Do you listen to good music? Want to produce it and take it to another level at a good price? I am the right person.. Welcome Latin People.
I have 20 years of experience in music production, composition, recording, mixing & master. I specialize in producing singles, EP´s and LP´s of bands and solo musicians. I do, original music for television channels, companies, tv spots and advertising, score music, Foley and electronic synth style production.
How do I see my way of working?
I usually allow three revisions per mix and master, depending on the project. If there is any additional cost we could talk and negotiate it. Depending on the mixing work, if everything is consolidated, organized and without problems the cost is the same, but if we have to edit, quantify, autotuning voices etc, we would have to talk about it. I am a person open to all possibilities, my main interest is that the mix, master, real drums, bass, guitar or whatever sounds exceptional, and almost any aspect of the project can talk and make clear the best for the project itself.
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5 ReviewsEndorse Miguel De Donato
Miguel is an excellent producer, engineer, and most of all, an outstanding musician. My experience with this guy has been totally incredible, I would work with him anytime again, and I'm looking forward to do that sooner than later.
Great work. Whatever you need, he can do it. Guitar, bass, drums, programming and the mixed are really awesome
Great quality and a very unique approach trying to find your sound!!
This guy can work FAST, which is something we as musicians require in studios, specially when paying per hour. His microphone choices are excellent for each source he records and the tones he can get out of them are very natural. Best kick drum sound ever. Killer distorted guitars are his expertise. If you are making anything from rock, pop, funk, electronica, Miguel is a GREAT choice.
Excellent work and a really friendly treat is the first thing I think when this guy comes to my mind. I recorded drums with a great quality and efficiency (8 songs in a single session!) because he really knows how to work with anything in his hands. Also, he has a great ear for mastering and mixing, coming up with sound designs that are pretty original and color up the whole song.
Interview with Miguel De Donato
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Actually I have felt very proud of many sessions in my working life. Some sessions I liked because of the quality of the musicians and the final product, and others because I have been able to solve many problems with the skills that I have acquired over time
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a project of African drums, with an urban music style, a girl sings, has a lot of potential, I have already worked two songs and we are going for a third. I am also recording, mixing and mastering a theme that has some vallenato and some urban style, for an artist who is standing out in the social networks
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone around here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I work both ways. Obviously I would like to work everything analogously but it is very expensive to set up such a large setup.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I give 200% of me for the project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the result of the project, always improves up to 100% whatever it is that is recorded.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They always ask that if I can make them sound like a known band, and I always answer that it is impossible, the best thing that can be done with song is to bring to the maximum exponence of the sonic attributes that were recorded, I can do almost magic with some things but I'm not gandalf.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Not everyone can sing, play an instrument, produce, or whatever in this area without preparing and paying attention to the people who can help you, the autotune, beat detective and other software are tools, but the best thing that can happen with a project is to prepare it in a solid way that leaves between seeing the problems to be able to solve them effectively.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: rehearse, prepare yourself, criticize yourself, hear people who have something to say about your way of doing things, be they bad or good.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I do not like indesicion, that things are disorganized, and do not lie to me that I will realize ...
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: none, there is no electricity on the island HAHAHAHA an acoustic guitar with four boxes full of guitar strings
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing drums when I was 10, and at 12 I was recording the demos of my band on a recorder that picks up the sound of the ambien, it was recorded in cassette, at 15 I recorded the demos of my friends' bands at the bar of my house, I recorded them in cassette and sometimes directly to a pentium 486 computer that we had for school work, then I bought a mini disc, (I loved recording on two live track ) then I bought an adat, then I bought a digi 001 and there I decided to open a commercial studio and try to dedicate myself to this, that was in 1998, and I haven't stopped recording since then.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: aggressive, tight and big
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like even to watch Trent Reznor, Nick Raskulinecz, and many others work, but I'm not worthy of that hahahahahaha
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: PAY ATTENTION to people who really know about this job
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: many kinds of music, it could be mixing in the morning some band of deah metal from brazil, and in the afternoon it could be mixing some trap theme of some Colombian urban artist.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: everything I've learned in the years that I've been working with different types of music and musicians
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: open, import or assemble the session and confirm that everything is in order, group the things where they go, and after it is in order I leave the studio, and after a couple of hours I start the mixing work, I go for a while It is to dissipate that I was listening to the session while I was organizing it, I like to work without knowing anything, I like surprise, and usually the mixing decisions that I take like this are 90% adequate
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a tascam m30b console, an adat alesis, dbx compressors, aphex, some old things, I have modified certain radio equipment and turned them into tube amplifiers, I use pro tools hd, reason, komplete, and a lot of weird software, I have some acustic drums like DW, Yamaha, some amps like roland jazz chorus, super six fender, guitars, bass, percussion, and when I need something specific, I just buy or rent it, without much thought.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: daniel johns, steven wilson, trent reznor, bjork, ruben blades, juan luis guerra, David Bottrill, the list is immense, I hear too much music, I can start hearing decapitated (death metal) then go through bjork, hear some of the skatelites, some hans zimmer, a little taste of juan luis guerra, a whit of the fabulous cadillacs, then two tablespoons of pat metheny and there goes the shots ... I admire and hear many genres of music, I have many musical heroes, singers, producers, so I could spend a lifetime telling them.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 1.- Mixing. 2.- Mastering. 3.- Play some drums, bass or guitar 4.- Score music for whatever you can think of...