Music composer, music producer and mix engineer based in Madrid, Spain. I am graduated in Music Creation and Audiovisual Communication in the European University of Madrid. I have also a certificate in classical guitar performance, earned in the conservatory of Alcalá de Henares.
I have worked as music arranger and co-producer with the Spanish producer and artist Paco Ortega (Paco de Lucía, Joaquín Sabina, Niña Pastori...) at Musigrama Studios. Also, I have been responsible for the production and mixing of Vacant Friday’s debut EP, recorded in 2019 at the prestigious Estudio Uno in Madrid.
I began composing my own music when I was only seven years old. A few years later, I started showing interest for rock music, forming a band where I was the main guitarist and composer. In 2012, the band started recording demos, being the first time that I took up the role of music producer. Since then, I set up a home studio and began producing my own music, releasing two EPs in 2015. I also started producing for local bands like Glory Shoes and Seattle at that time. That year, I graduated from high school and decided to dedicate to music, starting to attend to college to study Music Creation. Earning a bachelor’s degree in 2020, now I'm full-time dedicated to compose and produce for other artists.
My clients about my work:
“Pablo delivered a sensational track! He really took the time to study my requirements and nailed it. Very creative, giving of his talent and super willing to get me the result i was after. Absolutely perfect. Thank you so much!”. – Ronnie Saras
“The seller created an excellent product and exceeded expectations”. – Ashtin Walker
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Interview with Pablo Mzd
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Talking about music production, it really depends on the project, there are many ways to approach it and you have to find the one that adapts better to it. When mixing, I always start by identifying the most important elements in the mix, to make them stand out. After that, I'll follow a process starting from the rhythm section, then guitars, then synths and fx and finishing with the vocals. That's the workflow that works the best for me. Lastly, when I'm composing, most of the times I start by choosing chord progressions that are in the style of the references I got, and then I try to build a structure. I put the instruments together in logic and I end with the melodies.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: When it comes down to music references: Green Day, Twenty One Pilots, Nothing But Thieves, Emigrate, The Neighbourhood, Lana del Rey, Bring Me The Horizon, Grimes... just to name a few haha. Now talking about music producers and mixers, I admire the work of Nigel Godrich, Rob Cavallo and Andrew Scheps.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I compose songs based on musical references and purposes. I like to create catchy melodies regardless the style of the song. When it comes down to music production and mixing, my main goal is to help my client achieve the sound that he or she is after.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I really like to work with any kind of music because I consider myself a very creative person, but most of the time I work on rock and pop songs.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I like to work on several projects at the same time because I need to be busy all the time. It also gives me ideas when I switch the projects and gives me different perspectives. Right now i'm working on the production of a bedroom-pop-post-quarentine EP, as well as in the mix of a punk-rock EP and composing an electronic pop album.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I find it better to work digital because it is faster, cheaper and easier. However, most of the time I'm working with analog-modeled plug-ins because they add character, color and warmth to the sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will put 100% my effort on their project. Music producing is one of the things that I enjoy the most doing. I'll always go for the best result, so it is a win-o-win situation.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "Music producing is recording and mixing". While most of the producers know how to record and mix, they are not our main tasks, and there are professionals who are specialized in that (recording engineers, mixing engineers). A music producer is like a film director, a professional who will determine the direction of a musical project, using the tools and reuniting the equipment and personal that is necessary to get the best final result.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Musical references, concepts in mind, project status, musical purpose, previously recorded songs and budget if required.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Shure SM57. It's a standard and it is almost impossible to break haha. A laptop with music software.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing piano at the age of 5, and two years later I began attending to the conservatory, playing classical guitar. But it was in 2012 when I joined a rock band that I firstly wanted to record music. I started producing my own demos, self-learning for the following three years. In 2015 I started college, studying a bachelors degree in musical creation and production. It was since then that I began producing for others, taking advantage of my spare time to work with bands and artists. I graduated in 2020, and for the past months I've been full time dedicated to the music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work 100% in the box at my home studio, which is formed by an iMac, Yamaha HS Monitors, Tascam audio interface, a midi controller and the latest software from Logic Pro and Waves. I also own two Gibson Les Paul and Shure 7B and 57 microphones for audio recording, which appear in most of the projects I work on.