I´m a Producer/Arranger/Mixing Engineer. 16 years of experience. Based in Cádiz, Andalusia (Spain). Multiple genres from Pop/Rock to Flamenco and EDM. Sound designing and vocal/instrument editing.
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Interview with Daniel Ruiz Gómez
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Manley Vari Mu Neve Pres Millenia Pres 1176 Lexicon 480
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop music, Pop/Rock. Mostly mainstream music.
What's your strongest skill?
My technical preparation summed to my musical skills. I´m also a good sound designer.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring collaborative attitude, years of experience, innovation (always) and personal talent/infuences. I live in the South of Spain, a very special location with a lot of musical influences.
What's your typical work process?
I start projects in Logic Pro and finish them in Pro Tools. I also work with Ableton Live and Personus Studio One if necessary.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have an UA Apollo System attached to a Mac Pro (Darth Vader one) with tons of plugins (Waves, SlateDigital, Universal Audio, Native Instruments, Spectrasonics...). 4 external keyboards (korg, roland, yamaha) and some guitars and basses. Neumann, Akg, Shure and Mackie stuff.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Quincy Jones, Skrillex, Camarón, Paco de Lucía, John Mayer, Trevor Horn...
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mostly do arrangements and produce tracks for artists and labels in Spain.