I'm a music producer, mixing expert, specialized on Hip Hop. I'm beat maker, dj and sound engineer too. I help independent artists of Hip-hop and urban music who wants to increase their sound quality, and wants a professional and exciting sound, i do it with mixes and my beats. I've been 17 years working with Hip-Hop, can bring you my experience.
I am Dj Maos mixing expert, Dj, and Hip-Hop producer since the late 90's. I started in Hip-Hop with graffiti, then I discovered the figure of the Dj, and later I became a producer and sound technician. I fell in love with Hip-Hop from the beginning because of its values and because it was something very different, its values were peace, unity, love and having fun, I loved that!
I have played in all kinds of places, big and small, with well-known and more underground artists, and I have produced, recorded and mixed 15 complete works with different artists, and participated in the production and sound of more than 25 works.
I am a serious worker, I love what I do and I usually comply with what I say, I am a happy person, a little shy but I speak clearly. I love sharing with other artists. I like people with restless minds, who are not anchored to anything, I like to improve myself.
I work with people who need beats, or record, or can't find the sound they want, or put some Scrathes in. I can give a professional sound to your liking to practically any musical creation, I can record, mix and master it in a professional way obtaining powerful results, and I can also make Hip-Hop beats and scratches for singers who do not have someone to do them.
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Interview with Maos
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of "Boogie Vibes" it's an album i've made with the mc Sticky Sánchez. We did the musical production and compose it together. I did the scratch, the recording, mixing and mastering. The 90% of the sounds are midi sounds, and originally they didn't sound good, the virtual instruments were cheap and low quality instruments. I love it because i think i got a really good sound, it taste analog, clean, exciting, with punch, etc... and with the characteristics of 80's sound. I love this album. Check It at https://open.spotify.com/album/6AmKW6Q2u138tiuhGhxhZQ?si=ef0ITqlwQAy0I2Mup0qcNg
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: In 3 albums of Hip Hop and various singles of reggae and Hip Hop.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer to use the best parts of both for my benefit. The two worlds aren't incompatible, the can be used at the same time.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be satisfied with your song. You are safe with me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To be creative, and with this creativity help other artists to grow up like musicians, and persons.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If i can do a discount. It depends.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That i do miracles, in some cases i did it hehehe...
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they are serious about their musical career. If they are willing to work hard. What they expect from the mix.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You have to know what you want very clear, and you have to work very hard and with strategy to achieve your goals.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my monitors, my midi keyboard, Mic akg 414, and muy audio interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this Since 2001, i've mixed a lot of rap demos and records, more than 30 albums.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is like if you put the 70's vibes into HipHop, with an analog but modern sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Krizz Kaliko, because is the most versatile mc i know. We could do anything together.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always check the phase of your sounds.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Trap, Neosoul, R&B, Dancehall and Reggae.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing, detect problems and solve them creatively.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring definition, clarity, punch, exciting sound, wide sound, good tonal balance, warmness and if you want it, the voice that sounds "in your face".
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Example of mix and mastering: I have a conversation with my client and ask about what feeling he/she wants to transmite to the audience, i get the tracks and i try to enhance that transmissions of that feelings. I mix and master the song, and give to the client, if he/she have some corrections i review the song again until they are satisfied.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a professional estudio, well isolated, with 2 recording rooms, one smaller one bigger, with different acoustics. Microphones like, AKG 414 XLS, Neumann TLM-103, Rode K2, etc..I Have different Mic Pre like Avalon V5, Focusrite ISA One, Warm audio WA12, DBX-386, etc.. My interface is a Mackie Onyx 1620i. I Have a pair Event ASP-8 Monitors, i love it. Have 2 MIDI Keyborads, and a lot of first class plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dr. Dre, Outkast, Dmx, Dilated peoples, Jurassic 5, 20 Syl, Hocus Pocus, SFDK, Kase.O, Violadores del verso, Nas, Damian Marley, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Snoop Dog, Eminem, Mark Knopfler, Quincy Jones, Jame Brown, Afrika Bambaataa, and many more..
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, miix and mastering. Beatmaking