Pino Arocena

Creative Music Producer

18 Reviews (9 Verified)
Pino Arocena on SoundBetter

A great song is created by putting a lot of love into it from the very first stage of songwriting. Before I start producing, I like to work with the artist on the song (lyrics, melody, harmony and structure) so I can have the best raw material possible.

Since I was a child I discovered the amusement of creating, and recording songs, opening a whole new universe from scratch. This is the way I started my professional training. In this journey I took part in uncountable musical projects of various genres, took guitar lessons and went to University. The learning process started out as a child's play, and still is. However, in the middle of this process, I became a professional.

Throughout the years I have worked with many artists producing their songs, some of them already exceeding a million streams.

I still wish to do things and learn.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

18 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jesus
    by Jesus

    No podria estar mas satisfecho con el trabajo de Pino. Es un grandioso arreglista y productor. Extremadamente recomendado.

  2. Review by Jen J.
    by Jen J.

    It was so great to work with Pino again! He's incredibly talented, with a wide skillset, and I would recommend him to others looking for a good producer. We worked together through several songs, and he brought a unique take on each of them and had great musical ideas. I hope to work with him again soon!

  3. Review by Tim Riehm
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Pino! He's a great musician, songwriter, and producer!

  4. Review by Jose V.

    Es una bendición seguir trabajando con Pino. Siempre atento y dispuesto a dar el esfuerzo extra para que todo quede excelente.

  5. Review by Ysier O.

    Ha sido una experiencia de mucho valor trabajar con Pino. Es un profesional en lo que hace, súper diligente, presto a lo que corresponda, para lograr el mejor resultado en tu proyecto, de una actitud apacible, que sin duda facilita todo el proceso de acuerdos qué implica una producción musical. ¡Totalmente Recomendable!

  6. Review by Jen J.
    by Jen J.

    Pino was fantastic to work with - very talented musician and producer, he really captured my song and highlighted all the elements in a magical way. He was patient with several revisions and quick turnaround times. Would definitely work with again! Highly recommend!

  7. Review by Jesus R.

    Pino was quick, professional, responsive, and very honest throughout the whole process. He is a top-class producer and songwriter. You will get amazing quality at an affordable rate.

  8. Review by Jose V.

    ¿Qué puedo decir? sinceramente agradecido con Pino. La sencillez, la cercanía y el talento no siempre van de la mano, pero en este caso si. Excelente trabajo como músico, pero aún más como persona, logrando entender lo que había en un sueño borroso incluso para mi sobre lo que quería a nivel musical. Gracias por tanta paciencia. Lograste dar con el sonido que estaba buscando desde hace muchos años.
    Muchas alegrías y sonrisas.

  9. Review by Frank Grillo Trumpet
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    ¡¡Todo excelente!! ¡¡Muy buena música!!
    All excellent !! Very good music!!

  10. Review by Lucho G.

    10/10: professional, quick, responsive and super high quality at an affordable rate. Will work again with you very soon!

  11. Review by Juan V.

    Excellent work! Pino was very professional and extremely quick. He was responsive with the messages back and forth and had my track back in no time sounding real professional.

    Would definitely recommend!

  12. Review by Felipe Baldomir
    by Felipe Baldomir

    Crazy talented singer/songwriter, producer and legend of a human. I had the most epic experience recording my first album ‘Nature Speaks’ and also my single ‘Jonson Street’ with Pino. To me, working in a warm, comfortable environment is very important to get the ideas flowing and blooming. I was very lucky to come across with him and his work and get to share my songs with him. He’s a keen, hardworking, dedicated and passionate musician, always coming up with great ideas. He’s professional, quick and very fun to work with! - thank you for putting so much love to all of my songs brother!

  13. Review by Josefina Z
    by Josefina Z

    Pino is the best option when you want to get started in the music industry. I send him a Whatsapp audio, just me and my guitar, i tell him what i want to transmit with this song, how i would like it to sound, what "mood" i would like the song to have (happy, sad...), etc. Three days later (for the anxious), he sends me a structure to see if we are going in the right direction. I give him a feedback, and we continue until we reach the expected result. Then, i go to record my voice and it's all set!

    He is extremely patient, you can always start again if you are not satisfied, the best!!

  14. Review by Lu Migues
    by Lu Migues

    I’ve worked with Pino several times throughout the years and I’ve always trusted his criteria. He listens to what you want to transmit through your music and perceives the general picture of the songs. He is organized and gives you a quick response whenever you need to, with constant feedback and communication as he works on your material.

  15. Review by Diego Altuna
    by Diego Altuna

    Pino is the person you should trust your music to. He is easy going, hard worker and above all an excellent musician. He will definitely take your songs to the next level. It is a pleasure to work with him. I started recording my songs very recently and I couldn't have asked for a better producer.

  16. Review by Catherine Vergnes
    by Catherine Vergnes

    Pino crack!!. En Pino encontré la persona que ha hecho realidad mis sueños musicales 🙌🏻.
    Gracias por tu profesionalismo y esmero en hacer que cada trabajo sea único y especial.

  17. Review by Diego Abreu
    by Diego Abreu

    Pino is like a personal trainer, but in the industry of music. He is the indicated person when you have an idea of a song and you need advices to produce it and finish it. He understands your work and helps you find your original sound.
    Ive been working with him for 2 years and he delivers songs very fast with a continuous and constant communication. What I like most, is that he is a terrific musician, making the process much easier and obtaining quality results.

  18. Review by Lucho Garcia
    by Lucho Garcia

    I have worked with Pino several times. He transforms mi ideas into amazing professional hit songs. He is a passionate and dedicated musician, who plays all instruments and makes all arrangements. I strongly recommend his work!

Interview with Pino Arocena

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Classic setup in this times with a Universal Audio Apollo Twin, a Neuman TLM103, a Rode NT3 and diverse instruments such as a Fender Bass, an Epiphone Dot electric guitar, a Seagul Godin acoustic metal string guitar, an Alhambra nylon string guitar, a japanese Fender Squier, a Novation Launchpad and an M-Audio Oxygen 49 keyboard.

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

  4. A: I try to get something of everything I listen. I get inspired by Bruno Mars, John Mayers or Jorge Drexlers productions. Really varied.

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Get the best of your song and just go for it. Don't hesitate.

  7. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  8. A: I have lots of them. On the top of my head, I worked on "Nature Speaks" by Felipe Baldomir and we had a great time producing and recording the songs together. The result is so awesome.

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

  10. A: Lucho García is a great musician who I worked with several times and has an account on SoundBetter.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: When the song is ready and the musician is impressed by the result.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Most of the times I have to deal with insecurity in musicians so have to give advice more in a psicological than a musical way.

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

  16. A: "We'll fix it on the mix" or worse, "we'll fix it on the mastering process".

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Mac, Neumann TLM 103, Guitar Alhambra, Apollo Twin, KRKs

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've been a musician since I remember (I'm thirty years old). At the age of fifteen I started recording my songs. Proffesionally I do this since 2013.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Simple, clear. I don't go for really complex productions.

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

  24. A: Make decisions now, take the time now. "I'll fix it later" is not healthy.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: Usually Pop, Rock and everything including nylon strings.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I think of myself as an expert in building songs. I know where a song can get boring, or too overwhelming, etc.

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

  30. A: I like a song to be human. I'm not the type of producer that will get every sound from the computer. It's usually a mix of both.

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

  32. A: I usually get cellphone recordings from musicians and turn that songs into material they can show to get a gig or whatever.

Tengo Una Canción by Pino Arocena

I was the Singer-Songwriter and Producer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Ed Sheeran
  • John Mayer
  • Taylor Swift
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Novation Launchpad
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