I have been in the music production business for over 30 years. Worked on many Multi-Platinum Records. I have a degree in Classical Guitar from UM. I currently do film scoring as well as playing and recording all instruments for your song. With just your vocal and a guitar or piano accompaniment, I can add whatever you need drums, guitar, bass.
I specialize in Latin Jazz instrumental as well as Spanish Pop Ballads and English Rock/Pop songs. I also do classical instrumental scoring as needed. I customize your song to your specifications and I won't be happy, until your satisfied. Let's take your demo and make it into a great song. Your success is my success.
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3 ReviewsEndorse After Midnight Productions
Jorge played both acoustic and electric guitars on 2 of my songs.
Very agreeable and fun to work with.
He gladly gave me engineering options and recording/arranging tips too.
He also makes a great cup of coffee.
Jorge is not only an amazing composer, he is an extremely talented guitar player. We have been working together since 2006 and he has helped me record dozens of songs, regardless of genre. I work in rock, alternative and kid's songs and he expertly navigates through the sound I need to go with the melody I wrote. Then he mixes it like a genius! Some songs are multi-layered vocals, some harmonies, some straight raw vocals. He will hit the mark with a bullseye every time; whether I want a Disney-like tune, a hard rock song, or alternative style underscore music. Phenomenal all around.
Jorge, was able to cleverly and creatively customize backing tracks for my demo. I just submitted a rough demo with only a guitar and vocal. He created a whole arrangement with drums, bass, guitars and strings. He is an amazing guitarist and stayed in contact every step of the way to make sure the song was progressing in the direction I wanted. Definitely would recommend.
Interview with After Midnight Productions
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I write well Rock/Pop ballad in English or Spanish. As far as guitar playing, I play Classical, Blues, Rockabilly, Rock and Flamenco.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There are a few. But most notably the projects that have artistically satisfied me haven't necessarily commercially satisfied me. So I'd have to say some the Rock, Classical and Jazz projects are my proudest achievements.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog more for Jazz and Rock, since these types of music use more acoustic instruments and the mid's and mid low's don't reproduce the same on digital. For electronic music, digital is fine, since these instruments aren't dependent on mics and room acoustics as much.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I feel my strongest skill is taking a diamond in a rough and polishing it to a precious gem.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of our projects come to us as a demo. For example, a singer/songwriter sends in a demo of them singing with a guitar. We then customize the instrumentation to the style of music they want to convey by adding drums, guitars, bass, strings, whatever is needed. We keep in constant contact with our client to make sure we are going in the direction they are looking for.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a guitarist, there have been many influences from Paco De Lucia, to Rockabilly guitarists like Scotty Moore. Since I am classically trained, there have also been many Classical guitarists that have influenced me like Christopher Parkening.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio consists of a Pro Tools 11 HDX DAW and a Logic Pro X DAW. This allows to send files back and forth to our clients via email for their approval. For outboard gear we have vintage EMU module synths as well as Roland and Kawaii. We are currently using a Midas console with the famous Midas pre amps.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically, I'll listen to a client's demo. If they have a concrete idea, I'll go with that and offer suggestions along the way. On the other hand some clients aren't sure where to take their songs. I'll listen and might suggest: "I hear this as a country song or Rock or something etc." We'll bounce some ideas back and forth, until we find a style we can agree upon for their song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try bringing to every song my musicianship as an instrumentalists and my arranging and production ideas of over 30 yrs. If it doesn't sound right, you'll find I'll be more disappointed than the client. I use the state of mind of "if this were my song, what would I do?" I feel your success is my success.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most of my work consists of Pop/Rock, Latin Jazz, Classical, and background music for film or video.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I always say, "Your production doesn't have to sound good in my studio, but in your listening environment. Maybe you listen to music in your car, or iPod or on a computer or a super sound system. That's where it has to sound good." I've had client say I want to record my song in 196khz at 24 bit, the highest quality. I'll say, "Do you have the equipment to reproduce that or will you be coming to my studio every time you want to hear your song?" This is why it has to sound good to you in your listening environment. That's a good mix and production.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I think I would have loved to have worked Elvis, Scotty Moore, Paco de Lucia or any prominent artists from the 50s and 60s. I think you can learn a lot from where things began.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a composer/arranger/producer/engineer and guitarist for over 30 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar and some recording equipment.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I think it's important to be in constant contact and communication with your client to make sure you are going down the right path, if not you are just guessing as to what you client might want. Communication is tantamount.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking for in a Producer? Do you usually want to be actively involved in the evolution of the arrangement/production of your song or do you like to hand it over to the producer?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think people sometimes want to make a mediocore song into a great one by adding tons of production. No amount of high end gear is going to make a great song. It all starts with a great song. If your song sounds awesome with your voice and an acoustic guitar, production is just icing on the cake.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take to do my song? It depends on how elaborate it is. If it's just drums, bass and guitar that goies quick, but if you want to add orchestral sounds and extra voices, this may take longer. This is why the price would vary on how much is needed for a song. How much will my project cost? I always like to work with my clients to get the best price for their project, whether it is something very involved or simple. I know that musicians are on a budget, but I like to look at the big picture, if your song takes off, we will be compensated later.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's fun and the creation process is exciting. Seeing a song come together from nothing, being built from scratch is like no other feeling in the world.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to work to get your project to your satisfaction and I won't stop until I do. I treat every song as if it were my own and that's the attention I will give it.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am new to SoundBetter.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I am finishing an album in Miami for a prominent Latin artist.