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I offer affordable mixing and mastering solutions and bring to the table experience in both the home and professional recording studio. While I specialize in indie rock and pop, I have mixed and mastered everything from EDM to Jazz as well and I would love to be a part of your next project!
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Interview with Robert Rodriguez Del Toro
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I feel like I am just at the beginning, but this is how I got here: I have been recording in my bedroom since I was 13. It wasn't too long before I knew that this was what I wanted to do and as a result, I wound up getting my two-year degree in Jazz Bass Performance and transferring to Cal State Dominguez Hills to major in Audio Recording. On the way there I worked on producing several local bands both by myself in living rooms and with Edwin Gonzalez at Fever and Clearlake recording. While in my last year at Dominguez (2019), I began working with award-winning composer Eddie Grey at High-Frequency Tracks. There, I have learned the ins and outs of the sync licensing world and I am currently mixing various projects and composing for television. Up to now I am a recent grad of Dominguez Hills and still working at High Frequency all while mastering and mixing various artists, most notably, Vanillaroma.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more and your ears ALWAYS come first. The best and biggest sounding songs happen because they were written and arranged that way. Your ears always come first! Dive into a track creatively and follow what sounds right; don't just stack your guitars or double your vocals out of habit.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie rock and songs of all genres for music licensing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My goal is to always serve the song. I want to hear it the way the client does in their head and get them there and beyond.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I pull up a mix I begin with organization. I don't have a preset, but I tend to organize the same way every time: drums, bass, guitar, piano, synth, vocals; give or take anything in between. I try to mix fast, following my ears as purely as possible, and carve out a good sounding mix. In mastering it is about quality control: lets get this mix to the level that suits the genre and the songs it is surrounded by.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run an up to date MacBook Pro with Logic and ProTools DAWs. I have the complete Soundtoys bundle, complete Slate VMR, Iztope RX and Ozone Elements, and several Waves plugins along with various other plugs from great small companies. Hardware-wise I have a simple but effective set of mics: several SM57s and 58s, a pair of modded MXL 603s, a Lauten LA220, and a couple of DIs and Reamp Boxes.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I primarily track indie rock and pop artists, but I have mixed and mastered all genres from hip hop to music for tv and film.