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.
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2 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Adrian "a." Merino
Mastered two of my tracks and added lovely character to both of them! He is professional and timely, yet friendly and invested in the music. A joy to work with... Nuff said.
Great master! Added so much subtle character to the track! 10 out of 10 would recommend!
Interview with Adrian "a." Merino
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: J. Cole, Russ, and a bunch of unknown independent artists.
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's your typical work process?
A: Edit, Mix, Master.
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 strongest skill?
A: Not trying to sound cocky, but I like to think I'm well rounded on all aspects.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop / R&B
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always listen to your ears.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Russ because he reminds me of another version of myself.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unique, but ALWAYS get the job done.
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: 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 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: 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's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm in it for the money. NOPE!
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 do you like most about your job?
A: Bringing someone's idea to life gives me utter happiness.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give you a product that you will most definitely be happy with.
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: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new, so nope, I'm sorry.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My latest project and getting clientele for my new studio.
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.