Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The third album of my band Delirium Cordia: Litost were I composed all music together my fellow partner Ivan Stenger and Mixed and Mastered it, as well we had amazing collaborations with Gottfried Helnwein and Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion).
What are you working on at the moment?
On the soundtrack for an 8bit videogame.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I am new in SoundBetter but I hope i can get to meet amazing musicians and producers.
Analog or digital and why?
Both, Analog gear have amazing quality but now with digital resources you can get amazing results and take your recording studio anywhere.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To deliver a professional work with current music industry standards for radio, internet and T.V.
What do you like most about your job?
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
If I can fulfill their expectations and requierements, my answer: Yes I can, I get things done.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That music production is just about LOUDNESS.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you exactly need?
What are your expectations on the project?
When do you need your project done?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
To know exactly what you need and what do you want to achieve in your project.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
my Macbook pro
my NATIVE INSTUMENTS audio interface
my ESP electric guitar
and some Condenser Microphones
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I studied in the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico and I also took Production and Composition courses on Berklee School Of Music and Music History in Yale university.
I have been producer for 10 year.
How would you describe your style?
Artistic and Professional
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Richard Kruspe, he brought to life Rammstein's unique sound and style.
Can you share one music production tip?
Compose great music and take the time and right focus to do a great recording of your music so your mixing and mastering processes can work as they should and you can get the best result possible.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Pop & Classical.
What's your strongest skill?
Deep understanding of Music and Production.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring what the song needs, artistically and in production value. A PRO quality for todays standars in music industry.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Ableton Live 8
8dio post apocalyptic guitars
Superior Drummer-Metal Head and Metal Machine
EastWest Symphonic Library
KRK 6 Monitors 73W each
iMac 3.0 GHZ 12GB Ram
MacBook Pro 2.5 IntelCore i5 4GB Ram
32"LED Auxiliary Screen
Native Instruments Audio Interface
Tascam 16 Chanell Multitrack 24 bit 96,000
Beringher compressor, Multipressor, Limiter and EQ
M-Audio Oxigen 49 MIDI Controller
AKAI MIDI Controller
Pioneer and Bose Headphones
Behringer condenser microphone.
JTS Bass drum microphone.
Behringer overhead microphones.
ESP Kirk Hammet LTD Guitars.
Latin Percussion bongos, cowbells, wind chimes etc.
Prehispanic percussion (Aztec instruments)
Mapex Black Panther steel snare drum 14"
Iron Cobra Pedal
Mapex Double Pedal
Zildjian Constantinople medium Ride 22" hand hammered
Zildjian A custom 17" crash
13" Exodus Altavox hi-hats
24" Exodus Altavox Ride
Evolution Brazilian Maple drum set
Remo pinstripe and coated ambassador heads
Sabian AA Dave Weckl 16" China
Peace Paragon Wood 14"x6" snare drum.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Jacob Hellner, Stefan Glaumann, Frank Zappa, Richrd Kruspe, Leonard Berstein.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mastering, Mixing and Composing.