I will make your song sound bigger and perfectly balanaced!
I am an Audio Engineer and Music Producer located in Mexico. At the age of 15 I started as a drummer for different Pop, Rock, Punk projects among others. I studied at the Fermatta Music Academy where I started my path to audio and production and I also had the opportunity to teach at the GMartell school.
I have recorded, mixed, mastered and produced different artists among them: Insoul, Deth Dealers, Álamo Paraíso, Metrópoli, Los Fuga, Andrés Canalla, Trve Friends, Daski, Babe Mija, among others, I also develop in the LIVE PERFORMANCE where I have been able to collaborate with artists like Yahir, Belinda, Pablo Montero, Wet Baes, Deth Dealers, Say Ocean, Da Macchine, Insoul, and others. I am currently Head of Audio for the work Today I Can't Get Up 2020.
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Interview with Wences de la Cruz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Metropoli, Because i learned a lot with that production, the sound design and the mixing was very especific.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Hip hop Artist and a Trap Artist
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dont Know anyone
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: The analog digital debate is now mostly about money. With the cost of true analog recording climbing faster and faster it is completely outta reach in regards to the price of media to record on and the added time needed in studio to record to 2 inch tape for most people. These days only the largest project budgets can afford the money and time needed for an all analog recording and mix. Since it is so cost prohibitive there is no longer a level debate field for the 2 formats.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That it will sound much better when we are done or we will work on it until it does, with no additional charge.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: i get to listen to great music and when I'm not doing that, I get to set up the rooms where others will do the same for years to come.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can we negotiate on price? Depends on the music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the style of sound you are shooting for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be upfront with your requests, it makes communication easier.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a life raft, axe, lighter, sat phone and water purifier. Anyone that takes recording gear to an island with no power would quickly regret that decision. That stuff is heavy!!!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a drummer in several bands then studied Music Production, i was audio teacher in G Martell, I have a worked with many diferent artis and genres.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like big mixes woth a lot of space and definition, also like punchy mixes and really enjoyable masters.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Erykah Badu
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: these days less is more. focus on timing and space. Space is super important in great music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: hip hop. pop, latin. reggaeton. rock. jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Will it sound cheesy if I say listening? It works for both the client and song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A great ear for vocal pitch and a desire to make it the best it can be without losing any of its energy. Also a measured understanding of the sonic qualities of similar songs currently in rotation.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: depends on the project, I try to tailor my process to best fit the current client's needs.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools HD. Antelope clocking, UAD converters, Yamaha and Focal monitoring, outboard gear by API, UA, Pendulum Audio, Bryston, power by Furman.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by the energy in the music of the newer artists coming out these days.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing for independent and major label release, some tracking work, studio integration and wiring.