Hello everyone my name is Milton, i have more than a decade of experience doing music, as a session musician, arranger, music producer, and mix engineer. if you want to get great results and creative music im the guy your looking for. this is no arrogance by any means. i thrust my work and my abilities to create great music. Cheers. and make music
Hello everyone. my name is Milton Castrillo; i have more than a decade of doing music as a session musician, arranger, mix engineer. im from Nicaragua were is very difficult to get any knoledge about music in general. i worked my way with discipline, love for music. and passion. i have my own studio El bosque de los búhos or Forest of the Owls this is a space to create music, to be honest and for sharing.
we live hard times. difficult ones. but music is our savior. so if you are making music, no mather where you con from. we can make something great.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Milton Castrillo
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The ambients on El bosque de los búhos. i think i nailed the the place where i wanted to be.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Actually im working on and album from an artist that it respect alot. Hardiel and an Ep of a great singer songwriter Elsa Basil
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog and digital. the blend is great. and you can have the best from each world.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your are going to like it. it will honor your work
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, Audio interface, midi controller, guitar and a pair of At-70 i know them pretty well.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: ive been doing this for more than 10 years now. i didnt really started because i wanted to be a musician. when i was a kid i was a victim of terrible abuses and when i met the music it was the only thing that stopped me from leaving this world. sound a little hard but. i took it so sereously that the time just past and the i was working with other artist. when the music comes to you as a natural way and becomes you way of life. your Do. you growt not only on skills but as a person. for me is something more spiritual. because the music caved my life.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: free and honest to the music
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: thats a hard one. every artist is a different world. but if i had to choose i will say. Café Tácuba. beacuse of the freedom on their music. i would love it as a challenge. yoou can take a little bit from all genres and make it work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sure. when you are producing the a song you have to try to feel all the posibilites. by that i mean. the ambience. try to ask yourself. who is the main character, how does he smells, where you are. is it a big place, what time on the day it is. its is cold? which color pallete is the song. all those question i ask myself every time. producing for me is like painting. so try to put the listener in that place.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most of the time is singer songwriter, pop bands, beatmaking and jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Arranging, Producing. ive been earing all kinds of music since i was a baby. my father didnt know any lullaby so he just put records after records. from Charlie Parker to Silvio Rodriguez. music from all over the world. so my music lenguage is pretty big.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: creativeness, live, movement if it need it, fun. elegance when it has to be there. and all myself. trying to push the artist to best that they can give.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: On the first place make a meeting with the clients. to know about their concept for the work. know the song or songs. then at the studio record the guides maybe just guitar and vocals. the work on develope the ambient for the song trying diferent layers of textures. show the proposal to te clients work on that. record all the instruments. mix and mastering. trying to give the best ambient to the clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio more oriented to music productions and mixing. we have a huge library of virtual instruments. midi controllers, analog synths, guitars, bass, and more. runnign throug a very powerful computer. mostly on Fl studio 20, Protools and studione 4
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Fabrice Dupont, Mick Guzauski, Ricardo Wheelock, Andrew Scheps, Joji
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work that i do for my clients is as a producer and mix engineer