I'm Rafa, a multi-time Billboard magazine featured, Soundcloud & Beatport top charting producer. I've had millions of plays for my artist projects Sharkoffs & DEMUR and I can help you get millions too. I can sharpen up the mixing on your tracks and take them from good to pro or start something from scratch. I'm here to help you blow up!
A lot of people have trouble getting that professional "sound.” You know your stuff would blow up if only it sounded sharp and clear, just like your favorite artist does.
I will help you get that PRO sound without the tens of thousands of hours of work behind a computer. How? Because I've already put in those hours for you, I've graduated from Icon Collective, I've gotten the accolades and millions of plays. Allow me to be your shortcut to musical success.
Feel free to Google me by searching "Sharkoffs" or "DEMUR". My work has amalgamated 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.
$99 - Drum Replacement - I'll make your drums slam or groove just right
$99 - Synth Replacement - Replace your synths or instruments with top notch sounds
$599 - Secret Sauce - I'll make your song radio ready, your friends will flip.
Contact For Pricing - LA In Studio Production Package - Let's start from scratch, in person and make a hit!
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17 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse RAFA
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.
Rafa is a talented engineer and is very friendly and easy to work with. Fast turn around and responsive.
Great song producer, he's easy to work with, great communicator and can produce great songs!
RAFA is on point!
Excellent working with Rafa, responsive and he produced great music!
RAFA is the best!! Great at what he does and is very punctual! SO talented!!
Rafa nailed this for us--he captured the mood, structure, nuances we needed for a complext beat and was a joy to work with.
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!!
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.
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 👍👍
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!
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!
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
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!!!
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.
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!
Rafa really helped me get my sound to the next level I’ve been Looking for! I highly recommend
Interview with RAFA
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a DEMUR EP and various clients records, including something from a great violinist named DSharp.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know two great people, James Ruehlman and Dan Konopka and I would 100% recommend both of them!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, we're in the future now baby!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That i'll put 100% effort into anything you ask me to do for you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm my own boss and I get to be creative and do something i'm actually good at.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Them: How the hell did you make this? Me: I have no idea.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy and anyone can do it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask what their vision is and what they want to achieve with this particular song we'll be working on.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Pick the right tool for the right job, if i'm the right tool, well then, lucky me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, Lynx Hilo, PMC twotwo6's, Slate Digital Mic with the pre.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Edgy but still digestible.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Prodigy because they are legends.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Electronic music and some hip hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring almost 10 years of experience making very popular tracks within the electronic music community and a quick turnaround.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love what Trent Reznor from the Nine Inch Nails is doing, he inspired me completely.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.