Music producer, songwriter mix engineer and pianist. I specialize in the production of kizomba, reggaetton, future house and chillstep. I´ve worked with artists in Europe, the United States and Central America. Constantly seeking male and female singers for my productions.
Specializing in urban and electronic sounds. Also I compose soundtracks for filmakers
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Interview with Marcelo Contreras
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Project by the Spanish artist Fran Hermosel, since I have managed to work with multidisciplinary teams in Spain and America, managing to position their singles in the main nightclubs and radio stations in Madrid and Barcelona
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Making musical production for a spanish client, mixing and mastering process for a german client,
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, because the high audio quality
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Delivery of work on time
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have clarity in the sound concept you are looking for in your song
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: In the early stage of my career, I started working as an assistant in a recording studio. In parallel, I worked on live sound for concerts. For the last 15 years, I have worked as a senior engineer for music productions, film soundtracks and live sound.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have a technical style, controlling virtually all the sound elements
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I advise working very closely with musicians during recording sessions, providing helpful advice and encouragement for arranging and improving songs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Latin and urban music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My knowledge of the various musical styles and their sonic characteristics
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a fresh and appropriate concept to the musical genre of the song
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Score writing, instrumental arrangements, recording, mixing and mastering process, ensuring as high audio quality
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Studio Rack Mounts, Digital Converters, Master Clocks, Analog Hardware, Control Surface, MIDI Controller, Virtual Instruments, Headphone Amp, Microphone Preamp, Uninterruptible Power Supply and Software/Plugins (Pro tools, Cubase, Izotope and Propellerhead
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Finneas O´Connell, Max Martín, George Martín, Rick Rubin, Sylvia Massy, Nile Rodgers, John Williams, Trevor Morris
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Frequently, my clients request the musical production from a letter written by them. Based on the musical genre that they choose and the sound references that they indicate, I begin the production of the arrangements and melodic line to achieve a song that meets current commercial and audience standards. Regarding my audio post-production work, my clients regularly request the mixing of the instrumental and vocal tracks together with the mastering process. My sound engineering work is based on achieving high quality audio in commercial standard