Passionate and versatile music producer, musician, composer and mix & master engineer. Depth knowledge of various music styles and how to program them in various digital audio workstations. I have composed for Warner Chappel artist, UMG, LEVI'S Strauss, independent artists, enterprises, ... and mixed and mastered songs professionally since 2015.
✅ PROVIDED SERVICES
🎹 Music Production
▪ Instrumentals: Trap, R&B, POP, Afrobeat, Drill, Afroswing, Reggaeton, …
▪ Remixes: EDM, house, chill, techno, urban, …
▪ Podcast intros/outros, ambient music, background music, …
▪ Midi: Audio to midi, humanization, pattern creation (melody or chords), …
▪ Loop creation: Melody, chords, drums, …
🎧 Mixing and Mastering
▪ Mixing: Project mixing (Pro Tools, FL Studio or Ableton) or STEMS
▪ Mastering: General master or specific master for each streaming platform.
🔧 Audio Editing
▪ Background noise-cleaning
▪ Click, distortion and peak fixing
▪ Podcast audio editing
▪ Vocal tuning
✅ PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE…
… working with major labels (Warner Chappell, UMG [Universal Music Spain S.L., Universal Music AS, Norway, Caroline International]), big enterprises (Levi Strauss & Co.) and independent artists.
… composing and producing many genres (Trap, Reggaeton, POP, EDM, Afrobeat, Afroswing, Drill, ...)
… mixing and mastering in many different styles (Reggaeton, Rock, POP, Afrobeat, R&B, Trap, ...)
… cleaning and fixing audio (Podcast, audio from video recordings, Radio, ...)
… delivering nicely performed work and high-quality results
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44 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Julen Larrañaga aka FEZE
One of the best producers that I have met.
FEZE did an excellent job with my production. He mixed it and mastered it, following my requests. The result is a high-quality mainstream sound. I highly recommend working with him!
The best producer I’ve worked with. He will make sure your vision turns into a reality!
Incredible production, mix and master, I recommend working with him, he is a true professional, very nice treatment, you have the option of working live with him by zoom for extra money
FEZE is great at problem solving! Able to help me record better vocals for a mix! Super reliable
Julen is a really talented producer with great knowledge in mixing and mastering. The track sounds great!
Julen was great to work with! He is a very talented producer and listened to all the comments, feedback and suggestions I had!
The best producer around, with him the final product has a lot of quality, amazing talent
What a guy! So timely with mixing and mastering. One of a kind ear for music.
He is so great at mixing! Always efficient to do business with
If you're looking for a responsive, crazy fast, and crazy talented artist, I think you have found it! Julen Is an incredible professional to work with, not to mention he's very polite and innovative. If you want a hit, a modern one, do yourself a favor and work with him!
Very Reliable and always gives great input. He really knows how to make good music.
Such a fast worker and keeps everything efficient and punctual!
Super efficient and fast! Great at everything he does.
He constantly surprises me with his talent! Great to work with on any job.
Julen did an amazing job as a co-producer for our new song! He finalized the vocal production & worked on our instrumental to really make the biggest impact. Would highly recommend him for any production work :)
Literally one of the best producers of today, an honor to work with him!!
Great communication and producing skills. Very punctual with projects as well, highly recommend!
Very organized with a great workflow. We've been able to get a lot done! Would recommend to anyone
Interview with Julen Larrañaga aka FEZE
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: LEVI'S music project Spain. I was part of the producer group creating a song for a showcase we made in June of 2019.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have recommended sound better to my professional colleagues but they are still thinking about to open the account.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you think you can do it? YES
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: - Do you have any reference songs? - Do you have a demo I can hear to? - What are you exactly looking for?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I basically started like all kids, downloading a DAW in my home PC and experimenting. At some point, after 2 years I really improved and released my first song with a record label (Clutch Records - Future House & Deep) and achieved 2 million plays on a bootleg I made (Robin Schulz - OK Julen Larra Remix). At that point, I knew I wanted to professionalize and work in the music industry so I went to Solent University to study "Popular Music Production" bachelor degree. In those three years, I collaborated with various independent artist, LEVI'S, Warner Chappel Spain, Universal Music Spain ... In my third year of uni, I really started thinking that even that I had a lot of experience and achieved collaborations with big companies, having a regular income in music is really hard so I started working more and more, contacting people everywhere to work till Gozzi Records hired me as a music producer and mixing and mastering engineer (they met me thanks to Soundbetter so, thanks ❤). Right now I'm working with Gozzi Records, working with independent artists as a freelancer and doing projects in Soundbetter also as a freelancer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I don't have, I always like new challenges but lately I'm working a lot on the urban style. Reggaeton, Trap, Afrobeat, Afroswing, ...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now I have a really basic studio setup since a lot of hardware and synths have almost exact replicas in VST. Pair of Adam T7V, Audio Technical at2020, audient soundcard, acoustic foam, a lot of cables, guitar, midi controller, ... Nothing special but effective.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm producing for couple independent artist (VICCO, Clara Rueda, Haidro), for label (delirics) signing artist Hummuskid a.k.a UMUS, helping Warner Chappell composers with the composition and production and mixing and mastering all kind of tracks.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It brings much more opportunities to mess with the audio and create never heard sounds. And you can always emulate analog harmonic distortion or hardware reaction with VST emulations (which I have tried and compare and sounds almost identical)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% refund if they are not satisfied (Never happened yet)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to listen to music all-day
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: If you don't have hardware you are not a real producer. - Finneas O'connell, Grammy Winner of "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year" with "Bad Guy", "Album of the Year" and "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical" with "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" and "Producer of the Year, Non-Classical". All this was done on a BEDROOM, with almost no hardware.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Build a mutual trust relationship.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, USB sound card, Speakers, mic and a solar panel to power everything.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: DENO. I discovered the UK music scene thanks to him and I love his voice. I would really love to work with him on a track.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Break the rules and think out of the box. I have been to uni, read books, online courses ... that's great for the basic knowledge but you have to sometimes do things wrong to create something special or different. Sometimes would sound horrendous but other times would sound AMAZING. If you don't experiment you will sound like everyone.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a lot of EDM, Trap, Reggaeton, Afroswing, Dancehall, Hip-Hop and POP. I sometimes work with Rock, Punk and Country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Versatility and receptiveness to feedback. Apart from working in various styles (EDM, urban, POP, Rock, ...) I always try to send the projects to my industry friends and tell them If they would have approached the mix, mastering, production, remix, ... from another perspective or if they would have changed something so I can learn from their experience.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: In terms of composition and production, I bring different ideas. I have listened to a lot of different genres during my life and that's why I think my music and productions have something different because there are tons of little influences on each piece. If it's a mix or mastering I bring the pro studio quality on a much affordable price since I'm always moving and I don't have my own studio. If I need to record something, add analogue harmonic distortion to STEMS, use specific hardware to have a specific sound, ... I reach to my contacts or rent studio for one day and get everything I need to be done.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first have a chat with the client. If it's a production, mix or mastering, style, the sound they want to achieve, ... Then I work on the project and send demos as I work on it. Finally, I send the final demo version and after revisions and changes, I send the final product.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I think as a producer you need to innovate all the time so I tried to listen as much as different music as I can and If it's completely out of the genre I'm producing, mixing or mastering even better because I can learn new things that I can apply to my client projects. Right now I'm listening to a lot of '80s/'90s Spanish punk (Eskorbuto, RIP, Extremoduro, ...), UK afroswing/afrobeat (Deno, Kojo Funds, Wizkid, ...) and some USA new trap talents, especially Lil Tecca.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work would be the beat creation. A lot of people is reaching to me (especially reggaeton new artists now that is becoming so popular) asking for new/fresh sounds. Apart from that I also mix and master a lot of POP, EDM and urban music mainly.