Singer and Songwriter

10 Reviews (7 Verified)
F.R.E.D on SoundBetter

I'm Fred Maldonado, a Brazilian-Colombian songwriter, topliner and singer. With my services, you'll get the best of both worlds, Spanish and Portuguese.

I started making music at 13 years old, playing sax in the Symphonic Orchestra of my hometown. And at the age of 14 I started playing the guitar and singing, that’s how I became a songwriter.

- I've been making music ever since, both in Portuguese and Spanish.

- My strength are catchy hooks and memorable toplines across all genres, specially: EDM, Reggaeton, Afrobeat, R&B, or any Top 40-friendly genre.

-I can adapt to any songwriting style you're looking for and use, or mix, languages as you prefer.

-You can get the Latin sound the world is looking for with the unique appeal and differentiation of portuguese songwriting and vocals. A chance to tap into a unique market.

-We'll discuss your project in detail and define the specific goals you wish to accomplish.

-I'll do my best to give you results you're proud to share with the world.

I look forward to working on your project. Feel free to send me a message, and I'll answer to you asap!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

10 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by mircocaruso

    Fred is a phenomenal great artist!
    Good and smooth communicatuon.
    The work turnaround was superfast.
    For sure not our last project with him!

  2. Review by mircocaruso

    Great Artist, top communication!

  3. Review by gabriel candiani

    very talented and delivers on time This is the second time I work with him and I recommend him 100%

  4. Review by Skarsgard

    He took my vision and made it a reality. Even helped tweak my lyrics into Spanish! Ya tu sabes the vibes with F.R.E.D!

  5. Review by gabriel candiani

    talented and efficient , great composer

  6. Review by Angelo Basham

    Very professional and kind guy. He understood my vision and made changes when needed in short time! I love the final result and will come back to F.R.E.D in the future for sure. Ele é um cara muito legal.

  7. Review by Ra A.
    by Ra A.

    Best singer!!! Created great singing tracks with precision, feeling, and professionalism. Extremely happy with the work and will work with him on future projects.

  8. Review by Clever
    by Clever

    Working with Fred is always a great experience, he brings a special color and professionalism to every project. His style is a unique fusion of Colombia and Brazil's current musical landscape, which is hard to find and highly sought after. Totally recommended!

  9. Review by Skarsgard

    Gave him the lyrics and beat and he made it a Spanish house banger! Gracias patrón

  10. Review by Doug
    by Doug

    Fred is undoubtedly one of the best upcoming talents in Colombia. Great songwriting and wonderful voice in both Spanish and Portuguese

Interview with F.R.E.D

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

  2. A: Daddy Yankee

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

  4. A: J Balvin, Feid, Daddy Yankee

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

  6. A: My solo career

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

  8. A: Can you deliver the song fast? My answer is yes, I can, but I prioritize quality over speed

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

  10. A: Clever, Doug V

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Analog

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

  14. A: Study the song deeply, to deliver the best version.

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

  16. A: A job that doesn't feel like work

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

  18. A: "Reggaeton is not music"

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

  20. A: Do you already have the instrumental? Is there any royalty share I can expect in the future?

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

  22. A: Be open to creativity

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

  24. A: My guitar, a micro, the PC, the audio interface and speakers

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

  26. A: Over a decade now

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Harmonic, melodic, lyrical, bilingual

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

  30. A: Less is more

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

  32. A: Every commercial dance genre in both Spanish and Portuguese

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Writing and singing

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

  36. A: Story telling, emotions, interpretation

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

  38. A: Find lyrics to my melodic ideas

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: AKG C414 XLS, Apollo Twin Mk II

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

  42. A: Toplining, lyrics writing, vocal recording


I was the Singer and Songwriter in this production

Terms Of Service

No free demos

Two revisions

Extra charge for wet stems

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  • Apollo Twin Mk II
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