Almost 20 years on the stage and professional sound technician and music producer for more than a decade. Owner of Red Factory Studio in Barcelona, Spain.
I started my career as sound guy in the early 00's. After almost ten years working on the stage, first as sound assistant and after as FOH engineer, touring for many bands and working in festivals, I graduated in Audio Engineering at Sae Barcelona and began to focus more on my work in the studio, transferring the experience gained from years in live music to music production.
Since 2017 I own Red Factory Studio, located in a 19th century industrial colony, a historic and iconic building in Central Catalonia surrounded by nature and a perfect place to find the inspiration needed in every job.
I'm in love with Rock music in all its dimensions, and throughout my career several of my productions have been placed in the top ten lists of the "Best album of the year..." or have received excellent reviews from industry magazines here in Spain, such as Rockzone, Rock Estatal or Mondosonoro.
My clients know me not only for my great dedication, commitment and professionalism. Also for a sound that defines me and my work as a producer. If you are looking for your music to sound great, powerful, with huge drums and that wall of sound on the guitars that you so crave in your band, I am your man.
As a singer and multi instrumentalist, I have a lot of experience on tuning vocals, editing drums and I can mix and master your music to take it to the next level!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
- The Wax
- Los Valientes
- Sara Roy
- Jo Jet i Maria Ribot
- Que Nos Dejen Actuar
- Els Altres
- Bob & El Lladre
- Barra Lliure!
- El Fugitiu
- Joan Llamas
- White Throusers for the Summer
- Mousse de Araña
- Àuria Franch
- Carlos Maestro
- Max Turati
- Cuestión de Suerte
- Bros Van
- La Quota Bastarda
- Canals & Ribot
- Joan B
- Claudia Ace
11 ReviewsEndorse Gerard Cabot
Really good job!!
Muy profesional y muy buen trato!! Suena genial. Volveré a trabajar con él 😁
Very good work! It has been a pleasure working with Gerard. In his Red Factory Studio we have found the sounds we were looking for. In addition to delivering the mix in no time and with a very professional sound, Gerard gave us production advice to improve the album and the band's future releases. Without a doubt, we will trust him again to record our next album. Thank you!
It has been a pleasure working with Gerard. The sound is fantastic! I'm sure I'll keep working with him! Thanks so much guy!
Very good experience! It was a pleasure to work with Gerard. He did a fantastic job and we were very happy with the results of our single. Everything was easy and the final track was exactly what we were looking for: he delivered a great mix & master in a short time. We will definitely work with him in the future. Thank you Gerard!
First project with Gerard. He did an amazing work! Just what I was looking for. He is professional and kind.
Great job Gerard! I really love the sound :-)
Grazie mille Gerard un lavoro rapido ed eccellente.
Presto ti passerò altro lavoro e Daró voce perché sei un vero professionista.
Muchas gracias Gerard un trabajo rápido y excelente.
En breve te pasaré más trabajo y pasaré la voz porque eres un gran profesional.
Nice sound! We're glad to work with you!
Gerard has done a very good job. It has been really easy to work with him. Our project have quite different styles and he knows how to trate most of them. Really versatile mixing and matsering engineer! Hope to continue working with you! Thanks!
Gerard was really able to turn nothing into something. He took my ideas and shaped them into a track that really spoke true to my vision.
Gerard delivered a fantastic mix & master in almost no time. I had a very specific sound in mind and he took the song there immediately. He was super responsive throughout the few days I had the opportunity to work with him. Absolutely recommended mixing experience!
Working with Gerard has been a very positive experience. We immediately understood each other as to where the production had to turn and it has been very easy to work with him.
We are very pleased with the results of the EP and how Gerard has focused the production (knowing how to capture the essence that our band was looking for).
We definitely recommend it to anyone looking to achieve a big rock sound in their productions.
Interview with Gerard Cabot
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The list could be very long, but maybe the most relevant names could be Chris Lord-Alge, Michael "Elvis" Baskette, Joe Barresi and Butch Vig.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The last two albums of The Wax and the last album of LIPZIA. You can check it in my profile!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working in two Indie Rock albums, an EP and an LP. I'm very excited about the great trust that both bands have placed in me not only in recording and mixing, but also as a music producer. I really love being able to participate like this in a production and also work on the most creative part of an album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Hill (Xavier Collado). He is a really nice guy and of course a very talented musician and a composer with infinite creativity, also an excellent audio engineer. I've been lucky to have him working on several of his productions in my studio. You can also find his profile here in SoundBetter.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I work with a large amount of analog equipment in my studio. Each brings its own personality to the recording or mixing chain, and sometimes even the sheer romanticism the artist feels when using a particular instrument or piece of equipment makes the recording sound much better. But I really think it's important not to lose sight of the infinite options that the digital age gives us, how it improves our workflow and how it has allowed the recording of an album with a professional quality sound to be no longer a chimera for any amateur musician.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Compromise, passion, dedication. Always try to work on each project as if it were my own project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Obviously I love working on something that I'm passionate about, such as music production. But if I have learned something over the years, it is that something I adore about my job is the connection that is created with my clients. Music unites people much more than just words, and in each production there are always beautiful moments shared with them, which are already part of the history of the creation of each album, to become beautiful memories.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It is often important to know what are the references of your client, artists with whom the client feels identified for their aesthetics and sound. I also usually ask for the lyrics, and it is something that I discuss with the client to understand the meaning and idea that they intend to convey in each song, in order to be able to bring that idea to the final sound of the song.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always think big. Even a even on a low budget great things can be accomplished. So don't be shy and contact me! I'll be happy to answer any of your questions :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: In order to make everything fit in a suitcase: Macbook, Headphones, small preamp, Shure SM7B... oh yes, and the Ilok :P
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started my career as sound guy in the early 00's. After almost ten years working on the stage, first as sound assistant and after as FOH engineer, touring for many bands and working in many venues and fests, in 2010 I graduated in Audio Engineering at Sae Barcelona and began to focus more on my work in the studio and music production. Since 2016 I own the Red Factory Studio, located in a 19th century industrial colony, a historic and iconic building in Central Catalonia surrounded by nature and a perfect place to find the inspiration needed in every job. I also collaborate writing review articles for Hispasonic, the world's most important Spanish-speaking website dedicated to sound, music creation and technology.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Great, powerful, intense and epic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dave Grohl, for sure. Really need to explain the reason? :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: You can tune the voice, quantize the drums, put more gain on your guitars... but there's only one thing (by the moment) that no plugin can fix: the attitude. So always try to find and promote the better attitude in the musician at the recording process.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm in love with Rock music in all its dimensions, and throughout my career several of my rock and metal productions have been placed in the top ten lists of the "Best album of the year..." or have received excellent reviews from industry magazines here in Spain, such as Rockzone, Rock Estatal or Mondosonoro. For that many of my clients choose me, so I work mostly on this kind of music. Anyway, I've worked and still doing in many different styles: acoustic, folk, indie, pop, rumba, ska...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Empathizing with the person "on the other side of the glass" is very important in any musical production. Being also a musician and composer allows me to connect very well with the most human facets of the artists and understand the musician's feelings when composing a song, to reach its full potential.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Inevitably I always print my stamp on my productions. Sometimes it is premeditated and even required by the client, sometimes it just happens.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: In an online mixing, First of all, I talk with my client about the concept, the recording process, the format, and especially what his ideas and goals are. Secondly, I listen to the "raw" song several times with the intention of projecting in my mind a final destination, which will help me make the following decisions to create the "path" to follow up to that objective. Then I usually arrange all the tracks the way I feel most comfortable, and do a quick first approach to a mix style. With the desired sound a little closer, I usually spend time editing, quantizing, tuning ... when necessary, of course. The rest of the process is going to be the most fun, and in which we are going to try to get goose bumps, folks :)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Have large amount of analog equipment to play with, starting with my 1994 STUDER 963 mixer, going through a wide range of Manley, Neve, API, Hairball, Telefunken, UA preamps and compressors, and microphones of the highest standards in the industry, such as Neumann, Audio Technica, Shure, Beesneez, or Oktava. All of this combinated with two Lynx Aurora converters and an Avid Protools 2019 running in an Eight Core Mac Pro.