Adrian "a." Merino is a Miami based audio engineer that has successfully worked with various independent artists around the Florida region. Graduated from F.I.R.S.T. in Orlando, FL, with a burning passion to help people's visions come to life. Music is his life and loves to leave a client happy with a better product than they anticipated.
Adrian "a." Merino is a recording/mixing/mastering engineer, songwriter, and producer who has worked with various independent artists around the Florida region.
In addition, he has a personalized studio room where he works with independent artists. Once your vision is explained in depth, giving a. something to work with, he will make your sound come to life and deliver nothing but quality.
Tell me about the project you are trying to accomplish and how I can help. You can reach me through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Adrian "a." Merino
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I just released a project called "Now Or Never" which is available on all platforms. I wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered the entire thing and I like to think it's my best project to date.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My latest project and getting clientele for my new studio.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new, so nope, I'm sorry.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, all the way. I've worked with analog and options are always limited and gear can get very expensive & break. Digital plugins will always be there for you.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give you a product that you will most definitely be happy with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Bringing someone's idea to life gives me utter happiness.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What can you offer me that others can't? Better product for much less pay.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm in it for the money. NOPE!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What equipment was used to record/lay the music down? What are you trying to get out of this?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just reach out, all prices are negotiable. I'm in this for the love, not the money.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook, iLok, Scarlett Interface, Blue Kiwi, Headphones. I'd need power for this to work, but you get the idea.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for about 8 years. I started by making beats when I started college, then got into recording, mixing, and mastering. Got my degree in CpE, then got another for Audio Engineering.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unique, but ALWAYS get the job done.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Russ because he reminds me of another version of myself.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always listen to your ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop / R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Not trying to sound cocky, but I like to think I'm well rounded on all aspects.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity in production & vocals. Crisp sound like you'd hear in professional work.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Edit, Mix, Master.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In box, mostly. Work off of Pro Tools, FL Studio, and Logic on my MacBook Pro, with Blue Kiwi microphone, Scarlett 2i4 interface, and KRK speakers.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: J. Cole, Russ, and a bunch of unknown independent artists.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm best known for mixing & mastering work, but production comes second.