My high attention to detail ensures that the quality of your record will be second to none, leaving you with a fresh perspective and peace of mind. Some artists that I've worked with include The Struts, Joe Louis Walker, Wide Waters, Debris of Titan, May Thurd, Lloyd Access, Cristina F, & Souto.
AROD Productions is here to serve you and all your studio needs. Providing services such as Mastering, Mixing, & Recording engineering to achieve superior sound quality for your records! My main objective when working with you is to get your records to sound the best that they can be, letting the music speak for itself.
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Interview with Angelo Rodriguez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There is one song I'm working on currently that has a lot of dynamics in it that I'm really proud of working on. My role is the mixing and mastering engineer for the record, and the reason I'm proud of it is because I was able to let everything breathe and flow so well with each other in the mix, letting each track have it's own space without it interfering with other tracks in the song, and the sonic clarity is superb.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on various records for Debris of Titan.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: No preference. Whichever gives you the best and fastest results you're looking for.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that I will make your vision for your record come to life in the mix, while being competitive with the rest of the market in the master's.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My job doesn't feel like a job for me, it's almost 2nd nature for me to always make music sound better.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: One of the main questions I get is how long will it take me to work on their record. My response is simple, as long as there is clear communication during my process, there should be a fairly quick turnaround.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think production work is part of the mixing and mastering process, which it is not.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Which direction are you leading to with your record? Is there a certain sound/style that you like the most?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: A lot of times you need another set of ears to work on your records. Let me be those 2nd set of ears that you can trust to make accurate adjustments.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: UAD Apollo Twin X, beyerdynamic M 88 TG, Audeze LCD-5, Moog One 16-voice Analog Synthesizer, MacBook Pro laptop.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to Mercy College back in 2013 for a Bachelor's degree in Music Industry & Technology. I knew going into college that there is nothing else I would want to do career wise than work in the recording studio scene.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to shine light on records that I work on without altering the sound too much. Everyone that I've worked with have their own unique production style sound, so I like to make that present in the mix and master.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Deadmau5 one day. He has been such a big inspiration to me growing up and has played a big roll in my music making process and engineering.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Start mixing your kick at -10db peak!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly indie rock and house music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communication with the client, trying to see what direction they are heading towards with the record, then applying my skills to achieve their vision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What I bring to the table is sonic clarity and balance, leaving you with a fresh perspective and peace of mind, knowing your record will sound excellent anywhere it is played.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typical work process usually starts with importing all audio stems for a song, editing all the stems, & mixing the stems to give them sonic clarity and balance. Once the client approves of the mix, then mastering is the next and final step.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Majority of my tools I use for Mastering & Mixing are digital. I have a handful of analog rack gear that is used for recording. My monitor setup includes a pair of Barefoot Footprint 02's, Yamaha NS-10M's, & KRK 10s subwoofer, all routed through a Heritage Audio RAM 2000 desktop monitor controller.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some musician's that inspire me include Matteo Mancuso, Stevie Ray Vaughan, & Steve Angello.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering records, mixing records, drum editing, producing.