking for production work along with engineering services.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Big K.R.I.T, J.Cole, Funk Volume, Timbaland, 9th Wonder, Jeff A. Monroe, Ashley Shepard, Mike Lambis
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Presonus Studio One FL Studio 11 MXL V67 Condensor Behringer XENYX1832 Presonus Studio Channel BBE 882i Maximizer Native Instruments Machine
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For instrumentals, I start building melodies via instruments/synths then lay down drum percussion's. After I am pleased with my arranged patterns, I build the track and tame the dynamics at the ending process. For vocals, I capture the best possible audio, then polish the vocals politely, and add character to the final output.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Versatilty. I try different things, arrange melodies differently, and give it a style of "my own." I have a very unique sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop & R&B
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be creative in what you do. don't let limitations stop your sound from maturing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: JoJo - Beautiful vocalist. I have been a fan for years, since she was 16 and I got her first Debut. She has a soulful voice, and one of the few VERY talented singers left in her particular industry. Jhene Aiko - Lovely yound California native with a soulful vibe in every song. I can point her out in ANY song. That's why I like her.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have a sense of Royalty that is demanding in my music. You can tell my sound comes from "somewhere else." I love to let my instrumentals live and have change and persistence.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on 5 instrumentals for "PlanBSportsManagement" a professionals sports management team. You can view their website at this link http://www.planbsportsmanagement.com/ I went by the name "
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is aimed at building a successful team of artists and to change the lives of people through our creative aspirations.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: The microphone, a mixer, some subwoofers, Presonus Studio One, and a wifi connected PC!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are looking for a very diverse producer, I am your guy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Learning, learning and more learning. The possibilities are endless.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You music will sound exactly how you want it too.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. The world of audio has expanded tremendously, which allows me to use the best of A/D conversions.