Producer, Songwriter, Engineer

Aminala on SoundBetter

I've worked with Universal and Warner Brothers music. I'm a bilingual (spanish) producer, singer songwriter, and multi instrumentalist (piano, guitar, bass, drums) versed in many styles and genres. I have a very efficient workflow & communication process. I love making great creative tracks, collaborating, and delivering the best results and sound.

My main strong suit is songwriting and production. I can make fresh instrumental tracks of various genres for you to sing on, AND OR can either take a song that you created, bring out the best in it, or pull it apart and create something new and fresh to move your career and brand forward.

Working with me is beneficial because I am also a professional mix engineer. I'm able to make sounds shine, have vocals be clear, and the rhythm section be locked and bumpin'.

While studying Jazz and Music Production in San Francisco and Los Angeles, I got a solid foundation to spring off of. While working with Universal Music and Warner Bros Music in both the Bay and LA I've had many mentors show me a lot of really useful tips and tricks of the trade. After years of continuous teaching and producing, I have learned ways to communicate and create efficient workflows to get large projects done easier and easier. This can save you hundreds of dollars while still getting professional results on an unexpected level.

I'd love love to hear from you! Click the contact button above to get in touch.

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Interview with Aminala

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

  2. A: Honestly, I'm increasingly more proud of every project. Each one is so different and unique, it's impossible to pinpoint.

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

  4. A: Various projects of different genres for several clients. I also just finished three EP's and a Full Length of my own music which I am releasing soon.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes Malachai.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. It depends on the project.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: You will be happy with the end result.

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

  12. A: Collaborating with people and also that moment of AHA! When inspiration hits and it's undeniable, it's the best feeling.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: What are your rates? lol. It depends. I'm very flexible and accommodating.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That music making is easy. It can be, and it is also very demanding. BUT, it's a labor of love.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What kind of music do you listen to?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Don't hesitate to ask for what you are truly looking for. What are your needs, desires, and dreams?

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

  22. A: Grand Piano, Acoustic Guitar, computer, interface, speakers.

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

  24. A: I've been doing music professionally since I was 14. I come from a deeply entrenched and successful musical family and started playing piano since I was 5.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Indie rock, or indie folk, psych, pop, eclectic, worldly.

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

  28. A: Blake Mills because he is so masterful producing so many different genres.

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

  30. A: While mixing, turn the mix down to almost an inaudible level and see how it sounds, what instruments are popping out?

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

  32. A: All kinds of songs under the indie umbrella, but I've made several jazz, hip hop, gospel, r&b, funk, etc tracks.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Songwriting

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

  36. A: I bring creativity and professional results, both production wise and sound wise.

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

  38. A: It varies slightly on each project and with each client. The priority is making the client feel comfortable and inspired.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work in a professional studio in Burbank, LA. There is a live room with a piano, drums, tons of amps, instruments, pedals, percussion, high end mics etc, and a control room with keyboards, synths, and a ton of high end outboard gear. Outside is my native plant garden, good for pollinators, soil, and wildlife!

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

  42. A: Kevin Parker, Ruben Nielson, Andy Shauf, Blake Mills, etc. There are truly too many to name

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

  44. A: I often will produce songs, either write and produce the entire song and have the client sing, or produce a song or demo of a client. I also often mix and engineer many clients projects.

Sexy Mofo - Aminala

I was the Singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and mixer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Neve 1073 DPX
  • Roland Space Echo
  • Distressors
  • Tube TLA Compressor
  • Apolllo
  • Juno 106
  • Korg SV1
  • 1960 P Bass
  • 1945 Telecaster with Bigsby
  • various amps
  • upright piano
  • live drums
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