Franccesco Cardenas

Thoughtful. Sound. Producer.

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20+ years of experience in the audio industry as a Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Electronic Musician, Editor with 23+ record releases. Co-Owner of Typ3 Records. Based out of: Oakland, CA / Miami, FL. Genre: Minimal, Techno, Progressive, Cinematic, Breakbeat, Lounge, & House/Deep House. Website:

Franccesco Cardenas of Typ3 Records here, Just dropping a bit of my origin story for ya. I grew up in Miami Florida in the 80's and now live in Oakland, California. With Nicaraguan roots and musical influences spreading from electronic, tribal, jazz, rock, minimal, and soundscapes I began mixing music / DJing in the early 2000s and have had the privilege of not only performing at large scale productions but also teching them. So you can say all my years have made me eager to work with a wide variety of artists. In 2004 my desire to more deeply understand the qualities and physics of sound led me through my engineering foothold of SAE in Miami Beach. Even beyond the studio I'm constantly immersing myself to new sounds, multiple genres, events, venues, sights, tastes, anything and everything plays part to influence my musical soul.
In 2014 along with my label mates Luke Hunter and Alex Zinn we co founded Type3 Records, an international electronic music label with hundreds of solid tracks and amazing artists from all around the world. Cut to today, I am now looking to provide my time and efforts to your visions and projects.
If So hit that 'CONTACT' button, let me know what your ideas are and lets make some music.

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Interview with Franccesco Cardenas

  1. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  2. A: Be as clear with your vision, deadlines and expectations as possible.

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: 1. Solar Generator 2. Genelec Monitors 3. My Production Laptop 4. Push 2 5. Pop up Tent to put it all under ;)

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: Trust your ears.

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: electronic music cinematic in nature.

  9. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?


  11. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  12. A: this interview ;)

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: both

  15. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  16. A: you will be happy with my work or you don't have to pay full price lol

  17. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  18. A: I love the feeling a good song or sound gives ya

  19. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  20. A: what does this button do?

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: Im usually in the lab sometime around 10am - 8pm. I'll get an idea out if I've got one or design and hunt for some new sounds for a new production.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: Its a nice little warm space in east bay of Oakland with a Push2 , Live as the DAW, Loads of quality VSTs, MOTU mk4 running into a PLAYdifferently Model 1 6-Channel Mixer, TR8, Volca Sample, Volca Bass, Sony TC-765 , Various microphones and a couple of KRK Rokit 8s. My setup allows me to be effective with my sound and creativity while maximizing on space. Im constantly coming across new and old pieces of gear to put in to the chain so the lab is constantly evolving.

  25. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  26. A: The amount of talented musicians and music production professionals that have inspired me throughout my life is truly to large to list but what I'm looking for is the next dose of inspiration, maybe its your project?

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: I have been in the audio industry for over 20 years in many capacities. - Live Show Audio Mixing - Recording - Sound Designing - Remixing - Producing - Editing - A1, A2 - DJ

Terms Of Service

All work is WORK FOR HIRE!
- Once project is funded, work on your project begins
- Dailies will be sent to you for approval
- Final Files will be sent once final funds have been released

GenresSounds Like
  • Max Cooper
  • Ólafur Arnalds
  • Way Out West
Gear Highlights
  • Playdiffrently MODEL ONE analog mixer
  • MK4
  • TR-8
  • Push2
  • Korg Volca Sample
  • Volca Bass
  • Sony TC-765 reel to reel
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  • My WebsiteSep 13, 2021

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