Want to combine international Pop with Latin-American grooves? Then stop looking, 'cause I'm your guy. Internationally acclaimed multi-award winner, #1 on iTunes and Spotify in multiple countries, here to make your visions into reality.
I'm a Colombian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and mixing engineer with a wide range of clients with more than 10 years of professional experience. Since graduating Berklee College of Music, I've produced and songwritten for Sony, Warner and with many major and independent artists. My songs and productions have reached #1 on iTunes in Colombia, Guatemala and Uruguay, and have been featured on top Spotify playlists like "Baila Reggaeton", "Colombia Top 50", "Uruguay Top 50" and many more.
My passion lies with all of the creative process that's involved with creating a record. I can develop your unique sound or take your signature sound to the next level. I'm very good at songwriting and producing, and also love teamwork, working with anyone who I believe will bring the product to the next level. If I produce the song, I will mix it with my incredible team of engineers, because even though I love mixing, I truly value the benefits of fresh ears.
I love combining all sorts of styles with contemporary Latin-American music. This includes Pop, R&B, Trap, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Funk and many more.
So if you want your song to sound 2020, look no further!
¿Y entonces? Leggo!
**If you hire me for vocals I don't wish to be credited as a featured artist.
**Response time during Sunday's/Holiday's (Colombia time/schedule) is limited.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
74 Reviews - 19 Repeat ClientsEndorse Macau
Macau is a top-notch producer. This is my second time working with him. He’s very talented, innovative, professional, quick, and reliable. He’ll get your vision spot on the first time around. Highly recommended! Thanks
Again Macau does magic!
Best person to work with!
Great communication skills
he is patient and supportive!
We have does 3 songs together
And now in the works for an album!
I would not choose anyone else to work with!
Thank you Macau!
Amazing production, Macau was very patient and took time for reviews and notes. The final product is in the next level. I recommend Macau 100% and we will continue working with him!
Working with Macau was awesome! He helped me bring the song out to it's fullest potential. Definitely recommend working with him!
Great music production. This is my first time in SoundBetter working with a remote producer and Macau was open for revisions and notes. We can't wait to release our song. Thank you.
Macau's attention to detail, hard work, and creativity made my track awesome! I can't wait to start a new project with him.
This is my first time using SoundBetter and working with Macau. I am extremely pleased with Macau and his team's work. Top notch mixing, mastering, vocal tuning, and overall attention to detail. Macau is incredibly responsive, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. His customer service skills are top among all the producers I've worked with. I will definitely work with Macau and his team again. Very fast turn-around without compromising quality. Very engaging and thorough. 100% recommend him!
One of the best people to work with!
Always willing to help!
Already working on a 3rd project!
Very professional and a pleasure to work with.
As a singer-songwriter, I hired Macau to produce a full track around an original demo that I had made. He took the time understand my vision for the track, and then exceeded it by adding his own flair on top of a great production. As a guitarist with more than 15 years of experience, I was very impressed with the quality of the live guitar he added. I am very grateful that he listened to and included all of my suggestions into the track. Very professional. Would definitely recommend.
It’s always an absolute pleasure working with Macau!!! This is our 3rd song and I can’t wait to work with him again, he is so talented and professional!!! Thank you so much Macau, you rock 🙌
Macau created fantastic work for us. He went above and beyond and provided a five- star music creation, and provided stellar communication. He quickly and effectively addressed all of our notes and desired direction for the track.
Again, not only was the product, meaning the beat, that he created fantastic, achieving our needs and desires, but his communication was truly stellar as well.
He went above and beyond and provided five-star music creation.
This is my second time working with Macau. He’s been a pleasure both times. He’s professional, personable, and a kick-ass talent. Thanks
Macau was a pleasure to work with. He's very creative, professional, and a great producer!
I highly recommend you grab the chance to work with Macau! His work is stellar, he's great to work with and he made an excellent remix for my track.
Great person to work with. Great collaborator and producer, he gets the job done.
Good job A+++
Macau is a gem! So talented! This is the second song he produced for me and I know we will keep working for so many more!
Thank you again Macau!
I highly recommend Macau, competent, talented, professional. The cooperation took place in a very nice atmosphere. 👍
macau is a professional and very relaxed and nice person to work with and with a lot of talent he is quick and very nice to work with I advise everyone to work with macau very patiently with my wishes until I was satisfied thank you macau I would definitely work with you again !! you're the best :)
Macau is fantastic!! He listened to my desires for the track and came up with even better sounds than I could imagine. Awesome to work with and very good at communication and ideas.
One of the best and professional producers in the field. His work is truly outstanding and his communication with me was amazing. He is so supportive and creative to help you meet your goal! Macau is the BEST!
Macau is an incredible singer and has a great ear. Made some adjustments to the song only to make it sound fire! Highly recommend working with him on your latin records!!
he knew how to listen to what we are looking for in our track
Very good job with Macau
Very professional, kind, flexible, timely, responsive, proactive, high quality, creative and was awesome working with him. One of the best for sure and would definitely recommend. I am looking forward to working with him again.
Working with Macau was an amazing experience! He helped me out writing the lyrics for a song that I had. He is extremely creative, fast and a real professional. Can't wait to work with him again!
As USual,amazing work
Macau is AMAZING. His communication and connection are very professional. Working with him, was truly a great experience. He is patient, and understands your vision! Also knows exactly what the song needs to bring it to get it to the next level. I enjoyed working with him so much, I am hiring him again for a 2nd song! Keep up the great work Bro.
Amazing producer, extremely patient and generous with a vast knowledge in music and genres.
It was truly a pleasure working with him
Macau was great to work with! He took my song at its most basic form and turned it into a smash :D Very patient and makes sure that whoever he is working with is satisfied. Definitely would recommend working with him.
Macau is a real gem! His work is impeccable, he understood what I wanted from the beginning and finished the song on time, looking forward to work with him again!
Thank you so much Macau!
Macau's mastering skills are spot on. The finished result was spectacular.
Macau is very professional. This was my first experience engaging studio production / engineering work where I was not physically at the studio during the process. I was extremely pleased with Macau's excellent and responsive communication skills, his appreciation of what my goals for the finished product were and the time he took to make some instrumental and final mix adjustments to achieve perfection.
Macau did a great job, I hire him to do a Latin Pop track in Spanish and he was fast, great tone and very efficient in his communication with me I recommend you hire him he is very talented
World-class producer & songwriter. He wrote us a hit and is great to collaborate with. Just choose Macau and save time!
Macau is really excellent and super supportive. His production and songwriting is excellent (second to none) and professional - and he puts lots of thought into his work - it comes out really contemporary and radio ready
Macau exceeds the expectations by far, don't waste your time looking for another option, just work with Macau right now, best deal!
Macau supera las expectativas de lejos, no pierdas mas tu tiempo buscando otra opción, solo trabaja con Macay ahora, la mejor opción!
Macau is an exceptional producer. He has a good ear for catchy melodies and is extremely detailed in selecting the right sounds for the song we worked on. I’m really grateful to work with him and can’t wait to work on our next song again. Thank you macau, your talents are inspiring 🌟
Was really helpful and open to ideas, we were able to come up with a lot of stuff and finalize a concrete idea🔥
Second time using Macau. Totaly top-class producer and singwriter, great feeling for the song and know how to make it to the big scenes. AWESOME!
Working with Macau was incredible! He is very professional, responsive and creative. He knew exactly how to turn my idea into an amazing track. I highly recommend him and I'll definitely work again with him in future projects :)
Recomiendo Macau a todos lo que quieren llevar su canción a otro nivel. Competencia y seriedad son los puntos de fuerza. El resultado fue un sueño, y trabar con el también. Gracias!
What an amazing talant! Highly professional in his production and he gives you that little extra to bring the song to life. Just choose Macau!
Macau was able to make my song sound exactly like how I imagined it would and even better. once again it was great working with him and I will definitely work with him again in the future
Once again Macau was able to create everything I envisioned, I’m really hyped about the final product
I am extremely excited for the outcome of this project,i knew Macau was incredible because we've worked together before but this project proved he is a magician when it comes to music,he's a musical genie,he will make your music dreams come true.You wont regret working with him,he is patient and he is open to being experimental and take chances an wont tell you to play it safe if you're an ambitious person like i am.Check his music out and you'll have an idea of what i am saying.
Sometimes one start a project with some expectation and also some kind of doubt and fear in terms of if the producer will understand what you want and if it will take so much time. Well Macau is the one who beat the expectation with such a great work and in a record timing.
Dont hesasite more and work with Macau. Great deal.
Greetings from Perú!.
Another round with Macau.
Great Producer guys, gotta work with him to understand how its done by the pros.
Five Star producer:
- Creative and Musical
- Excelent communication
- Easygoing professional
I strongly recommend Macau.
One of the most talented and inspiring people I have gotten the opportunity to work with! We made an amazing song ahh!! I recommend 100% ! And I can't wait to work with Macau again in the future(:
Second time working with Macau,and I am absolutely thrilled with the result.He is an amazing artist,and was the backbone for this record,I really appreciate his efforts and patience and vision,he took my ideas and didn’t disregard them and managed to get the sound that I wanted,and he’s always a man of his word !
Had an idea and Macau was able to create it, he’s super talented and the right choice for you. He was on time as well It was all done in a week. It was great working with him
Absolutely enjoyed working with Macau,truly talented and patient and took my song to the next level I am looking forward to working with him again !
Macau was very dedicated to his work,his vision his patience,I loved every second of working with him,he is a very talented producer and artist ! He can make your vision come to life and is very patient with the entire process,my best experience yet
Macau had been an exceptional producer, writer, mixer and artist.
His caliber of professionalism is off the charts. Very communicative and on the ball with his work.
I’m so thankful and grateful that we made this song together. He has very good opinions and is very strong with giving great ideas.
Thank you Macau, you make music come to life with your touches. I’m so happy that your music has touched my heart :)
Macau delivered a rush job on time and with the best quality as always.
Macau is an Incredibly forward thinking producer. He is very adapting to the needs and creates a unique sound according to my suggestions. He is incredibly smart with his lyric writing. It’s so fun recording with him.
Macau is very adaptive Going out of his way to make the song unique. His songwriting skills are off the charts and impressive.
I feel so fortunate that I got to work with such a talented person who is so passionate about his work. Thanks Macau. 10 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Well my 2nd job Macau was awesome !
He is really professional and take his time to put the track to next lvl !
Highly recommanded !!!
I am pretty sure to work with him in the future :) !!
Macau is one of most talented producers/ music professionals I've ever worked with! He took my vision and turned it into a masterpiece! I will continue to be working with him on future projects.
Macau mixed and mastered my song and delivered the quality that I was looking for. Despite several revisions, he was always there, responsive and available to guarantee my 100% satisfaction with the project.
Thanks again Macau :)
Macau took my "scratch" recording with vocals + guitar only and transformed it into an amazing Reggaeton production with top line instruments and effects proper of the genre.
It is amazing when you see the ideas you had in mind come to real life and Macau and his team knew what I wanted from the very beginning. He has done a great job and I i'll definitely be working with him in future projects!
Macau is an awesome Latin pop songwriter & singer :)
He really feel my track and put it to the next lvl :) !
It was such a pleasure working with Macau! He worked very hard to make our unusual, multinational piece of music very special and state-of-the-art! He was very professional, having his finger on the pulse of what we needed to hear, what the audience needed to hear and very in tune to what was possible. He made it happen! Very lucky to have found Macau and will definitely have the honor of working with him in the future!
Macau is an extremely talented and professional mixing engineer who helped modernize our sound, with creative and intelligent ideas in mixing. Our mix was huge, with a domineering instrument that was problematic, but he worked the problems and presented something audiences could love. He was also very quick and efficient. Would definitely like to work with him again on future projects and would recommend him highly!
Andi Leahy, West of Connacht
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Macau's productions are unparalleled. I can honestly say he is THE best producer/songwriter I've worked with. Currently working on a whole album with him! If you're looking for innovation with incredible quality, I strongly suggest you to work with him!
Macau did a great job taking my track to the next level. He was fast, a good communicator and receptive to all my suggestions. I'd recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Top notch producer with a very clear vision. Had an honour to work on 2 amazing tracks with Macau. Been a pleasure!
Macau was the ultimate professional and delivered a high quality tune.
Very good collaboration with Macau he is professional I highly recommend him.
he knew how to listen to what we are looking for in our track.
Very good collaboration with Macau he is professional I highly recommend him.
he knew how to listen to what we are looking for in our track.
Very good collaboration with Macau he is professional I highly recommend him.
Very professional producer, singer and arranger. I've known and worked with Macau for many years and he never has let me down in anything regarding my music. His work is truly outstanding and I'm always impressed by it.
Worked with Macau on various songs for my EP. I can safely say he is one of the most talented producers not only in SoundBetter, but in Latin-America. He knew exactly what I wanted and delivered it in pristine quality. Highly recommended!!
Macau is an unbelievably fast and creative musician. His productions always have professionalism and life that I can't find anywhere else. Any time that I work with him he is patient and fun, but also knows exactly what the song needs to bring it to the next level. I couldn't recommend him more! Keep up the great work Macau!!
Interview with Macau
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently viewed a video a song of mine being sung by more than 20,000 people at the same time! One of the artists I work with has such a big following, that his fans stay outside his hotel just singing our songs hoping they will get his attention. I'm also quite proud of my own portfolio. I'm currently writing and producing 20+ songs by myself, to myself; trying to make every single one a hit so that by the end, I choose the top 5-10 to release to the public. Right now I have 5 and I already want to release them! Gotta stick to the plan though.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I work very closely with Nathalie Q. and Ani De Los Reyes. Just awesome musicians and producers on the rise!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Benny Blanco, all the Major Lazer guys, Mauricio Rengifo, Andres Torres, John Mayer, Quincy Jones too many to count!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Perseverance. If I don't have a hit, I won't turn it in. I'll start from scratch if I have to. I also never turn in things late so another skill is time management. I always make sure I give myself a few days to really listen and process my work before I turn it in.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Surround yourself with great songwriters. Bad song + great production = bad record.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: It would probably be Rosalía. She's quite new in the industry, but she shows how flexible she can be towards music. She also seems to enjoy being in the studio more than anything... Same as me!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Probably a knife, a flare, a guitar, and a boat.. haha!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Innovation. One of my main purposes when making a record is to always implement either a sound, a lyric or a melody that no one has heard before. I love combining new technology with acoustic/real instruments as well.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My main type of work is songwriting, instrumental/vocal production and full project supervision. Many projects can have incredible songwriting, impecable production, but terrible mixing/mastering. One wrong decision or person can ruin everyone else's work if wrongfully supervised. That's why my main passion is getting a record to sound incredible, all the way from the first melody note to the mastering process. I'm also a strong believer that teamwork is essential, so I have a very efficient team of grammy nominated engineers, songwriters and producers who will make my clients' record shine. I do the legwork of choosing the right team for my clients, so they don't have to. I feel it's better this way as well, since too many leaders can lead to conflicting ideas, ultimately resulting in a deviated and imprecise project.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've always been a room acoustics geek. Studied it in school and applied it to my own home studio. I also do some consulting for other producers/engineers who want to treat their own home or professional studios. My studio has all the instruments and equipment I need, ranging from all sorts of guitars, percussion instruments, folk instruments, and synthesizers. The only instrument I don't have is a drum set since most of the music I create has programmed drums. However, I have access to state-of-the-art studios in case the project needs a real drum set.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first and most important thing is my first conversation with my client. I interview them as thorough as possible to figure out what they want. I know it's hard to express yourself if you haven't produced music, so a lot of times my clients discover things they actually wanted without knowing they wanted it in the first place! Second in the list is either songwriting or beat-making. If I start with songwriting, I normally write from 2-3 songs with the client and/or my peers and then choose the best one out of the songs written. I strongly believe that without a great composition the whole record can crumble, so this is why I concentrate so much effort in the songwriting stage. After songwriting, the production stage begins. This is where I would record all instruments and, if the client is working with me remotely, I would record guided vocals so that the singer would know exactly what to do in the studio. However, different songs have different processes, so I might start with the beat if the style requires it (Hip-hop, Trap, some Reggaeton and some others). I would create a basic beat, write 2-3 melodies an lyrics over it, and then complete the production process if this were the case. Next is the mixing process. I would deliver the mix engineer a "producer's mix" and give him specific guidelines and song references to make it sound as best as possible. This stage is important, so I'm very good at negotiating revisions with the engineer until the mix turns out sounding the way the client and I want it to sound. I normally go with keywords like dynamic, pumping, smooth and not harsh, and engaging. Finally comes the mastering stage, where I apply a similar process as the mixing stage. The only difference is that it has to sound impecable in every sound system! I don't agree with the "volume war", but I do think the song needs to be as loud as it can without loosing it's pump and quality (this last part's important).
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Commercial Pop music. I love combining styles, always innovating and creating things people have never heard before. I've worked from Trap to Mexican rancheras, which turned out to be great songs!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very vocal inclined. I love processing and editing vocals, using EXHALE and other vocal synths. Another passion of mine is creating tight, compelling harmonies. I feel the music industry hasn't explored the human voice enough, production-wise, so I try to implement some innovative processing to everything I do.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure to know what you want as much as you can. I will guide you, but it's important to meditate and to envision your future and your goals before we start working together.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of music/artists do you listen to? What kind of music do you currently play/sing? What kind of music do you want to make/sing? Which artists have influenced your style? Who is your audience? Where is your audience? What kind of image do you want to portray?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That having a hit song will ensure success. Don't get me wrong, a hit song surely helps, but without correct marketing you might as well be throwing your money to amazonian monkeys. The real challenge starts after you've made the record. Over night successes don't usually happen!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Grooving to the end result. Knowing that you spent all this time working and making everything sound "perfect" and that even though you've listened to the track a million times, you can sit back and really enjoy your own work.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you'll love the final result and that we will become the best of friends!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Why not both? I love the sound of a guitar with an electronic beat behind it. So many options when you combine both of these worlds!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on my own music as an artist with my team along with music for other signed and unsigned artists. Extremely proud of what we've done so far, but we still have a long way to go!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Question: "Can I listen to a preview of what you've worked today?" Answer: Depends. It's important to leave as little as possible to the clients' imagination since they won't get the full idea. They might think the final work will end up like the demo. That's why you're hiring a music producer in the first place! That's why I don't show the client my work until it is absolutely necessary. Also, I won’t start working on the project until it’s funded and won’t deliver all of the agreed material until the job is marked as complete and the money is released.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a musician since I was 8 years old. Started out playing a bunch of instruments, but I was never satisfied with playing only one. I wanted to have a one-man band and started learning as many instruments as I could since I was very small. Little did I know I was creating the building blocks for my production career. It wasn't easy though. I didn't have many resources and my parents didn't want me to be a musician so I had to practice without them knowing. I remember my first recording microphone was my RockBand USB mic haha. I recorded my voice and my acoustic guitar with that mic for around 2 years before I bought my first "real" studio microphone. I never stopped since. Always had passion and perseverance. At 17, I was fortunate enough to receive a Berklee College of Music scholarship and studied there for 4 years. After graduating, the real work started and fortunately hasn't ended yet! I'm probably never going to retire either since I don't feel this is work. I still can't believe I do this for a living!