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.
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.
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!
- 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
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Songwriter for a couple songs in PXNDX's MTV Unplugged
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Collaborating with artists and helping them bring their song/film to full fruition.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, Metric Halo ULN8, Yamaha U3 piano, a pair of Coles 4038
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean, subtle, organic feeling, minimalistic.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Latin alternative rock, indie pop, film music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to always support the melody and create music that flows, evolves and carries the beat.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating arrangements (rhythmic patterns, countermelodies, bass lines, vocal harmonies) that complement the melody to keep things flowing naturally.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Radiohead, John Lennon, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Arrangement, recording engineering, laying out piano/keyboard parts.