Mixer Engineer specialized in Hip Hop, Reggae and Pop with over 10 years of experience.Avid Certified Professional PT210M Pro Tools Production II (Music Production) and PT210P Pro Tools Production II (Post Production).
Some achievements in the music production field includes my participation as audio engineer in international projects for high caliber producers like Jeremy ¨Arthur¨ McArthur (Can), Jeffrey ¨Lord Quest¨ Nuamah (Can), Steve ¨Swiff D¨ Thorton (US) and Luigi ¨Mr Melodyo¨ Giraldo.
In the post - production world I´ve collaborated as audio engineer for companies and organizations such as the National Film Board of Canada, Extra Mile Pictures (Australia), Online voices (Sweden), Filmlance International (Sweden), Giesing-Team Tonproduktionen GmbH (Germany), HEARby (US), 22 Squared (US), Wool & Tusk (US), Rain Maker Studios (US), Europa Sound & Vision (Sweden), Akkompliance (Australia), The producers (Australia) and Once Once Films (Costa Rica).
I’m a pasionate audio engineer and entrepreneur with more than 10 years of professional experience. I love meeting clients all over the world and I enjoy creating a strong network with recording studios and labels over the world helping artists to find their path in the industry.
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Interview with Federico Hencker
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I´ve been working in the audio field for more than10 years now. I started in Colombia studying audio engineering in college, then I went to USA to certified myself as an AVID certified professional in music and post. After studying there and completed my audio engineer degree I spent some time in Miami working for latin producer Luigi Giraldo (Mr.Melodyo), afterwards I came to Costa Rica and built my personal project Green Road Recording Studio.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I got involved in a project from a Costarrican artist called Mar Villarreal. I was the recording & mixing engineer of the whole album. The album´s name is Made in Costa Rica. It´s important to me since I´m from Colombia and I convinced the artist to record the album in my country with local musicians. Musicians that I admire and I met when I was in college, so, that´s why the project is really special for me. We spent some time in Colombia doing it and I put a lot of heart on it.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Andres Mayo, Stefano Pizzaia
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I believe that having the possibility of working between these two worlds can expand the color palette. For instance I love to work with plugins, I believe plugins eases my job from heaven to earth. I can´t live without them, however I also believe in analog summing, so, I´m a big fan of hybrid mixing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver the job until I´m totally sure I´m enjoying it!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: At the end, the biggest misconception is to perceive my work merely technical. I put a lot of creativity in the work I perform, specially while mixing. Creativity should be always valued.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I believe I would like to work with TOOL or A Perfect Circle, that's my dream since high school.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to use magazine paper to reduce high frequency information when recording hi hats.A very good friend and Colombian producer taught me this. I been doing this since a few years now and I just love the way it controls the high frequencies.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Because of my location I´m used to work on different genres. Hip Hop, Reggae, Reggaeton, Pop, Rock, Indie, etc.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I never send a song until I´m totally sure I did a good job on it. I really like to focus on details and add a little bit of personal taste on each project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First hand I like to know in detail what the client is looking for. Listen the material and let them know if I´m the right person to do the job. After that , I like to give the client a little feedback about the project, and if the client is asking, also give them some recommendations before starting the project. I don´t like to start working on something that is just not ready.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At the heart of the studio a Solid State Logic Matrix integrated with a bunch of outboard gear. From API,Millennia, SSL, Avalon and more. My digital setup in the other hand, Pro Tools Ultimate Native plugged to 2x Lynx Auroras and a beautiful pair of Dynaudio BM15 for monitoring.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a great music test
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability of meeting people from all over the world. That´s what excites me most.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask the client to be sure the material is ready for the job I´m going to perform.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly recording & mixing services and in between: editing, vocal tuning , drums quantize & ADR
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps - Sylvia Massy - Andy Wallace