Manuel Garay

Record Producer / Composer

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Composer/Producer / Beatmaker / Mixing on a professional standard

Originally from Munich, Manuel Garay is a progressive music producer that has had a steady presence in the German electronic music scene since the age of 18, he toured internationally with his previous act ‚ 'Cocolores' in which he was signed to berlin based label Exploited Records. In his most recent work a new freedom is evident in his sound as he works to incorporate influences from an international sphere.

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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by GESS
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    It was a pleasure to work with Manuel! I see a bright future for him and I cant wait to see what he does with the release of the song we worked on together. :)

  2. Review by CALIX 50 percent off holiday sale
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    Garay is amazing to work with we made a banger his production is great and I would absolutely work with him again we did an amazing collaboration.

  3. Review by Mariami
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    Manuel was an absolute delight to collaborate with. His keen sense of artistic direction, input and support throughout the writing process led to a stellar record!

Interview with Manuel Garay

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I am especially proud of my latest single w/ Mariami. I was the overall executive producer, did the arrangement and the mixing. I also used the release for my producer/DJ project called 'Manuel Garay'. So far the song has been very well received on spotify.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm working on a new single for beginning of 2020.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I would recommend Mariami as a singer/ lyricist and vocalist.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: digital - because that's what I know best at the moment.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I want to deliver the best service I possibly can.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: creativeness

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How much are you charging for a mixdown? It all depends on how it already sounds and how many stems you're using.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it's easy to produce a great song. :)

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: In what direction should the song go? What overall feel are you going for? Are there any reference songs?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Be decisive in what you want from the provider. Make your research and listen to the material of your selected provider before briefing him.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Exactly the ones I already use :)

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: Experience: 4-5 years Originally from Munich, Manuel Garay is a progressive music producer that has had a steady presence in the German electronic music scene since the age of 18, he toured internationally with his previous act ‚ 'Cocolores' in which he was signed to berlin based label Exploited Records. In his most recent work a new freedom is evident in his sound as he works to incorporate influences from an international sphere.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Indie Pop, Trap, Pop and RnB/ Soul

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would like to work with Sampha. I think he's one of the most progressive singers for alternative RnB and he constantly brings something fresh to the table.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: I think you should have breaks and patience in the process of writing and mixing.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: RnB & Soul, Pop and Hip-Hop

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Executive music production

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I bring the song structure, the detailed production, overall mixing, vocal arrangement, editing and mixing.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I first listen to what is already there. I try to then enhance the content until I think there's enough content to make a song with transitions etc. After the writing process, I mix the song to perfection.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I'm mainly working in-box with cubase 10.5. complete version, razer blade 15 2019 (Windows), Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen Interface & aiaiai tma-2 headphones

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Jaycen Joshua, Mike Will Made It, Murda Beatz, James Blake, Sampha, Frank Ocean, Calvin Harris

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Executive producing, arranging and mixing.

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Manuel Garay "It's Me Again" feat. Calixte

I was the producer, composer, arranger and mixer in this production

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  • Murda Beatz
  • James Blake
  • Frank Ocean
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