With over 500 placementes and credits as composer, producer, and mixing engineer, Dante has earned a trusted reputation in Argentina's TV, film and recording industry. From scoring TV Shows and Netflix Originals to writing/producing songs for some of Argentina's top artists (Mike Amigorena, Iacho), Dante works on a variety of styles.
As a part of Saulino Music Studios (based in Buenos Aires in 1994) since 2011, I offer full production services, as well as presencial or online mixing and mastering for your music. If you have a raw demo of your song, just get in touch, send it to me and we'll start working on the arrangements, aesthetic and vibe that you need. I specialize in mainstream genres, like Pop, Indie, R&B, Hip Hop, Trap.
On the other hand, I have a big background in music for TV and Film, having scored soundtracks, branding and institutional music for Netflix, FOX Sports+, The Film Zone, Canal 9, Canal 13, America TV and Telefe among others. If you have a commercial, short movie or full lenght, I will gladly work on you project too!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
6 ReviewsEndorse Dante Saulino
"Dante is an excellent producer, musician and person. He is always working with the most appropriate criteria in context and in permanent evaluation. Thus, he knows how to listen, and working with him allows the client to have a much needed freedom of decision in sound, instrumental and creative design. I worked with him on my own projects and in my acoustic group of Boleros. With both experiences I can recommend him 100%."
Dante is a great producer! Very sensitive about the artist vision and the necesities of the song. He always brings something to take it to a great level. I've worked with him in the mix of song and the results was great. I would work with him again and definitly recomend him!
It was a pleasure to work with Dante. He produced and mixed two of my songs and the result was even better than I expected. He`s very talented and easy to work with. He not also understood what I wanted perfectly well but also brought new amazing ideas for my music and sound. I`ll definitely work with him again soon.
Dante is a great musician and producer. He is always updated with producing and mixing techniques! Every time I go Dante's studio I get new fresh info.
Working with him is very comforting as he's a very good person, always encouraging to get the most of each musician. I'm a songwriter and working with Dante has always given me satisfaction. I highly recommend him!!
Dante es un productor y profesional increible, comprende exactamente lo que el artista busca respetando siempre el estilo y detalle de cada cancion. Es el productor de mis temas y no tuve nunca un problema de ningun tipo, buena persona sobre todas las cosas, el ambiente laboral es genial, es un amigo con el que vas a hacer musica a una escala con nivel internacional.
La calidad de las producciones hablan por si solas, flexible a cualquier estilo y abierto de mente a nuevas ideas, lo cual se aprecia mucho. 100% recomendable, no duden en contactarlo, muy buena persona y 100% cumplidora!
Dante is a prodigious music producer and instrumentalist. He can grasp the escence of a song and take it to the next level, making all the right aesthetical choices and also respecting the artist's vision of their own music. I wouldn't hesistate to trust his criteria when it comes to music production, songwriting or audio engineering.
I work as a session bass player for Mike Amigorena, a project in which Dante's role as album producer and music director has been crucial to bring Mike's songs to their best. He's also one of the funkiest guitar players around... and an amazing band mate!!
Interview with Dante Saulino
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rick Rubin, Jon Brion, Nigel Godrich, Tainy
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That whatever it's, they'll get their vision materialized!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that it's a playground for creativity, even in the smallest details.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Delivery time is a constant question... Specially while working for TV. Though is not ideal, I'm used to work in an environment where clients need professional results in a short period of time (sometimes 1 or 2 days). I'm always up for the job, but in these cases I won't do it without a reference track. Limited time means limited chances for mistakes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There's a lot a subjectivity nowadays about the role of a producer. From beatmakers, mixing engineers, session players, composer and arrangers, it's not always clear when does a job end and the other one begins. Technology has played a big role in this, and I think ultimately, my job as a producer is to have a professional response in all of this areas.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What're your expectations for this project? Both artistically and commercially? Are you planning a long term career? What're your biggest inspirations for your music? And what're your inspirations outside of music? What does this mean to you? While working with artists (specially while producing), the human factor plays a HUGE role. The producer's job is to make the artist vision real, and it's not always guaranteed that the artist will know how to express that with words. Sometimes, getting to know your client is the best way to see this vision and then make it happen
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to try things out. I have a background in classical music and studied for over 10 years in a conservatory, so naturally I tend to think of my productions on a very musical way before taking care of the "technical part". I like taking time to build the perfect arrangement for your track. A well arranged song is already halfway mixed!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, UAD Apollo Twin, Neumann TLM 103, Taylor GS Mini, Arturia keystep.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with top local artists, like Wos, Paulo Londra, Duki. Buenos Aires's scene it's so vibrant you just want to be a part of it!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Having worked on TV for many years, I have no problem in delivering a top product with tight schedules or working under pressure.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Mike Amigorena's record was a milestone. Both for working with a top artist from Argentina and for being such an uncompromised full-creative process. As a musician and producer, I love working with fearless artists and help them bring their vision to life, and turn their imagination into sound.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mostly remote mixing and producing for artists, as well as composing and producing original music for TV here in Argentina. I'm lucky enough to have my studio at home, so since the COVID-19 situation I'm running full businesses as usual.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Rocío Alí. One of the best session bassist in the Buenos Aires scene right now! Worked with her in sessions and live gigs in a project in which I'm guitarist and musical director. She plays with top artists from the local scene.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I work completely In The Box. Ever since the UAD software, I believe digital technology for producing and mixing really stepped up in terms of quality, practicality and reliability. This balance is hard to top with analog gear. I've worked in class A studios fully equipped with analog gear and even though it has "that" 3D-warm-super real sound, the cost of equipment + maintenance is beyond crazy for nowadays productions and clients budgets... Hybrid would be ideal!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've working for the industry for almost 11 years now, starting out at a young age writing and producing music for TV and film in Latin America and Europe. Years of experience + my classical formation in a music conservatory gave me the tools to work on many different genres.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to think (or hope to achieve) that my productions and mixes are overall very musical.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't rely on loops and presets all the time. Be creative, use your ears.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: For mixing I usually work on pop, indie, R&B, trap, reggaeton.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My goal is to give to the song what the song NEEDS. Nothing more, nothing less. Though I may have a "sound" after years of mixing and producing, I hope to take your work to a higher level and to expand your ideas.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When it comes both to mixing and producing, usually the client send me a rough mix of the track to work on, and from there we set some referencs to consider in terms of sound, vibe or aesthetics. While producing, I have no problem with starting from scratch or with some early demo tracks. For mixing I'll need the tracks as clean as possible.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio's brain is an Apollo x6 by Universal Audio, hooked up to a Mac Pro with a powerful configuration to run heavy sessions. I use Arturia and Novation controllers for my keys/synths plug ins, as well as a Moog Sub Phatty for analog synth sounds and sub basses. Since I'm mainly a guitar player, I have a variety of electric, acoustis and classical guitars from class A American brands (PRS, Fender, Taylor) as well as top notch luthier made instruments and non-traditional string instruments (mandolin, ronroco, soprano and baritone ukelele) Here's the full list of gear: Mac Pro 32gb RAM / i7 4.1GhZ UAD Apollo x6 UAD Satellite Quadcore Neumann TLM103 AKG C3000 Shure SM 58 PRS Custom 22 Fender Stratocaster Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Taylor GS-Mini Novation SL MKII 61 Arturia Keystep Moog Sub Phatty Moog Minimoog Voyager
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly mixing and production gigs.