Mixing & Mastering Engineer
Hi, I´m Rodrigo Torqui, and I am a music producer and engineer. I´ve been working with Max Scenna since 2013, a very prestigious engineer here in Argentina. I play the piano since I was 8 and the guitar since I was 13. You can check my profile at my Facebook!
My speciality is editing, vocal tuning, mixing, and mastering records.
I´ve been in the world of music engineer since 2010. I started by studying in INARTEC (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and in 2013 I started working in Max Scenna´s studio. I have the pleasure to work with great artists like Juanse (Ratones Paranoicos), Lisandro Aristimuño, Detonantes.
I have my own mixing studio, or I can go to other studio if you are willing to rent one.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Rodrigo Torqui
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: 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: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you also master my album?" My answer: "I can, but I won't have a very objective perspective, since I've been there through the entire recording process. So it'd be best if someone else does it."
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 and producing music on my own.
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Rock, Pop and Heavy Metal, but I explore other genres in my spare time.
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, and 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. Last but not least, Yamaha HS5 monitors.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly record overdubs, edit, tune and mix. Quite often I'm asked to play and record some guitars or keys, or even to be the artistic producer.