What do you like most about your job?
I get to do what I love.
What do you bring to a song?
I try to translate what the client wants using all the tools I have gathered through my career. I try to bring a fresh sound that doesn't feel a copy of the references.
What's your typical work process?
I usually ask for music references to the client, because it's the closest I can get into the client's mind. I also ask for the mood of the song or what it's trying to convey. That is the first step, then I make a rough demo where the main core of the song is represented and I present it to the client and ask for their feedback. We work from there making the fine tuning and arrangements necessary to meet with the client's satisfaction.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work with a dual monitor setup, with my main soundboard being a Focusrite Scarlett, KRK Headphones, Novation 49SL MIDI keyboard. The software I use is Cubase 5 with a vast library of high-quality VSTs. My gear is a Hagstrom Viking & Yamaha acoustic guitar.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
The musicians that inspire are the ones that compose and have an honest concept that is true to their hearts. Bon Iver, The Tallest Man on Earth, Sufjan Stevens, among many others.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
My main work is to compose music, whether it's a country pop song to a full orchestra composition. Everything is valid. Other jobs are to produce a song that is already written, finding the right sounds or instrumentation and also arranging different