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Interview with Miyati
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working as a producer on an R&B album in Spanish for a Latin artist named Alejandra Chérrez.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would recommend that you have all the possible references ready and a very definite idea of what you hope to obtain
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If that happened to me, I would take - a laptop - MIDI controller - audio interface - m58 microphone - and headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started working at the age of 18 as a guitarist in tropical music projects such as merengue, salsa, bachata, etc., as a member of a local band; Then I had the opportunity to participate in pop music projects in other cities of my country, I am currently working as a producer on an R&B album in Spanish for a Latin artist named Alejandra Chérrez. So we could say that I've been in the game for 6 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I consider that I have a quite pop style with influences from RnB and Indie
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Juan Pablo Vega, who is the producer that I most admire for the sound he achieves in each song, since I know that I could learn a lot by working closely with him.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It is always better to try to have the best possible recording of each element of the song, rather than trying to fix those kinds of details later.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work in tropical music such as merengue, reggaeton, bachata, etc., in addition to working also on pop music projects
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: my strength is the guitar and for a couple of years the musical production
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my own ideas applied in the correct context, either through my guitar or working as a producer to achieve a specific sound
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I work with an artist, either as a producer or a guitarist, I ask him to give me all the information regarding his project, his references and expectations of what he hopes to obtain from my participation, then I listen and study his references to be able to adhere as much as possible to your expectations and achieve the best possible job. If I'm working on something of my own, I just look for and listen to all the references I can to bring my ideas down to earth and start working creatively
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio in my apartment, which is humbly equipped with a laptop, a behringer U-PHORIA UMC22 audio interface, an AOKEO ak-70 condenser microphone and a dynamic Shure sm58, a pair of THONET & VALDER speakers in addition to a pair of Sony SS-H771s, a Zoom G5 multi-effect pedal, a Mexican Fender Stratocaster, and a Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI controller
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love the work of Latin producers such as Juan Pablo Vega and Jona Camacho who are Colombian, in addition to Ivan de la Rioja and Daniel Zepeda who are Mexican, I deeply admire what they have achieved with their projects and in addition to the incredible songs they have released together to other artists
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the time they hire me as a guitarist for pop, rock and tropical music projects like merengue, bachata, reggaeton, regae, etc. I am currently starting to work as a producer and launching my own project as an independent artist