Kevin Barrera

Engineer, Vocal Producer

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I am the head recording/mixing engineer and vocal producer at The Spot LA Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA. I also write for clients. I use professional grade tools and equipment and have multiple years of digital music production.

I specialize in making taking your music to the next level using my multiple years of experience in mixing and vocal production by using only professional grade tools.

I am the head recording/mixing engineer and vocal producer at The Spot LA Recording Studios in North Hollywood.

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Interview with Kevin Barrera

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

  2. A: I am working to help break a local rapper named Sobhan, he’s crazy good, i know once people start hearing his music, the rest will take care of itself

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: Modern, High Tech, Shinny, Crisp

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

  6. A: I’d really love to do a song with Drake

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

  8. A: Process your reverbs and delays with EQ, compression, and saturation (this one mostly for delays only)

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

  10. A: I usually work on rap music with male artists and consistently have singer/rap female artists for clients.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: My strongest skill is editing and comping vocals...turning them into a shinny, smooth and flawless take.

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

  14. A: It can be a variety of things such but usually it will be sound selection and design, great lyrics or great musicianship/vocals

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

  16. A: Typically I start by listening to the track a few time and writing down notes on areas I feel need adjustment as well as writing down any creative “add-on” ideas that will add to the production in a tasteful and positive way, then I get to work doing adjustments as well as implementing those “add-on” I take regular breaks to keep my ears and mind fresh

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: My home studio was treated by PrimAcoustic, I have KRK and Yamaha monitoring with HS6’s and the HS10W subwoofer, Beyerdynamic DT-1990 Pro headphones, an Apollo X8, the latest and greatest ProTools on my iMac Pro

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

  20. A: Bruce Sweden and Mike Dean are huge influences on me at this stage of my career but everything started when I started listening to hip-hop music for the first time, specifically Drake, Dr. Dre and Kanye West.

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

  22. A: I most commonly record in person as the head engineer and do vocal production which entails tuning, editing and comping vocal takes into a single polished take, I also mix song for clients.

GenresSounds Like
  • Drake
  • Ariana Grande
  • NAV
Gear Highlights
  • Apollo X8
  • Melodyne Studio
  • Fab-Filter Bundle
  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • RX8
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