Hi, I'm a producer, composer, recording/mixing engineer, beat maker & educator. As an artist I express myself thru hip hop/urban music. As a mixing engineer, It's all about refinement. As a recording engineer It's about people.
I can wear many hats or just the one needed.

Here's what I do:

- Composing and programming of original music instrumentals / beats
- Mixing
- Sound design (creating original and unique sounds)
- In studio or on location recording
- audio restauration (Izotope RX)
- editing (Comping, time alignment, tuning...)

It can be done!

Gear highlights

  • Logic X
  • Izotope
  • MPC Studio
  • TRacks
  • Creative mind

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

- Mixing: multi track .wav bounces &/or stereo stems @ original sample rate, 24/32 bits + 2x reference songs
- Editing: full song bounce for reference
- 1-3 revisions according the project

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Analog or digital and why?
Both! Because I'm interested in the best of everything!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
We will learn and grow through the process, and it's going to lead us to satisfaction and self-transcendence.
What do you like most about your job?
The connection with people and to have access to the artist world and vision.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I provide art and technique, be ready to provide answers to who, what, when, where, why and then how!
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Good clear communication is key!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
SM7b, SH-101, Computer, Apogee Symphony & solar panel
Can you share one music production tip?
Try before saying no!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop-rock, hiphop, Triphop, pop
What's your strongest skill?
Dedication
What do you bring to a song?
I bring quality, passion and respect to the creation. I also bring options.
What's your typical work process?
It depends, If it's beats or instrumentals, I sit at the station, look for the sound that will trigger inspiration or an idea and get busy. I like to start with the melody, but sometimes I start with the rhythm section. When I mix I listen to reference tracks, but not always. I like to start mixing with the drums then all the music to finish with the vocals or the opposite depending of the song. For recording I like smooth sessions so I get myself ready, the studio ready, I'm informed about what will be recorded that day. Email containing the 5W, Who, What, Where, When, Why!
Tell us about your studio setup.
It's computer based, with a digital console (01V96), Logic X, keyboard midi controller, MPC studio, Roland SH101, and few classic dynamic microphones
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Al Schmitt, Dave Aron, Quincy Jones, Dr Dre, Butch Vig, Dj Quick
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I create the music instrumentals with out top line, adapt and adjust the music to the text/vocal performance or the opposite or both. Then I engineer the recording sessions, mix the songs and send them to mastering. I believe that a new pair of ears for the project is essential, that why I don't execute the mastering. I engineer the recording sessions I prepare all the technical elements for the day and perform all the tasks necessary to achieve the sound quality and texture sought after. IT's all about the good vibe!