Hi! My name is Fran, I'm a music producer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I produce in English and Spanish, I have lot's of versatility with music genres. I love Rock, Pop, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop and Dance music. My inspirations change with time, right now: Mac Miller, Erykah Badu, Queens of the Stone Age, John Mayer, FKJ.
Originally I started playing piano when I was 5, then as a teenager Guns and Roses changed everything to me and I started playing guitar inspired by Slash. Then I studied music production and that opened another new world to me. I became a music fan more than ever, I started listening and learning Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Dance, Pop and the studio became my lifestyle, every time I get inside the studio I'm happy. It gave me the learning experience that I needed to evolve with music, now I sing, play guitar, bass, piano, synth, drums, beats and I know how to work the console and the gear.
I'm a music fan and I hope I can work with you in this amazing experience of making music.
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Interview with Fran Barne
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced original music for a series of videos for a clothing line in Costa Rica called "We are mona" they made women swimsuits by recycling ocean waste.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing my record, 11 tracks, wich I chose from 45 songs I did in a creative process. It has elements of soul, hip hop, funk and rock.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: There's a Mastering engineer from my home town, Andres Mayo. I don't know him personally but I know his work sounds great, he has an excellent profile in sound better.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, faster workflow. I work with UAD plugins and they sound great.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I wouldn't take myself to a place that I have to promise something, if they listen to my previous work they'll know I'm no joke.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The music and experiencing it with other people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much does it cost? How long does it take? My answer changes with the needs of each project, I create a schedule for each work and with that I provide the budget for the client to have a clear idea of what it's going to be like.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't think there's a misconception, I keep communication fluent and a clear message of what I do. I have skills as a music producer through hard work over the years and my own personal experiences and I use them to work with my clients with their music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: In what direction do you want to take your music? With artists inspire you? What feelings are you trying to express in your music? What's you previous experience with music production?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to the songs the provider has worked before you, compare it to the artists that inspire you to make your music and feel the vibe between you and the provider.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, keys, bass, drums and some gear that records without electricity if possible jaja.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing piano at the age of 5, started guitar at 14, singing at 24, producing at 26 approximately those ages.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm a modern Soul - Hip hop, Funk- Rock artist. I know that it gives clearer idea to just pick one gender, but I mix those 4 in a very personal way and that gives me the freedom and expansion that I need to express myself.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharrell, I love his original taste in music. From N.E.R.D. to Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Know how to work with rhythm, melody and harmony. You need to feel those 3 to make a great production.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soul, hip hop, funk, dance, rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Singing and playing guitar.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A feeling translated into rhythm, melody and harmony with my own original taste.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with the acoustic guitar playing and singing and then translate that to the studio for a full instrumentation production.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have professional acoustic treatment, Krk Vxt6 Monitors and Sub12. Universal Audio gear: Apollo Twin MkII Quad, Satellite Octo. Uad Plugins: Neve, API, SSL, Uad, classic compressors, Fxs, Guitar and Bass Amps. Instruments: Fender Strat American Deluxe 2013, Gibson Les Paul Standard 2001, Cort Bass A4, Axiom Pro61 Keys, Sonnor Ascent Dums and Addictive Drumms, Omnisphere and session horns software. Akg 414 pair mics and shure drums kit mics.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mac Miller, Anderson Paak, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, John Mayer, FKJ, Erykah Badu, Foo Fighters, the lists goes on.. I'm a music fan everyday of my life always listening new music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I produce and record vocals, guitars, keys, bass, drums, mix and master for my clients. It depends on the job I'll do all or some steps of the process.