Modern music maker with a touch of the dark caribbean. Musician, Producer and DJ. My productions have been featured and released in more than 10 labels worlwide. English/Spanish speaker. Looking forward to working with you and giving your music that unique and special sound that you're looking for :)
I work digitally with Ableton Live 10, MIDI Controllers and External Instruments.
-Indie (Indie Rock, Indie Dance, Surf Rock, Shoegaze)
-Electronic music (Techno, House, Deep House, Electro, Synthwave, Chillwave, and more)
-Pop (Indie Pop, Synth Pop, Dream Pop, Electro Pop)
Originally from Venezuela, lived in the US during my teenage life and currently living and working in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I started out as a DJ/Producer at a young age quickly getting recognition for my own music across different countries which led to my tracks being released on different labels from countries such as Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, amongst others. Then I was invited to play with different Indie Rock bands since they wanted to incorporate my sound and skills into their songs, which led me to be a member of numerous projects.
I currently continue making music, playing in bands and also Djing.
I work as a freelance music producer, also work with clients offering digital mixing and mastering services.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Gustavo Plaza
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Digital Mixing and Mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Artists like Tycho, Com Truise, Solomun, Interpol, New Order, The Cure, Childish Gambino.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac, Ableton Live 10, Audio/Midi Interface, Midi Controllers, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Digital/Analog Synthesizers, External Instruments.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I like to get to know the client, his or her tastes and inspiration, their objectives with the job being required and how I can be the right person for it. Then just get to work and trying to nail it in the most efficient way.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my personal experience and taste for quality music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Beat making and synthesizer work
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic music, such as House, Techno, Deep House and 80's inspired. Also Indie Dance and Indie Rock.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always talk to your client about their references and inspiration and try to find the best ones to work and compare with.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: None in particular, just great artists who try to be unique with their sound and ideas.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fresh, Modern and Retro at the same time. I'm from Venezuela so even though latin music is not my favorite style, it's still inside me and I bring a little bit of that into my productions.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I actually graduated as a graphic designer but have been making music since I was 16, started to work on my musical projects and got invited to play in live events. The positive feedback I received about my live gigs and my productions led me to believe in working with music in a professional way, so now I have been offering my services for clients since 3 years ago with great feedback.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, Midi Controller, Mixer, Bass Guitar, Microphone.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check out my work, ask any questions you might have previously and let's have some fun!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What their musical influences are, inspiration, objectives with the work being sent, deadline, prior experience.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That working digitally does not offer same results as analog.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Questions related about costs of services, how quickly I can get things done. Always try to arrange a win/win budget and offer realistic deadlines.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working doing what I love which is music and audio.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To get the results their looking for!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both if possible.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, just joining the community.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm mixing and mastering digitally and remotely an album for a client who records his own material, a mix of Stoner rock and Indie Rock. I'm also an Ableton Live instructor.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The second album of my own duo called Telefonema, the album is called "Sin fecha de retorno" and I'm very proud because it has received great feedback from fans and specialized media, also even though the music is in spanish, it has gained fans from all over the world, specially the US and Europe. I produced, played synth, bass guitar and also mixed and mastered the album.