Always trying to do things differently.
I have been mixing and producing in my city for 4 years, and now I'm looking to work with people all over the world to create something unique.
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1 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Duende Marino
Patricio is an exceptionally talented Mix Engineer. He takes careful consideration in listening to what your vision is for the music - and practically making this happen. He has fantastic attention to detail, is technically/sonically gifted and really does put in an incredible amount of effort to make sure that you are fulfilled with the end result. Also, he is easy to work and communicate with. Would highly recommend. Most of all, his mixes sound great - depth, space and authenticity.
Interview with Duende Marino
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was the producer, recording and mixing engineer with the help of others college students in the process of recording a song. We had very little time to do the recording and the singer was not very confortable so I talked to him, I said that maybe he could try to sing the melody an octave below, and he did it in one take.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing songs for my band. We are looking foward to play live in the next year.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Andres Mayo, excellent person and the best mastering engineer I know.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because there are plenty of analog emulations already, and I don't have to do a recall if I need to change something in a mix.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: For me the customer is always right and I'll do what I can to make the person happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The infinity of possibilities, there is a million different ways of doing something.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I don't like it I have to pay it? No.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes people think they can fix everything in the mix, but is not that way. What mixing is for me, is enhancing the recording, not fixing it. The better the production/recording, better the mix.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What artists do you like? Can you name me some reference tracks? When do you need the job done? Do you need stems/instrumental/acapella mixes?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If the customer likes what the provider do, how he do it and the price of it, then there is nothing more to say.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fairchild 670, Pultec EQP1A, UA 1176 blackface, Teletronix LA-2A, Neve 1073.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for 4 years, it started when I was in college studying music production and engineering.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I don't have a particular style, I think it depends on the type and genre of the song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Radiohead, because they are always experimenting.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The power of muting something sometimes is better than hearing it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Alternative rock, punk, hip hop, progressive rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am always learning.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think I bring another point of view and creativity. I don't like to hear things that has been already created, my thing is doing always something new.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to have everything that I think I'll need ready, so I can separate the technical stuff to the creative stuff. This method is what I usually use to mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work completly in the box using Reaper.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I feel greatly inspired by engineers like Tchad Blake, Andrew Scheps, Andy Wallace and Chris Lord Alge, and in the artist zone I love The Beatles, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, John Coltrane and Luis Alberto Spinetta.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have been doing live sessions, recording, producing and mixing in my hometown, but the most typical thing is mixing.