Hello, I'm Marcel Villamil, also known as Katchaco. With my expertise in singing, editing, and music production, I'm here to enhance your music. I offer top-notch vocal performances, precise editing, and high-quality production. Let's collaborate and bring your musical vision to life!
Hello, I'm Marcel Villamil, also known as Katchaco, and I bring a wealth of experience to the table. With a remarkable 18 years as a professional singer, I not only excel at performing but also take great pleasure in editing vocal tracks to perfection. As a music producer, my primary mission is to assist you in uncovering your unique sound and personal style. I've specialized in genres such as Rock, Pop, and Alternative, and I'm well-equipped to adapt to your specific musical needs.
In addition to my creative skills, I'm also a highly skilled top liner, capable of crafting compelling melodies and lyrics that can elevate your tracks.
Moreover, I can be a valuable asset when it comes to digital music distribution. My extensive experience as the CEO of Uchuva Records is a significant advantage in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry.
If you're seeking a dedicated collaborator to bring your musical vision to life, shape your distinct sound, and navigate the complexities of digital music distribution, you've found the perfect partner. Let's team up and create something truly extraordinary together.
I'm now venturing into mixing engineering, and my attractive rates aim to prove my talent in this field.
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Interview with Marcel "Katchaco"
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One of the projects I'm particularly proud of is an album I produced for a solo singer and song writer Shaun Taberer. I was able to help shape their vision and bring it to life, and the final result was exceptionally satisfying for both the artist and me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I'm working on producing 3 EP's for independent urban artist and collaborating on creating music for an independent artist set on world music and electronic tango
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, I know several talented producers and musicians on SoundBetter. I'm willing to recommend colleagues who are suitable for specific projects based on the clients' needs.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use both analog and digital equipment, depending on the project's needs. The choice between them is based on the desired sonic aesthetics and efficiency. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and my goal is to achieve the best sound possible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to clients is that I will work tirelessly to achieve the best sound quality and production for their songs. I'm dedicated to their success and artistic vision.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I love most about my job is the opportunity to bring music to life and help artists reach their creative potential. Each project is an exciting challenge and a chance to learn something new.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers often inquire about my rates, turnaround time, and how we collaborate in the creative process. I always provide clear and tailored details on these aspects.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that a producer is only involved in recording. In reality, we are involved in every stage of the music creation process, from pre-production to mastering.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I would ask them about their vision for the song, musical influences, and the kind of sound they want to achieve. It's also important to discuss their timelines and budget.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Before choosing a music producer, make sure they share your artistic vision and have the necessary experience in the musical genre you're pursuing. Open communication and creative chemistry are essential.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would choose a high-quality condenser microphone, a top-notch audio interface, a laptop with production software, studio monitors, and a versatile acoustic guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been involved in music and music production for the past 18 years. I started as a singer and musician, which provided a strong foundation for music production. Over the years, I've worked with various artists and honed my skills as a producer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is characterized by the fusion of classical and modern elements. I aim to create a fresh and timeless sound that highlights the uniqueness of each song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Björk. Her innovative and experimental approach to music is inspiring. Collaborating with her would be an exciting challenge and an opportunity to create something truly unique.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Communication is key. Maintain constant communication with the client to understand their expectations and visions for the song. This will ensure a satisfying final result.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have experience in a variety of musical genres, but I specialize in pop, rock, and alternative music. These genres are my strong suit, but I'm willing to work on other styles as per the client's needs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My greatest strength is in music production. I can take a musical idea and shape it from conception to the final version of the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My experience and knowledge allow me to bring creativity, technical skill, and a fresh perspective to each project. I strive to highlight the strengths of the song and take it to the next level in terms of sound quality and production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical process begins with a client meeting to understand their goals and vision. We then work on pre-production, where we define arrangements and the sound. We move on to recording, followed by mixing and mastering. I always maintain open communication with the client throughout the process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is where the magic happens. With a dedicated passion for the Apogee brand and a lineup of professional microphones, I ensure top-tier audio quality. However, the most exceptional element is the talent I bring, shaping music with creativity and precision.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Artists like David Byrne, Brian Eno, and Martin Gore have deeply influenced my creative inspiration. Their innovative approaches to music and production inspire me to push boundaries and explore new sonic landscapes. I draw from their visionary work to infuse my music with fresh ideas and a unique perspective.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As a professional singer and music producer, my mission is to bring your musical vision to life. With 18 years of singing experience, I provide heartfelt vocals. As a producer, I craft your unique sound, ensuring your music shines. Let's collaborate and make your art a reality.