Rodrigo Montfort

Composer and Music Producer

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My music can be heard in feature films like Recuperando a mi Ex, Hecho en China, Hilda and No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas. A few artists I've collaborated with include José Madero, PXNDX, División Minúscula and Malukah. Some of my Ad clients include Kleenex, Marinela and Silk.

I'm a full time composer, producer and arranger and who specializes in creating custom music for artists, films and brands. I'm a versatile musician with over 20 years of experience, I can write, arrange, orchestrate and produce music in a variety of genres and production styles.

FILM SCORING

I can program super realistic orchestral/hybrid MIDI mockups, as well as writing for live ensambles; this gives me the flexibility to be your one-stop shop. Like an actor, I perform to produce an emotional response with my music in your film.

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Wether you're an artist, songwriter or band, I can help you create a sound tailored for your production. My arrangements are designed to elevate the emotional impact of your song. Let's work together!

OTHER SERVICES
- Ad music/jingle production
- Writing for orchestral ensembles
- Mixing and recording engineering
- Session player: Keyboards, Drums, Percussion.

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Interview with Rodrigo Montfort

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

  2. A: Songwriter for a couple songs in PXNDX's MTV Unplugged

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

  4. A: Collaborating with artists and helping them bring their song/film to full fruition.

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

  6. A: Macbook, Metric Halo ULN8, Yamaha U3 piano, a pair of Coles 4038

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

  8. A: I started out as a drummer almost 30 years ago. I grew up in bands, and was their main songwriter/arranger. After that, I became a hired gun for other touring acts, and started my own recording studio. That led me to working in the advertising and film industries.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Clean, subtle, organic feeling, minimalistic.

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

  12. A: Latin alternative rock, indie pop, film music.

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

  14. A: I try to always support the melody and create music that flows, evolves and carries the beat.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: Digital Performer, 24 Metric Halo channels. Vintage keyboards and analog synthesizers: Rhodes MkII, Hohner Clavinet D6, Juno 60 (w/MIDI), Nord Lead 3, Hammond XK1-c, Moog Sub Phatty, Korg MS20, Dave Smith, SH09, RS09, D-05, Triton, etc. Vintage Ludwig drums, Paiste 2002 Bonham set, LP drums and percussion, Vox amps, Fender guitars, Rickenbacker bass, AEA ribbon mics, Strymon pedals, moogerfoogers, etc. A one-man studio playground where everything is hooked up and is always a place for music.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Creating arrangements (rhythmic patterns, countermelodies, bass lines, vocal harmonies) that complement the melody to keep things flowing naturally.

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

  20. A: As a music producer I arrange to make the pieces of the puzzle fit and feel natural. I write and sketch drums, bass and keyboard/string parts on MIDI, guitar scratch tracks, to refine the arrangement and once the client is ready, I track the actual instruments. As a film composer I work closely with the director to create a subtext or subtle language that can score different facets of the 'world' they created in his/her film.

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

  22. A: Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Radiohead, John Lennon, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney.

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

  24. A: Arrangement, recording engineering, laying out piano/keyboard parts.

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Montfort Music Filmscoring demo

I was the Composer, producer and mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

I'll include up to 3 revisions per track, and I'm always open to discuss more options for your project. Every situation is different, so I'm always flexible, my goal is to please all my clients.

GenresSounds Like
  • Jon Brion
  • Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Carlos Rafael Rivera
Gear Highlights
  • Metric Halo
  • Pacifica
  • Chandler
  • AEA
  • Rhodes
  • Clavinet D6
  • Juno 60
  • Hammond
  • Moog
  • Rickenbacker
  • Ludwig
  • Paiste
  • DP10
  • VEP7
  • Spitfire
  • SWAM
  • Samplemodeling
  • Project Sam
  • Cinematic Strings
  • etc
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If you think you can't afford my rates but would like to work with me contact me! I might be able to work something out!