What are you working on at the moment?
I am working with an Australian Artist, he is a one man project by the moment but it will be a band soon, called Star Eternal, he send me his demo songs and I produce the songs, record the bass, re-write drums with Superior Drummer, and make whatever the song needs to sound great, then I mix the song.
Also working with local bands and for Nolly from Periphery setting up his mixes sessions in Logic so he can sit and mix with everything organized, just a little help.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I play guitar since I was a child, I always was learning new things, writing drums, how to play bass, drums, etc, always autodidact and one day I needed to mix my music, because I didn´t have money to spend in a studio, so I start mixing my own music, and producing, start reading books, and watching a lot of "Creative Live" sessions.
After mixing a lot of my songs, when I felt that my mixes where sounding good enough, I uploaded my music on the web and some local bands asked me to produce their work, so here I am, producing bands since 2013.
I also had worked like an assistant for some great engineers like Adam "Nolly" Getgood from Periphery.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
In my band, Inner Xpose, I am the main composer, guitarist, producer, mixer and mastering Engineer.
I am proud because It was the most complete work for me like musician, producer and engineer.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I always do my best to help the artist achieve their goals..
How would you describe your style?
So melodic, with contrast, perfectionist ...
What's your strongest skill?
Producing, mixing, mastering and Guitar/Bass performance.
What's your typical work process?
Normally I will start with a pre-production, get all the details and arrangements done, then recording process, then editing, then mixing, and when I have the mix ready, I start adding layers, some more arrangements, etc (if the bands ask for it).
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Taylor Larson, Joe Barresi, Terry Date, Nolly Getgood, Joey Sturgis and many more..
Analog or digital and why?
Both, I like analog because the non-linearities and 0 latency while tracking, but I also like digital because I can load a session in any place with my Daw an keep everything in place and sounding the same, So thats why I use analog simulation plugins like Slate Digital in all my mixes.
What do you like most about your job?
Being creative, learning from other artists..
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Can you play to the metronome? ..
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook pro, my guitar and a mic.. haha
What type of music do you usually work on?
Metal, all kinds, modern metal mostly.
What do you bring to a song?
I Think I can add my "touch" haha, like a composer, and listener position, I like that people remember the song, give something to the song that people can remember and keep sounding in their heads.. sometimes the song is great, so I don´t add anything, I just mix the song until this sound great to me for the particular style..
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a simple set up, medium room treated properly to hear every detail, It´s really a control room where I can edit, mix, record guitars, bass, vocals, I don´t have a drum room, if the band want record acoustic drums I will rent a studio for that purpose.
I work with a lot of digital plugins, Slate digital plugins is my power tool.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Production, mixing and mastering works including drum programming, editing & recording if is a local band.