Hendrick Valera

Producer and Mixing Engineer

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11 Reviews (8 Verified)
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My goal is to make your vision a reality

Hey there! let me introduce myself first,

First, I'm an artist from Venezuela that has recorded, produced, and mixed for artists from Europe, Asia, Latin, and North America.

Second, the way I work is 100% in the box. With a combination of analog emulation software and new digital tools that allow me to get both definition and depth on my mixes.

Third, my main genres are hip-hop & trap, funk, reggaeton & latin, lo-fi & r&b.

You can hear my mixes here: https://found.ee/MixedByHendrick

If you’re interested in a team member that works tirelessly for your art, you will find what you need by having me in your team. I will help you not only creating a top-quality record, but I will help you develop your artistry where it’s needed. I’ve learned this by constantly refreshing my creativity, being organized, and having a serious work ethic. These skills make me have an unstoppable drive to learn and to keep things fresh every time.

Looking forward to meeting you!
Hendrick

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11 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tonny
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    As of now Hendrick is my go to guy. Very professional and fast. I highly recommend him

  2. Review by Pezen
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    Hendrick made my song alive again by providing wonderful saxophone playing. Passionate and kind. 5 star working experience!

  3. Review by Pezen
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    I feel comfortable to communicate with Hendrick. Delivery on time with different takes. Will definitely love to work with him again.

  4. Review by Derek L.
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    Thank you for great work

  5. Review by Nauci G.
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    amazingly talented composer and musician, really a hard and fast worker and nice person, difenitely really good guy to work with !!

  6. Review by Ariel
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    Excellent musician who provides quality work with a quick turnaround time.

    Will definitely work with again.

  7. Review by Fahad
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    Excellent player

  8. Review by Yishay Raziel
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    great work! thanks!

  9. Review by Cruz Martinez
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    Hendricks,

    Fellow Berklee Classmate!!
    Great person and very easy to get along, also very sharing person and as your can see from his recommendations a great engineer with many years of experience and a very talented person who does an amazing quick job with incredible quality!!

    Highly recommend my friend!!

  10. Review by Maxi Chercover
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    He's such a complete musician! from the sax, to the Beatmaking, thru the mixing. He does everything right!

  11. Review by Steven C.
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    Works fast and is very pleasant to deal with. Eager to please client. Recommended.

Interview with Hendrick Valera

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital, it's lighter to carry and definitely less noisy

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

  4. A: I love making people experience feelings with music, imagine stories, hear honesty and passion

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

  6. A: The question I usually get from artists is that they want to listen to my previous work, and I show them this playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XQj3rvNarhrF08dW3qNrZ?si=kkLAJq-dTE-qoJ15DeZxng

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: I want to break the misconceptions that working long distance can't be done, it's all about communication!

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: Who are your influences? is there anything you don't like about your demo?

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I've been working in music for over 13 years. Been producing and mixing for 4 years

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

  14. A: Always be prepared & trust your ears, not your eyes!

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

  16. A: Hip-Hop, Trap, Lo-Fi, Funk, Neo-Soul

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

  18. A: Terrace Martin, Kiefer, Metro Boomin, Wheezy, Drake, Young Thug, Gunna, Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, list goes on and on...

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

  20. A: My most common service is creating full productions for artists, including mixing and mastering.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Mixing

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have a pair of HS5 monitors and a Behringtone speaker for mono referencing. The way I work is 100% in the box. With a combination of analog emulation software and new digital tools that allow me to get both definition and depth on my mixes. High-end plugins from Slate Digital, Acustica Audio, Leapwing Audio, Soundtoys, Oxford, FabFilter. Additionally, I have a FaderPort and APC40MKII to speed up my workflow. For sound modules, I have a Behringer Model D and a Volca Sample sequencer.

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

  26. A: My laptop, headphones, internet connection, a keyboard and sunscreen

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

  28. A: I start with a pre-production talk with the artist to analyze and get to know their artistic vision, then when I'm producing I usually start by laying out harmonies or drum sequences to get a vibe going.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: I create unparalleled sonics that translates sounds into emotions

  31. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  32. A: I'd like to work with Frank Ocean, I love his style and sound

  33. Q: How would you describe your style?

  34. A: I like to always bring a jazzy element to the table, whether is some swing on the drums or jazz harmonies

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

  36. A: Having open communication will always give the best results

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

  38. A: I will transmit the emotions you want to convey and I will help you send your message across. This has always been my passion and I can assure your art will be translated in the best way possible.

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

  40. A: I recently produced, mixed and mastered "DOWN 2 RIDE" by Karma Rivera and it got featured on NPR

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

  42. A: I'm producing artists from the US, Argentina, Spain and, Canada. In parallel, I work on my solo music and collaborating with other producers.

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Gear Highlights
  • MacBook Pro
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  • Audio-Technica Mics
  • Ableton Live
  • Acustica Audio
  • SoundToys
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Slate Digital
  • Behringer Model D
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