I'm a music producer and engineer that specializes in many genres such as rock, metal, pop, and hip-hop/r&b.
I'm a music producer/engineer that offers remote mixing and mastering services along with production and songwriting. Whether it's wanting to take your song from a demo to a polished master or just want someone to mix your stems, I can do all that for you. I specialize in rock, metal, pop, and hip-hip/r&b.
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Interview with Carlos Membreno-Selva
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a song with my friend, Matt Anspach called "Lovesick." This was an acoustic pop song similar to Shawn Mendes and Ed Sheeran. He came in with just his guitar and the whole song in his head. We tracked just his vocals and acoustic guitar and that was our base. In the end, the track was full of production elements and processing, sounding nothing like I thought it would. But it was amazing and the end result was worth it. I did engineering, producing, mixing and mastering.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on my B.A. in Music Industry Studies at California State University, Northridge.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Austin Hull Audio and Visual.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital due to the convenience. At the end of the day, people want nice, polished records and they don't care how much it costs.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will deliver quality, consistent work on time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Seeing the magic of making music. Also, seeing the final product hoping to make the client excited about putting something out.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you help me produce a song? My answer is always get on a video call with me to see if they're serious.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I just make beats.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want the listener to feel? What do you plan to do with the song? What's the purpose of you putting music out? What's the goal of this project and how is it suppose to help you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure the producer actually cares about your vision and doesn't just take your money.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, interface, mic, keyboard and monitors.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been into music production for 3 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is polished and tight but organic sounding at the same time.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Charlie Puth one day because of his genius songwriting and production skills that are unlike everything else out there.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One major production tip I've learned is that it's important to see the big picture, meaning what is the intent of the song and how is the listener suppose to feel.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on rock, metal, pop, and hip-hop/r&b.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What I want to bring to the table is taking an an artist's vision and bringing that out into the song. I make sure that a low quality demo or idea turns into a polished final product ready to hit the major streaming platforms.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start with a songwriting template if i'm producing/songwriting with a drum kit, bass vsts, guitar amp sims, synths, keys, etc. If I'm mixing, I start with my mix template which has all my routing and busses/fx.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is in my home.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians that always inspired me were Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Misha Mansoor of Periphery, and Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red. My favorite producers include Joel Wanasek, Joey Sturgis, Erik Ron, Ian Kirkpatrick, Oak Felder, Chris Lord-Alge, and Tom Lord-Alge.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do with clients is producing and mixing.