work with love and give your best in each work
Hello, I am a Dominican music producer with more than 14 years of experience, producer of various hits in my country and Latin America. My specialty is all Latin genre: reggaeton, reggae, merengue, salsa, bachata and I am also specialized in hip pop, trap, latin trap, R & b music, dustep.
I am a mixing and mastering engineer, and I have everything you need to perform a song, vocalist, instruments, etc.
I play guitar, piano, bass.
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Interview with Mailo Peñalo
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked on several projects from start to finish as a producer and mixer, then helped the artists get signed to publishing deals/recording deals. It's always nice to see people achieve their goals... i usually work with people for a while if we get along.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now i am working on pitching some of the artists i have been working with the last few years... Some have already gotten publishing deals/record deals from the material we have made together. I am also working on a few albums from people around the world.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I work with a lot of singers/writers on Sound Better.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog Sounds better but Digital makes the work flow much quicker and easier to get the idea out of your head. I use both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction. I want them to love the work. If i believe in the music i will always try to get it in front of the right people.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make music everyday & make other people's visions come to life. Music is my life.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask if their track can be played on the radio or signed by a big label. I say yes sure!! Let me help you to get it to that level
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That having more instruments and tracks means better sounding songs/mixes. Its all about doing whats best for the song! Less is sometimes more but then again sometimes MORE IS MORE!! It's all about the song!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to find out what music they love and what vision they had when they created the song! This is by far the most important thing!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your work seriously and do it with love. I love working with artists with passion for what they do.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Piano 2. Headphones 3. Laptop 4. Apollo 5. Neumann Mic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have16 years experience as musician and 14 years as a Producer/Mix Engineer. I have been producing, mixing, and mastering everyday for the last 14 years!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very varied but my productions are always full of emotion and vibe and i also love to combine genres a little in every song
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: bruno mars, he has a very nice voice and performace
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to get a full grasp of the song and project before i get to work. Also don't be afraid of trying new things.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: reggaetón, reggae, R&b , hip pop, merengue urbano, bachata urbana, trap, latin trap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My love for music and my experience is my strongest skill. I know how to make music that competes against Radio hits and i know what it takes to get an artist signed. I also own a music licensing company.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring 16 years experience as musician and 14 years as a Producer/Mix Engineer. I have been producing, mixing, and mastering everyday for the last 14 years! I have helped many artists find a path to Management, Publishing and Record deals.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process starts with listening to the song or references several times and feeling the vibe. I then come up with a game plan of how I can help bring the song to the next level. I love to add my own taste/vibe to the track while understanding/maintaining the artists vision. It is all about team work!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Computer: Alienware 2019 R5 3.0Ghz, Outboard Gear: Universal Audio UA-S610 SOLO, Golden Age Pre-73 MKII, Slate Digital Microphone System, Apogee Ensemble, Apogee Duet 2 Plugins: Slate Digital, Sound Toys, Waves, Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, You name it i probably have it. Mics: Neumann u-87, Neumann TLM-49, Slate Microphone System, AKG 214, AKG 414, Blue Baby Bottle. Monitors: Genelec 8030 LSE Triple Play, Dynaudio Acoustics BM 5A MKII. Control Room: Fully treated room with very high ceilings. Guitar: Gretsch Duojet with Bigsby, Gibson SG, Fender Telecaster (american), Guild Acoustic, Gibson Mandolin, Lanikai Ukulele. Keys: Moog Sub 37 Tribute, Yamaha p255, studiologic 88 keys, Axiom AIR Mini 32.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: tainy, timbeland, cory Henry, pharell Williams.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: produce music, record all kinds of instruments and mix voices