Aj is originally from San Francisco and is a professional producer and mixer with over 18 years of experience. He is known for his high-fidelity productions and versatility specializing in pop, urban, and EDM but is comfortable within all genre's. His credits include: Universal, Warner, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Freeform, Disney, Ford, and many more.
Under his company Activista Music, he works closely with various networks, artists, and labels to create unique forward-thinking songs while keeping a strong pop sensibility. He currently has a high-end studio to make any project sound radio-ready.
-Music Production (Singles, EP's, and Albums)
-Custom music & trailers for visual media
-Half upfront deposit to start, non-refundable as work has already been put in
-No master or files sent until other half of payment is paid in full
-2 revisions on a mix ($65/hr after)
-If we are doing a song from scratch I always keep my writing percentage on the production end. But work for hire is available and can be discussed.
If you are looking for me to work on a song already done please make sure to upload it when you contact me.
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13 ReviewsEndorse AJ Arroyo
AJ is a fantastic engineer and producer. I've appreciated all of the work he's done on my projects because he's really serious about getting the subtleties correct. It makes all of the difference in the end to me.
Very talented! I had a great time working with him and very happy with my songs.
Very creative, responsive, fast turnaround. He can turn anything into something original and radio quality.
It was a pleasure working with AJ. He takes notes great and can make changes very quickly. His productions sound high quality.
Excellent producer with unique ideas. Will be working with him again.
AJ is amazing. I sent him a few reference songs and he gave me exactly what I was looking for. I trust his creativity and vision. Thank you AJ.
He is a pro at what he does. He never disappoints. He can make any style you need and will continue to work on my projects. 100% recommend!
I did a few songs with AJ and knew exactly what the songs needed. He got the vibe I wanted down perfectly. I am currently working on new songs with him and excited to continue to work.
AJ is super friendly and knowledgeable. He is extremely skilled at production and can get projects done in a timely manner. I hope to work with him again soon.
AJ is an amazing producer and completely understood what I was looking for. He delivered the song on time and put a lot of effort into not only the production but also mixing and mastering. Thumbs up!
AJ produced my song to perfection and hit it on the mark. He always bring a modern and fresh perspective to his productions. I'll always go to AJ for my projects.
AJ does the greatest work. I have been working with him for years and continue to. I highly recommend him and his productions.
I have worked with AJ on several songs from start to finish and he always delivers the most high quality work and is very professional. He is also great at getting the sound you are looking for. Highly Recommend!
Interview with AJ Arroyo
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on several artist projects, a trailer EP, and my solo artist project.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to always deliver a high-quality product.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask for their goals are with the song and what their vision is.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you are providing me with references so I can get an idea of the direction you want to go.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this 18 years. I started by going to college for audio engineering and started building up my experience from there working at several studios in San Francisco and here in Los Angeles.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a variety of styles but specialize in pop and electronic music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring modern production while still keeping the song catchy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually meet with the client to go over references to see what their direction is. Then I will come up with a track idea and we will schedule a day to do a writing session (unless the song is already written). Then I will do a day to fully record the artist and vocal produce. From there, I make sure the client is happy is happy with the whole song and then I proceed to mix and master it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a full studio room with high-quality outboard gear for recording, mixing, and mastering purposes.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do a variety of work from hourly recording, production, mixing, and mastering.