REC / MIX / MASTER. I´ve been in the world of music engineer since 2010. I´ve worked with some artists like Nathy Peluso, Juanse, Lisandro Aristimuño...
I am a music producer and engineer. I started being an Studio assistant for Max Scenna, a very prestigious engineer here in Argentina. And a few years ago, I decided to leave that behind and start my own career. My speciality is recording, mixing, and mastering records. I´ve been in the world of music engineer since 2010. And I have worked on hundreds of albums and songs. I´ve worked with some artists like Nathy Peluso, Juanse, Lisandro Aristimuño, Detonantes... I´m also a musician. I´ve found that really helpful when working with other artists. You can follow me on Instagram: @rodrigotorqui
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Ive had a great experience working with Rodrigo, he made a great MIX for the song. He made it improve amazingly, even for this project that was recorded in my home studio. Very professional and fast working engineer. Looking forward to work with you again.
Great mixer here!
Rodrigo was absolutely patient and professional, the result was the one that I looked for! Thanks man.
A highly professional producer. Working with Rodrigo was great, he was honest and attentive with my band. There were no technical hickups during the whole process and the end result was very satisying. He has a very well thought out recording process and precise mixing. He shows much interest in the music he is working on and proposes great ideas.
My experience with Mr Torqui was quite a satisfactory one. I was quite suspicious of what he could bring to the table, alas, both in the mix and the production of some songs (some creative details with backing vocals and pianos), I was amazed and felt a confidence I never experienced in a studio before. Excelent engineer and creative mind.
Rodrigo is a talented producer with a very professional work ethic. He is both attentive and full of ideas of his own. Nothing is left half baked as he doesn't save himself any work, and tries to see what is great about what he is working on so that he can improve it. I recommend him for any stage of production.
Interview with Rodrigo Torqui
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Back in 2010, I started studying music production and engineering at INARTEC. In 2013 I started working with Max Scenna, at his Studio. In 2016 I opened my own studio and started recording, mixing and mastering on my own.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul, sometimes Trap, but I´m glad to have the chance to work with new genres.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an acoustic insulated control room where I work on a Mac computer with Pro Tools 10. I use the Apollo 8 interface, with UAD-2 Plugins and Yamaha HS5 monitors. Last but not least, I have a Digital Piano Yamaha DGX 630, Kramer Striker, Fender Stratocaster, Epiphone Les Paul, Jackson V, Vintage Electric Super Lead 100w Amp, and Cream Dual Metal 100w Amp. I use those when I need some extra music to be recorded on the tracks some musicians send me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly record, mix and master. Quite often I'm asked to play and record some guitars or keys, or even to be the artistic producer.
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 "marathon" album in the year 2015, with Max Scenna. This 9-song record was done in less than a week. While Max recorded the drums and bass in Studio Panda, I was in an adjacent room editing that. The next day, he recorded guitars and vocals. After that day, Max started mixing while I got every vocal edited and tunned with the musicians. Mixing and tuning was a three-day marathon, and then came the mastering! The result was astounding and I'm really proud of having taken part in that album.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a full production project. I am producing, recording, and mixing Soda Can's latest album.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: As for sound quality, I prefer analog sound. However, it's a fact that nowadays the majority of the listeners get their music from lower-than-cd-quality sources (Youtube, Itunes, Spotify, etc) and their ears get used to that, and it is probably getting "familiar" to their ears. And the people that do not dedicate their life to music, and enjoy music for fun, can they really tell the difference between CD quality and mp3 320kb? Can you? I think it all gets down to the budget and the kind of music that you're recording. If you can afford it and the audience will appreciate it, then it's worth going analog, but the digital world its also getting better everyday, and it is cheaper.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I won't rest until you have a product that you love!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't write or mix with your eyes, use your ears! Turn off the computer screen.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always start by setting everything in order. Check if there are any edits to be done, or any vocals that need tuning. Then I organize my session, so that when I get on with the mix everything is set and I don't waste time fixing tiny problems.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That every work is a different challenge, that I'm in contact with musicians and working with music all day.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mac, the Apollo 8, my AKG 212, a midi keyboard, and headphones.