Heinrich Bernabe

Electronic Music Producer

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I have worked with artists from record labels such as Viva Records and Vicor Music

I am a freelance Music Producer, Composer, and Sound Designer based in the Philippines.

I have over 6 years of professional experience, specializing in creating electronic music (with my genres of expertise being nu-disco, pop, synthpop, funk, electro-funk, city pop, and house music).
I have worked with artists under record labels such as Viva Records, Vicor Music, OC Records, and Southtown Manila Records.

With expertise in digital audio workstations (DAWs) like FL Studio, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and various music production software, I craft dynamic and polished tracks that meet industry standards.
I excel in effective communication, collaboration, and bringing out the best in artists to elevate their musical vision.
Adaptable and deadline-driven, I stay updated with the latest trends and technologies to deliver fresh ideas and exceptional results.
I am eager to expand my network and forge collaborative partnerships for successful projects and campaigns.

You can check out my portfolio/demo reel if you're interested in a project.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Heinrich Bernabe

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

  2. A: 2 artists: Brisom and Dione. As a producer, I'd say the time spent was worth it! Super professional people, super fun to work with, very rewarding in the long run.

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

  4. A: I'm working on some tracks with my pal Dione. We're almost done with one track (we're hoping for an album soon)!

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

  6. A: No one so far, I'm still new to this platform!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: A bit of both, because we're in this day and age where things are very accessible and can be used with infinite possibilities.

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

  10. A: I don't promise anything other than completing the project because every aspect of the project changes every time as we go much further.

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

  12. A: What I like most about my job is the fact that you feel a sense of accomplishment when you know the track's finished. It's very surreal!

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

  14. A: They always ask pricing and what other services I offer besides production.

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

  16. A: The biggest misconception of people is that people always think that once you started fiddling with audio equipment and produce something, they automatically think it's very easy for us. But to be honest, there's more than just creating and compiling chords and samples and designing soundscapes out of nowhere.

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

  18. A: Usually I ask them their influences so that I might have an idea on who I'm dealing with, and of course, wht genre they usually play.

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

  20. A: Prepare anything you need (concept, references, and of course, your budget)!

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

  22. A: 1) My laptop 2) An Ableton Push II 3) A Native Instruments Komplete Keyboard 61 4) My ever-so-trusty Arturia Minilab MK1 5) An infinite source of power for my gear (because hey, we're on a desert island, what do you expect?)

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

  24. A: I have been producing music since I was in high school (I go by Stereofunk before). I used to fiddle with digital audio workstations and musical equipment because I was fascinated on how they work.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I don't really know, but I tend to lean my work towards the music I grew up with and had my trust built in, mainly 70s-80s music (I know this is a very broad range of musical taste, but hey, I still like them all the same!).

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

  28. A: Oh man, I don't know where to start! But if I have been given a chance, I would want to work with K-Pop artists and of course, chart-toppers like The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, etc.

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

  30. A: 'Don't sweat every miniscule detail--it''l come much later.' I know this too well because I tend to misinterpret this one a lot. Music production is an artform--it's not something to be rushed.

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

  32. A: I usually do electronic music mixed with funk, disco, and R&B.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I think my strongest suits are audio sampling, song structure, and drum programming.

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

  36. A: I don't really know, but I think, as the song is being produced, so do its own unique characteristic. And that's something even I myself can't even explain.

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

  38. A: I usually go search for reference tracks that sounded like the track that I visualized. I, in turn, go over to my keyboard and create possible chord progressions and start building from there. I mostly start from a chorus or a hook, and then finish the rest. Sound design and other stuff come much later (standard operating procedure).

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I only use three things at the moment: my MacBook Pro M1 (2020), my trusty Arturia Minilab MK1, and my Akai APC20.

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

  42. A: The artists/musicians that I look up to the most are Human League, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, The 1975, The Night Game, George Duke, Jamiroquai, Roosevelt,

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

  44. A: I mainly do music production, sound design, preliminary track mixing, and vocal comping.

Orasan, Kailan by Dione

I was the producer and secondary sound designer in this production

Terms Of Service

I allow revisions until the client's completely satisifed (with additional costs, of course).
The typical turnaround time for one track depends on the artist's schedule

GenresSounds Like
  • The Weeknd
  • The Midnight
  • The Night Game
Gear Highlights
  • Arturia Minilab MK1
  • Roland A-300 PRO
  • AKAI APC20
  • Novation Launchkey 61
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