It all begins with the directors vision. All composers are talented, but its the few that are willing to make 2 to unlimited revisions to a cue until the music makes the director go, YES! Whatever the genre of film, music is only a small tool that works along side view, colors, mood, sound design, and becoming one with the film.
Anthony Rodriguez is an award-winning music composer and a music producer nominee. His style of music is broad, starting with latin music (salsa), ballad, r&b, film music, orchestral, orchestral hybrid, just to name a few styles.
Anthony provides songwriting with other musicians, singers, and producers. His home studio, The Writing Room Productions, is a place to score to picture, record albums and everything sound recordings. Using industry standard tools that allow files to be transferred to any other professional, remotely.
Anthony has many years of working with directors, session musicians, music producers and also guiding first-time visitors in the recording studio. Working with Anthony will provide any director the ease of workflow. No score or music is finalized until theres an ear-to-ear smile on a face.
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Anthony brings greatness to the table. I’ve worked with many different composers, and his style and ideas are of a musician that understands non-musical terms. I felt open in expressing what I wanted and needed, and Anthony without limiting me, provided different versions of my ideas. Made it so smooth and quick. Wonderful chap to work with. His film music and modern music mind really worked well. Also, sound designing sounds, out of this world. Pleased and looking forward to soon releasing my movie which will take part in a platform I can’t mention at the present moment.
Directing a feature film opposes many challanges along the way. Creating the right fitting music is one of those important elements of a director's vision that needs careful consideration of plot, motifs, general aesthetic, ambience and detail to be able to deliver the desired impact.
Working with Anthony on Rupture, from the UK overseas, has achieved just that while keeping a professional relationship throughout. Meeting my own vision and including his style into a fine piece of score that makes the motion picture unique and memorable.
Anthony is such a gifted composer, and an absolute blessing to work with. He perfectly captured the essence of our project, and delivered music that perfectly complemented and enhanced the material. He knocked it out of the park and absolutely exceeded my expectations. I would work with him again in a heartbeat, and I hope that chance comes soon!
Anthony is a talented producer, who uses state of the art equipment, and softwares to get your track sounding incredible. His studio is comfortable, and very well put together. He did an incredible job, with my last single, and I would not hesitate to work again with him. I highly recommended Anthony and The Writing Room Productions to everyone who is looking for a producer who can also put your taste, ideas, and overall style into consideration.
The Writing Room Productions, is a comfy spot to create and execute music. Sitting with Anthony at his piano is like magic. Strings sound library he has, has really pumped the sound and flavor to my songs I’ve recorded there both remotely and in-person. Great orchestrator and composer across the board. Highly recommend Anthony to any musical production. 💫💫💫💫💫
Anthony was and still is a great asset to all my projects. He allowed me to express my ideas with the goal of bringing to life. His approach allowed me to have a product that I can say that I took part of. His producing is not the typical conventional way, but a collaborative and team effort approach. I always enjoy my time with Anthony.
Working with Anthony was a pleasure! I produced and directed a short documentary and found Anthony and his work online. We discussed the project multiple times and he was awesome through out the whole process, he was able to provide an original soundtrack for the entire project.
He was able to capture every feeling and emotion I wanted to portray in every scene and really helped move the documentary along. His music is super unique and was pleased with the final product. I recommend Anthony’s work to anyone looking to take their projects to the next level! Awesome artist to work with!
Interview with Anthony Rodriguez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Well, The Plagues “Latin Symphony” is a project I’m proud of. I got to work with amazing people and award winning engineers. Also did something’s I never done before. I re-scored and produced this record. Got to work with Jake Jackson from Air Studios in London, UK, and with Mastering engineer Luke Pimentel from L.A. And just everyone from the singers to musicians. It’s been great.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Soundtracks for music publishers. I signed a publishing deal for a cinematic Latin soundtrack album. Also, I’m the music composer for a short film called “Rupture” we are still in the beginning stages. My release of The Plagues “Latin Symphony” is out everywhere to stream.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mostly digital. Analog has to be planned out. Even though I love analog, there isn’t much time to plug stuff in and go. Digital can easily be accessed.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will make your ideas come to life!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy the process of creating the music. From click track creation to the mixing stage.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Apart from the typical negotiation, we always talk about what happens after the music is finished. This brings up, music distribution, marketing etc.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That music is a 1-2-3 situation. It isn’t. It’s many hours of work. And today, many musicians have to write and produce the work; and many do those things plus music edit mix and master. No amount of money will ever pay the worth. But understanding that everything in music is art and it needs to be respected.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When are you ready to start?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure to have references of what inspires you and why you want to record. Write down any ideas you have for your song that will help the producer add those details.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. My Acoustic Bass guitar. 2. Congas 3.Pencil and Manuscript notebook. 4. Battery operated Keyboard until it dies. 5. Cowbell.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Officially music full time since 2008. But I’ve been involved in music since the age of 9. I’m 39 now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style can be dramatic, epic to fun and hip. My style varies depending on the project.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: In the Latin field, Marc Anthony. He’s the KING right now. He’s actually been too Artist for many years, and there hasn’t been an artist to take him down.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be good at listening to what the client wants, and ask them questions that will make your workflow more easy. Never go cold turkey on making music thinking the client will fall in love with your music. Make sure you listen and ask questions.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Latin music, soundtracks, film scores, RnB and more.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making 1000 percent more effort to anything I do. My priority is to make the best product possible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Well, I bring flavor and excellence. Always making sure the client hears their ideas come to life. Less me and more of them.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Hearing what the clients what. I don’t produce or work like I use to. Singers giving their melodies of their songs and leaving it up to me to figure it out. I ask for their ideas, I even ask for references being that singers at times don’t know what they want. After that, I begin producing their ideas abd make it make sense. This goes for anything in music and clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is called “The Writing Room Productions.” I it’s a convertible set up, that can be arranged for sound design sessions, vocal sessions, orchestrating sessions, and more. No sessions are the same. I have the capability of using touch technology and also physical in my workflow. I house the Quested S-Series studio speakers 2.1 and Universal Audio as my sound card. So I can say the sound is pretty sweet. For film scoring I currently run 3 machines, one as master, picture and VST’s. There’s a lot of internal gear to write about. My only hardware in analog synth are, Moogs Subharmonicon, DFAM, Mother 32 and Sub 25; for serious sound design work, I use them. My master keyboard is Doepfer LMK 2 and 4+.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians, there’s a lot. However, the ones that are far ahead of me, always inspired me. That does from musicians, to engineers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Primary a pianist. So majority of work always have a piano track involved. This proceeds to instrumentation and arranging. For film-scoring, I crear sounds and also orchestrate. In productions, I sometimes have to also mix the music in producing. I’m basically in every facet of music production.