Trap,hip hop and rap mixing and mastering
Hi my name is Fernando im a sound engineer based in madrid spain, i have been working a lot with rap, hip hop,trap artists here in madrid. i can give great results for a fair price. I speak Fluent english and spanish of course.
i like to take my time with the artist to get to know what sound they like and taking their music to a professional level.
editing is one of the most important steps for me to make sure everything sounds great before starting to mix.
I Mix in the box and with analog gear and the same goes for the masteing.
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Interview with Luis Fernando Lopez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The weekly dosis album the first album of the artist Lowboy he's getting great responses to the sound of his songs and a lot of streams.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: im working on the second trap album of local artists Lowboy recording, mixing and mastering
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: The empty hall studio Simon Dasilva is a great choice if you want to produce metal and extreme metal music
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both mixing inside the box is a blessing of modern day technology and it makes or works and lives much better and faster. but you cant live without the classic analog nostalgia sound that is embuter in our ears and brains since the beginning of the music industry.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That their songs is going to sound at a modern day music level
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: i get to work with music every day, its refreshing, exiting and challenging. and i don't have to work 8 hours in an office.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: what all this stuff do? make you soundbetter no pun intended.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Editing and mixing
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whats the sound they are after.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: being organised and communicative we are here to help your music reach the desired level of production. the more organized the material is the faster we can start working on the actual production iv seen many artists and engineers getting frustrated because the files are misplaced, not properly named, the tracks are not the ones that are supposed to be mixed etc. get your files ready check them and send them to the engineer and communicate everything that you want before the editing even starts. the smoother the project stars the best results you can get.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a trolley with all the water i can carry, a bag with seeds and stuff i can plant around so i start my own colony... Ohh wait.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: i studied 3 years in audio school and i started working when i was 2 years deep in the academy, i bought some gear and started to record mix and master local musicians for free when i graduated i produced 1 metal album, 1 reggae album, 1 jazz album and some singles By the time i graduated, i moved to spain and associated with a childhood friend and started producing metal and extreme metal i also started to work my way on the spain trap and rap scene. now im producing local trap artists getting great results.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: dynamic and creative
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: i have many artist i like to work with it gives me a wide view to my work, Trap artists because they are the present of the music industry, Metal and extreme metal because i love the genre and admire the musical prowess of the musicians, and jazz and acoustic because its where all begin.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: the most important part of a music production is the music composition its where all starts and if it sounds good from the very beginning its going to sound amazing when it comes out of the studio.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: trap, rap, metal and extreme metal, jazz, acustic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Recording and mixing and editing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: smooth present vocals, modern mix and professional mastering
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Record vocals, edit , Mixing the song, and master it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Monitors: Quested S8r, Eve eve sc307 Analog: Rupert neve lunch box, warm audio wa12-500 MKII,elysia xfilter,elysia xpressor. DAW: Protools 12 , Cubase 10 Mics: AT4040,MD421,Shure sm7. Interface: Focusrite Clarett 8pre X Plug ins (most used): L2 limiter, Q2 eq,Fabfilter reverb, Izotope 8, Autotune.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I started to get interested when i heard my dads iron maiden, judas priest, dio albums that music inspired me to learn and play electric guitar then i started to listen to other genres some rap and hiphop albums and lately i got an interest for trap music The weekend, billie eilish, justin beiber and so on. i remember hating the mainstream music for some time because i was a heavy metal and metal fan. but know i really enjoy this music maybe more from an sound perspective than anything else.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording vocals, Mixing them with the beat and master the song