ive been in the industry as an original artist, producer, recording engineer, beat maker for many years, id like to bring my flavour to you, use your ears thats my modo. I run with no rules but only to be the best I can be, worked with many original local artists in Sydney, australia, Gang of Brothers, Carlos C-Major, Lolita Mae, Darryl Beaton.
I am a producer, mixing engineer, session guitarist, beat maker. song writer, arranger I am all about being in the zone with the project I am working on.
my services are:
Production, Beat making, Mixing, Mastering, Session Guitarist, programming, arranging, song writing. electric guitar funk, RnB, pop, classic rock, classic metal, acoustic guitar, latin guitar including south American rhythms and flamenco style solos etc.
everything I do I do it to the highest standard.
ive worked hard in the music to own the equipment I own and the studio I have,
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Andro Martinez
Awesome to work with!!!
Awesome like usual!
Awesome work yet again. Was able to send alternate versions of a track within 24 hrs.
Andro is awesome to work with. Worked together twice now and will work with again in the future. Very friendly and good to work with. Finishes everything with edits very quickly. -Devón
Did amazing work. Very responsive and reliable. Finished in 24 hrs. Took a chance and didn’t regret it. Knows a lot about making rock-funky tunes. Will definitely work with again! -Devón
Interview with Andro Martinez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm very proud of the work ive done for Gang of Brothers I am the main songwriter, producer, guitarist, I feel extremely proud of the sound, gang of brothers was a search of finding something that I belonged with passion and that is exactly it
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on C Major new album, I am currently doing all the recording, mixing for the record, total of 12 - 16 tracks, also finalising mixes for Gang of Brothers (4 tracks) have just completed full production of the new single for Lolita Mae due for release in a few weeks,
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: no I'm sorry I don't know anyone
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: ive worked with digital most of my life as a producer, I feel the gab is getting so close that we are at the edge of bridging both worlds completely. no longer do plugins sound harsh or digital but on the opposite they have "that" sound. but in my world now I prefer analog when it comes to tube amps, tube microphones, real analog synths etc, you still can't beat it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: deliver to the best of my ability, perform my job as a producer/mixing engineer/guitarist/beat maker as good as it can be and to an international standard
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the creativity side, and making something sound amazing
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: how much do you charge for a song? my answer is: it depends on what I need to do and what they like done, if its full production and I proceed to explain the different scenarios of that, I also qualify the customer if its someone that would like more live instruments or less depending on style, budget.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: anyone with a computer and garage band can do what I can do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what's the style, a reference track, if they are the singer id like to hear them sing if possible something they've done prior or something either in person or a file, what do they expect me to do, what is their budget based on what they want to do.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: listen to the music and make judgement based on that
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: guitar, Mac, UAD apollo, Maschine, marshall plexi
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: ive been a studio producer for 21 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: very heavy into the groove. funk, Soul but edgy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Michael Jackson is someone I always dreamt of working with, my main focus is the groove and swing and I feel that I would be able to be in the room with him and we would be able to understand each other musically.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: try to use your ears more than your eyes
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soul, funk, Rnb, Latin and heavier guitar based.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: to listen and be able to give space when necessary, mixing things so that they make sense.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I feel I have a strong sense of originality to the sound of an artist, I am willing to put a lot of time into a project to make it sound incredible, once I start I create a connection with the music so that it touches me personally that way I can bring the best out of me and not fall short.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: most of my work is recording artist, live drums, live bass, guitar and keys, session musicians a lot of the time and also my self programming, making beats etc, tune vocals, put things into time, mix and master always thinking creatively.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a professional studio, running Mac, Universal Audio Apollo 8P, 16 inputs, API preamps, Maschine MK3, Dave Smith synths, Moog one, Juno, Roland synths, drum machines, Tones of plugins and soft synths by UAD, Waves, Roland, Waldorf, Cubase 10, Vintage amps 1969 marshall 1987 plexi 50 watts, Marshall JTM45 original 1965, Marshall 2203 100watts MV, Fender blackface super reverb orignal 1965, and many more amps and cabs. Neumann U47, U87, TLM170, Sony C38B, townsend labs, Shure SM7, fender Rhodes, Hammond L100 (modded to B3) 147 Leslie, vintage rogers drums, Ampeg guitar amps, collection of high end electric and acoustic guitars. lots of outboard fxs, and pedals, Waza tube expander. Yamaha NS40M, Event Opals, Great control room fine tuned and amazing live room ready to record anything.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy jones, babyface, mark Ronson, Stevie wonder, prince, Lenny Kravitz, Bob Marley, Nile Rodgers, Luis Miguel, Metallica, George Benson, chic corea.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing of complete tracks, Mixing songs, record drums, record vocals, make beats, record acoustic, electric guitars, Spanish and latin style guitar.