J.R. Paredes

Producer, Mixer, Engineer

3 Reviews
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The artist's vision is my number one priority in my work as a producer, mixer, and engineer, and I love to inspire and motivate artists to be who they are and help them find their unique voice and sound.

I work primarily with rock, pop, and country artists. Fast turnaround time. 20 years of experience.

Contact me today, and let's make some music!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Mike Donnell
    by Mike Donnell

    I have been working with J.R. for years now and he has helped us through the process of recording and producing 2 full length albums. Nothing but quality all around from this guy and Satellite Studios. So much so that he has helped us reach Top 40 charts worldwide. Very easy to work with and loaded with creativity. Highly recommended.

  2. Review by Overtone
    by Overtone

    Hands down one of the best producers to work with out of the Houston area. He doesnt make it about himself. The artist or band always comes first and that is very rare these days. You won't find another producer with more patience and understanding and determination. It'll be one of the best experiences you'll ever have working with J.R Paredes!

  3. Review by Calista Moncada Music
    by Calista Moncada Music

    We have worked with J.R. for several years now. We've continued with him because of his level of expertise and his professionalism. He is gifted and skilled in making your sound...yours. We would highly recommend J.R. to our closest friends as we know that he exceeds the expectations of his clients.

Interview with J.R. Paredes

  1. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  2. A: Follow your instincts! Don't overthink, and keep things simple. If it sounds good and feels good, it IS good.

  3. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  4. A: I work mainly with rock (from folk to metal and anything in between), pop, country, Christian, and indie artists.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: "Feels So Right" by Mike Donnell Band. I co-produced, recorded, and mixed this album. The songs were amazing to begin with, and everything came together beautifully when recording and mixing it. I'm also really proud of a recent album I produced for Bad Luck Prodigy called "Enlightenment." Those guys really trusted me and allowed me to leave my sonic footprint on that record, and we were all thrilled with how it came out.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I pour my heart into every single project that comes my way, and I always aim to fully capture the true essence of a song and to make sure it truly represents the client's vision.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: EVERYTHING. It's my dream job!

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: My background as a classical composer/musician allows me to see the "big picture" of each song like a composer or a conductor would. When producing a song, I'm constantly thinking about orchestration, form/structure, arrangement, timbres, and textures. When mixing, I always determine what should be foreground, middleground, and background in any section of the song, and I like to ride faders to create "drama" and moments of "impact" in a mix.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: My studio is centered around a Pro Tools HDX system, a Slate Raven MTX touchscreen console, Focal Twin Be monitor speakers, and a good amount of outboard gear

  15. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  16. A: The Beatles and producer George Martin have been the biggest musical influences in my life.

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: I am mainly a producer for bands, pop singers, and singer/songwriters. I do a lot of mixing work as well.

"Lead The Way" - Mike Donnell Band

I was the Producer, Mixer, Engineer in this production

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Every project has its own special needs. Please feel free to contact me to discuss what you need for your project!

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools 11 HDX
  • Slate Raven MTX
  • Focal Twin Be Reference Monitors
  • Dangerous Monitor ST
  • outboard gear from Chandler
  • Avalon
  • UA
  • among others
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