Rodolfo Cruz

Music Producer, Remote Mixing

Rodolfo Cruz on SoundBetter

Adapting to your sound is my main goal, helping you translate your expectations to sonic reality.

Worked with internationally known, multiple-platinum sales award winning artists and producers such as : Beyoncé (The Gift), Belly, Chika, Chloé x Halle, DaBaby, Derek Dixie, Don Omar, Frank Ocean, Grey Daze, Judith Hill, Kareem Riggins, Lido, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump, Lil Zay Osama, Master P, Morat, Nav, Pro Logic, Rick Wakeman, Tank God, Takahiro“Tak”Matsumoto, T-Pain, Saweetie, Surfaces, Smokepurpp, Wale, Wavey Trees, YBN Cordae, YS, Youngeen Ace, YFN Lucci.

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Rodolfo Cruz
  • Wale
  • Sin Bandera
  • Cimorelli
  • Sin Bandera
  • Ha*Ash
  • Ha*Ash
  • Ritmo Peligroso
  • Ritmo Peligroso
  • Magos Herrera
  • Poch
  • Fase
  • Natalia Lafourcade
  • Natalia Lafourcade
  • Tania Libertad
  • Eduardo Capetillo
  • Sin Bandera
  • Sin Bandera
  • Thalía
  • Aleks Syntek
  • Aleks Syntek
  • David Torrens
  • David Torrens
  • Aleks Syntek
  • Aleks Syntek
  • Kabah
  • Aleks Syntek
  • Pandora
  • Lucía Méndez
  • Tania Libertad
  • Tania Libertad
  • Tania Libertad
  • Tania Libertad
  • Aleks Syntek
  • Aleks Syntek
  • Aleks Syntek
  • Aleks Syntek
  • Aleks Syntek
  • Pandora
  • Tania Libertad
  • La Barranca
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Armando Manzanero
  • Botellita de Jerez
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Pandora
  • Pandora
  • Monna Bell
  • Monna Bell

Interview with Rodolfo Cruz

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

  2. A: Started with music performance; Guitar and Piano, moved into Engineering after 6 years of performing with professional bands in Mexico. Studied in various colleges such as: SAE Institute, Berkelee College of Music, Art Institite, Border Music Production and Tec de Monterrey: Mexico. 4+ Years Experience in Professional Live Sound 6+ Years Experience in Professional Recording Studios 8+Years Experience in Professional Mixing 15+ Years Experience in DAW’s: Pro Tools, Reason, Ableton, Logic, Cubase

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

  4. A: Azor - Disintegration EP (Mixing) One of my most fun projects to work with, really enjoyed the music and the process; go check it out!

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: 4 track EP mixing

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

  8. A: Not yet

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Digital , analog and hybrid, depending on clients needs and budget.

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: You will never get “ghosted” or no replies from me.

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

  14. A: Constantly feeding my brain with new music and always learning new techniques to adapt.

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

  16. A: How fast can you get it done? - depends on the length of the project but typically around 3 days to a week. How many revisions do I get? - there’s a limit of 100 revisions and if you are not happy with the 100th one you get at 40% discount of your total.

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

  18. A: That the sound it’s in the equipment. It is not. It’s in a good Engineer.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: Have you hired a professional like me before? What are your expectations? How much have you paid for a service like this before? What do you want to get out of this? How soon do you expect the project to be finalized? Would you recommend me to your friends if you had a good experience with me?

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

  22. A: Always try to keep a clear communication with what you want and what you need, We’re here to make YOUR project

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

  24. A: Guitar, battery practice amplifier, 4track recorder, electron Sps-1, Moog Minitaur

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Detail Heavy, Silky

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

  28. A: System of a Down, I’ve been listening to them my whole life and they changed a lot of perspectives I had. Working with them would be a full circle.

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

  30. A: If your doubting a part of your production don’t get stuck on it, keep it moving and then come back. Maintaining a constant workflow will help ease your mind to help you come up with a much better solution than waisting unnecessary brain cells in a detail for two hours.

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

  32. A: Techno, Rock, Latin, Hip -Hop

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Patience, attention to detail.

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

  36. A: The glue and polishing that it needs to shine properly, musical suggestions and arranging consultation if requested.

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

  38. A: Prep.edit.mix - ear break - mix- repeat. I typically like to stay in contact with my clients and provide them with 100% of my attention, especially if it’s a remote project. I do Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, or anything necessary to keep a good communication for achieving the best sound you can get.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I’ve got a home mixing setup with Pro Tools, Reason & Ableton for mixing and producing(Focal CMS 40, Yamaha Hs8 Sub, Apollo Twin), I work remotely out of NRG Recording studios whenever clients need to book studio time For recording or mixing.

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

  42. A: Gorillaz, Jimmy Hendrix, Stephan Bodzin, LED Zepellin, James Blake, System of a Down, Sam Gellatry, Rush, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Jamie Jones, Solomon, Richie Hawtin.

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

  44. A: Most of the work I do is Mixing, some time I get the occasional Guitar part or drum pack.

Terms Of Service

50% deposit due upon project start date, full payment required for receiving final files.

GenresSounds Like
  • Azor
  • Smokepurpp
  • Grey Daze
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools 9/10/11/HD
  • Focal Cms40
  • ATC SM25
  • Yamaha HS8 Sub
  • Appollo Twin Core DUO
  • SSL Bus Comp
  • Neve 33609
  • Gates STA Level
  • Pultec EQP1-A
  • LA-2A
  • 1176
  • Manley Vari-MU
  • GML EQ
  • Distressor
  • Universal Audio Plugins
  • Waves
  • Ableton
  • Elektron Sps-1
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SoundBetter Deal

1000 USD 5 Track EP Profesional Mixing

  • Credited Assistant Engineer on Lil Uzi Vert’s “ Eternal Atake”Mar 10, 2020

    Recorded at NRG Recording Studios

    Engineer: Kesha Lee