Hi! My name is Jonathan Milanes, I have studied music and songwriting for the past 4 years and have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about music from it. I also have experience in: being a session musician (Guitar), performing artist (solo/band) as a frontman, artist/band recordings, producing music, and finally, mixing/mastering.

* Audio Recording - Whether you’re a solo artist, a band, or a fifty-piece orchestra – I can track both the instruments and your voice.

* Music Production/Arrangement - Every song needs to have a personality – and I’ll take care of showcasing it in the best way possible to the listener.

* Mixing - I’ll balance all the elements of the music to bring out the best of the song.

* Mastering - Want to make sure that every track sounds polished, professional, and radio-ready?

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What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What their vision is for the song/piece of music
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Communicate! :D
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Been playing guitar for 9 years, been songwriting for 6, and have been recording/producing for almost 2 years.
How would you describe your style?
I listen to a lot of different types of music, but I must admit, I am a big pop music fan.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with either Lifehouse/Goo Goo Dolls, not just cause I'm a big fan of both their music but I'd love to experiment and see where I can take their sound as a producer :)
Can you share one music production tip?
Yes, is the song the best it can be lyrically/melodically? Is it finished? If it is, it will make the whole process of producing it a lot easier, and in theory, make it a better end product.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop
What's your strongest skill?
I would say my personality and songwriting background is. Over the past couple of years, I have learnt to deal and work with different types of music and artists, I then cater my skills specifically to their concepts and art. Studying music and songwriting has also helped me develop a sense of how songwriting and music correlate to each other and how I can take the idea from point A to wherever the artists needs it to go.
What do you bring to a song?
It begins and ends with the song itself, what is it trying to say? who is it for? why should I listen/connect? where does it take me when I listen to it? and finally, how do I get there and support the vision it's trying to evoke through (recording/production/arrangement/mixing/mastering).
What's your typical work process?
It begins and ends with the song itself, what is it trying to say? who is it for? why should I listen/connect? where does it take me when I listen to it? and finally, how do I get there and support the vision it's trying to evoke through (recording/production/arrangement/mixing/mastering).
Tell us about your studio setup.
I'm a home-based music producer: Macbook Pro Mid-2012 i7 2.9ghz 8GB RAM, 2 KRKs RP5 G3 Studio Monitors, UAD Apollo Twin Audio Interface (Duo), AGK 701s/HD300 Headphones, Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Bass Guitar/Ukulele/Harmonica/Midi Keyboard, SM58/SM7B/RODE NT1-A/AVANTONE CV-12, Focusrite 8-input ADAT, Behringer HP AMP, Logic Pro X (DAW), A lot of 3rd party plug-ins (Waves/UAD/Soundtoys/Slate Digital/Valhalla), Ozone 6 (Mastering).
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Every type of music inspires me, whether that be a melody, sonic feature, a cool synth hook/pad, or lyrics. I'm a big fan of Dave Pensado and Graham Cochrane as music producers and how they are helping the community.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
From the recording phase, production element, up-to the mixing and digital mastering stage, I will do my upmost best to create a final piece of art/product that will satisfy my clients.