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Interview with Ric Pablo
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Lo Yen City’s second album. I am producer, engineer, bassist, mixer and mastering engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The second album of a band named Lo Yen City.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet. I am new to this platform.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both: Analog: for the warm quality. Digital: for the high quality of the analog audio and edit options once it is transferred to the digital domain.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I bring down to earth your artistic vision with professional quality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The process, the interaction with the musician and the magic of listening to the final result with a satisfied client / musician.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make me sound like this artist? Yes, at a certain degree and I will give options to sound alike.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can fix it completely in the mix. If it is not well recorded, there are some chances that it won’t sound good in the mix.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What is the artistic vision of the song? 2. What is the message of the song? 3. What songs/artist you would like the song(s) to sound like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for the engineer who can understands and deliver your artistic expectation with professional quality.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: One UAudio interface, laptop, one mic, guitar, headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Since 2012
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Psychedelic Rock.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tame Impala, for the quality of the songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Pay attention to the quality and tunning of the sound source. If it sounds great live, then most of the times it will sound great on tape.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, metal, punk, alternative.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Ask for the artistic goals of the musician, listening and provide options and tools to get the desired results.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Understand the artistic point of view of the artist and I deliver a professional product with top quality.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the band’s song, provide an estimate amount and delivery time, receive the stems, mix and master the song, send the version to the band, we make a review and send the final version. If more reviews or changes are needed, the come for an extra amount to be payed by the band.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Universal Audio interfaces: Mkii, Apollo 8 &16 as well as most of their Plugins. Other Plugins: Softube, Izotope, Eventide, mastering the mix, SSL.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Beatles, Nirvana, Tame Impala
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, mastering online.