Producing is my passion. I love the magic of translating the artists' ideas to something that lasts forever and that people can enjoy listening to. With more than 20 years of experience in producing bands, I've learned a lot of things about people and music.
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Interview with Roger Rodes
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I combine Production and Mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lot of them! Going from Sir Martin to the unknown young guy that gets incredible sounds from his computer.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my studio I have a Genesys Neve Console. I use the 1176 comps, the SSL eqs, Manley, Distressors, Lexicon 460, Teletronixs LA2A compressor, Pultec Eq.... I use Genelec 1030 nearfield speakers, the Genelec 1034, and my apple earplugs. I combine the analog outboard with the magic of plugins. My studio is the biggest studio in Barcelona (www.medusaestudio.com)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I produce, my first approach is always to figure up and understand the target of the song. Who's going to listen the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My goal is to thrill in each bar
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I love my work
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The less is more
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artist that would live the music as me
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm very comprehensive, and I try to go always in the same direction than the artist
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm writing songs, recording, producing, mixing since I was a child.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: -Computer with protools and plugins -headphones and speakers -a guitar and a keyboard -freezer -coffe maker
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: just try it ;-)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: no questions....
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Forget that it is a job
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: no questions
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When you connect your feelings with a song. Everything flows to the same direction!!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I want you to be happy 100%
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing a Peter Gabriel's song in collaboration with other artists like Joan Baez, LLuis Llach, Gemma Humet,...
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: wow! not easy to choose only one project.... I'm so proud of most of them