My priorities are the sound and the concept of my clients when I work as a Music Producer, Mixer and Recording Engineer.
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- Alesis M1 Active MK2
- Pro Tools 12
- Logic Pro X
- Waves Plug-Ins.
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Interview with Kenji Domínguez Kato
What are you working on at the moment?
My own studio: Fénix Music My personal project: Indigo Nova A rappers album: Mario Solís
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Samuel Di Leo
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Each one has it's own advantages. If you want a deeper talk about it, lets go grab a beer.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to capture your essence the best I can.
What do you like most about your job?
The way a song keeps on getting better while you work on it. The chills you feel when you know it's just right.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Why is it so expensive? Because nothing great can be made quickly, and my time is the most valuable thing I have.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That the gear makes the sound.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are you looking for? How important is this to you? How much resources are you willing to spend on this project?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Apollo 16 Thunderbolt, Focusrite Studio Console, AKG C414, API 560, UA 1176
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been doing this for about 3 years now, I'm really passionate about it. I have been making my path on my own.
How would you describe your style?
I'd say I'm a "Trial and error" kind of guy. I like to hear things before judging them, and I can always change my mind about something after a good night's sleep.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I'd love to work with Snarky Puppy, I could learn so much from them.
Can you share one music production tip?
Take your time to polish every single detail, cause in the end, the sum of all of them will give you something that you couldn't have even imagined.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Rock, Alternative, Electronic.
What's your strongest skill?
I'd think my imagination while working on music, I find myself surprised constantly by the spontaneous ideas that come to me while arranging, composing or producing.
What do you bring to a song?
I think I can really bring out the best sound of each artist. I believe that the most important part of the producers work, is done outside of the studio. To actually develop and land the concept of each artist, I can bring out the best sound they can have.
What's your typical work process?
On production: 1.-Understand what my client wants me to develop, get to know the concept. 2.- Develop the sound of the production according to the concept. 3.- Record Guides to help the musicians and artist to remember what to play. 4.- Record accordingly to the sound we're looking. On mixing: 1.-Understand what my client wants me to develop, get to know the concept. 2.- Listen to the whole song with a little rough mixing, just to lay down the basics. 3.- Cleaning and rough mixing 4.- Creative Mixing 5.-Listening in different environments, correct accordingly.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Small, but familiar and comfortable. I own a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, a Macbook Pro and a pair of Alesis M1 Active MK2
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I deeply admire John Mayer and Dave Pensado.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Production and Mixing.