Patrick Maresco (Deflect)

Hip-Hop & Pop Producer / Mixer

18 Reviews (12 Verified)
Patrick Maresco (Deflect) on SoundBetter

I bring radio-ready production & mixing, and an eager collaborating spirit to songs that have appeared on various Spotify playlists and music placements. Let's work together and create a high-quality professional sound for your artistry!

I specialize in two primary areas of production: hip-hop / R&B, and modern / 80's pop music.

What I offer:

PRODUCTION: As a classically trained pianist and music producer with years of experience, I will provide a professional track at an affordable price, and help you throughout until it is ready for your vocals.
Here is what you will receive from me if hired:
- Introductory phone call getting to know each other / your vision for artistry and the song
- One minute version of the track to see if it's the right direction
- Several styles ranging from minimalist pop to trap to 80's retro influences
- (Optional) Assistance with songwriting and harmony arrangements

MIXING: Got a track that has all the right sounds, but they're just not clicking together? I can provide a trained ear and run your stems through my mixing process so the entire track is clean and filled with energy.
What I offer:
- I can run your song through a brand new mixing session, which means cleaning up the sounds, blending them together, and placing the vocals up front.
- I can have a mix to you within a week!
- Many clients who work with me in the production phase hire me back for mixing!

Let me know what you're looking for, and we will make it happen. I am a flexible worker who is willing to try new styles and collaborations!

Contact me above and let's get to work!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

18 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kahlen B.

    Patrick is an excellent mixer. He was extremely patient and made sure it was exactly the way I wanted it. Put your trust in Patrick and you won't be disappointed!

  2. Review by Kahlen B.

    Patrick killed this soundtrack for my reality show! Gave me a variety of different moods. He responded quickly and professionally. Will be working with Patrick again.

  3. Review by Tim K.

    I have worked together with Patrick now for several times. And it's always been a pleasure. With lots of patience, technical and musical knowledge and skills, he adds something to my tracks that i couldn't have done myself. Looking forward to the next round!

  4. Review by Kahlen B.

    On my track “Ivory Tower” (a song relating to social issues) Patrick really delved into and invested himself into making sure my feelings were represented sonically. We created one of my most vulnerable tracks as a result.

  5. Review by Tim K.

    Working together with Patrick is just great. He listens very carefully to what is needed and shows a lot of patience, even when I came up with some last minute adjustments for the track. Apart from him being greatly responsive and communicative, he also stands out technically and musically. I would recommend him to any songwriter or band that wants to lift up their tracks.

  6. Review by Davis S.

    I couldn't be more pleased. Patrick not only paid close attention to the technicalities that make music sound professional and excellent, but also cared particularly about my thoughts through the whole process. Although it seemed effortless the way he brought my ideas to life, the quality of his work speaks to the level at which he dedicates himself to it. Professionalism and timeliness top notch. I will be back.

  7. Review by Tim K.

    Patrick is great. He listened very carefully to what I had in mind and is responding really fast and accurate every time. He was able to create a great sound and it felt like a shared effort to bring this project home. I will come back for sure with new songs.

  8. Review by Natalia T.

    This was THE SINGLE MOST professional producer I've ever worked with. Great connections and well seasoned at his craft. Love my new single

  9. Review by Joseph Schmidt (Jophes)
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    Patrick is excellent to work with- he responds in a timely manner and is straight forward in communicating what he wants. 5 star 10/10 would recommend him as a client and as a person

  10. Review by Liam A.

    Patrick was wonderful to collaborate with; Communicative and helpful through and through. Patrick does an excellent job of balancing teamwork and respect for his collaborator with being confident about his own individual ideas and input, making for both a pleasant and efficient work partner. Patrick is great at making deadlines and getting you what you need when you need it!

  11. Review by Andrew A.

    Patrick is inventive and efficient. Always a pleasure to work with, throws himself wholly into the work and commits to the job until it's completed satisfactorily.

  12. Review by Philip N.

    Very easy to work with very talented producer took direction very well and I will definitely be working on tracks with again

  13. Review by Adam B

    Quick work on a short deadline for us. Came up with some interesting synth parts that fit what we were going for.

  14. Review by Max Mandu

    Patrick is a standout producer with excellent attention to detail and sound selection. I am blown away by the level of fine-tuning and thoughtfulness he puts into his tracks. On the songwriting front, his lyrics are catchy and smooth, yet at the same time piercing and profound. He's a dedicated producer and I highly recommend him!

  15. Review by Jenna C.

    Patrick did a fantastic job. He was great at following directions, and always supplied great creative suggestions for a fuller, better sound. Very easy to work with and a talented musician!

  16. Review by Davis Smith

    I first heard rumblings about Patrick several years ago when he was making GarageBand beats. Even then, I was thoroughly impressed by his creativity & passion despite limited resources. I kept my ear to the ground about Patrick's journey, and did he ever progress. Within a year he was proficient in professional workstations, synthesizers, mixing tools, & plugins, & he only keeps growing stronger. I've worked with Patrick many times, and what he brings to the table is always fresh. He’s easy to work with, and dedicates his professional ear and visionary mind to each and every project. Hire him.

  17. Review by Joseph Schmidt (Jophes)

    Pat is not only great at what he does, but he is also great to work with. He draws from a deep well filled with a wide range of musical influences when he produces and you can definitely hear it in his productions. I have worked with him on multiple projects and can vouch for his dedication and willingness to get things right. I would very strongly recommend working with him on your next track!

  18. Review by Lynz

    Patrick is a hard worker who is always striving leaps and bounds to improve his craft every day regardless of obstacles. He is a talented songwriter and producer who can deliver many types of styles and will work with you to meet your vision. I highly recommend working with Patrick on your next project!

Interview with Patrick Maresco (Deflect)

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I produce vintage pop beats from scratch in two formats: either with some one's song already written and to support its melody, or for someone to write to. Then I mix the stems together, package it up and send it over.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Quincy Jones, Max Martin, & Jack Antonoff are all incredibly successful pop producers who know how to create songs to please the modern ear while always pushing their craft. I also admire Bruno Mars and Kanye West for their hands-on approach to production in their music, and their unique styles.

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: I start on the piano. I have had 13+ years of piano training and songwriting experience, so this is where the process begins. I mess with chord patterns and form a song structure from piano chords, carefully counting out the bars and creating a rollercoaster of dynamics. Within this process, I begin sound selection by carefully choosing bass sounds or other synthesizer additions that either I am reminded of by a reference track or can feel would bolster the song. As I slowly begin to fill out the sounds, the vibe forms in front of my eyes. The original piano track often gets muted or converted to a new sound. Either that, or I begin with pure percussion (often separate tracks, kits, and samples), add bass, and build off of that. The primary times I attempt this process is in hip hop or minimalistic productions that I have a bass-line inspiration for.

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: I pride myself in the ability to work alongside a client to hear their needs and requests, and quickly enact changes -- all while maintaining a professional relationship. I believe my sound selection provides unique opportunities to enhance many modern genres, and my expansive synth knowledge creates a well of possibilities to draw from when producing synth lines, chords, and melodies. I also believe my songwriting and piano experience alongside my time at Cre8 Music Academy in Los Angeles bring both strong music theory and industry knowledge foundations that enhance every other skill from the ground up.

  9. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  10. A: Be incredibly intentional in every sound and audio track you place into your mix. Take extra time making sure your sound selection is what you want for the particular track, and the best version possible of that sound. That way you can avoid mixes where things are added like a buffet platter and clutter up the mix with less-than-perfect sounds.

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: I am looking for independent artists who would like to burst onto the scene with a mix of inventive and personal songwriting alongside a knack for pop / R&B / or 80's arrangement. An artist who has a clear style, a vision for their art, and a passion for what they do.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I was introduced to production through learning the tips and tricks of 1980's pop mixing and production, and am now bursting into modern pop, R&B and hip-hop -- all while maintaining that old-school flare. Music classes at Cre8 Music Academy in Westlake Recording Studios (LA) helped me get a firm grasp on audio engineering, mixing, and modern pop songwriting to help further boost me into the modern day.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Learning music production in a computer-based setting (DAW) is like learning any other instrument. Figuring out all the elements and aspects that go into sound-selection, hardware and software purchases, compression, EQ, plug-ins ... it's all part of the overall puzzle. And I'm all in.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Both. Why limit yourself? I've been getting into analog more recently and prefer to use it for the aesthetic experience -- plus, creating sounds from an actual physical instrument with your hands is incredibly satisfying, and obviously easier to visualize. However, I will never refuse to pull from digital synthesizers, especially excellent ones from companies like Arturia.

  19. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  20. A: Lynz Munich & Joseph Schmidt (Jophes) are two of my music associates who are absolutely incredible in the fields they work in. Check them out.

Kahlen Barry - Assurance (Producer); Davis Smith - Aside (Producer, Mix Engineer); Deflect - Crystal Blue Dreams (Producer, Mix Engineer, Topliner, Singer); Natalia Taylor - Which Me (Producer, Topliner, Mix Engineer); Call It What You Want; Hey Mamacita

Terms Of Service

Expect a 2-4 week turnaround time per track; if quicker is needed, that can be discussed. Assume co-writes will be split between us, credited on split sheet unless you do a buyout.

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  • Ariana Grande
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  • Behringer DeepMind 6
  • Arturia Minilab
  • Logic Pro X
  • TASCAM LD-74
  • Scarlett Solo
  • M-Audio KeyRig 49
  • Shure SRH840s
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