I'm a colombian music producer, own a recording studio in which I can record drums, tropical percussion, guitars and also edit differents tracks (like tune vocals or quantize percussion). As a recorder, I like to be very transparent and get every single detail the way you want it, you will notice that your ideas gets interpreted by me in the best
Music composing, creation and production of one track. If you have an idea, or an acoustic song and you want it to get bigger with more instruments, arrangements and so on this Gig is for you! I will listen to your influences, type of sound, instruments that you want to hear in your song and I will create the track exactly as you want it to sound. I offer a track with MIDI instrument as the basic prize and recorded instruments too in the gender that you prefer.
The recording can have recorded drums, guitars, bass, piano, synthesizers, vocals (female and male voices available), latin instruments. You can also ask for loops, vocoding voices, sound effects and much more.
The recording process is not over until you say it's over, I will edit and correct every single detail that you don't like of the song 'til you are satisfied with it, I also have other three audio engineer that can give us their opinion about the song and how we can make it better.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Santi Gamez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first Song Streamed on every music platform, I composed it, record it and produce it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-xH_copX5k
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I own my recording studio, and I'm producing artists in this moment. I also have a Latin funk band called Minimal.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new on this platform, but I know "CosoBatero", and he is one of the best drummers I have ever seen
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both, it depends on what you wanna hear, I often mix them in order to get the precision of digital and the humanity of analog, I think that balance is what made RAM of daft punk be one of the most important albums of the decade
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will get a song just like you had it in mind
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: We are artist, and our pencil are the keyboard and mouse, the canvas is the audio, and the plugins the colors. I like being an artist, I like music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Deliver times, always depends on how dispersed the song is, if I have to place a lot of creativity, then the song creation its going to last longer. instruments, we can record a lot of instruments, or compose it via MIDI, it's always going to depend on the client wishes
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That we can make magickly good songs, a lot of people think that a producer can be the answer for making good music, and it is of course a very important element, but the artist always need to have clear ideas, clear references and a concept of how they wanna sound.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Again, references, types of sound and instruments they wanna hear, gender of the song and harmony complexity.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Get references, and be extremely secure about what you are going to ask for, when a customer doesn't now almost anything about what they want, it's usually a very ethereal workflow
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, PC, a mic, lines and my in-ears
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing since 2015, Started with some EDM Songs that I uploaded on Soundcloud, then I graduated from school and went to ITM and studied Music recording and production, a profesional carrier I ended up in 2020. during my time studying in ITM, I went to AES conference two times, receiving masterclasses of producers like Joel Hamilton. I also qualified for 2 Government proposes of music and media creation and have worked with many local musicians
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm modern and precise, all my knowledge it's focused on the music and how it's heard in this moment, I have a lot of tools for make any type of sound, so my style it's really the one that suits with the artist... I'm li ke a Ditto
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: FINNEAS, because his melodies, vocals, production and arrangements are just beautiful and if I could work with someone I think I would learn a very lot, it's him
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always try to be genuine, the secret of mainstream nowadays is not getting the same "Despacito" vibe over and over, it's doing something that you really feel proud of, because you will see how everyone it's going to feel the same about your songs only if you can connect with them, and the best way for doing it it's doing something that represents you, not some "cliché" song
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work with Pop, Funk, Salsa, Urban music and Trap
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Editing audio, like tuning, pitch shifts, quantize, modulation, etc. That and recording drums
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Transparency, I'm very good at interpreting the things an artist want to hear. I'm not a producer that sets things without having the artist ideas on mind, If you work with me, you're going to hear exactly what you had in mind
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Starting from scratch, this is my workflow: 1. asking for references, that's the first knowing for work. getting to know the artist from it's references helps me to interprete better the ideas they want for a song, and what instruments they wanna hear in their song 2. Composing and producing the song always giving feedback to the artist, letting know what I'm doing and get every single detail they want to the song to come alive. 3. Send the final result to the artist and then we start the corrections part, when the artist set their final mixing and editing ideas to me and I finish the song. 4. the artist always get the multitrack of the song wet and dry.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an Scarlett 18i20 that aloows me to record any instruments, even acoustic drums. I use an akg414 for recording vocals and other wind instruments. I have Studio One 4, and a lot of plugins for making any sound better. 1 electric guitar Fender JazzMaster, acoustic guitar Dean Acoustic performer peGn, electric bass Warwick RB Corvette (5 strings), acoustic drums Sonor 505 with zildjian set A (citypack), Casio Digital Piano cb234.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timbaland, Daft Punk, The chainsmokers, Camilo Echeverry and FINNEAS are my core inspiration
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Compose and produce songs of mainstream genders, like pop or urban music. Tune vocals, quantize percussion editing all type of audio and MIDI creation