Im a music producer with 4 years of experience with independent alt-rock bands, folk and pop bands. I used to play in a rock band and tour around Latin America. I did 3 albums with that band in different studios. I left the band to focus just in music production and mixing.
I can mix songs at my studio where I can use some outboard gear as well as UAD plug-is.
Also Im a guitarist and I can record some tracks if is needed, I have lot of gear for that.
Finally I produce albums of bands in Colombia so if is not a problem I can produce songs from Colombia even if the artist is in another country. However if someone wants to come visit for a production everyone is welcome.
PS: I work with video too, cleaning dialogues, doing Foley, ambients and sound effects for movies.
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Interview with Daniel Music Producer
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you master? I can but is more expensive because I have to rent a mastering studio.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to know the person musically, understand what he or she likes and dislike, in order to help improve or develop his or her style.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a UA Apollo Quad with UAD plug-ins, also I have a Colombian custom made Dual discrete preamp. I have a VOX AC30 and a Roland Jazz chorus for guitars and pedals like keeley, T-rex, EHX, MXR, JHS, Earthquaker devices, etc. I have a nice set of microphones including sm57, sm7b, shure 819, 12 gauge RED, AKG c519, Sennheiser E945, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The sound of my guitars. People always ask me about it.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Lika Nova's album. It was the first album I ever produced and engineered and the results where amazing. The guys from the band are incredible talented and cool persons so I learned a lot from them and together we did and awsome record.The sound, the concept and the music makes me really really proud.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Im working on some live session mixes and a 7 songs production.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, nothing like combine all your powers to get what you want.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You’ll get a professional and satisfactory result
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Using different Gear and get unique sounds
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am a DJ... I am not.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a clear concept of what you want but be open minded to try new things. Be fearless when is time to think our of the box.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook with Protools Universal audio Apollo Quad Shure Sm7b (with a cable 😝) A drum mahine (could be Lm2) Analog summing mixer (could be Dangerous)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started 14 years ago playing in bands and doing albums. then I learned audio engineering and producing at the university and 4 years ago a started working profesionally as a producer and mixer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tame impala because kevin parker has work so much in the concept and sound of tame impala. Also they are alternative but “pop” at the same time. Also John mayer, his such an awesome musician and composer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Concept is the 50% of a song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work with alt-rock bands, however i have worked with pop and folk bands
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rob Cavallo, Kevin Parker, Joel Hamilton, Incubus, Blink 182, Jerry Finn,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Tracking, Mixing and producing for independent rock bands