RAFA

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I'm a multi-time BILLBOARD featured producer with MILLIONS of plays under my artist names Sharkoffs and DEMUR.

I make anything electronic. Pop, EDM, dark, happy, as long as it's mostly electronic, I've got this.

Pitch me your idea and we'll see if we can make it work.

Feel free to Google me by searching "Sharkoffs" or "DEMUR". My originals and remixes have garnered millions of plays across Soundcloud, YouTube and Spotify. Billboard even named my Blink-182 remix as one of the top 7 Blink-182 remixes of all time.

I'll take your barebones song, do a full production and turn it into something pro.

I also do sync music for trailers, video games, etc. I can get our production placed and we can make some great money together!

BEST DEALS:

$99 - Drum Replacement - I'll make your drums slam with better samples/mixing.
$99 - Synth Replacement - Replace your synths or instruments with top notch sounds.
$500 - Secret Sauce - I'll make your song radio ready, your friends will flip.
$???? - LA In Studio Production Package - Let's start from scratch, in person and make a hit!

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

42 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joe H.
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    RAFA brought a unique sound into our sound design project, creating high-quality synth patches and drum kits that really stood out. On top of that, he was an excellent communicator, very professional, and turned out his work well within our deadline. Couldn't have asked for a better pro.

  2. Review by Derryck
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    Wow. Rafa you did an even better job than the first time we worked together. Always exceeding my expectation. Best producer!

  3. Review by Derryck
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    Wow. Rafa you are a master at your craft and it shows beautifully! You took my song idea and built out a masterpiece. Such a joy to work with. All mixes were sent promptly and is means a lot that you take my ideas with respect. I haven't had a mix that sounds this good in a long time!

  4. Review by Simon L.
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    RAFA is then again my favourite Soundbetter producer!
    We work efficiently together: he comes up with the major ideas in terms of the remixes he's done on my tracks, I gave some edits and then again, together we come up with the finished product.
    It's about team work and he is the kindest person I've met in the music industry!

    Everything has been on time and clear, transparent from day one.
    And yeah, he's also f*****g good, so he is your man xx :)

  5. Review by Jove J.
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    I worked with RAFA for 1 song from scratch (production, recording, mixing + mastering). The final mix of the song was not what I was expecting. Especially after hearing RAFA's work as DEMUR. The song we made just sounds more like a demo rather than a final version, even after several mixing notes. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to continue working on the song.

  6. Review by Casey N.
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    I came to Rafa with an idea to recreate a song for my horror series hunting purgatory! I wanted it to sound similar to nine inch nails with a grunge industrial vibe. He killed it! Will be coming back to this guy for any and all future projects! I Highly recommend his service!

  7. Review by Simon L.
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    He's your guy!!!!

  8. Review by Ufal P.
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    RAFA is an absolute legend. It’s is an joyful collaboration. Thank you so much!

  9. Review by Stefan W.
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    RAFA is a world class sound designer/music producer with an impeccable feel for it! Also an awesome guy :D Hope to collaborate again soon!

  10. Review by Ryan Arlo
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    Raf never ceases to amaze me with his talent and I can see us working together for a long time.

  11. Review by Trevor D.
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    Rafa was great to work with on this project. He was kind enough to invite me to his studio so we could collaborate on the project in person, and he delivered great work quickly. Would definitely work with him again.

  12. Review by Trevor D.
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    Rafa was extremely easy to work with, and delivered high quality work in a timely manner. I look forward to collaborating with him on future projects.

  13. Review by Mark T.
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    Rafa has insane skills you cannot believe. Committed to his work, very professional and supremely talented. Definitely recommended to work with if you get a chance!

  14. Review by Brandon C.
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    RAFA is super talented. I had a tight deadline, and he delivered right on time. Fresh sounds, and cool vibe. Love it!

  15. Review by Connor B.
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    Great to work with! Went above and beyond!

  16. Review by Ryan Arlo
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    The entire process was a pleasure and I’m looking forward to working with Rafa again. 10/10.

  17. Review by Ryan Arlo
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    A pleasure to work with.

  18. Review by Lisa Grail
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    Rafa is an excellent master, patiently worked on my song. Though the task was difficult, he made 1000000% of possible: worked on small details, correcting everything to make the best! I'm really glad with the result!

  19. Review by Antonio T.
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    So basically RAFA is a one stop shop for getting your song to where it needs to be. I've heard that you shouldn't let whoever mixed your track, also master it. But RAFA produced, mixed, and mastered the track to my song and it's friggin' amazing. Can't wait for the next one.

  20. Review by Antonio T.
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    RAFA not only created a sickening track for my song, but he did an amazing mix, that took the track to an even higher level. I will be doing lots of work with RAFA in the future. He really takes the time to get you exactly what you want. A total pleasure to work with.

  21. Review by Antonio T.
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    RAFA killed my track. He totally made it edgy, which is what I wanted, in a way that I never would have thought of myself. He's easy to work with, funny, and can bring your ideas to life. Every revision was done quickly and exceeded expectation. Will work with him again for sure.

  22. Review by Prodzilla
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    Top quality experience - very happy with results. RAFA was easy to work with and delivered on all specifications of our project - artistic interpretation and execution were right on target. Finished on time and made certain that we were satisfied each step of the way. Definitely recommend.

  23. Review by Sean
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    Rafa is a talented engineer and is very friendly and easy to work with. Fast turn around and responsive.

  24. Review by Yasu F.
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    Great song producer, he's easy to work with, great communicator and can produce great songs!

  25. Review by Will C.
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    RAFA is on point!

  26. Review by Yasu F.
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    Excellent working with Rafa, responsive and he produced great music!

  27. Review by David K.
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    RAFA is the best!! Great at what he does and is very punctual! SO talented!!

  28. Review by Lee T.
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    Rafa nailed this for us--he captured the mood, structure, nuances we needed for a complext beat and was a joy to work with.

  29. Review by David K.
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    Rafa is a musical genius! I mainly make EDM and usually its hard to find people that can mix an edm track well with all the elements. Rafa is not one of these people. I gave him a mix and he took it to the next level! Not only did he mix the track, he did some creative work on the track to make it flow better!! Super talented and super easy to work with! THANKS RAFA!!

  30. Review by Ray M.
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    RAFA puts everything he's got into his work and doesn't stop until it's right. He's very responsive and turns the work around quickly.
    He made our track sound 1000% better.

  31. Review by IRAD
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    Rafa is a an amazing producer , his knowledge of sound design and production skills are top notch , he is the first producer i go to for advice .

  32. Review by Raul
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    Rafa is an amazing engineer and producer, he really went above and beyond to get the exact sound and mixing I was looking for. Definitely hiring this man for the next job.

  33. Review by Jarvis 'Jeb' Barnes
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    I've know RAFA for quite some time. He's an awesome person and great to work with. We've worked together on various projects including our most recent percussion project for Position Music. His professionalism and turn around time is the best! I highly recommend using his services :-)

  34. Review by Bradley "Hugh" Denniston
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    Rafa is a legend!! He's quick and efficient with his setup and knowledge. He truly will take your project to the next level.

    I've had the pleasure of working with him on sync songs and he even secured a deal worth thousands $$ through our collaboration!

    -Bradley

  35. Review by Daniel Simmons
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    RAFA definitely knows how to achieve a high and professionally quality in his mixes and production. He’s helped me complete several songs with the detail and fullness that took them over the top. He is truely dedicated to making great sounding music! If you work with Rafa I’m sure you’ll be glad you did 👍👍

  36. Review by Alec Udell
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    I put RAFA in with one of my producers. He crushed it and has a great ear in the studio for a variety of genres and sounds. Definitely recommend him and he'll do what it takes to get the job done!

  37. Review by Varun
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    I’ve been working with RAFA for several years now. He is extremely talented at his craft and really puts the time and effort into each project he works on. If you’re looking for someone that can really give your song that EXTRA edge, look no further, RAFA is the man for the job!

  38. Review by Brian Papez
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    RAFA has an amazing talent for taking your track to the next level. Just when you think your track is done he is able to find that extra 10-15% your track needs to compete with the big boys. The dude has skills and I highly recommend him if you are looking for a quality track

  39. Review by Santiago Vidal
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    I’m an award winning composer and pianist from Uruguay, I worked with RAFA for music production and he was able to turn my music into GOLD. Love you Rafa!!!

  40. Review by Vincent Edwards
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    I always go to RAFA when I need that extra 30% the difference between my songs being pro and not, he has a mastery of sound, that I always go to first.

  41. Review by Henry Benoit
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    I have been working with RAFA for about 3 years now, his knowledge for music production and his tools goes above & beyond and it's always a pleasure to get back in to the studio with him. If you have the opportunity to book some time to work with him, I would highly recommend it!

  42. Review by Cameron
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    Rafa really helped me get my sound to the next level I’ve been Looking for! I highly recommend

Interview with RAFA

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

  2. A: I do mostly production work for my clients, that includes producing the song, recording the vocals, etc. I also do a lot of mixing and touch up work for halfway done songs that need a little extra instrumentation.

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

  4. A: I love what Trent Reznor from the Nine Inch Nails is doing, he inspired me completely.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I have a full recording studio at a studio facility in the heart of Hollywood with a recording booth, monitors, mics, a badass LED wall, a nice espresso machine and a comfy couch. The works!

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

  8. A: I love to sit down with a client and understand their overall grand vision for the project before I touch anything their working on. I've found that artists tend to have an issue focusing their effort on one specific lane and I try my best to understand exactly what I need to be focused on so we can achieve the task at hand.

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

  10. A: I bring almost 10 years of experience making very popular tracks within the electronic music community and a quick turnaround.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: My strongest skill is technical music production and arrangement. I'll come up with the best samples, sounds and "vibe" and I know how to make it sound 100% PRO quality.

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

  14. A: I usually work on Electronic music and some hip hop.

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

  16. A: Knowing what you want to achieve with a record makes it much easier to finish a song and sometimes it's good to sit there and just think about what you want your song to sound like instead of trying to throw things against the wall and see what sticks.

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

  18. A: The Prodigy because they are legends.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Edgy but still digestible.

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

  22. A: I've been producing music since I was 15 but I started taking it seriously as a career when I was 19 and had a beatport top 100 charting track.

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

  24. A: My computer, Lynx Hilo, PMC twotwo6's, Slate Digital Mic with the pre.

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

  26. A: Pick the right tool for the right job, if i'm the right tool, well then, lucky me.

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

  28. A: I always ask what their vision is and what they want to achieve with this particular song we'll be working on.

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

  30. A: That it's easy and anyone can do it.

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

  32. A: Them: How the hell did you make this? Me: I have no idea.

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

  34. A: I'm my own boss and I get to be creative and do something i'm actually good at.

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

  36. A: That i'll put 100% effort into anything you ask me to do for you.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Digital, we're in the future now baby!

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

  40. A: I know two great people, James Ruehlman and Dan Konopka and I would 100% recommend both of them!

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

  42. A: I'm working on a DEMUR EP and various clients records, including something from a great violinist named DSharp.

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

  44. A: I would say it's a song called Losers For Life that I co-produced and co-wrote, but it's not out yet, maybe one day you'll hear it. It's very interesting hah.

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Turn around time varies depending on project, I offer up to 2 revisions and then I charge $50 per extra revision.

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Gear Highlights
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  • PMC two two 6's
  • Audeze LCD-XC
  • Universal Audio Solo 610 Pre and the fastest custom built computer you've ever seen.
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