813Rico

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78 Reviews - 17 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by 9Thoughts
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    awesome dude and phenomenal producer

  2. Review by Natalie G.
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    Insane efficiency and work ethic. Have nothing but great things to say about him.

  3. Review by 9Thoughts
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    Very, very experienced and VERY, VERY FAST. Amazing engineer can't wait to work with him again.

  4. Review by Eightz
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    Rico is just exceptional . Never fails to meet my expectations. Thank you seriously.

  5. Review by Lil J.
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    Very quick responder and very good mixes and masters.

  6. Review by Patrick O.
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    I would give Rico 10 stars if I could because man! His work is incredible.

  7. Review by Lil J.
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    Absolutely the most underrated producer and engineer EVER! Never switching up on rico man.

  8. Review by Patrick O.
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    He did a phenomenal job as my producer on a lil uzi inspired track I had in mind, and he engineered the beat and vocals to it as well. Absolutely outstanding. If you're serious about your art, go to rico.

  9. Review by melodystar
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    I loved how Rico got my projects done with some hassles here and there due to my scheduling and timing as of the mastering process. Would recommend highly for newly starting artist who are finding a quick master done to put out.

  10. Review by Adriana R.
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    Phenomenal and Exceptional Visionaire. Very professional man.

  11. Review by Oscar
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    813Rico is an amazing musician! I was reading through all of his reviews and I was like I have to give him a try. Throughout the entire process, Rico has been nothing but patient, helpful, and amazing at what he does. The final track turned out better than I could have ever hoped for, and I'm definitely going to be working with him again. Absolute legend in the making! Cheers!

  12. Review by Cody Paris
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    Super fast super nice highly recommend! Awesome dude!

  13. Review by Joshy J
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    Awesome worker, super personable and quick to respond! Great vision and taste, easy and fun to work with and provides great results!!

  14. Review by Jake Lake
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    Great once again! will work with in the future!

  15. Review by Ryan
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    Amazing to work with Rico is talented, patient and understanding. Looking forward to working with Rico again in the future!

  16. Review by Jaime E.
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    813rico always kills it man. He delivers what I ask for always.

  17. Review by Seb T.
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    Eye Opening Mixes. He is always good.

  18. Review by Charly M.
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    I'm not gonna lie, I tried a new engineer for my last song and I completely regret it. Lazy work, and unpassionate ass people. Sorry for my language, but it's true. 813 Is an upcoming superstar. no doubt

  19. Review by Malak M.
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    rico is talented and a great engineer that doesnt stop making great mixes on my songs. would reccommend immensely

  20. Review by Seb T.
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    Aiming for a top in the organization. He sets very high standards, aware that this will bring attention and care. 813 pays great attention to detail. He delivered in less than 72 hours and only had one revision to do. (he offers unlimited). Best in the game! ~ Sebastian

Interview with 813Rico

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: Personally, I'm a very serious person and I'm even more serious when it comes to something that I'm extremely passionate about and that is music. I'm an e-boy lol

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

  4. A: Make Bands by Almighty B and a few unreleased tracks from myself. Make Bands was recorded on a $50 mic when he was overseas and he sent me the stems to mix and master. It turned out to be one of his best if not his best track. I did a lot of effects to that song as well that brought it to life. It just shows that a mix doesn't have to be perfect to be a great song. And for myself that unreleased song is a milestone because that's when I really tapped into my voice and emotion in my songs.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: A trap song for a Floridian artist I've been working with named Almighty B. I mix, master him and record him too. But in the big picture, I'm working on a lot of projects. Self-improvement mostly since I think that's one of the most important things a human can focus on. I'm working on my voice and taking voice lessons on the side. I'm also recording a lot of music every day as well.

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: No, I don't unfortunately.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Both. I'm very big about using the gear you have and learning it to its maximum potential. Because in my opinion, that's how you achieve the best results. Digital plugins offer emulations of analog hardware and it's great since it's more accessible. But analog is great too since of the color and harmonics it gives but it's much less accessible. I just say work with what you got and study it.

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

  12. A: I guarantee top-quality engineering to bring the sound they have been dreaming of to life while building a relationship with them.

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

  14. A: Definitely, the satisfaction of when the song is released and I get that notification from the artist that it released. I just love to hear that crispy mix on all platforms, it's very fullfilling.

  15. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  16. A: Usually, they ask if their project is valid for the work I do. Most of the time my answer is yes.

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: That I make beats. Lol

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: I usually ask them a lot of questions in the mixing stage if they do not specify a lot or I just think the song has tons of potential and I can make it better. For example, adding FX I think would sound good, or something as simple as panning background harmonies. I have a special place in my heart for prospective clients/artists since I am one myself.

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Look for someone you can stick to. Don't pick an engineer because they're expensive or they have fancy gear. Pick someone you can evolve the sound your dreaming of with. Same with production.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: That's a hard one since I could choose any pieces of gear but I wouldn't change my gear since I know how to make them sound great. KRK Rokit G4s, Auratone 5Cs, WA12 MK2 Mic Preamp, Austrian Audio OC818, Beyerdynamic DT990s Open Back 250 Ohm.

  25. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  26. A: I've been intrigued with music my whole life. Like I mentioned in my profile description, I came from Latin roots and my dad was that lighter to that spark. He showed me salsa and reggaeton all the time. I fell in love with the feeling that music gave me.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Definitely, a lot of picks I believe I would work great with. But probably Iann Dior since a lot of records seem inspired by his style, and he just seems like a really cool person.

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

  30. A: Just because you want to be professional, that doesn't mean throw the creativity that got you interested in this field out the window.

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

  32. A: Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Alternative. A lot of modern and urban genres. I've gotten a lot of Hyperpop recently as well since it is a rising genre.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Mixing and Mastering.

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

  36. A: I like to focus a lot on creativity for a project and I'd like to think I transform more than just a song. I really emphasize building a relationship with the client because it goes a long way for the client to be comfortable with you. They usually tell you the true hopes and expectations they have for the project. It's extremely important to deliver for me.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Since this is my main source of income I take it very seriously while not leaving the fun out the window. I usually get up by 7 am and get done with any projects that are due.

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

  40. A: Make Bands by Almighty B and a few unreleased tracks from myself. Make Bands was recorded on a $50 mic when he was overseas and he sent me the stems to mix and master. It turned out to be one of his best if not his best track. I did a lot of effects to that song as well that brought it to life. It just shows that a mix doesn't have to be perfect to be a great song. And for myself that unreleased song is a milestone because that's when I really tapped into my voice and emotion in my songs.

  41. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  42. A: A trap song for a Floridian artist I've been working with named Almighty B. I mix, master him and record him too. But in the big picture, I'm working on a lot of projects. Self-improvement mostly since I think that's one of the most important things a human can focus on. I'm working on my voice and taking voice lessons on the side. I'm also recording a lot of music every day as well.

  43. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  44. A: No, I don't unfortunately.

  45. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  46. A: Both. I'm very big about using the gear you have and learning it to its maximum potential. Because in my opinion, that's how you achieve the best results. Digital plugins offer emulations of analog hardware and it's great since it's more accessible. But analog is great too since of the color and harmonics it gives but it's much less accessible. I just say work with what you got and study it.

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

  48. A: I guarantee top-quality engineering to bring the sound they have been dreaming of to life while building a relationship with them.

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

  50. A: Definitely, the satisfaction of when the song is released and I get that notification from the artist that it released. I just love to hear that crispy mix on all platforms, it's very fullfilling.

  51. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  52. A: Usually, they ask if their project is valid for the work I do. Most of the time my answer is yes.

  53. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  54. A: That I make beats. Lol

  55. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  56. A: I usually ask them a lot of questions in the mixing stage if they do not specify a lot or I just think the song has tons of potential and I can make it better. For example, adding FX I think would sound good, or something as simple as panning background harmonies. I have a special place in my heart for prospective clients/artists since I am one myself.

  57. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  58. A: Look for someone you can stick to. Don't pick an engineer because they're expensive or they have fancy gear. Pick someone you can evolve the sound your dreaming of with. Same with production.

  59. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  60. A: That's a hard one since I could choose any pieces of gear but I wouldn't change my gear since I know how to make them sound great. KRK Rokit G4s, Auratone 5Cs, WA12 MK2 Mic Preamp, Austrian Audio OC818, Beyerdynamic DT990s Open Back 250 Ohm.

  61. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  62. A: I've been intrigued with music my whole life. Like I mentioned in my profile description, I came from Latin roots and my dad was that lighter to that spark. He showed me salsa and reggaeton all the time. I fell in love with the feeling that music gave me.

  63. Q: How would you describe your style?

  64. A: Personally, I'm a very serious person and I'm even more serious when it comes to something that I'm extremely passionate about and that is music.

  65. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  66. A: Definitely, a lot of picks I believe I would work great with. But probably Iann Dior since a lot of records seem inspired by his style, and he just seems like a really cool person.

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

  68. A: Just because you want to be professional, that doesn't mean throw the creativity that got you interested in this field out the window.

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

  70. A: Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Alternative. A lot of modern and urban genres. I've gotten a lot of Hyperpop recently as well since it is a rising genre.

  71. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  72. A: Mixing and Mastering.

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

  74. A: I like to focus a lot on creativity for a project and I'd like to think I transform more than just a song. I really emphasize building a relationship with the client because it goes a long way for the client to be comfortable with you. They usually tell you the true hopes and expectations they have for the project. It's extremely important to deliver for me.

  75. Q: What's your typical work process?

  76. A: Since this is my main source of income I take it very seriously while not leaving the fun out the window. I usually get up by 7 am and get done with any projects that are due.

  77. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  78. A: I work mostly at my home studio with KRK Rokit G4s and Auratone 5Cs as my reference monitors. I use Owens Corning 703 4 Inch as my acoustics in my space and have about 14 of them set up in my space as well with some other acoustic treatment for my monitors. I use my Austrian Audio OC818 as my main recording mic and my Bluebird SL as my talkback mic to some clients that come through to record.

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

  80. A: Neek the engineer and Kesha Lee. They're great and are in a lot of projects I enjoy like for Neek, The Kid LAROI's, "F*CK LOVE* and for Kesha Lil Uzi Vert's, "Luv Is Rage 2".

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

  82. A: I usually do a lot of mixing and mastering work for clients. I'm glad to say most clients are satisfied with the results as well. Also, do some other services like restoration or simple vocal comping if that's what the person needs.

  83. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  84. A: I work mostly at my home studio with KRK Rokit G4s and Auratone 5Cs as my reference monitors. I use Owens Corning 703 4 Inch as my acoustics in my space and have about 14 of them set up in my space as well with some other acoustic treatment for my monitors. I use my Austrian Audio OC818 as my main recording mic and my Bluebird SL as my talkback mic to some clients that come through to record.

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

  86. A: Neek the engineer and Kesha Lee. They're great and are in a lot of projects I enjoy like for Neek, The Kid LAROI's, "F*CK LOVE* and for Kesha Lil Uzi Vert's, "Luv Is Rage 2".

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

  88. A: I usually do a lot of mixing and mastering work for clients. I'm glad to say most clients are satisfied with the results as well. Also, do some other services like restoration or simple vocal comping if that's what the person needs.

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GenresSounds Like
  • The Kid LAROI
  • Iann Dior
  • Ariana Grande
Gear Highlights
  • Austrian Audio OC818
  • WARM WA12 MK2
  • KRK ROKIT G4
  • Auratone 5Cs
  • Bluebird SL
  • Bluebird Baby Bottle
  • Beyerdynamic DT 990
  • Studio One 4
  • Ableton 11
  • Tube Tech Comp
  • ART PRO VLA COMP
  • Focusrite 18i20
  • Adam A7x
  • Yamaha NS10
  • CLA 100 Amp
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  • Got a ton of new analog gear!Nov 26, 2021

    Absolutely love all the deals on Black Friday that Sweetwater & Guitar Center are having. Love getting new analog gear man nothing beats it.

  • Learning guitar and getting back into productionSep 14, 2021

    Being proficient is very hard, especially on a day-to-day basis. I asked myself where I want to be in the next year, and I decided I need to get back into production and learn an instrument. Why not start with my genre's favorite? Guitar. I'll keep you all posted on my adventures with music theory and production. Luv to all!

  • Free master for first time clients!Sep 02, 2021

    I've realized a lot of artists settle for their mix and do not get their track mastered. I want to give away a free master for first time clients that come through to get their tracks mixed! 

    Much Love to all.

    Rico

  • Been trying to buy this new auratone pre ampAug 04, 2021

    Been trying to buy this new auratone pre amp my old one gave out. Miss using these mid range babies.

  • I love all of you!Jul 30, 2021

    This platform has been the foundation for me to build a living not only out of something I adore, but to build strong connections with people and thrive off of them. I just want to say have a blessed week and keep making awesome music!

    - Rico

  • Excited for the futureJul 12, 2021

    Loved all the songs I've been working on recently, you guys seriously have some bangers coming through.

  • Mixing an album!Jul 12, 2021

    I'm mixing an album rn wish me luck!

  • Trying to take pictures every day lolJul 07, 2021

    Finding places is so exhausting I have the creativity of a dog when it comes to photography lol. 

  • Working on my voice!Jun 23, 2021

    I've been working on my voice a lot! Taking voice lessons, vocal exercises, etc. I'm very passionate about it. Singing is very difficult.